Sorry I have not been on for a while!(My account was malfunctioning for SUCH A LONG TIME!) However, I have NOT quit me Chthulu themed set idea! Thank you all for the support. First an foremost: Beeswax! Thank you for the AMAZING cards you have submitted here! Everyone else also thank you!
NOW! TO ANSWER A FEW QUESTIONS!
Austin Smith asked: "How are we going to submit cards? Post links under your Strange Aeons page? Or are we going to do it a different way?"
-Answer: Yes, please post the suggestions beneath my custom set called: Strange Aeons
(You can find it here: http://mtgcardsmith.com/user/Therussian58/sets/4131
Beeswax asked: "My other question is how much do you want to draw upon other MtG stuff, and how much do you want to draw on the work of HP Lovecraft and kin? Does this plane have a Miskatonic University? A town of Arkham? Are the GOOs called Ithaqua and Yog-Sothoth, or does the plane feature originals? On a smaller level, do we have Mi-go and Shoggoths? It's easy to just slip in references here and there in flavor text and so on, but do you want to go full-out with that?"
-Answer: Beeswax, I am quite familiar with the Cthulu lore, yet I have not recalled it for some time, so you will defiantly need to remind me of some aspects. To answer your questions: While I will be focusing on Lovecraftian themes quite a bit, I will NOT be using the EXACT names and locations as his works do. That said, I do expect A LOT of references and similarities, without fully making a lovecrarftian-based world. Think of this as steampunk meets Innistrad gothic horror, meets Lovecraftian gods meets the Eldrazi. Now, I looked over the lore I wrote up at the beginning of this discussion and got an idea! Seeing that we KNOW, that Koilzek returned to Zendikar in: Oath of the Gatewatch, (here is the spoiler: http://www.mythicspoiler.com/ogw/cards/kozilekthegreatdistortion.html
), my idea circulates around the fact, that after the Rise of the Eldrazi on Zendikar, while we don't know where Emrakul went, we know that Ulamog stayed on the plane. So, since after the defeat of Ulamog, Koilzek came back, Koilzek, was the enitity that was freed from the Mountains of Madness in the lore above. Please ask me if you are confused about any of this!
Also, one more thing, I DID decide that this will be a multi cardsmith project, I created an account for the set, as well as the ability for you to post your creations beneath my strange aeons set. What will end up happening, is that the breakup of commons, uncommon rares, mythics, factions etc, will happen on the custom account, while the full set, will be posted on my page, once its done.
Info on the custom account: ANYONE who is willing to contribute to the set, is definitely welcome to join. PLEASE do not delete ANYTHING, before its cleared with me and the cards creator.
To deal with recognition of who-made-what, I will be assigning roles for different factions colors etc. If you do not like what you are given, please tell me, and I will do my best to change your role.
A few things to ask, if you want people to favorite the cards that you made, but on YOUR account, make them on your account, AND on the set one.
THE ACCOUNT NAME IS: StrangeAeons
THE ACCOUNT PASSWORD IS: **PRIVATE MESSAGE ME FOR THE PASSWORD**
please say something if you have problems logging on!
Now, MORE LORE GALORE+(factions and who will be working on what...)
The first set will be focusing on THIS part of the lore:
Tezerret and Chandra are asked to help Darvin regain control over the crumbling ruins of his Empire, and to uncover what secrets lie beneath his cities and ports, in the Underground. They arrive to a scene of destruction, where Darvin's a sea monsters attack the port town. They then, set off to the underground, where they learn of the ancient beings that live beneath the icy depths of the northern pole of the plane. Ugin, helps the two planeswalkers through an artifact which they find within the Underground, and communicates with them, yet never visits the plane, as he is trapped on Tarkir, healing his wounds. Unknown to the planeswalkers, it is actually Bolas, not Ugin who advises them, and they end up aiding a cult in the release of an avatar of an eldritch deity.
There will be no actual elder-godlings, but monsters such as giant eldritch octopuses
and cultists WILL be present. The breakup of the first set will be:
MYTHIC RARES: 12
BASIC LANDS: 20
ALL TOGETHER: 222 CARDS!!!
ARE WE UP FOR IT??? I THINK SO!!!
Some of the Mythics are pre-determined, they are:
-The legendary artifact called the Tesseract, through which Nicol Bolas poses as Ugin, and communicates to Chandra and Tezzeret.
Now, the following cards HAVE to be mono-colored:
-Atlach Nacha-an eldritch spider, that reigns over the Underground: already made by Beeswax: http://mtgcardsmith.com/view/atlach-nacha-world-weaver?list=user
, but needs to be mono colored. (Black)
-Ugnarul, the Swamp Elder, an eldritch plant mage, that reigns over the remaining wilderness. Kind of made by me, but needs to be more powerfull and converted to a mythic rare. (Green)
Chothub-A gluttonous being, that reigns over the plains and cult politics of the plane.
Ch-Ull, Reigns over the seas and oceans of the plains, begins the conflict by attacking ships and port towns. (BLUE)
Tsurathoth,Reigns over he Mountains and maddened rage. may or may not have already been made by Beeswax (again, here is the link: http://mtgcardsmith.com/view/tsurathoth-the-mind-asunder?list=user
), but needs to be fixed into the right colors. (RED)
So... thats 9 down, and the other 3 are for you to decide...(they CANNOT BE LEGENDARY)
THANK YOU ALL OF THOSE WHO READ THIS EXTREMELY LONG AND MONOTONOUS MESSAGE, AND I HOPE THAT THIS SET WILL BE AMAZING ONCE ITS FINISHED. AGAIN, SORRY FOR THE WAIT, AND HAVE AN AMZING CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR!
NOTE: I ASLO POSTED THIS ON THE OTHER DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS SET, BUT I JUST WANTED TO BE SURE PEOPLE SAW!!!
If you can please post answers on the other page for my convenience, that would be great! Here is the link to the other discussion: http://forums.mtgcardsmith.com/discussion/875/my-new-chthulu-mythos-set#latest
PS: If you have any questions, please don't be afraid ask me on the other discussion!