YMTC Idol has come to be one of the longest running contests on these forums, and I'm happy to help usher it into its 10th year of challenging creative minds to etch their names into YMTC history.
The previous year saw thirty contestants enter the fray; in the end, Mown was left victorious. Thirty-nine hopefuls came to this year's call, but only twenty-four made it through the auditions, with four falling in the round thereafter. The second round claimed four more victims, followed by another three. Three more lost their way, leaving ten remaining. Should you wish to reach glory, you must face the challenges set forth by my magnanimous panel. Your judges this year are...
[color=brown]Mown[/color], the winner of YMTC Idol 9!...
Kavu_Overlord, the winner of YMTC Idol 8!...
And your host, Rush_Clasic, the winner of... um... erm... your hearts and affections!
[color=purple]Round 5 Criteria[/color]:
Magic has explored plenty of settings, many of them bizarre, but all of them rather neutral. Mirrodin adventured away from the standard by showing us an entirely metallic world, and Ravnica's steampunk nature was a bit different, but in general, sets take place on planes that keep to some general principles that allow for each of the colors to be easily represented withint such settings. The great things abuot Magic, though, is its willingness to push the envelope.
Choose one of the five settings below to make into a set (in theory, at least). Your job is to design five cards, one of each color, to represent that set. Your cards should emphasize how each of the colors has dealt with the abnormal environment. Show a variety of card types and rarities to add emphasis (there isnt a set number you need to follow, just a request for more variety than 5 common creatures). If you require a blurb for your set, please keep it brief (100 words max, though that's not a strict guideline).
Settings: 1. Underwater plane; 2. Floating plane; 3. Barren plane; 4. Underground plane; 5. Dream plane
You have seven days to submit your card (added some days due to the amount of cards; if you need an extension, ask and I might consider it). Two contestants will be eliminated this round.