Mechanix Challenge 42

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 - 42
We would like you to choose a custom keyword mechanic from THIS SET: https://mtgcardsmith.com/user/TheMechanix/sets/47968
and make an incredible card that uses it.

In MC-42, the focus is on Triggered ability keywords
This challenge features mechanics from @Corwinnn, @Dechujoh64, @TigerFang8, @Lastjustice, @ArienStorm, @kltmtg29, @bubbasnickey, @Jarnefeldt, @Superman101, @TezzeretofCarmot21, @Undead, @sorinjace, @Aryanf, @fiskerton, @bigbadbooknerd, @CKNG

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

Limit of 15 entries max per person.
Only new cards.
Please credit the artist!
Deadline in two weeks: 12/14/19
Prizes:
*Top 3 winning cards will get a favorite from -TROPHY-; and a spot on -HALL OF FAME- !
1st Place - 4 faves
2nd Place - 3 faves
3rd Place - 2 faves

Comments

  • edited December 2019
    HAPPY DISMEMBER!!!

    Dismember by Corwinnn
    Dismember (Whenever this creature blocks or becomes blocked by a creature, put a -1/-1 counter on that creature and create a 0/1 colorless Appendage creature token.)
    ..or..
    Dismember [Cost] ([Cost], {t}: Put a -1/-1 counter on target creature and create a 0/1 colorless Appendage creature token.)

    Christmas Cheer by Dechujoh64
    Christmas cheer (At the beginning of your upkeep, create a colorless Gift artifact token with "{t}: Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 1 life.")

    Disable by TigerFang8
    Disable N (Whenever this creature deals damage to a creature, put N time counters on that creature. For as long as it has time counters on it, it can't attack or block and has "At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from this creature.")

    Forced march by Lastjustice
    Forced march (Whenever three or more creatures you control attack for the first time each turn, at end of combat, you may untap them and put a -1/-1 counter on each of them. If you do, after this phase, there is an additional combat phase.)

    Frostbite(or "Freezing", "Frost strike") by bubbasnickey, kltmtg29
    Frostbite (Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a creature, tap that creature. It doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.)

    Symbiosis by bubbasnickey
    Symbiosis N—[Cost] (When this creature enters the battlefield, you may pay [Cost]. If you do, put N +1/+1 counters on each of this creature and another target creature you control.)

    Aether Overflow by Jarnefeldt
    Aether overflow N (When you cast this spell, if another spell that share a color with this spell was cast this turn, untap up to N lands you control.)

    Bloodbath by TezzeretofCarmot21
    Bloodbath (Whenever a creature dealt combat damage by this creature this turn dies, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature.)
    ..or..
    Drain by Superman101
    Drain N (Whenever a creature dealt damage by this creature this turn dies, put N +1/+1 counters on this creature.)

    _____ Caster by Undead
    'Spell name' caster (When this creature enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a card named 'spell name', reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.)
    Short version:
    'Spell name' caster (When this creature enters the battlefield, you may reveal 'spell name' from your library, put it into your hand, then shuffle.)

    Linger by Undead
    Linger (When this creature dies, return it to the battlefield face down as a 2/2 creature. Turn it face up at any time for its mana cost.)

    Souldrain by sorinjace
    Souldrain (Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, you may have target creature get -0/-X until end of turn, where X is the amount of combat damage dealt by this creature this turn.)
    vv---@TenebrisNemo's version---vv
    Souldrain (Whenever this creature deals damage to a player, you may have target creature that player controls get -1/-1 until end of turn for each 1 damage dealt this way.)

    Ungrave by Aryanf, modified by Tomigon
    Ungrave (When this creature dies, if it had no -1/-1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield with a -1/-1 counter on it, then return a creature card with lesser converted mana cost from your graveyard to your hand.)

    Megaprowess by fiskerton
    Megaprowess (Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 for each noncreature spell cast this turn until end of turn.)

    Gearborn by bigbadbooknerd
    Gearborn (When this permanent enters the battlefield, return target artifact card with lesser converted mana cost from your graveyard to your hand.)
    New name ideas: "Scavenger" by Tomigon, "Scrapper" by Lastjustice

    Pickpocket by CKNG
    Pickpocket N (Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, exile the top N cards of their library face down.)

    EXAMPLES:
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    FAQ's

    Q) Can we change the name of a mechanic?
    A) Yes (just make a note in your comment)

    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.

    Q) Can we use the mechanic without its reminder text?
    A) Yes

    Q) How to post the image of the card?
    A) <a href="Page URL"><img src="Picture URL" width="35%"></a> But normal link is fine.
  • edited December 2019
    Dismember:
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  • Frostbiter with Dismember! I love it!
  • He sees you when you’re sleeping... I thought this would be a cool spin on Christmas cheer!

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  • edited December 2019
    @Corwinnn
    I've updated Frostbiter!
  • There! Entry number 2!

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  • Using my version of sorinjace's custom mechanic.

    Original: Souldrain (Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, you may have target creature get -0/-X until end of turn, where X is the amount of combat damage dealt by this creature this turn.)

    My version: Souldrain (Whenever this creature deals damage to a player, you may have target creature that player controls get -1/-1 until end of turn for each 1 damage dealt this way.)

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  • @TenebrisNemo
    Nice fixing! I added that version to the list.
  • edited December 2019
    Entry 1

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    Forced march by Lastjustice

    Entry 2

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    Dismember by Corwinnn

    Frostbite by bubbasnickey, kltmtg29

    Entry 3

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    I renamed and modified Ungrave by Aryanf, modified by Tomigon

    New version..

    Exhume (Whenever this creature deals combat damage to an opponent , you may return a creature card with lesser converted mana cost from your graveyard to your hand.)

    Entry 5

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    Gearborn by bigbadbooknerd/renamed Scrapper by Lastjustice

  • edited December 2019
    Entry 1

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    Entry 1 using Linger
  • Using my version of Dechujoh64's mechanic.

    Original: Christmas cheer (At the beginning of your upkeep, create a colorless Gift artifact token with "{t}: Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 1 life.")

    My version: Christmas cheer! (At the beginning of your upkeep, each player creates a colorless Gift artifact token with "{t}: Sacrifice this artifact: You gain 1 life.")

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  • My version of @TenebrisNemo's version of @Dechujoh64's Christmas Cheer, making it an activated ability.
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  • edited December 2019
    Entry 6/With matching Coal and Gift Token

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    I used this mechanic without the keyword; Christmas Cheer by Dechujoh64

    Entry 7 (and the card it looks for, not an entry.)

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    Caster by Undead

  • I changed Æther Overflow a little bit:

    Aether Overflow [insert mana symbols here](When you cast this spell, if
    another spell that shares a color with this spell was
    cast this turn, add [put the same mana symbols here]).

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  • 3 days left!
  • Using my version of Aryanf's mechanic.

    Original: Ungrave (When this creature dies, if it had no -1/-1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield with a -1/-1 counter on it, then return a creature card with lesser converted mana cost from your graveyard to your hand.)

    My version: Beckon _____ (When this creature enters the battlefield, return target 'card type' card with lesser converted mana cost from your graveyard to your hand.)

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  • It's time to announce the winners!

    Honorable mentions

    "Frostbiter" by @Faiths_Guide
    https://mtgcardsmith.com/view/frostbiter
    4 drop 3/3 with no etb/ltb is a little weak for a rare, but I like how the mechanic is used in flavorful ways.

    "Deida, Explosives Expert" by @shadow123
    https://mtgcardsmith.com/view/deida-explosives-expert
    I always enjoy powerful 2 drop haste with power 2. This is probably a little too powerful, but still cool!

    "Christmas Carolers" by @Lastjustice
    https://mtgcardsmith.com/view/christmas-carolers
    This is extremely weak in a cute way. (It kinda reminds me of early expansion sets' cards.) Nice art too!

    3rd Place!
    "Golgari Gorgon" by @Lastjustice
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    Great card for limited!

    2nd Place!!
    "Ugly Butler" by @TenebrisNemo
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    Nice balance! I also relieved that one of your entries has realistic(MtG-ish) art! XD

    1st Place!!!
    "Santa, the Feared" by @shadow123
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    I like the power balance of this. It's probably a little weak, but I think this is a realistic weak. Throwing a Gift to a creature to tap it is funny!
  • Ugg! I just made a card today for this contest lol. I thought we had today to make one as well for it. well, guess I will post it elsewhere. (oof)
  • Congratulations to other winners and honorable mentions! Thank you for hosting, @Tomigon! I had planned to create more realistic entries, but alas, I was too busy!
  • edited December 2019
    Yeah I wanted get thru each mechanic, but this was a busy week. Thanks for hosting judging, and choosing my cards @Tomigon.
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