Mechanix Challenge #32

84 years ago, Corwinnn, MrRansom, AustinSmith and Tomigon started a project called TheMechanix.; Now, its secret is revealed. It is where we organize all custom keyword mechanics posted to ; Mechanic Encyclopedia for ALL.

For Mechanix Challenge #32
We would like you to choose a custom keyword mechanic from THIS SET: https://mtgcardsmith.com/user/TheMechanix/sets/31484
and make an incredible card that uses it.

In MC-32, the focus is on Ability word
This challenge features mechanics from @stormbreath, @cadstar369, @Animist, @DanDanDio, @JAM, @Kinojitsu_Asahi, @Emeraldragon17, @TheGamingBolasChannel, @AustinSmith, @ningyounk, @DeepSky

CRITERIA
Presentation, art selection, templating, spelling, balance, creativity and flavor.

Limit of 12 entries max per person.
Only new cards.
Deadline in 1 week: September 21
*Top 3 winners will get a super amazing -TROPHY-; and added to -HALL OF FAME- !
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  • edited September 22
    Khansworn by stormbreath
    Khansworn - If you control a legendary creature that shares a color and creature type with this spell, (effect)
    Khansworn - When/Whenever/At _______, if you control a legendary creature that shares a color and creature type with this spell, (effect)
    Khansworn - (effect) as long as you control a legendary creature that shares a color and creature type with this permanent.
    Khansworn - [Cost]: (effect.) Activate this ability only if you control a legendary creature that shares a color and creature type with this permanent.
    ...etc
    (Edit)New name ideas: "Pledged" by @Faiths_Guide

    Mentality by cadstar369
    Mentality - [Cost]: Reveal the top card of your library. If (insert condition here), (effect). Then shuffle your library.

    Vengeance by Animist
    Vengeance - If you were dealt 5 or more damage this turn by sources your opponents control, (effect...)
    Vengeance - When/Whenever/At _______, if you were dealt 5 or more damage this turn by sources your opponents control, (effect...)
    Vengeance - [Cost]: (effect...) Activate this ability only if you were dealt 5 or more damage this turn by sources your opponents control.
    ...etc

    Sanguinary Will by DanDanDio
    Sanguinary will - Whenever a creature dealt damage by this creature this turn dies, (effect..)

    Secretive by JAM
    Secretive - _____ exile _____ face down.
    AUTHOR'S NOTE: Imprint, but the exiled card is face down.
    IMPRINT: http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?action=advanced&text=+[imprint]

    Bargain by Kinojitsu_Asahi
    Bargain - Whenever this creature attacks and isn't blocked, defending player may (insert condition). If they do, remove this creature from combat.

    Relentless by Emeraldragon17
    Relentless - When/Whenever/At ______________, you may put this card from the command zone onto the battlefield.

    Overwhelm by TheGamingBolasChannel
    Overwhelm - Whenever this creature and at least four other creatures attack, (effect...)
    TheMechanix's version:
    Overwhelm - Whenever one or more creatures you control attack, if their total power is 6 or more, (effect...)

    Guidance by AustinSmith
    Guidance - [Cost], Exile 'creature name' from your hand: (effect..)

    Penalize by ningyounk
    Penalize - (Bonus Effect) unless an/target/that opponent/player taps an untapped creature they control.
    More examples: https://mtgcardsmith.com/user/ningyounk/sets/17667

    Warp by opcode_6e
    Warp - If you cast this spell from exile, (effect...)
    Also check out SUSPEND mechanic: http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?action=advanced&text=+[suspend]

    Defiance by DeepSky
    Defiance - Whenever 'creature's name' attacks the player who controls more creatures than each other player, (effect..)
    Defiance - If a creature you control is attacking the player who controls more creatures than each other player, (effect..)

    Rage by ArienStorm, edited by Tomigon
    Rage - ____, if there are three or more creature cards in your graveyard that share a creature type with this creature, (effect..)
    TOMIGON'S THOUGHT: This mechanic looks like it encourages fierce combat, but I feel like it will be used with discarding, sacrificing or self-milling. I think the name should be changed to more BG or UB-ish one. If anyone has any idea, I'd like to know!
    (Edited) Name ideas: "Remembrance" by @saveria201

    Bloom by ArienStorm, edited by Tomigon
    Bloom - Whenever a Forest enters the battlefield under your control, if you control four or more Forests, (effect...)
    TOMIGON'S NOTE: ArienStorm's original idea doesn't have underlined part. I thought it's just a narrow landfall, so I added that part, but you can choose to remove/change it in this challenge.

    Zealous by Kinojitsu_Asahi
    Zealous - If you gained or lost 7 or more life this turn, (effect..) (Damage causes loss of life.)
    Zealous - _____, if you gained or lost 7 or more life this turn, (effect..) (Damage causes loss of life.)
    Zealous - [Cost]: (effect). Activate this ability only if you gained or lost 7 or more life this turn. (Damage causes loss of life.)
    ...etc
    AUTHOR'S NOTE : (For white, black, and red.)
    If 7 is too big, you can change it. (Damage causes loss of life.) isn't necessary.
  • edited September 13
    FAQ's

    Q) Can we change the name of a mechanic?
    A) Yes (just make a note on Disqus)

    Q) Can we make minor changes to the mechanics?
    A) Yes

    Q) Can we use the mechanic on a card but not name it?
    A) If you want. make a note on Disqus

    Q) How to post the image of the card?
    A) <a href="Page URL"><img src="Picture URL" width="35%"></a>
  • That was... fast? Another mechanics challenge so soon? Cool.
  • edited September 21
    Cruel ShylockBulaz, Harbinger of ThunderField of Imagination
    Protector of NatureVengeful Herder
  • edited September 18
    DELETED WILL BE BACK SOON
  • Why aren't any of my mechanics used? XD
    I would've liked to have some mechanics used that I use already. (; ̄д ̄)
  • @Ranshi922
    I want to use your mechanics too! But there are so many mechanics in Encyclopedia that are waiting to be used.
  • edited September 15
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  • @DeepSky
    Thanks for giving a shot at that mechanic! I think it's the most tricky one.
    This is not a big deal, but "name a card" is old wording. The current oracle of Pithing Needle says "choose a card name".
    http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=253581
    Just an info for your future creations!
  • edited September 15
    @Tomigon Fixed
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  • edited September 17
    I decided to add a few more mechanics to this challenge.

    Check out the list, and example cards with my amazing artworks!
  • Defiance by Deepsky:

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  • edited September 17
    Defiance by @DeepSky:

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  • edited September 17
    Khansworn by @stormbreath

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  • @TenebrisNemo @sorinjace Thanks for your entries!

    @TenebrisNemo
    I think it can say "Creature spells you cast have convoke."
    http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=383207
    You don't need to fix the card. Just an info for your future cards

    Also you made Defiance part say "attacks the player who controls ..." but @DeepSky's wording is "attacks a player who controls ..." Which one is grammatically correct? I really don't know.


    @sorinjace
    This is not a big deal, but I think the right wording of your Harpy is..
    Khansworn - When Praiseworthy Harpy enters the battlefield, if you control a legendary creature that shares a color and creature type with Praiseworthy Harpy, detain target permanent an opponent controls.

    Texts in ability words always change, depending on if the card is permanent or nonpermanent, and/or if the ability is activated, triggered, or static. So it's very confusing.
  • edited September 17
    Yeah, it did get kind of confusing didn't it @Tomigon? lol just like a harpy to get confused... bird brains and all... ok so I will go and edit it, thank you so much! X)

    *Praisworthy Harpy has been edited*
  • edited September 17
    Mentality by @cadstar369

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  • edited September 17
    @Tomigon - I see. I took example from Falkenrath Gorger when I was making that ability.

    I put the "the" in Defiance because I think the player who controls the biggest army on the battlefield is usually the only one as well. Also, I took example from Dethrone's reminder text. (Whenever this creature attacks the player with the most life or tied to the most life, put a +1/+1 counter on it.)
  • edited September 17
    Sanguinary Will by @DanDanDio

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    A little background on Skullbrander.
    This is my 4th card of Skullbrander, the original was deleted a long time ago when I had originally abandoned the idea of making a full on custom set. Skullbrander is the main villain of the Sagara custom block I started. It has since its original iteration been worked on by @Dechujoh64, @Aryanf, (indirectly due to gifting dechujoh with a set symbol of his choice, I still credit faiths guide for this) @Faiths_Guide, and myself. This card shows Skullbrander in his Human Pirate form before his own spark started to transform him into a Skeleton Pirate. The fight he had with Nicol Bolas wore him so badly that his own arrogance and greed nearly destroyed him. He fled to Sagara in search of resources to rebuild his army and to regain the full power of his planeswalker spark. (Nissa and Jace guest appear in the set however.) Like really, why does this guy keep going after Nicol Bolas? Not that the Gatewatch mind, they only mind if a planes is in danger, and Sagara is a very peaceful tropical like place that when Skullbrander invaded in his escape from Nicol Bolas, it became endangered. Nissa had abandoned her watch, or so we think, and Jace had followed her to attempt to convince her to stay, in the route to going to Nissa's home planes, she had traveled to Sagara, a place Jace had never heard of before. He followed her there in hopes of convincing her to stay with the gatewatch.
    Sorry so long, but I felt I should give a little lore or background to Skullbrander since it is using the Sagara Unbound set symbol, and this is a major character in the Sagara block. Thank you again to everyone who took interest in the set, I haven't worked much on it, but maybe with a little push and some ideas, I may work on it further.
  • edited September 19
    Secretive by @JAM

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  • Using Kinomitsu_Asahi's mechanic: Bargain.

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  • Using Penalize by @ningyounk:
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  • edited September 19
    Vengeance
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    Bargain
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    Guidance
    Put on noncreature cards
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    Khansworn
    Renamed to "Legacy" for more generic flavor not tied to Tarkir and cleaner connection to legendary creatures.
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  • edited September 18
    @bnew07
    Legacy is reminiscent of something of the past, while Khansworn (I agree the name should be changed) is very specifically about something of the present. Perhaps Assistant or Attendant would be closer to what we need?

    Other options include Patron, Advocate, and Partisan.
  • edited September 19
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  • Using Bargain by @Kinojitsu_Asahi:
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    The card also has hidden flavor text.
  • Using Rage, renamed to Remembrance, by @ArienStorm

    Lair Vengeant
    https://mtgcardsmith.com/view/lair-vengeant


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