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Month of Friendship - Group hug/co-op Contest!



  • edited December 2017
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  • edited December 2017
    Does this count?

  • edited January 4
    This is what the card creator actually believes lol.
    You know you'll think of this :P
  • I am finally back at my main computer after the christmas break.
    I will shortly start to judge this contest but just slightly.
    I will however not conclude the contest until next weekend so i will move the deadline to the 12th.
    So you have one more week to submit new entries.
  • Here's my 1st entry:
  • 2nd entry:
  • My final entry:
  • edited January 8

  • edited January 10
    Im a big EDH player so obviously I made a legendary creature.

  • This contest ends in 8 hours.
  • this contest is now closed. it may take some days to evaluate the results.
  • I have finally put out my thumb from my fist and erased the L from my forehead.
    Have just started my master thesis project so my mind have been rather occupied the last week but now i am ready to present my conclusion.

    First to the honorable mentions:
    @sorinjace - Eldrox, the Fire King
    Fire away!

    @Lastjustice - Megaton MCX
    Some minor writing errors but very Interesting concept.

    @Tomigon - Who's the Best Santa?
    I have read this card more times times than i have followers and it sill confuses me a bit. I love the "pseudo gambling" part of the card where you can offer better cards for a chance to draw cards.

    Now for the top 5!

    4th place:
    @Lastjustice - It That Betrays No one
    Yes Mammoth Kraken Angel thing, I will be your friend.
    I'll assume that the controller choses whom gets control of this creature when multiple players are attacked. A good friend takes stand up for you, A great friends takes a bullet for you. A Mammoth Kraken Angel friend takes a nuke to the face for you and then procceds to take nukes for others. A truer hero has never been mentioned.

    3rd place: @Faiths_Guide - Cleansing Constructs
    The combination of surge and energy counters feels like they fit together perfectly in this card. Like said many times before, simple but elegant. effective and powerful. not too powerful though as it demands energy but that is a small price to pay for effectiveness.

    2nd place: @TenebrisNemo - Barnett, the Challenger
    Barnett is presented as a group hug card. However in a group hug situation the other play will when getting control of him try to get rid of him and thus preventing futher rivalry until he returns unless the other creature is dealt with before.
    Where he shines however is in co-op. Here he will not be sent on some unnecessary suicide misson. Sharing is caring and when two players can effectively attack with the best creature from one of them during both of their combat steps there is alot of care to be taken.
    So Barnett works well as a rival but really shines as a partner.

    Winner of the group hug: @Tomigon - Gold Mine
    I have found a gold mine and I am willing to share it with all of you but I alone have the efficiency to make more than just gold.
    The gold mine gives all players an opportunity to gain extra man for a very small cost but for those with the synergy the gold mine gives so much more. This is an excellent and balanced card for group hug scenarios but the fun thing is that it is a monster in a planned co-op match where both teamates have decks with good ETB synergy. With it's upsides the mine can also be a little risky if played against the wrong deck, that is a deck that can destroy the mine when the valuable creatures are mining.

    Winner of the Co-op: @TenebrisNemo - Amira, Daugther of Seas
    Amira does not look like much at first sight however where many other co-op cards have a plain and simple benefit of just having a teammate. Amira demands a little more from both her controller and the teammate as her power lies in synergy.
    "birds of a feather stick together" lies very true in Amira. If played together with a deck built around a dynamic play of non-creature spells she gives and is given a large benefit. She is also great against decks of similar style but that is more of a hidden potential more than a powerful counter.

    @Tomgion and @TenebrisNemo
    * The top position should give a follow but I already follow both of you so to compensate for this i will let you decide another cardsmith which I should follow instead (if you know of anyone for me to follow that is)
    * You have the choice of 3 favorites, these cards may be any card, yours or others.
    You also have 2 favorites to gift others. You may mention specific cards for me to favorite made by others or just a smith where i decide from amongst their cards.
    * You may also choose an honorable mention.

    Second place: 5 favorites of your choice. (2 additional since I already follow you)
    Third place: 3 favorites of your choice.
    Fourth place: 2 favorites of your choice.

    Honorable mentions: 1 favorite

    Thank you all for your entries. It has been very interesting to see so many different interpretations of group hugs and co-op mechanics and abilities.
  • Darn! I always show up too late...
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