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    It feels mediocre, but then again, the 1/1 insect is a lot like "destroy target attacking creature", and the other two are not bad considering they basically have flash. It'd be a house in limited. I like it!
    Basically have Flash? It's a sorcery... Anyways.

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    Target mountain becomes a 3/3 creature with first strike and trample until end of turn. It's still a land.

    I think this should be about as good as Elemental Uprising...
    Giving it first strike might be a little much for two mana, but it's probably still good enough. I would play it in a Standard burn deck. It's about the power and complexity for an uncommon too.

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    Basically have Flash? It's a sorcery... Anyways.
    I changed the spell from a black instant to an Abzan sorcery, and I spose rd2d2 started replying before I fully changed it.

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    I'm assuming you mean for Unsubtlety's target to get those abilities until end of turn. I should note that its intended purpose would be better-filled if it were a sorcery rather than an instant, since that stops you from using it as a blocking surprise. "Unsubtlety," specifically kind of sounds like an aura despite not being a word in spellcheck, so you might end up with a more noun-sounding version of the name. "Unsubtle Message," maybe?

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    Default Re: MtG: YMTC challenge V: Familicide is a CMC 5 Black Sorcery

    You know...I thought that challenge would've made a card that with a useless keyword. However, putting it on a land makes it so any card that temporarily turns lands into creatures would have that keyword. Thinking about it, that would be a pretty interesting gimmick for a deck based around giving lands creature-status. Imagine a deathtouch land that can grant swamp mana, or a lifelink land that can grant plains mana, or...
    It would be a specialized deck, that's for sure.
    I also like how it's not a simple "Tap to get mana": it converts one mana of any color into a red mana, or can give colorless mana.

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    You have the seeds of a nice card there, but it probably requires a bit more tuning. Both effects are quite minor, and don't quite add up to a card's value. If it created spiders based on the creature's power or toughness, that would be quite good. Would be more pleasing for the tokens to have reach, to create a mechanical connection between the two abilities. Heck, you could just make the spiders the 1/2 tokens with reach that Innistrad featured. Also, I could see this giving some stat boost along with the reach. +1/+2, maybe?

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    When Pudding Golem dies, gain 6 life.
    2/2

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    First off, lemme say, thank you for the warning. I opened it and freaked out anyway, but it gave me mental prep beforehand, and was appreciated.

    Second, the new version is more thematic but probably OP just sayin', check the power after thematic adjustments.


    Pudding golem is clearly mediocre as a body, but it's pretty efficient as an anti-aggro artifact, trading with a decent sized dude and probably stabilizing you. It could certainly be powerful in a meta with artifact synergy and powerful aggressive decks (hey, that sounds kinda familiar, though I don't know if it'd have actually worked out in the relevant control decks), but you could print it as a random common in a core set or something and it'd be pretty okay. It feels worse than filigree familiar (is 4 life worth 1 mana and a card? Doesn't seem like it, healing salve is about the same), but it's a useful common, and that's pretty good.

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    Pudding Golem 4
    Artifact Creature - Golem (C)
    When Pudding Golem dies, gain 6 life.
    2/2

    Next: Another food-based card.
    Pretty slow, but 6 life is plenty. Probably just about relevant enough at 2/2 to be worth a card slot in a slower, more controlling Limited deck, and as an artifact it slots in to any of them available. Looks like a solid 6th-8th pick card, though I think you could justify making it a 2/3 and it would still be fine.

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    Jelly Elemental enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
    If a source would deal damage to Jelly Elemental, instead remove a +1/+1 counter from it and you gain 3 life.
    RUG: Put two +1/+1 counters on Jelly Elemental.
    0/0

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    Well, it's inevitably pretty small when you first cast it, but it's tough to kill and the ability is pretty efficient, which makes for a neat growth-based plan. There's really nothing red about it, though; sure it attacks with trample, but it feels really slow-moving by red's standards. Come to think of it, between the counters and the life gain, it could probably get away with being mono-green if you want it to. With its general stickiness and its capacity to lend its durability to your life total, though, blue/green also works. It feels like a nice way to gum up your opponent's plans to kill you while you bide your time and eventually drown them in strawberry goo.

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    Whenever you draw a card, put a +1/+1 counter on Consulate Professor.
    "Rumors of corruption among our institutions of higher learning are greatly exaggerated."
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    It's a neat effect, and I like the flavor, but it's just so much worse than Chasm Skulker (and even that wasn't that crazy). At least cost it at 2U

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    R, T - Name a card. Reveal the top card of your deck. If it is the card you named, repeat the process. If it is not, deal X damage to target creature, where X is the number of cards you named correctly.

    Challenge: Another value engine. Or, another laser. Bonus points for both. Edit: Or a rare?
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    Precognition Beam 3
    Artifact - R
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    R, T - Name a card. Reveal the top card of your deck. If it is the card you named, repeat the process. If it is not, deal X damage to target creature, where X is the number of cards you named correctly.

    Challenge: Another value engine. Or, another laser. Bonus points for both. Edit: Or a rare?
    Interesting card, since it's basically UR, but is still an artifact. The second ability would need some rewording, because I think as is, you'd just keep on revealing the top card of your library and only do 1 damage, but I get what you're going for. Considering both these abilities are repeatable, I think this is probably fine, especially because it takes two turns to set up what is likely 2 damage to a creature, maybe 3 if you've got other deck manipulations.

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    Mirror of Life enters the battlefield with X mirror counters on it.
    When you cast a creature spell with converted mana cost equal to or less than the number of mirror counters on Mirror of Life, you may sacrifice Mirror of Life. If you do, create a token that is a copy of that creature.

    Hopefully that counts as value.
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    Mirror of Life X
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    Mirror of Life enters the battlefield with X mirror counters on it.
    When you cast a creature spell with converted mana cost equal to or less than the number of mirror counters on Mirror of Life, you may sacrifice Mirror of Life. If you do, create a token that is a copy of that creature.

    Hopefully that counts as value.
    I'm not sure it does count as value. Typically if I have this and a valuable creature in my hand, it's usually worth more to play the valuable creature sooner and get another turn out of it than delay it a turn to play this. If I *don't* have a valuable creature in my hand it's in my best interest to play Mirror of Life at a cost equal to the most valuable creature in my deck, so I'll often actually lose "value" by paying more than the card I end up needing to duplicate costs just to ensure that I can duplicate a power card if I draw it.

    Either way, it's a non-repeatable one-for-one card trade that spends at least one turn as a dead play. That doesn't scream value to me, save on that rare occasion it gets you a second copy of a powerful creature you were in a position to delay a turn...and I'd suggest if you're at that point, the game is already rather handily yours.

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    It's fun enough to be printable, if not very powerful. Sacrifice outlets are much more common than ways to make a 0/4 creature attack each turn if able, and it won't stop your opponent's big threat from killing you when it really matters. Come to think of it, it gets a lot better in multiplayer, especially fun in team games. Are you still technically a double-agent if the countries you work for are sharing information on purpose?

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    When Sideball Porcupine enters the battlefield, target creature an opponent controls becomes marked until Sideball Porcupine leaves the battlefield.
    T: Sideball Porcupine deals 1 damage to target marked creature.
    1/3

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    Too many memory issues. You need a way to remember who's marking whom, and that can become weird.

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    - Pay R. If you do, Burning Ambition deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
    - Pay 2R. If you do, destroy target artifact.
    - Pay 4R. If you do, create a 4/4 red elemental creature token with haste.

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    It's a cool design, but being able to deal X damage divided as you chose just by paying X red mana is too powerful.

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    It's potentially really strong, but printably so. All of the abilities are good deals in the right situation, but generally fair. The ability to use two at a time (or even all three just to loot extra cards) is just icing on the cake. Basically, I don't think it sacrifices enough power for flexibility, but it's still not enough raw power at 5 mana to be broken. It'd potentially define several decks at once, but not make them overpowered.

    Side note: state based actions only occur just before when priority would be passed, so all the effects resolve before loss via nonpositive life. Though, since it's a cost, it kills you before resolution of anything if you drop to 0. But if you had something that hurts you ETB, for example, you'd have a chance to gain life before that trigger even goes on the stack after you ressurect.

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    • Target creature gets +2/+2 and trample until end of turn.
    • Target creature gets double strike until end of turn.
    • Whenever target creature deals combat damage to a player this turn, draw two cards.
    Entwine 3

    Challenge: Another combat trick that costs 5+. Or, a small creature. Bonus points for both.
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    Temur Trinity RUG
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    Choose One:
    • Target creature gets +2/+2 and trample until end of turn.
    • Target creature gets double strike until end of turn.
    • Whenever target creature deals combat damage to a player this turn, draw two cards.
    Entwine 3
    So the basic spell itself is actually already decently strong, being a 3-mana draw-2 or a "double this creature's damage" at instant speed, the latter earning its power for the flexibility on top of the already powerful draw effect. The +2/+2 and trample effect is far weaker.

    I'm legitimately unsure of the Entwine effect. 6 is a LOT to pay for a combat trick, but it can also be a x2 damage, +4 damage, draw 4 cards effect, which is VERY potent.

    In short, I'd want to test it extensively. It's definitely a FUN card, but I'm a little concerned about the balance of the three effects (both individually -- some are far better than others -- and as a whole with Entwine).

    Challenge: Another combat trick that costs 5+. Or, a small creature. Bonus points for both.
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    When Nightshade Squadron enters play, create 4 1/1 Black and Blue Faerie Rogue creatures with Flying and Deathtouch.
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    You're missing a P/T and a rarity on that card, Djinn.

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    You're missing a P/T and a rarity on that card, Djinn.
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    It's a nasty trick that straight up kills five attackers, and can possibly leave some 1/1 flying deathtouch blockers. Quite a nice and elegant card. Approved.

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    Simple and elegant. It's possible it could get a little TOO out of hand, especially if you run with a metric arseload of Artefact Creatures, though.

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    Inspiration Of The Empty Mind 2UU
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    If you would draw a card and you have no cards in hand, instead draw three cards.
    This seems pretty good. Definitely enough to see print (I'm assuming it's a Rare) but not so overpowered that it would dominate any formats. On second thought, it's great; I'd play it in EDH, I'd play it in Standard if I played Standard, I'd play it in Modern if I played Blue in Modern and turn 4 was a common occurence in Modern. I'd probably not play it in Limited though.

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    I'd call it something like Fury of the empty mind given its not really an inspiration like draw effect but the mind is still empty. 3 damage is a cheaper effect than 2 cards but it needs to be given how chainable it could be with common cantrips in UR.

    Sprouting of the Empty Mind 2GG
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    In my opinion, the word "Sprouting" doesn't seem to fit with the other two, which both have to do with thought and emotions. I think "growth" or...well, that one is hard. Can't think of a good word for that one right now.
    I...believe it's balanced, though? It looks balanced to me.


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    In my opinion, the word "Sprouting" doesn't seem to fit with the other two, which both have to do with thought and emotions. I think "growth" or...well, that one is hard. Can't think of a good word for that one right now.
    I...believe it's balanced, though? It looks balanced to me.
    Blossoming? Flowering? Lots of things fit in.

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    It's a good card, but I'm not sure its the same power level as the rest of the cycle. That said, it doesn't have to be the same; it's rare that there's a cycle of cards that are all about the same power level. It's pretty strong, but not that strong.

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    Default Re: MtG: YMTC challenge V: Familicide is a CMC 5 Black Sorcery

    Quote Originally Posted by LastCenturion View Post
    Serenity of the Empty Mind - 2WW
    Enchantment - R
    If you would draw a card and you have no cards in hand, instead exile the top card of each library and move one card exiled with ~ to your hand.
    There's no place I can be, since I found serenity.

    Challenge: A rare enchantment for 2CC with the name "____ of the Empty Mind" (you fill in the blank) and an effect that replaces card draws while you have no cards in hand.
    This feels a bit weird in white, and I think putting other people's cards into your hand is unprecedented. However, it's an interesting card for sure, and seems fairly balanced. I like it.

    Annihilation of the Empty Mind - 2CC
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    If you would draw a card and you have no cards in hand, instead destroy all nonland permanents and each player discards their hand. Then, draw a card.

    A break from the cycle, but then, Eldrazi have a penchant for doing stuff that's off the beaten path.

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    Default Re: MtG: YMTC challenge V: Familicide is a CMC 5 Black Sorcery

    None of the empty mind effects needs to be a replacement. You can say "Whenever you draw a card while you have no cards in hand, effect" rather than "Whenever you would draw a card while you have no cards in hand, instead effect, then draw a card".

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    When World Wakes enters the battlefield, untap each permanent.
    Permanents are creatures with base power and toughness 5/5 in addition to their other types.

    Doing something to everything on the field is weird.

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    This seems like a potentially nuts wincon. All you need is 4 more permanents than your opponent and you usually win. Given that those permanents can be ramp, this seems way too easy of a finisher. Yes, it dies to removal, and has no built-in protection, but it's still an I-win button at 6 mana and with a relatively easy prerequisite compared to other I-win buttons. This should make smaller guys, I think - at 3/3, you almost double the number of extra permanents needed (to 7). Then at least you need to combo it with a lure or overrun effect.

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    Default Re: MtG: YMTC challenge V: Familicide is a CMC 5 Black Sorcery

    A blue-black way of refilling your hand for five mana is pretty nice. Making your opponent discard a big hand of cards is scary. On the one hand, the restriction just forces you to play it on an opponent only when it would be most effective. On the other hand, "In response, this instant and this flash creature." It could be interesting. I get the idea of referring to it as a bubble, at least until creative yells at us for not making our cards metal enough.

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    Default Re: MtG: YMTC challenge V: Familicide is a CMC 5 Black Sorcery

    A very nice way to buff your own creature, and when it dies, allows you to crush one of your enemies creatures, maybe making it a good trade off, or just weakening them for a quick removal. Looks fairly solid.


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    Kicker 2B- Your opponents must sacrifice the creature with the highest toughness they control


    Okay, wording might need work, but the kicker effect forces them to sacrifice their creature with the highest toughness for the rites effect, and not just a little 1 toughness thing.

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    Default Re: MtG: YMTC challenge V: Familicide is a CMC 5 Black Sorcery

    Quote Originally Posted by Warmatt View Post
    Rite of Uluash 3BB
    Sorcery Rare
    You and your opponent sacrifice a creature. You place X +1/+1 counters on creatures you control, where X is the toughness of your opponents sacrificed creature. Your opponents place X -1/-1 counter on creatures they control, where X is equal to your sacrificed creatures power.
    Kicker 2B- Your opponents must sacrifice the creature with the highest toughness they control
    As you say, the wording could use some work, but I think it's a cool idea. The kicker could perhaps cost a little more, just to balance it a little more for Commander, but it's probably fine as written.

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