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Here we go, competitors: our three-hundred and sixteenth challenge!
Design a card that mentions at least three of the seven (black-bordered) zones in Magic. They are: library, hand, battlefield, graveyard, stack, exile, and command zone. Have fun!
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Target player reveals the top five cards of their library. You put one of those cards into their hand, one on top of their library, one on the bottom of their library, one into exile, and one into their graveyard.
Just a reminder on signature cards: as long as you control a planeswalker that shares a planeswalker type with a signature card in your library, you may that planeswalker any time you could activate any of its other loyalty abilities to search your library for a signature card that shares a planeswalker type with that planeswalker, reveal that card, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
Tl;dr: If you control a Jace, you can it to search your library for Manipulate Mind.
Lessons of Leadership Sorcery Look at the top X cards of your library, where X is 1 plus the number of times you’ve cast your commander from the command zone this game. Put one of them into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.
Post by ZephyrPhantom on May 11, 2020 22:15:04 GMT
Niolw, the Many-Eyed Librarian Creature - Homunculus Wizard Companion — Your maximum hand size is one. (If this card is your chosen companion, you may cast it once from outside the game.) At the beginning of your upkeep, look at the top card of your library. If it's an instant or sorcery card, you may put that card into your graveyard. Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, you may return target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand. 2/2
Zones: Hand, library, graveyard (with sideboard/outside the game as a bonus).
Compare Kess, Dissident Mage which is more resilient and doesn't demand a drawback - Niolw is more consistent but harder to plan around.
Suspenseful Reveal Sorcery Search your library for a card and exile it face down, then shuffle your library. Target opponent guesses its name. Turn that card face up. If your opponent guessed wrong, put it into your hand. Flashback
I was tempted to put "Otherwise, draw a card" on it as a throwback to Covenant of Minds, or Distant Memories, but I decided on Flashback to get back some extra card advantage instead since it works well with Surveil. Maybe I should have gone with Jump-Start instead, but I thought Flashback fit the Noire theme better.
ZephyrPhantom: Maybe add to the reminder if the restriction affects your starting hand size?
sade612: Maybe make it "an opponent" instead of "target opponent"? I know Intuition and Gifts Ungiven also use target. I still think it's a bit strange when you are not able to search your library because your opponent(s) has hexproof.
"It's not difficult to make Magic players feel smart." - Mark Rosewater
Furthermore, I consider that Carthage must be destroyed.
Well, the big question is if exile counts if used as a verb rather than as a noun. I actually dropped my first design because of this, but in the end its Aarhg to decide..
Whoops, that was a bit of an oversight on my part, should have been more specific.
However, now that there have already been made entries that use ‘exile’ as a verb, let’s just say it’s alright. But this will be the only exception, so something like naming your card “Ancient Library” will not count as mentioning the library as a zone, even if the card mentions its own name in its text box.
Post by Boogymanjunior on May 17, 2020 19:47:55 GMT
Added the "you looked at" clause (luckily having a precedent in Lim-Dûl's Vault) to avoid the idea that you could also shuffle all other cards from your graveyard under your library if you choose to return a card from the graveyard.