CotW #364: And when everyone’s flying. No one will be. Apr 26, 2021 22:02:26 GMT
Post by Daij_Djan on Apr 26, 2021 22:02:26 GMT
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 sixty-forth challenge!
The winner of the "Complementary Colours" poll was myself with...
And the challenge issued by our winner was...
Daij_Djan said:Recently, I finally managed to start listening to MaRo's podcasts – and I have to say, I quite like them While sometimes him not using much of a script is really noticable, the deep inspight he has for so many topics far outweights my issues with him.
His most recent episode was all about deciding which of two outcomes (questions offered by the community obviously) would be more likely – like which out of two different planes Magic would more likely return to (there were a lot of questions like this^^) or whether Lightning Bolt or Counterspell is more likely to return to Standard in the future.
One of those topics however was all about new top down plane concepts, one of those being the „skyplane“. Imagine a plane where everything is floating, where there is no ground except maybe for a few floating islands. It's a concept I've seen being tackled a few times on smaller scales here on the forum as well, but I don't remember there ever being a full set making it all the way to the end. (If there is and I cannot remember it as I'm writing this, I'm su sorry!)
According to MaRo, WotC has indeed pondered about this concept in the past as well – and the most troublesome aspect proved to be the flying mechanic. When you need to fit a plane where literally everything flies somehow into a Magic set, where there's only so much room for every given mechanic, how do you handle it? And why don't we think about this question as well?
Your challenge is to design a card for a skyworld plane. However you may not use the term flying anywhere in your card's text box. So no flying as a mechanic, not in reminder text, flavor text, or technically in your card's name if it appears in the rules text either (using the Thesaurus for the latter two is fine though ).
I admit this is probably a rather tough challenge, especially for a flavor driven one, so seeing what everyone will come up with sounds quite interesting Have fun!
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And now, time to begin the challenge!
Best of luck, competitors!