Hello everyone! Ever wanted to see YOUR cards get played by actual MTG players?
Well, I have something that you all might enjoy, but please read the details of this project I'm doing if you have the time
(You can skip ahead to see what the criteria for this contest is)! I'm currently starting a project called "Tales from Beyond!"
where I introduce non-custom-card-makers to the wonderful creations that you all make by playing an online game on untap.in and having it be under a "pseudo-format" of EDH!
Here's how this works, each player starts the game with one of these bad boys:
A magic tome that summons cards from outside the game! What interesting cards might be pulled from otherworldly places and dreamlike planes? Well, here's where you all come in...
I'll be using 100 cards from the cards you all make in this contest as the pool of possible cards that the tome can pull
! So please submit as you all like! Let's see if you can strike a good first impression to the players that I will be presenting these cards to!(NOTE: The design of the tome is constantly changing, so be sure to keep your cards pretty neutral.)---=RULES=---
1.) Create any custom card that you might want to introduce to your other non-cardsmith friends!
2.) Make and submit cards with EDH in mind!
3.) Keep in mind that there will be a chance that Epitome of Possibility can immediately pull that card from nowhere at any time. So be sure to cost it reasonably.
4.) Keep the design/variety of cards very wide!
Seeing as players from all around the table are going to be pulling them at random, it's good to submit either a multitude of cards with varying designs or a single card with a very flexible design!
5.) No complicated custom abilities, activated, static, triggered, it doesn't matter!
You can get away with a simple custom mechanic that goes along the lines of Delirium or Raid where the effects of that card are always going to be displayed. I'm willing to allow for custom mechanics as long as they are short, simple, easy to understand, and don't cause a judge's headache.
6.) Keep the cards relatively short for its cost!
It's good to have easy to read cards that everyone at the table can understand!
7.) There will be a maximum of 5 entries!
Although only one of them will place you in this contest!
8.) New cards only
for this one! But...
1.) Aside from the 5 generous slots that you get for making new cards, I am allowing you to showcase your all time 5 favorite OLD cards! These cards will attribute to the grading of your entries AND will be used for the 100 cards that I will be using!
2.) Be sure to feature the artist on your card! Link the direct website where you found the art and artist credit if able too! This won't effect your grade AS much, but like many other contests, this will serve as a tiebreaker! But linking your cards to the artist's page will attribute extra points for your cards! (This will be because I will be making a FULL ART card of every card submitted here!)---=REWARDS=---
1st Place: 10 favorites of their choice!
2nd Place: 8 favorites of their choice!
3rd Place: 6 favorites of their choice!
4th Place: 5 favorites of their choice!
5th Place: 4 favorites of their choice!
Honorable Mentions: 2 favorites of their choice!NOTE:
All who placed will be getting a follow from me! Even honorable mentions!---=WHEN=---
This contest's deadline will be on August 31, 2018
unless we get a drought of entries!
So, with that said, good luck to all the cardsmiths who decide to enter! And hopefully we get a reap of amazing designs from everybody who decides to participate! And may your first impressions to these players be fruitful!
Happy cardsmithing everyone!