The Kamigawa Challenge

Welcome one and all to the Kamigawa Challenge! As you all know, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, the newest Magic set, takes place on a plane inspired by Japan and Japanese mythology, now with a healthy dose of modern technology ranging from mech suits to cybernetic enhancements and more. With that in mind, I figured it would be fun to go through the various themes and mechanics of the set, and create cards for them.

This challenge will be broken up into several categories, described below. You may enter cards for as many or few of these as you want, and they will all be judged separately with a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention for each. The categories are:

Category 1: Ninjas

The first category is Ninjas! In Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, they mostly rely on the Ninjutsu mechanic, which allows you to sneak them into play after blockers, so that is going to be the main focus for this category.

Example from the set:

Nashi Moon Sages Scion NEO

For this category, you must:

Make a card with Ninjutsu (Ninjutsu [cost] (Return an unblocked attacker you control to hand: Put this card onto the battlefield from your hand tapped and attacking.))


Make a card that cares about Ninjas or the Ninjutsu mechanic

Category 2: Samurai

Next up, we've got the noble warriors of Kamigawa, the Samurai! In the past, they used the Bushido mechanic, but in Neon Dynasty they have forsaken this for the theme of attacking alone.

Example from the set:

Raiyuu Storms Edge NEO

For this category, you must:

Make a card that cares about a Samurai or Warrior attacking alone


Make a Samurai that isn't a Samurai tribal card

Category 3: Modified 

Kamegawa: Neon Dynasty introduces a new grouping word called Modified, which counts if a creature is equipped, enchanted, or has a counter on it. Category 3 revolves around this mechanic.

Example from the set:

Kodama of the West Tree NEO

For this category you must:

Make a card that cares about modified creatures


Make a creature that can modify itself

Category 4: Reconfigure 

Our next category is for equipment creatures. Yes, you read that right, creatures that are also equipment. These cards utilize the new Reconfigure mechanic, which allows you to attach and detach the creatures for a certain cost. These cards are usually flavored as weapons and equipment shaped as animals.

Example from the set:

 Lizard Blades NEO

For this category, you must:

Make an equipment creature with Reconfigure (Reconfigure [cost] ([Cost]: Attach to target creature you control; or unattach from a creature. Reconfigure only as a sorcery. While attached this isn't a creature.))


Make a card that cares about equipment


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