"The corridor of the death sentenced". That's what it is called. The last corridor from the dungeon prison. Your hands are chained. In your back is a spearhead that is not prevented from scratching your skin to walk faster. Before you walks two large ogres or Orcs in heavy armor. They are laughing at the cost of your misery. The light from the opening to the arena is blinding you and before you can see anything, the sound of thousands of cheering or laughing voices overwhelm your poor ears. Further away you hear the loud sound of crushing bones. Something is chewing upon something, or someone. The blood in the sand beneath your feet haven't even been removed yet. When your eyes get used to the light you see around you the large walls upon which the large blood thirsty audience sits. To your right in the middle of the audience is the chieftain's box where the chieftains, his family and closest sat. Behind the arena were large dragon or behemoth that were eating something that you did not want to know what. Before you within the arena stood another from the prison that was in similar bad form as you. The guards gave you a pouch with water so you would not collapse before they equipped you in and with your old or desired weapon and items. In the arena there is only one rule. Kill or be killed.
How did you even get here?
You remember living your ordinary life but one day someone appeared as from out of nothing. A person of large power that had chosen you for something. It did not matter if you declined or accepted. You were taken, away from home, away from your own world even. To this, this prison. You would fight or you would die in some tournament. They only way home now would be to reach the top, to become the champion, the unkilled. To recieve a single but limited wish from the Cheiftain.
Welcome to the Tournament of Prisoners. Welcome to the plane of Jakmundarr
This tournament will follow a similar path as the tournament of champions but with much less focus on story and figting novels.http://forums.mtgcardsmith.com/discussion/3287/tournament-of-champions-the-game-has-begun/p1http://forums.mtgcardsmith.com/discussion/3556/tournament-of-champions-2-the-game-has-begun/p1
This tournament will thus be much faster with multiple matches and results each match day. Rules
*Each cardsmith creates a legendary creature with converted mana cost of 1-3 with an eventual biography that represents them in the tournament.
Each character should have three levels planned or initiated.
Level 1: cmc 1-3
Level 2: cmc 4-6
Level 3: cmc 6-10
*Each contestant is planned to increase one stage for each victory gained.
*Each level should be an improvement (or similar/mirrored version) of the previous in mechanics and requires a different artwork.
*Cards can be changed and edited anytime before the deadlines.
*Cards will be judged based on ordinary criteria. Balance, flavor, mechanically fun, originality etc. The card can be valued up to 10 points.
*Old cards can be used if they follow the criteria. Except if they have or are used in tournament of champions 1 or 2.
*The biography may contain whatever you want to write about the contestant but is intended to give insight to the his/her life before being taken by the strange planeswalker.
*The Biography can be as short as you want but no more than one comment long.
This means that the biography cannot be split between comments and the actual biography upon change must be edited. An additional comment of biography can be added for each victory gained.
(One comment is as long as a comment can be. 700 words or so.)
*The first biography will be judged based on what it tells about the character. Intentions, personality, background, open or mysterious, dreams etc. Biography can be valued up to 10 points but everything above 5 will be set as 5. So an 9 point biography is worth 5 in the judging.
*The dungeon prison is quite open for prisoners so extra information can be given during dialogue with other contestants and such. This is also important for a rule that is available after the 20th. Backstabbing.
*So a legendary creature at 1-3 cmc and eventually a biography is an entry.
*Judging will be based upon the card and the biography where the card is worth up to 10 points and the biography is worth 5 points. If you have written a somewhat informative biography, only the card will be important in the tournament.
The tournament's form will be determined when all contestants have been chosen. A minimum of 8 contestants are required but there is no upper limit. In case of too many contestants there might be 1v1v1 matches thrown in for quicker elimination.
The matches will be pseudu random with a slight control by the chieftain (me).
Entries are allowed until Sunday the 20th's of January where the matches will be determined.
The first round is played the 25th-27th of January depending on amount of matches. Winners will have at least six days to submit the next level of their card before the next round begins.
I recommend you to design your higher level versions in advance.
Example of three levels of card.
Good luck smithing prisone, eh I mean, cardsmiths!