My Universe, My Rules

My Universe, My Rules by Vitenka

354 cards in Multiverse

52 with no rarity, 148 commons, 34 uncommons,
84 rares, 30 mythics, 6 basics

18 colourless, 27 white, 94 blue, 37 black, 44 red, 35 green,
39 multicolour, 21 hybrid, 1 split, 24 artifact, 14 land

1162 comments total

Making the rules of magic bend in all new and interesting ways. Very very temporary stuff here. I think it's gone all 'un' on me.

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On Shifting Balance (reply): On Borosia (reply):

Interesting side effect for a dual? Sufficient drawback?

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Enchantment – Aura
Enchanted creature has first strike.
If enchanted creature takes damage, exile it.
last 2021-10-06 03:39:12 by jmgariepy
Creature – Fungus
At the start of your upkeep, exile a card from your graveyard or discard a card.
If you do, put a copy of Ophiocordyceps into play.
1 comment
2021-10-02 09:37:59 by Vitenka
Until end of turn target player has protection from mana.
last 2021-05-06 14:28:16 by dude1818
Creature – Demon
Whenever a creature is exiled, gain 1 life.
last 2021-05-06 09:31:23 by SecretInfiltrator
Unless you are devoted to snow, Dwarven coffins enters the battlefield tapped.
{t}: Add {s}{w} to your mana pool.
last 2021-03-24 11:08:32 by Alex

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On Liquid Flame:

Was going to say this name was taken, but then I looked it up and it's Liquid Fire. Hm.

Setting that aside, I'm pretty sure you can get more value out of your Reflexes with downside. I know it's supposed to be a way to exile opponents creatures, but that's still a corner case, two step process. The obvious choice is to just give the creature +1/+0. Though, given the flavor you're going for, maybe it would be more fun if instead of first strike, the card said "Creatures blocking or blocked by enchanted creature have first strike." Still a bad card, but harder to evaluate. ;)

On Liquid Flame:

Magictober 2nd: Potion

Magic potions are a staple of computer-game fantasy; but if we'r to go uncontrolled I think I want to go elsewhere for inspiration. Mythology doesn't actually have many - elixir of life, sleeping drink (which is probably just mead, let's be honest) and the occasional love potion (ditto). Other stuff that maybe counts would be medea's cauldron? Thor's goat-ressurrecting cauldron... there's a few of those, but it's not really a bottled drink.

Which makes me now wonder where the modern idea of a potion came from, actually. Probably snake-oil salesmen, to be honest.

So let's go there - mtg snakes are all about deathtouch and first strike. (Distinct lack of constrictors.) And there's an obvious way to combine that in a 'power but...' kind of way. You get one, your opponents get the other.

I kind of want to use "Other creatures deal damage to ~ in the form of deathtouch." to make the tie-in even clearer.

And now we have a problem - because "Enchanted creature has first strike" is firmly {r/w}. Yet snakes are pretty much {b/g}.

There is ONE solitary red snake. Fire Snake. So now we're applying a potion of liquid fire. ... I am surprisingly OK with this. Was "Ophidian Tincture".

On Ophiocordyceps:

Huh. Thallid Pit Fighter suggests a challenge to have a go at.

So "Fungus", and I'll try to give this sets initial theme a go. Which was something like "Power you can't quite constrain right".

A fungus the is slightly out of control? That feels like a very reasonable thing.

So an obvious thing is exponential growth, costing you some resource. Life is obvious, but I think I'd rather play to theme a bit more and have it eat stuff. I tried non-fungus creatures but that's just too easy to avoid any downside. But your graveyard gives you a nice bit of a buffer to get it going.

And if we're eating that - then eating your hand too seems like a way to make this into a kind-of-epic. And also gives some nice ways around it if you decide to stop - madness, things you can cast from graveyard, etc.

Still, dropping this as soon as you can is a somewhat bold move.

On Mana Shield:

­R&D's Secret Lair says ignore all card-level errata. It doesn't revert the game rules

­Yurlok explicitly brings back mana burn, but yeah, loss of life not damage

On Mana Shield:

Uh... R&D secret lab I think? The un card that says cards work the way they worked when they were printed. You can use that to bring back a card that cares about mana burn to bring the mana burn rule back into play :)

And.. yeah, I didn't know it was life loss not damage. So I guess that wouldn't work. And it wasn't even a rule in the unlimited rule book, so I can't check :)

On Mana Shield:

What's that specific card? It used to be mana burn causes life loss rather than damage, so protection still would not be of use.

On Guardian of Avernum:

If it's a black defense against a white mechanic - or at least a reparation -, it should come with a black pay-off.

On Guardian of Avernum:

Black as a defence against white's exile-happyness?

Or white because, well, it combos well with exiling stuff? :)

On Dwarven coffins:

Amusingly, in the intervening years they printed Icehide Golem and Arcum's Astrolabe, so if you try really hard it would be possible to get your devotion to snow up to 4 or 5.

...Hang on, this doesn't actually specify what level of devotion is needed. Compare Heliod, Sun-Crowned which asks if "your devotion to white is less than five". So I guess a single Arcum's Astrolabe would mean that you're devoted enough to Snow for this? Maybe that round thing in the middle is an apple.

On Target Creature:

Yes, and some people (in the design of other card games) suggested having card texts refer to themself in the first person; that would be another alternative, but Magic: the Gathering was not designed like that.

In any case, pay attention to capitalization. Subtypes are always capitalized; that is why I used a subtype in the name, rather than a type.

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