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CardName: Hazards Cost: Type: Artifact - Hazard Pow/Tgh: / Rules Text: Prime {X} (You may cast this card face down as a Hazard artifact for {2}. You may turn it face up for its prime cost as long as the trigger condition is met.) Trigger - A condition is true. When Hazards turns face up, [ability related to trigger]. [Possible static effect.] Flavour Text: Set/Rarity: Infinite Potential Well None

Hazards
 
Artifact – Hazard
Prime {x} (You may cast this card face down as a Hazard artifact for {2}. You may turn it face up for its prime cost as long as the trigger condition is met.)
Trigger – A condition is true.
When Hazards turns face up, [ability related to trigger].
[Possible static effect.]
Updated on 10 Jul 2020 by dude1818

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2020-07-09 04:59:50: dude1818 created and commented on the card Hazards

Thinking about a variant on Zendikar traps, this time using morph tech. Traps were nice in that you still had the option of casting them without the trigger, but the flavor was a little nebulous sometimes. There was the bare minimum interaction with Traps, but I feel like making them permanents opens up new avenues for that. Could possibly even put static effects that remain active at higher rarity. These would likely have a slightly modified frame a la mutate for the primed/trigger part of the card.

Some brainstorming ideas to mock up tomorrow:

  • counter a spell with cmc = to cards in hand -> Antimagic Field

  • tap/damage attacking large creature (pit trap) -> Hidden Pit Trap

  • -1/-1 counters (bear trap) -> Bear Trap

  • rogue that peeks at trap -> Orcish Trapfinder

  • trap that explodes when targeted

  • a mimic -> Mimic Chest

  • guy that "disarms" traps by tanking the damage (turn one face up and force it to target this creature)

  • Magic Missile turret gun (multi target/repeatable damage)

  • 3+ tokens: flicker all creatures -> Dispel the Illusion

  • thieves' tools

  • master rogue: hazards cost 1 less and can spend any color to prime -> Master of Trappery

  • reinforcements: Create 1/1 blocker and static anthem -> Signal for Reinforcements

2020-07-09 14:35:38: dude1818 edited Hazards:

Cleaned up reminder text

2020-07-09 16:14:52: dude1818 edited Hazards

Issues:

  • face down hazards do nothing. they could sit there for entire game and never trigger

  • most traps only trigger once and nothing for rest of the game.

That is correct. A set with hazards would want some other mechanic that makes use of blank artifacts on the field, such as metalcraft or using them as sac fodder

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