Welcome to the Card of the Week Contest! To participate in this Contest you'll have to design a card along the contest guidelines and throw it into the arena with other competitors' entries! At the end of each week, a winner will be determined by forum poll. The winner's card will be rendered and featured on the Welcome page, and the winner decides the challenge for the next week's Contest!
Here we go, competitors: our three-hundred and sixth challenge!
Design a card that's a reference to a common movie trope of plot device. Be it the invincible hero, the villains that just can't hit their shots or the damsel in distress which gets the story rolling.
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Redemption Demotion Enchantment — Aura Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets -1/-0 and loses all abilities. You control enchanted creature. "It seems being a goody-two-shoes has its side effects." —Liliana Vess
And here I was, toying with the idea of making a movie-themed Un-set. Can't wait to stea... I mean be inspired by all of your entries.
I do have a question before I work on mine - do only in-universe tropes work, or does trope about the business of craft of making movies count as well? Stuff like specific fan reactions, specific acting types, behaviors of creators or studios, type of preserebootquel, etc?
I think it's less "Magic has no guns" and more "we're very careful not to go past the Renaissance era with explicit depictions of guns". Almost any magic card like Alaborn Musketeer from back then seems to be a 'weird one-off' and while WoTC hasn't outright stated they won't do a plane that uses closer-to-modern firearms there definitely seems to be a effort to limit how advanced anything resembling a gun can be. Ixalan was a notable example in this regard with all its cannons e.g. Elaborate Firecannon that seems to acknowledge that they'll use gunpowder weapons if necessary, and Kaladesh was practically a mecha/tank set (right down to having the Vehicle mechanic), but I think Rocket Launcher and Power Armor are the exceptions to the rules.
(To put it another way, if WoTC wanted Kaladesh and Mirrodin/New Phyrexian natives to have guns, they would've had them by now, but despite their high tech nature there is a very notable absence of advanced guns from both planes.)