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I'll be using the following shorthand: number in mana cost means any color and letters stand for the color starting with the same letter except U for blue. Single question mark (but only a single question mark) means a quantity that I haven't decided on yet.
One that I like to show off is this:
That Ass◊, GG, 1/1, Creature - Donkey Sensualist
One I made for fun:
K. Rool, UBG, 3/3, Creature - Crocodile Pirate Boss (picture: Kaptain K. Rool)
A pair of cards I made for the two most famous Metroid series bosses:
Ridley, 5RRBBBB, Legendary Creature - Space Pirate Ninja Deity, 13/13
Kraid, 5GGGG, 8/8, Legendary Creature - Space Pirate Commander Fatso
Some more assorted cards that I came up with:
Counter Strike, 4, Sorcery
Counter Confusion, 2, Sorcery - Annoyance
Ghostbuster, 1W, 1/1, Creature - Mercenary
Fast Food Restaurant, Land (colorless)
Unhealthy Food Vending Machine, 1B, Artifact
Counter-intuitive, 1U, Enchantment
??, ?? ??, Creature - ??
Lame Duck, UW, 2/3, Creature - Duck
[real-life person's name], WWWU, 0/20, Legendary Creature - Dogmatist
Intimidating Glare, U, Instant
Edit (2014-04-16): fixing That Ass link. none of the other cards have been updated; some of them may still continue stupid ideas.
edited 16th Apr '14 12:17:23 AM by GlennMagusHarvey
My contributor page has quite a few of my custom-made Magic cards.
I noticed that.
I was also wondering why you didn't make Nanoha have an all-white (or all-white-or-colorless) card, but made her require red mana.
She gets really Hot-Blooded when people she love are in danger. Exemplified so much in StrikerS.
A cycle I came up with, one for each element: (I haven't decided on mana costs yet)
Light of Truth, (white), Instant
Shadow of Friendship, (black), Instant
Fire of Determination, (red), Instant
Water of Mixture, (blue), Instant
Life of Rebirth, (X green mana), Instant
IIRC, the idea behind these was to have some sort of feature that the color usually lacks. Creature defense is a green thing typically I think, and black usually ends up shedding creatures, so black gets Shadow of Friendship. White gets a blue-ish ability, and red gets a somewhat white-ish ability.
I remember being particularly annoyed at red's lack of ability to help itself when I made these cards.
edited 16th Mar '10 11:13:19 PM by GlennMagusHarvey
The red ability reminds me a lot of Shrapnel Blast. Darn, that would've been fun.
*pumps a red Elemental with firebreathing and uses aforementioned red ability*
What's Shrapnel Blast?
Also, keep in mind that it's quite ironic that I'm making this thread, because my only experience to MTG is through playing a friend's decks a few times then hanging out with two people who discussed MTG incessantly for a few months.
Shrapnel Blast, I wonder which creature's ability you're referring to though, Mapi because I don't think any one of them is really similar.
edited 16th Mar '10 11:20:32 PM by catch_the_sun
Pity you had to specify "spell or ability by an opponent". I could make Elementals and Goblins explode with that.
I was referring to Glenn's red ability thingie. Firebreathing is a Fan Nickname for any skill that goes "R: This gets +1/+0 until end of turn."
edited 16th Mar '10 11:20:31 PM by Mapi
Fire of Determination.
No, what you meant by singling out a phrase of my rulestext. I don't see a loophole that I either left uncovered or covered by accident.
If you didn't specify that that would only activate by a spell or ability your opponent controls, then I could pump my flimsy elemental and use Shock on him, destroying him and in turn dealing damage to you equal to its power.
No, that would be totally wrong for the theme. The idea of pumping something full of explosives would be black in element color, I'd say, so a card like that ("explosive balloon" let's say) would be red/black. Fully black if you don't buy into the "red is direct damage" idea.
edited 16th Mar '10 11:49:03 PM by GlennMagusHarvey
I was being a Munchkin there (I'm always a Munchkin when it comes to Magic).
"Munchkin" has such negative connotations. How about "Johnny"?
Well okay, since I used to play competitively, you know the drill. Sets of staple cards, mana curves are of utmost importance, etc.
*slaps forehead* Doi. I meant to say Spike...
I should get whatever that online MTG playing program is. So I can familiarize myself with all these cards people keep talking about. It'll be kinda like the Pokémon TCG GBC game. I can start with a crappy deck but add to my virtual "library" when people introduce me to cards.
I'm still definitely not a munchkin, though. If anything, I'm interested in the five-color scheme and its flavor aspects. Makes me somewhat of a Vorthos I guess. I also like interesting card interactions, even if they're not necessarily useful, which should make me a Johnny.
Hey Mapi, I have a question: Is Hickory Woodlot useless?
It sucks because it comes into play tapped.
But is it strictly useless?
Because I have a friend who argues that the card is strictly useless.
In fact, he argues that blue equivalent is less useless because counterspell costs UU.
I agree with your friend. There are much better mana producing stuff for green, especially if you're going for Snakes and Elves.
You sure? By "strictly", I mean specifically that everything that it can do, some other form of or combination of mana can do better.
Oh, IIRC my friends and I found one interesting use for it: To keep it around as an enchanted land as some sort of tree creature. Can't remember if that was judged as more useful or not.
edited 17th Mar '10 12:46:23 AM by GlennMagusHarvey
Hey, no one's going to judge even if you do use it. Personally, I just use the basic lands...
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