So the odds for becoming a planeswalker are very low. We all know that. What bothers me is that the stated odds are somewhere around 1:1,000,000. This means that a single plane, Ravnica for example, could produce nearly 8,000 planeswalkers. (This is based on Earth's current population.) As far as we know, there are an infinite number of planes in the Mtg multiverse, so there should be far more planeswalkers than there are in the game.
What I would like you to do is create a bunch of planeswalkers. But not just any planeswalkers, I want planeswalkers based on real cards from the game. Your planeswalker must be based off of a sentient, nonlegendary creature card. Your entry should share the same mana cost and theme with your chosen card. You must include the original card in your comment somewhere
For instance, say I wanted to turn Falkenrath Aristocrat
into a planeswalker. I would have to keep her mana cost as shown on the card (2BR), and her sacrifice theme. Beyond that, I have full creative license.
If you use a mobile device for card making, and can't make planeswalkers, you can submit you entries like this:
Name, Mana cost
+-X: First Ability
+-X: Second Ability
+-X: Third Ability?
Aldreda, the Unquenchable 2BR
+2: Sacrifice target creature, then return it to the battlefield under your control with two +1/+1 counters on it.
0: Aldreda becomes a 4/1 red and black Vampire creature with flying and haste that is indestructible until end of turn.
-9: Return each creature card in your graveyard to the battlefield. Those creatures have flying and haste and are indestructible.
This contest will judged on your creativity, balance, flavor, and templating.Prizes:
1st place: A follow, 5 favorites, and a custom trophy
2nd place: 4 favorites
3rd place: 2 favorites, plus the privilege to choose an honourable mention.
Honourable Mention: 1 favorite.For the purpose of determining sentience, I will be excluding wild (or domestic) animals with no easily demonstrable sentience.Edit:
The following creature types aren't allowed in your original card.
Bird (Unless your original is an aven.)
Cat (Unless your original is a leonin.)
Eldrazi (Unless they were mutated by Emrakul in eldritch moon.)
Elephant (Unless your original is a loxodon.)
Fox (Unless your original is a kitsune.)
Hound (Unless your original is an ainok.)
Insect (Unless your original is a nantuko or kraul.)
Jackal (Unless your original is a khenra.)
Lizard (Unless your original is squirrel dealer.)
Plant (Except when used in conjunction with another type that is allowed.)
Rat (Unless your original is a nezumi.)
Rhino (Unless your original is a rhox.)
Snake (Unless your original is an orochi.)
Squirrel (Excluding obviously sentient ones from unsets.)