Namekkos by dude1818

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22 commons, 25 uncommons, 21 rares, 5 mythics

15 white, 12 blue, 9 black, 12 red,
13 green, 2 multicolour, 8 artifact, 2 land

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The Clockwork Plane. A world made of metal, striving to improve itself.

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I had an idea for a world in which clockwork automation had progressed to the point that nothing living in a traditional sense was left. Imagine Esper advanced all the way to their goal of a world made of etherium, or the original Argentum "unpolluted" by Memnarch and later Phyrexia. The entire plane is clockwork; the main purpose in life of the people living there is to create the perfect clock. Since the people are clockwork, they refer to themselves as clocks, so their real goal is to complete (not compleat!) the world's mechanism. Because the beings are artificially made (by "clockmakers," appropriately enough), they shouldn't posses the spark. However, Venser comes across the plane and discovers a clock with the spark. This begs the question of whether the inhabitants are actually living beings. They believe that they are, but most Planeswalkers don't. Venser must now discover the truth, or if it even matters. This story takes place between the Mending and Scars of Mirrodin block.

When I came up with the setting, it was an anti-progress story in the style of Frankenstein, but set in the ironic fittings of Steampunk. While it certainly could be a cautionary tale, that's more appropriate to a different storyline, which I won't go into here. This story is an actual Steampunk story. Unfortunately, I probably won't create a full set, though I can certainly map out a block outline. The mechanical themes of this block seem to already overlap those of my main set, The Oncoming Storm, which implies a separate problem. For now, I'll simply create a smattering of card ideas.

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Counter target nonartifact spell.
Illus. taalismn
last 2018-04-11 07:03:37 by Tahazzar
Artifact Creature
When "ETB Naturalize" enters the battlefield, you may destroy target noncreature artifact or noncreature enchantment. If you do, put a +1/+1 counter on "ETB Naturalize".
last 2018-04-11 03:24:38 by dude1818
Enchantment – Aura
Enchant creature
At the beginning of each upkeep, tap enchanted creature.
last 2018-04-11 03:22:25 by dude1818
Artifact Creature – Rat
last 2018-04-11 03:19:59 by dude1818
Artifact Creature – Soldier
Other artifact creatures you control get +1/+1 and have vigilance.

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On Neutralize:

That wouldn't be breaking the color pie. Sure, the colors would play differently in this specific environment, but for the game as a whole it would do nothing.

It would however give some functional meaning and distinction for the 'everything is artifacts now' factor which will otherwise indeed remain a mere gimmick.

On Neutralize:

I didn't actually want to break the color pie by letting the colors deal with things they're not supposed to just because they're artifacts now. So I don't want Shatter if I can help it. I tried having more interactions with artifacts that worked with creature and noncreature artifacts in interesting ways. This set was definitely a gimmick set, where I had a cool idea for a world and challenged myself to see how it would turn out.

On "ETB Naturalize":
On Corrosive Winds:

What we're missing is that I didn't bother reading Narcolepsy. I assumed you were suggesting Claustrophobia.

On Cable Nibbler:
On Neutralize:

Looks like a card that could make sense in vintage or whatever.

I've been thinking about the whole 'all creatures are artifacts' angle, and it doesn't really do anything in the environment except change some words. I guess {r/g} gets creature destruction now and {u} gets creature recursion / cost reduction, but I can't think of much else. IMO it should have some more interesting takes on it, as in how it would affect the gameplay in a more major way. Otherwise a creature being an artifact is just throwaway gimmick / trinket text.

Like, this card is pretty much a bad Negate now that we think about it, but did it really change anything? It would if it existed outside the set, but in this set it's meaningless in that it just imitates something else.

Maybe there should be some kind of counter balance to this... Like land creatures or something so that all creatures aren't artifacts. How about awaken as a keyword? ... or something such.

I would at least heavily play into how colors traditional work with artifacts, such as the aforementioned {u}'s affinity with them.

On Corrosive Winds:

Either of us is missing something. The key phrase here is interviewing clause:

..., if enchanted creature is untapped, ...

Meaning that the Aura's ability won't trigger if it wouldn't do anything since the creature is already tapped. Let's repeat this: so the only difference is that the Aura's ability won't trigger when it wouldn't don't anything and we won't have to click through an unnecessary trigger in MTG Online or whatever. It wouldn't prompt any less actions/triggers regarding the enchanted creature's state such as being tapped/untapped since the ability wouldn't affect the creature in any way if it's already tapped - whether the Aura's ability triggered or not.

On Cable Nibbler:

Cute. Are there any nonartifact creatures at all?

On "ETB Naturalize":

"destroy target noncreature permanent that's an artifact and/or enchantment" is a safe bet.

Independent of whether it works as intended by accident, you shouldn't leave a text that leaves the user scratching their head stand.

Ambiguity needs to be resolved not only from a rules perspective.

On Neutralize:

I like that the illustration suggests the flavor text "3rd Party Hosting has been temporarily disabled."

It really fits.

This is the kind of spell that will really be problematic outside of the (Limited) environment it is intended for.

I imagine it could be fine in this set, but it's a strict upgrade to Revolutionary Rebuff.

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