Making Up Cards Monday #5:
Welcome to our Monday segment, Making Up Cards Monday where we... well, make up cards. Most of them have inspirations behind them and sometimes you just wanted to make a funny card, or a card that had your flavor to it.
Either way, you can read the cards and judge them for yourselves.
Creeping Death - 1B
All creatures get -1/-1 until end of turn.
Landfall - If a land entered the battlefield under your control this turn, all creatures get -2/-2 instead.
This is my take on fixing the outdated Nausea. It's a very cheap effect for something powerful but won't kill any fatties. (Though it could help if you cast it in your second main phase.) But now it can be more powerful with a conditional Landfall. Nausea already took care of swarm decks pretty easily, this one raises the bar for a slight power creep, but doesn't have the -1/-1 counters or shuffle effects like Black Sun's Zenith.
Keen Student - 2UU
Creature - Human Wizard
When Keen Student enters the battlefield, counter target spell with converted mana cost 2 or less.
When Keen Student dies, return target nonland permanent with converted mana cost 4 or less to it's owner's hand.
It's basically a cheaper Lost in the Mist but its got more restrictions on it for what it can counter and bounce.
This is one of the cycles I mentioned about last week. The idea is to have a cycle of uncommons that fit the flavor of each color with an enter the battlefield effect of 2 and a leave the battlefield effect of 4. It's evoke cost will be 2 colored mana and 2 generic mana for 4 converted mana cost. They will all be 2/2's. You can judge this card for yourself but I think it is an amazing card--especially at uncommon. The evoke is just icing on the cake if you need both effects at the right time. This card will be more relevant than you could think.
Pack of Hounds - 1G
Creature - Hound
Whenever Pack of Hounds attacks alone, it loses first strike until end of turn.
Isn't it funny how we love to make Grizzly Bears obsolete? This card was actually made up between me and Lolzor over a discussion on who would get first strike in all scenarios, using only creature types.
Basically equipment would always give first strike, especially when equipped to a human. Afterwards, we had a debate over Hounds vs. Birds. Hounds are quick to move, especially when hunting, but birds swoop down from the sky at violent velocities. One thing led to another and we ended up making this card. It's got first strike when defending, which is important, but it has it conditionally when attacking.
And one more thing: if you swing with two creatures and your opponent kills one, it keeps the first strike since it didn't attack alone, it is attacking alone--meaning it only triggers like Exalted.
Well I hope you guys liked our cards this week. Come back next week for more cards or everyday for random real cards!