CotW #263: Chaos Theory Two: Deterministic Hullaballoo Apr 15, 2019 21:34:37 GMT
Post by Daij_Djan on Apr 15, 2019 21:34:37 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 two-hundred and sixty-third!
The winner of the "That's it for me, guys." poll were kinotherapy (left) and ziolang (right) with...
And the challenge issued by one of our winners was...
kinotherapy said:This challenge by fluffy was lit, so I'm copying it. You won't be designing the same cards since it's random, but I'll still add twists so that this isn't just complete laziness. Will these changes improve the challenge or ruin it? Let's find out.
To start this challenge, you'll need to somehow generate random numbers. Dice are known for being well suited to this, but I will personally just use a service like rolz.org as recommended by shifty in the previous thread.
- Roll a number from 1-8. This will decide your card's type.
- Artifact (non-creature)
- Creature (non-artifact)
- Artifact creature
- For each color, one by one, roll a number from 1-3. On a 3, add this color to your card's identity. If you're designing an artifact or artifact creature, you may skip this step.
(e.g. I roll 2, 3, 3, 1, 2. Going by WUBRG order, my card must be .)
Note that this is color identity rather than just color, i.e. the colors in in cost + its rules text. If you're designing a land, it represents the colors your card produces. If you rolled four colors, you may reroll, because fuck that.
- Roll a number between 1-7. This decides your card's converted mana cost. If you're designing a land, skip this step.
On a 7, you may instead choose any CMC greater than 7. (Yes, that means you can design a CMC 63 card, but you wouldn't normally do that anyway, right...?) If you roll lower than your color count (e.g. CMC 2 on a card), then you may reroll.
- Roll a number between 1-4. This decides your card's rarity.
If you're designing a planeswalker, you don't have to skip this step, but War of the Sparks doing it doesn't make me any more likely to vote for your uncommon planeswalker.
Note: Normally, when a CotW challenge repeats itself, I add a restriction to not re-use your previous entry again. While I know the chances of one's previous entry to even be eligible again are extremely slim in this instance, I'm doing this again – but given the circumstance you might want to consider playing the lottery as it seems to be your lucky week ~Daij_Djan
To increase your chances of winning and to also make creating the poll easier on whomever is doing so, please try to use a render.
Additionally, please try to keep your entry edits all in one post - if you need to change it you can put your old entry in a spoiler marked "Old entry" and leave the newest rendition to be seen. Just use the edit button in the top/right of your original post.
And now, time to begin the challenge!
Best of luck, competitors!