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Magicwatch Anniversary!

I thought it’d be fun to celebrate the game’s birthday by making promos of my Magicwatch cards. Look at that pretty art.

Honestly this game has meant a lot to me and has been a great comfort in an otherwise rough year. Honestly it’s so nice for there to finally be a Blizz game I can bond with other’s over, and I feel like it’s made me closer to my friends in general. The characters are wonderful and it’s the first ever game to really bring out the competitive streak in me. Thanks Blizz, you really hit it out of the park with this one. So then, here’s to another year!

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Well everyone, it happened. 

As one usually does, I will be celebrating this mile marker with a giveaway! 

Here are the Rules:

  1. Reblog this post to enter. One entry per person. Multiple reblogs will not help your chances.
  2.  A follow will count as another entry. Following is completely optional, of course. I wouldn’t want to force anyone to follow me. Having two entries will definitely increase your odds of winning though.
  3. There will be 3 winners..
    • First place winner will get the Amonkhet Invocation Worship. You heard that right, an invocation as first place prize. 
    • Second Place will receive these copies of Sign in Blood and Mana Leak, signed by the artist.
    • Finally, Third Place will receive 3 proxies. These proxies can be tokens, tricked out commander card, or even a custom card you may have made and would like a physical copy.

I am more than happy to send anywhere in the world, though, if the winners live somewhere that will cost an extreme amount to send, we may want to work something out. 

This giveaway ends on June 1st. If the winner does not come forward to claim their prize within 2 days of the announcement, they forfit their prize and whoever is in 2nd wil 1st, whoever is 3rd will become 2nd, and a new 3rd place will be chosen.

so when Mark started to pitch Zendikar (Landsapalooza, as he said he called it in a recent ask), it wasn’t an instant hit with the rest of R&D. He had to sell it. DFCs also had naysayers within the company–change the card back? Are you nuts?!

But these were both hugely successful. Obviously DFCs are a bigger shift than a mechanical focus on lands, but they are both pretty unprecedented things Magic hadn’t done before.

Consider for a moment your wildest dream. The thing Magic would never do but which would be so cool. If you were Mark Rosewater and had this idea, you’d have to spend weeks convincing others just to give it a try. What is it?

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THE BOX IS DONE 🔥🔥🔥 a custom deck box for a very patient and awesome person, decked out with wood-burned card art. Juicy Jace, Umezawa’s Jitte. The back is Tolarian Academy, Griselbrand, and Thalia. The front is Birds of Paradise, Karn, and Sensei’s Divining Top (which was extra spicy to burn). The bottom is a promo art of Hypnotic Spectre vs Serra Angel.

A Black Lotus, artwork done by @isharton I believe? I found the proxy on a Google plus group and I just wanted a soothing art project for my Saturday night.

I definitely don’t take any credit in any way for the artwork or border or anything. I only printed it out and foiled it.

You can also see up at the top there is a mistake. Still fun to make though! Thought I’d share!

Thoughts? :)

anonymous asked:

Is there a format like Commander but with multiple versions of the same characters? Between so many return blocks and the alternate versions of Phage, etc, seems like that should be a thing by now.

Oooooooooo!! I don’t know of any format that exists like that YET, but I like where you mind is going with this, Nonnie… 

OK, so I propose we call our new format: 

Quantum Commander 

(or “QC” for short) 

And it works something like this: 

  • Players still have a 100-card singleton deck (except for basic lands) 
  • Instead of one legendary creature for a commander, QC decks have up to two commanders, as long as both creatures flavorfully represent alternate versions of the same character 
  • QC decks may contain cards that match the color identity of the combined commanders 
  • Players may only have one of their commanders on the battlefield at a time (we don’t want any paradoxes, after all) 
  • If a player has one of their commanders on the battlefield, casting their other commander results in exiling the first, and sending it to the Command Zone (regardless of who controls the creature at the time) 
  • When a commander is in play, its owner may not cast any spells from their hand or play any lands in colors outside of that commander’s color identity (Updated 8-11-2017, italics text added, strikeout text removed) 
  • A player can only win the game when one of their commanders is on the battlefield (though not necessarily under their control) 

OK, so let’s go through some QC Q&A. And for our examples here, we’re going to use these two handsome legendary creatures for our commanders: 

Q: What card colors can I have in this deck? 
A: Since Rhys the Exiled has a color identity of Green/Black, and Rhys the Redeemed has a color identity of Green/White, this deck can contain any spells or lands with green, black, or white mana symbols on them (as well as colorless or generic mana.) 

Q: Would I be able to play any Abzan colored cards like Doran the Siege Tower in this deck? 
A: You can put Doran in the deck, and you can play him while the deck is in “superposition” (when neither commander is on the battlefield) but as soon as either Rhys is played, you would not be able to cast Doran from your hand, since neither commander has all of Doran’s colors in their color identities.  (Updated 8-11-2017, italics text added) 

Q: What about a cool spell with a White/Black hybrid mana cost, like Unmake? 
A: Unmake can go in the deck, and you can play it while the deck is in “superposition,” but you would be unable to cast it from your hand while either commander is in play.  (Updated 8-11-2017, italics text added)

Q: If I control a black creature, like Hunter of Eyeblights, does it go away when I cast Rhys the Redeemed? 
A: Nope, casting Rhys the Redeemed won’t make any of your black permanents go away. You just won’t be able to cast any black spells from your hand while he’s on the battlefield.  (Updated 8-11-2017, italics text added)

Q: Can I play a Plains while Rhys the Exiled is on the battlefield? 
A: Yes. No, but you can still use any lands you already have in play (as long as you’re not using them to cast white spells.)  (Updated 8-11-2017, italics text added, strikeout text removed) 

Q: What happens if my opponent’s life total is 0 or they can’t draw a card, and I don’t have a commander in play? 
A: Since you can’t win in “superposition,” the game will continue (like if you had an Abysmal Persecutor under your control) until either you cast one of your commanders, or your opponent wins the game. If both you and your opponent have life totals of 0 or lower when you cast a commander, the game ends in a draw. (Note that this rule applies only when you have a single opponent. If you have multiple opponents, those opponents can still lose while your deck is in “superposition.” Once you have eliminated all but one opponent, this rule then takes effect.) 

Q: What’s with all the extra restrictions, dude? Why do you hate fun?! 
A: OK, first of all, that’s more than one question. Secondly, that’s kind of rude. And thirdly, I think that restrictions are important for keeping formats fun! (I mean, if you’re going to have the flexibility of TWO commanders, you’re going to need to give some stuff up.) 

Q: Could I make a case that Maralen of the Mornsong and Oona, Queen of the Fae are two versions of the same character? 
A: Ooo! I see you’ve read the Lorwyn books too! Hmm, I could see making a case for that, but it’s up to the discretion of your playgroup whether or not they accept that interpretation of the character. 

Q: How much longer are these questions and answers going to go on? 
A: I think this is a good place to end them for now (at least until other people chime in with questions of their own.) 

So what do you all think?! Fun format? Inherently broken? Something worth trying out? Let me know your thoughts/suggestions!