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CardName: Inscription of Devotion Cost: 2W Type: Sorcery Pow/Tgh: / Rules Text: Kicker {2}{W} Choose one. If this spell was kicked, choose any number instead. • Create two 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens. • Gain life equal to the number of creatures you control. • Return from your graveyard to the battlefield a creature card in your graveyard with converted mana cost less than or equal to the amount of life you've gained this turn. Flavour Text: Set/Rarity: Multiverse Design Challenge Rare

Inscription of Devotion
{2}{w}
 
 R 
Sorcery
Kicker {2}{w}
Choose one. If this spell was kicked, choose any number instead.
• Create two 1/1 white Soldier creature tokens.
• Gain life equal to the number of creatures you control.
• Return from your graveyard to the battlefield a creature card in your graveyard with converted mana cost less than or equal to the amount of life you've gained this turn.
Updated on 15 Dec 2020 by Alex

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2020-12-15 01:32:55: Alex created and commented on the card Inscription of Devotion

My white entry to Challenge # 168. For a long time the first mode was only bring printed at 4 mana, but recently they've been printing it at 2: Basri's Solidarity, Oath of Ajani. The second mode is basically Soul's Grace.

The third mode obviously hasn't been done before, but I think it's reasonable. White gets to resurrect "small" creatures, where the definition of "small" varies from card to card. I don't think they've actually done a white card like this where the definition of "small" is a variable under your control, but it feels okay to me. But still exciting: I know a couple of players who'd see this and start dreaming about the biggest creature they could get back. (Never mind that Resurrection or Breath of Life would do that unconditionally for 4 mana.)

And the story the three effects tell works quite well.

The biggest drawback of course is that this is super wordy. The printed Inscriptions are fairly wordy, but this is even more so. Perhaps this doesn't need the final +1/+1 counter on the creature you return, but I felt it'd be too sad for that newly returned creature to miss out on the buff you've just given to the rest of your team. (And removing it doesn't even save a line, at least on Android.)

Ah! I just realised one of these abilities is duplicated from Inscription of Abundance. Bother! Back to the drawing board I guess... I suppose I could make this "create two 1/1 tokens" and "gain life equal to the number of creatures you control".

2020-12-15 09:54:13: Alex edited Inscription of Devotion:

Yeah, let's do that. Was Basri's Solidarity and gain life for your greatest power.

Yeah. That is still a little bit similar to the green one, but it definitely feels like a white multimodal spell :)

The last option definitely feels ok in white, though maybe it deserves its own card :)

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