Post by shiftyhomunculus on Mar 24, 2018 14:37:53 GMT
You have my express permission to reprint or functionally reprint cards from my sets, use them in custom cubes, and so on, as long as I'm appropriately credited. If you're interested in doing a more substantial transformative project on a set as a whole, like a remix, overhaul, or similar, get in touch and ask - I'll almost certainly give permission, but I'm curious to see what you do!
Full-scale large sets, designed for both Limited and Constructed.STP: StratopolOutwit the CityStatus: Released, July 2016 | Thread | Set FileThemes:
CMC matters, monocolor, "city of patterns"Mechanics:
Concord, cycling, evoke, straight, syndicate, triangulateCards:
249 (101 common, 80 uncommon, 53 rare, 15 mythic)Synopsis:
The city of Stratopol, de facto capital of the patchwork plane known as the Magnificent Isles, is a magically sustained, semi-sentient metropolis, watched over by the enigmatic Frai Harper. As a vagrant named Apostrophe is drafted into a religious rebellion against Harper to free the city's captive spirit, she soon discovers that the rebels are far from the only ones making a play for power in the City of Patterns.VC!: <redacted>Long Live TomorrowStatus: In Production, Expected Autumn 2018Themes:
210 (80 common, 70 uncommon, 48 rare, 12 mythic)Synopsis:
The greatest satirist in the Multiverse tries to break his writer's block by joining a revolution.FTH, BRTone day
Magnificent Tales Series
Top-down Constructed-oriented mini-sets, with no commons. Each one covers three small stories set on the Magnificent Isles, tied together by a single flavor theme.MTA: Magnificent TalesCold Company, Rotten Hearts, Fools For the FireStatus: Released, June 2018 | Thread | Set FileTheme:
In too deepMechanics:
Deploy, hardened, unrestCards:
111 (48 uncommon, 54 rare, 9 mythic)MT2: Magnificent Tales, Vol. IINight of the Goblins, Face the Music, There Goes the NeighborhoodStatus: Planned, Expected Winter 2018/9Theme:
111 (48 uncommon, 54 rare, 9 mythic)
27 Shades Series
These are packages of 27 themed legendary creatures designed to be used as custom commanders, though, as a rule, none of them specifically reference the Commander format and they could thus be used in other contexts. I try to make the first draft, flavor, art and all, in a single day.27 Shades of VillainyUnnecessary EvilsStatus: Released, July 2017 | Thread | Set FileTheme:
27 (Commander-oriented legendary creatures)27 Shades of DivinityBow Down Before The One You ServeStatus: Released, August 2018 | Thread | Set FileTheme:
Gods and god-adjacent beingsCards:
27 (Commander-oriented legendary creatures)
Community Project Contributions
Occasionally I manage to look at something other than my own navel.Build Our Own Draft Set 2: The Last LegHey, You, What Ya Gonna BOOStatus: Draft Released, July 2018 | Full Set Planesculptors Page | The Last Leg Set FileThemes:
Sacrifice, grindiness, survivalMechanics:
25/255 (10/105 common, 8/80 uncommon, 6/60 rare, 1/10 mythic)Synopsis:
Deep in the unforgiving wastes of Alkhaster, a man named Ammal tries to keep a procession of desperate, half-dead pilgrims alive through exposure, infighting, and the creeping specter of doubt.Notes:
BOO2 is a collaborative project in which ten people each designed a 25-card microset spanning only three colors without looking at anyone else's work, then brought them together into a single draft environment. I was brought in at the last minute to fill the Esper slot, replacing another user who had to drop out due to other commitments, and produced The Last Leg top to bottom in the space of about 48 hours.
Pay no attention to the set behind the curtain.
M87: The Magnificent Eighty-SevenFail to Plan, Plan to FailStatus: Regrettably, Released, September 2015 | Thread | Set FileThemes:
Plots and schemes, poor decisionsMechanics:
87 (25 common, 31 uncommon, 25 rare, 6 mythic)
Post by shiftyhomunculus on Apr 8, 2018 22:27:14 GMT
You have my express permission to use any of these mechanics for any purpose, adjust them, reimagine them, pretty much anything you like. No need to credit, especially if you've made a lot of changes, but I'd like it if you did nonetheless. And please let me know! I like seeing other people's implementations of stuff I've made.Deploy
Deploy. (To deploy, create a 1/1 white Soldier creature token or put a +1/+1 counter on a Soldier you control.)This isn't a modal ability and it doesn't target - you choose your option, and where the +1/+1 counter goes if applicable, as the effect resolves. Multiple instances of deploy are resolved sequentially and not all at once.
Appears in Magnificent Tales.Hardened
Status(A nontoken creature with power greater than its converted mana cost is hardened.)Don't use this with static abilities, or the layer system will mess you up.
Appears in Magnificent Tales.Maneuver
Maneuver (Creatures blocking this creature get -1/-1.)Possible evergreen candidate. This is a static ability and only lasts until the end of combat.Multitask
Multitask (Whenever this creature attacks, you may activate one of its abilities without paying the cost. You still pay all other costs.)This is a triggered ability - you must activate the ability as the trigger resolves or not at all. Timing restrictions still apply, so sorcery-speed tap abilities can't be multitasked.Pale
Pale (Each you spend to cast this spell pays for .)This only affects the generic portion of a spell's cost, but it does apply to additional costs like kicker.Reverence
Reverence (mana) (Tap any number of creatures you control with at least (mana) in their combined mana costs: This Relic becomes an artifact creature until end of turn.)Reverence can encompass any combination of generic or colored symbols. As with devotion, hybrid mana counts as any of its colors but can only be counted once. I use the planeshifted artifact frame for Relics, but other frame treatments are possible.Scapegoat
Scapegoat a (thing) (You may cast this spell from your graveyard by sacrificing a (thing) in addition to paying its other costs.)Appears in Build Our Own Draft Set 2: The Last Leg.Toil counters
Game element(You may pay a toil counter instead of for abilities of nonland permanents, once per permanent per turn.)Toil counters go on players, like energy. You can feed a toil counter to a permanent that's summoning sick or already tapped.Tumorize
Tumorize (one or more permanents). (A tumorized permanent is a colorless Tumor land with ": Add " and loses all other types and abilities.)This effect lasts indefinitely. Tumors retain their names.Unrest
- (effect) if you've discarded a card this turn.It doesn't matter where the card went as long as the word "discard" was involved.
Appears in Magnificent Tales.
Post by shiftyhomunculus on Apr 8, 2018 23:33:38 GMT
Please ask permission and be ready to give credit if you'd like to use one of my characters in a project. Primary characters have tight story arcs mapped out for them and don't take too well to guest appearances - you can ask about them, but it's likely to be a no. Secondary characters have less linear stories and a lot more wriggle room - do make sure to ask nonetheless, but it's probably a yes.
Ages are as of +0 in the timeline.
The heart and soul of the Shiftyverse roster.Agathi Full name:
Titan's Rest, EndarionSynopsis:
An artificer who specializes in repairing and repurposing what's broken and battered, Agathi is theoretically scouring the multiverse for the fabled Timechanger, an artifact she hopes will let her save her parents and her tribe from their deaths many years ago. In practice, she has drifted a long, long way off-course, stopping for all manner of distractions and sometimes even coming out of her adventures intact.Andreov Full name:
Undisclosed (Andreov is a stage name)Species:
"In his forties"Homeland:
Tin Street, RavnicaSynopsis:
Andreov was a legendary playwright, wordmage, and guildless advocate on Ravnica until Orzhov censorship cost him his credibility, his livelihood, and his sobriety. After an attempt on his life by debt collectors ignited his spark and started a six-year sabbatical across the multiverse, he's almost ready to return home, as the third act of his untitled magnum opus is finally complete... and it demands an eager audience.Obris Full name:
Born into the ascendant imperial dynasty of Elnoch, Obris Rook's life of comfort and luxury was snatched away at fifteen as a republican revolution deposed his father and executed most of his family. Now, Obris travels the many worlds and flaunts the magical remnants of his imperial authority, biding his time and readying himself for the day when he will return home to take back his throne.Varoly Full name:
Drilidia, Magnificent IslesSynopsis:
Aia Varoly is the youngest of five planeswalkers vying for dictatorship of the militaristic Thousand League, after the death of its founder, Vaustus Karavian, some twenty years ago. She's currently the least favored candidate in the contest to impress Karavian's council, and desperately searching for some last-minute victory that will propel her ahead of our rivals.
Allies, enemies, rogue elements, and other people of note.Arto Full name:
Arto is a mindmage who works primarily on his own brain, putting layers upon layers of enchantments on himself in an obsessive quest for maximum efficiency. The resultant magical stress has made him a somewhat eccentric character, and, recently, the host for an aggressive, territorial psychic being named Father Naclos who cohabits his mind. What plans Naclos may have for his accidental creator are currently unclear even to Arto.Macaria Full name:
A prolific interplanar historian and the head of the Curation Office, a small organization recently commissioned by the Magnificent to monitor and study the Magnificent Isles. While her remit is, in theory, strictly scholastic and Macaria is notoriously afraid of violence, her two current employees, retired mercenary Mors Venuis and young demonologist Richor Tailor, often have other ideas...Maurer and Sxali Full names:
Sals Maurer and Uqilla SxaliSpecies:
Kessig, Innistrad / Hold of Reason, CcayruaSynopsis:
Maurer and Sxali's planeswalker sparks ignited at exactly the same moment and became entangled, meaning they can only planeswalk as a single unit. Though Maurer's occult superstition often clashes with Sxali's rationality and skepticism, they have proven a surprisingly effective team, and now devote themselves to investigating the darkest, weirdest corners of the multiverse and the trail of the enigmatic Volatile Exoplanar Entities.The Mercury Street Immense Full names:
Xandr Thirdborn, Previous Irons, Locutor Lig, and CadenzaSpecies:
Human, cybernetic human, vedalken, and orcAge:
Various early twentiesHomeland:
Stratopol, Magnificent IslesSynopsis:
A Stratopolitan inventor on the verge of making a successful interplanar voyage in his prototype planeship had his hopes dashed when a misfit street gang broke into his workshop and stole it. The Immense are an odd bunch - a wasteland survivalist, an escaped cyber-slave, a defector from the Uran Combine, and a bored orphan with a death wish - but they're closer than siblings and will fight tooth and nail together in pursuit of survival, profit, and a good time.Oel Full name:
Mercy Legionnaire (augmented human)Age:
Barely worth mentioningSynopsis:
Oel is the product of a supersoldier project intended to win a war that ended before he ever saw combat. Spark ignited by the fear of purposelessness, he has become a mercenary, still armed and armored to the teeth with biomagical grafts. Though he doesn't actively seek out the multiverse's greatest villains, it's not easy to get hired by the good guys when you're eight feet tall with toxic skin...
Post by shiftyhomunculus on Apr 11, 2018 9:26:36 GMT
You are welcome to use my planes in your own projects, but please ask first if your plans involve making far-reaching changes to the setting. (Also, feel free to inquire about more world details and I'll gladly
make them up as I go along
help you out!
Heavy work in progress.AlkhasterArraleEluminaFathomGarden LandsGratminsterHelmontMagnificent IslesNine RoadsSandacaUszaria
Post by shiftyhomunculus on Apr 11, 2018 10:09:45 GMT
"Year zero" is the present year during the events of Stratopol
, and the approximate "present day". Currently working on a more lore-friendly timescale to use.-465, Isles:
The rogue biomancer Urafina founds the Uran Combine on the Isle of Sazzi, now called Ura.-392, Isles:
Vaustus Karavian founds the Thousand League on the Isle of Wyralon, now called Fortress Karav.-85, Isles:
A coalition of refugees and visionaries from across the Isles found the Kuros Pact on the Isle of Inaxia, now called Senate Isle.-30, Arrale:
Veldan IV and his Rook dynasty are deposed and the Consensus of Elnoch is founded in their place. Obris Rook sparks as he watches his father executed.-23, Mercadia:
Mersezza Macaria sparks when a book left to her by her recently deceased father informs her of the existence of other worlds.-21, Isles:
Vaustus Karavian is assassinated by the Uran Combine. His council assumes command of the Thousand League. Aia Varoly sparks from the grief of watching Karavian die.-17, Isles:
Free Magnificent anarchists seize control of Fortress Karav, cutting the Thousand League off from its own capital.-16, Isles:
With the blessing and funding of the Magnificent (acting through agents), Mersezza Macaria, Mors Venuis and Richor Tailor found the Curation Office on Stratopol, with the objective of observing and cataloging the major happenings in the Isles.-15, Isles:
Events of Cold Company
: A maniple of the Drilidian Thousand Legion is caught in a freak magical storm and transported far out into the Drilidian wastes. The commanding officer, Captain Scurus, rallies the maniple in an effort to keep them alive and lead them back to civilization.-13, Innistrad / Ccayrua:
Sals Maurer and Uqilla Sxali spark at exactly the same moment, escaping certain death, and their sparks become entangled. Their first planeswalk is to Kephalai, where they encounter and defeat a knowledge-devouring entity lurking in a nearby university.-10, unknown plane:
Oel sparks after a murderous rampage triggered when he finds out that the Mercy Project has been decommissioned. The destination of his first planeswalk is unclear.-9, Endarion:
Agathi Colwyn sparks as her whole tribe is wiped out by a supernaturally-corrupted hydra. She settles for a time on Lorwyn-Shadowmoor.-7, Lorwyn-Shadowmoor:
Agathi learns from a mysterious hag that she can, in fact, still planeswalk, and embarks on a quest for the mythical artifact known as the Timechanger.-6, Ravnica:
Andreov sparks, narrowly avoiding having his soul repossessed by Orzhov debt collectors. His first planeswalk is to Kaladesh, where he is promptly arrested for trespassing.-6, Isles:
Astave Olarde founds the Knights of Nowhere.-5, Isles:
Events of Rotten Hearts
: Zendros Myer, a Kuros Pact bureaucrat, discovers irregularities in supply reports from the militia on the border Isle of Soio, and assembles a delegation to investigate.-4, Innistrad:
Arto Schalfen sparks in a bout of frustration over the imperfection of his mind. His first planeswalk is to Theros, where he soon starts researching how to improve himself through his dreams.-2, Isles:
The Mercury Street Immense steal their prototype planeship.-1, Isles:
Events of Fools for the Fire
: Ecrah of Fortune's Fools and the planeswalker Arto Schalfen form a hasty alliance to investigate the activity of a bizarre cult based in New Oxidda's West Mountain.+0, Isles:
Events of Stratopol
: as Urafina attempts an invasion of Stratopol with vedalken sleeper agents and an army of bio-engineered monsters, Aia Varoly, Obris Rook, Mersezza Macaria, and local vagrant and latent planeswalker Apostrophe all end up fighting to defend the city. Apostrophe sparks in the process, and her first planeswalk takes her to Mercadia.