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Armageddon! Wrath of God! The dreaded boardsweepers!
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Time for judging!
In a kitchen table game, this would probably devastate everyone but you. It's easy to work around since you know it's coming. Get to 6 mana and hold land until you're ready to cast it. Everyone else usually plays every land they draw.
For 5 mana total you can have a hand full of Eldrazi and drop them all, plus they have shroud. It gives other players a chance to randomly have an answer. The shroud is there for flavor, but would be hard for players to track as turns go on. It's an interesting card but would be easy to break.
Good name and fun with fading! The third ability shouldn't be triggered since it's a state. If it has no fade counters, how many times will it trigger before anyone can take an action? I'd rather it be triggered by fading death. "When Everfade dies, if it was sacrifice for having no fade counters.." I like the mind game in each opponent's upkeep.
Fun card! Goblins and coinflipping! The chance to destroy all other creatures is strong, but the drawback for failure is harsh enough to make you think about it first. Good one!
Good for a morph/manifest deck. The effect that if any player has more creatures than you, everyone loses their face-up creatures is powerful and strategic.
Usually a sorcery, but some green makes it really Sudden. Nice flavor with the Reaper token!
Suspended in Time
It wouldn't affect many creatures as written since very few have three time counters on them. The wording should be "Exile all creatures, then put three time counters on each of those creature cards." Flavorful that everything is suspended then will all suddenly come back with haste, but mechanically it would be one player at at time getting his team.
Very much out of blue's abilities, but great flavor that flyers and swimmers survive! The waves overwhelm almost everything. It seems like Islands would be the first lands destroyed in an epic tsunami though
Out of color for green to be destroying all creatures but this it a good way to do it. Uncounterable, special hate for flyers, and the land takes time to recover.
Reinstate Guildpact Law
Fun with a two color deck. Azorius for the win!
Great card! Balanced for the colors, interesting effects, major implications for gameplay!
Destroyer of the Universe
How cute! "No, don't pet it! It's a furry! Aaagh!"
False Savior//Harbinger of the Damned
The "if" condition should be Whenever so it has a proper time to trigger. It's not clear how the ability happens as is. The mana cost is fine given what it transforms into, but on its faceup side the ability is really weak for the cost.
Good use of the voting mechanic. This would lead to fun in multiplayer.
Very interesting. It's got precedent in Karn Liberated and would follow many of the same rules. I could see games going for hours with this, and players getting shipwrecked over and over.
Great name and flavor!
Wipeout! Total boardwipe except for regenerators and indestructible. 9 mana is a good cost for this effect.
Good flavor, shooting down your own creature to kill multiples of opponents'. Since the sacrifice is of a target creature, they can kill it in response to prevent the whole thing. The X creatures part isn't clear whether they're chosen at resolution.
Rewrite the Timeline
Phyrexian mana can be paid in life. So for 5 mana of any color and 6 life, I can exile everything that other players control, keep all of my stuff AND take an extra turn. Completely broken.
A huge hate for Phyrexian mana cards, but only for those. The clause about putting permanents on the field doesn't work since that counts cards exiled by the Purification and it doesn't exile anything. I'm guessing "Destroy" should read "Exile"
Vennon of the Black Path
Good spin on March of Souls and Kirtar's Wrath. Nice tension that an opponent gets half the Spirits.
Everyone Died No comment since the card has been removed.
Echos of Wrath
More fun with fading!
That's an odd cost for a Legendary Equipment. It makes one of your creatures super-powerful but kills your other creatures in the process.
The restriction that it be played only on your turn makes it useless for blocking, so it's only meant for attacks. What is "lethal damage" though? The amount needed to overcome the blocker's toughness, or any damage that kills the creature which would be
1 since it has deathtouch. What if the blocker regenerates, was it still "lethal damage?"
Trading your lands for every opponent's creatures. That would be quite a situation to set up or build a deck around. I like the Reckless mechanic emptying your mana pool but giving it flash. Stops weird Upheaval type situations setting up for rebuild the same turn with floating mana. The name and mana cost make it a good twist on the classic staple Sinkhole.
Dictate of Emergence
Since it only affects your opponents, it's a one-sided one-third Wrath for you and your team. If they conspire and have enough votes, they can have someone put an empty pile and enough vote on that so it has no effect.
Visions Became Blurred
For 2 green mana you exile every creature. Everyone getting 6 elves at that cost is also overpowered even with no creatures to exile.
A 4/3 flyer for 3 mana is undercosted. Is the exile ability meant to cost the player 3 life to keep all his permanents, or 3 life for each?
Spinning Web of Chaos
Kills everyones hand, lands, and creatures, leaving them with only some Spiders. It's undercosted for the effects. I like the name and flavor text.
3/7 flyer for 5 mana is already strong. I don't see blue and green as mass creature and planeswalker removal, but the lifegain for exiled cards is nice.
5 mana to exile all creatures and planeswalker is fine, the clause to pay life for a creature cheats a cost - like you'd hold onto a big Eldrazi and do this, probably with discard to keep your opponents from taking advantage of it. Why is it an instant though? That makes it a combat trick, and your fattie gets virtual haste with no blockers by casting this at the end of the last player's turn.
David vs Goliath
I'm not getting the feel of the name. Mechanically it works that if it's about to die anyone can return it to your hand, but they can't respond to a sacrifice so that would wreck the concept.
Fun with high toughness team. The nonland clause could also set up a good land-creature based deck.
A comedy card. Removes the game. It would actually work in my Crossover Chaos home game since everyone would get another deck and continue play, except for the "burn the cards" part. The players can think about death all they want, but burning the cards is against the rules. I printed those cards and made most of them.
Good name, art and flavor text. I like the counters too since it's literally the last Straw!
It's missing a return clause so nothing happens when it leaves. It needs to say "Return those creature cards to the battlefield under their owner's control."
Out of color for green to be exiling cards and all permanents. The life totals being 1 is like a meaner Biorhythm.
Why is a black card giving everyone green Oozes?
It's fun having an extra ability affecting Commander games. Even without a commander present, it's a double Time Ebb for your opponents.
edited May 2016
For Dimension Snare, the wording is actually fine as is. I made sure to check when I made it.
Reference Banisher Priest and Banishing Light which only use reminder text. Also reference Quarantine Field which has no reminder text.
I suppose I could have used reminder text, but the lack of it doesn't prevent Dimension Snare from working as it should.
This should be rare, not uncommon. It easily gets to cost only WW, especially in multiplayer.
The abilities are all red, so why is overload cost all five colors? If it is overloaded, the +3/+0 will only matter to creatures that can survive 5 damage so I'd expect a high toughness deck.
Selective counterspell and colorhoser. Interesting concept, and costed well for the effect.
What Once Was
Nicely done! Forces everyone to make a hard choice, or leaves them with no choice at all. Good for mid or late game.
For 3 total it deals 6 to all creatures plus they can't regenerate so its seriously undercosted. Inferno cost 5RR. The suspend 4 has no cost so this card can't be played that way. I'd like this better if it had no mana cost and the suspend cost were 1RR so it really gives the flavor of seeing a meteor coming.
For four white, you get to Oblivion Ring everything. The first ability needs the clause "as long as Into Oblivion remains on the battlefield." Otherwise, a bounce effect puts in back in your hand so the leaves play trigger happens before the enters play, resulting in it being in your hand for reuse while everything else is gone permanently. The second ability needs to be worded "all cards exiled this way" or it's not clear what nonland permanents are referred to. Like all of them from hands, graveyards and anywhere else, too.
Damage to everything if there's a planeswalker to kill. Unless you regularly face opponent's planeswalkers you'd have to pack some in your deck to make sure there will be one around.
Comedy card. No comment necessary. The flavor text is funny.
I CAN't LOSE
This will be a five mana spell normally since the phyrexian mana will be paying 10 life if you have at least 11. The resolution puts everyone at 20 but you will be at 30 so the life payment is almost immaterial. I like that the art features my friend Steven (known as Boogie) as his Youtube character Francis. He's a great guy and really funny.
The winners! Remember 1st place choose 5 cards for me to favorite, 2nd 3 cards, 3rd and 4th 2 each.
Ok Dimension Snare is fine as written, but I really like this one.
Thanks for the contest! Feel free to fave whichever you like.
Thanks for participating! For all the other contestants I've looked through your collections and chosen another card to favorite.
Professor Oak's Visit
Gracie, Primal Guardian
Temptation of Fire
Pearl, Crystal Gem
Glare of Despair
Rabbit of Caerbannog
Faramir of Gondor
Rakdos Guilt Singer
Gura, Plague Witch
Hastur, the King in Yellow
Serika, Guerrilla Fighter
Rix Maadi Sadist
Wipes everything... And everyone. =P
This is already over.
To the mods :
Please close this thread.
don't see your fave on the elephant?
for the contest!
Thought I clicked the button. Got it now.
That is a TON of judging! What a great amount of feedback! Congrats to ALL the winners, and thanks to
for hosting another fun challenge!
I'll give you my list after I get home from "not home"!!
My Five for Favorites...
yeah i thought of that francis rage video when i saw board wipe, so i did it and the life gain/payment is just so you can't do it at 10 or less health, thats it
I'm adding it to a collection of Francis cards from around the web that I'll be sending it to him soon. I've known him for 18 years now.
Corwinnn made me lose The Game!
How did you lose the game? Whoever you lost to, tell them you get a do over!
Hey, thanks for putting this together. You seem to have put a lot of work into this contest. My two cards for favorites are:
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