So the question is: Where did he visit? What on Earth would attracts Jace's attention?
Contest will end in 2 days (3 if I was not available Friday or so).
[Spoiler Something about me:]
I'm a first time judge on this forum.
I'm big on mechanics.
I hate complicated things.
I like references or callouts to old magic cards but I try not to incorporate that into grading.
I read a lot of Maro's article. And I like to follow changes to color-pie like clothing trend LOL.
[Spoiler Judging (not final yet):]
I like to keep it simple. Sometimes, ranking from 1 to 10 just doesn't mean much.
0 - Failed
1 - Not original/interesting enough
2 - Something's missing/not right but overall good
3 - Perfect (minor flaws that does not affect the design are acceptable as we're only human)
Playability - I'm ok with weak cards as long as they are flavorful as they will always be part of magic (One with Nothing anyone?). OP cards will get a minus. I am not looking for obvious format staples like BSA or Jace here.
Mechanics - As I said i'm big on this. Mix and match sometimes works wonder and other time just feels mixed and matched. I am still not sure where the fine line lays on that. Brand new mechanic/effect is always a plus BUT a new keyword that doesn't do something new is definitely a minus.
Correctness - Please utilize gatherer.wizards.com to find your official wording. If you don't take your design seriously, I won't.
Flavor - No, I don't need you to write an essay in your flavor text. Just make sure the rule text matches the card name is a good starting guideline.
Fun - last but not least. This wraps up everything else. How well the card is perceived. Is it too difficult to read? Does your passion of the design shine through? The fun you had making the cards should feel explicit when reading your design
This is called the Storyteller contest because criteria will attempt to come with a background story. Please try to stay true to what's going on in magic and their many different Planes.
But Don't Worry!
I'm not that knowledgable in Magic story either. I try to keep track as much as I could for things that I'm interested in. Like I would know the scores for World Cup but not the Star players in each team.
There may or may not be a second round depending if I can think of something else and/or how well the contest is received. Thanks for reading this far.