Action keyword challenge (Judged)

Hello fellow cardsmiths, I'm holding a flash challenge that will last three days. This challenge will be about designing your own custom action keywords. (Aka. Keyword action)

What is an action keyword? Here's an explanation.

Examples include attach, clash, exert, manifest, regenerate.

The contest due date will be the end of August 8th, 2018. Whereas the entries will be judged within 3 days, but likely sooner. Keep in mind we're lenient in regards to late entries, just leave us a message if possible.

Current Prizes:
The top card's creators will get the following...
- 1 month of premium subscription.
- 3 favorites of your choice.
B) The next top two cards' creators will each get the following...
- 2 favorites of your choice.

Rules: (Make sure to glance over these!)
1) Card must have a custom action keyword. (Aka. Keyword action)
5) You may make up to three cards.
6) Cards can be edited as long as the due date hasn't passed.
7) Cards can be switched out as long as the due date hasn't passed.
8) Cards can't be made before the 5th of August.
9) Make sure to credit the creator of the artwork on your cards.

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  • edited August 6
    Action Keyword Example:
    Banish (Exile that card. If you do, treat it as though it doesn't exist.)

    Banish up to two cards from an opponent's graveyard.
  • edited August 8
    Action Keyword Example:
    Deviate (Exile that card face down. You may look at and/or play that card for as long as it remains exiled. If you don't own that card, you may spend mana as though it were mana of any type to cast it or pay costs of its abilities this game while it remains on the stack or the battlefield.)

    The card loses all memory of the "If you don't own that card" ability, if it leaves the stack and battlefield.

    Deviate the top card of an opponent's library.
  • Nice! If I find good ones I will favorite them with TheMechanix account :D

    You can check out some custom action keywords here:
  • @Tomigon
    Thanks, we'll make sure to check out that set later, as it'll give us some ideas.
  • edited August 8
    Your entry isn't an action keyword. Rather it is a normal keyword.

    An action keyword is used within a sentence for variable meaning. (See attach for the best example.)
    Whenever an Equipment enters the battlefield under your control, you may attach it to a creature you control.
  • @modnation675 you are right, I will resubmit another entry
  • @bnew07
    Sorry for being such a stickler. I just want to see some of the community's ideas.
  • edited August 9

    Not at all. I am glad you pointed out my error. Here are my first 2 entries:

    1) Repurpose (Return target nonland permanent you control to its owner's hand. Look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal a nonland card that shares a card type with it from among them and put that card into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.)

    2) Surveil X (Target player reveals their hand. Look at the top X cards of that player's library. You may put any number of those cards into that player's hand and that many other cards from their hand on top of their library.)

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    Apologies for the late entry. If it doesn't count, well my fault then. I was working on it yesterday but unsure about how to word the reminder text. In the end I thought about scrapping it, but I just felt like trying to recreate it again today. Not to mention there seems to be a lack of entries here as well.

    Divulge (Reveal that card. Play with it revealed for the rest of the game.)

    The primary question I kept asking myself was if it worked in all zones, since it states "for the rest of the game", how would it interact with morph, and so on. I'll probably outline most of the random questions I had in the card's comment section later.
  • @modnation675

    Edited my original entry to make Surveil able to target either yourself or an opponent
  • Challenge Results:
    Sorry for the delay everybody. Here are the results!

    We only had two entraints, so we only gave first and second place.

    1st: @bnew07, Salvaged Innovation
    2nd: @Damnation, Lantern-Newt Pack

    For prize details, look here.
  • @modnation675
    Feel free to favorite whatever cards you'd like.
  • @Winners @bnew07
    By the way. If someone doesn't post which account they'd like the subscription on alongside their favorites, I'll assume they want it on the winning account and give it to that account.

    So please mention the account?
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