YMtC Rarity Game

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Something YMtC doesn't have a lot of practise with is making cards of different rarities.  This game thread is designed to address that.  Each card should be pitched at the appropriate rarity, bearing in mind the effects rarity has on limited and the complexity allowable at each rarity.

The rarities are as follows:

  • Common

  • Uncommon

  • Rare

  • Mythic rare

We will do the rarity cycle for each colour in turn in the same way that other game threads do, with one exception — separating out hybrid from traditional multicoloured spells:

  • White ()

  • Blue ()

  • Black ()

  • Red ()

  • Green ()

  • Traditional multicoloured (eg )

  • Hybrid multicoloured (eg ())

  • Artifacts and colourless

  • Lands

Fire-Eyed Zealot
Creature — Human Cleric (C)
When Fire-Eyed Zealot dies, destroy target non-white enchantment.

Knight of Faith's Banner
Creature – Human Knight (U)
First strike
As long as you have 5 or more life than you started the game with, Knight of Faith's Banner gets +2/+2.

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I already like putting rarities on my cards, so this sounds fun!

Angel of Judgment
Creature - Angel (R)
When Angel of Judgment enters the battlefield, each opponent chooses a creature. Destroy all non-Angel creatures that weren't chosen this way.

IMAGE(http://steamsignature.com/status/default/76561197995631463.png) No longer a commander as of 7/29/13.

Ninja'd, and this aint mythic

Redundancy Inhibitor
Enchantment (R)
Players can't cast spells with the same name as a card in their graveyard.
: Exile target card in your graveyard. Any player may activate this ability.
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Moriok Rigger does absolutely nothing to boost other riggers. You are incorrect.
Moriok Rigger is not a Rigger in print. Only in Errata WHAT NOW! (yes, I did put that phrase in for that exact reason)
Congratulations, they have activated your trap card!
Until end of turn, your life total becomes infinite. (Then, it becomes its previous value.)
Brinebite Sailor —
Creature — Human Pirate (C)
When Brinebite Sailor comes into play, draw a card.
When Brinebite Sailor dies, discard a card.
Glassetch Librarian 
Creature — Human Wizard (U)
: Draw a card. You get a style counter. (You lose all style counters if you are dealt damage.)
On Illanis, the concept of knowledge as tools or weapons is foreign and foul.
Amend Away
Instant (R)
Counter target activated ability.  If you do, put its source on top of its owner's library. 
Cryptic Whisper-
Instant (M)
Draw a card, then, if this is the tenth spell named Cryptic Whisper you've cast this game, you win the game.
"Oh, what promises the dark makes."~Last known inscription of Caevess the All-Seer


120.6. Some effects replace card draws.


why are you here when NGA exists and is just better

Shrieking Ghast 
Creature — Zombie (C)
Haste, intimidate
The howling is actually the wind through its wounds; the rattling is dislodged ribs.
Wall Shade
Creature - Horror

If you don't control any creature not named Wall Shade, sacrifice Wall Shade.
Wall Shade has power and toughness equal to target creature you control.
: Change target creature.

Organ Ritual —
Sorcery (R)
Add to your mana pool for each 1 life you paid this turn.  You can't gain life this turn.
The trick: telling black mages that their futures are written on their own entrails.  The horror: seeing how many of them subsequently pull out their knives.
Liliana, Betrayed
Planeswalker – Liliana
{+1}: Put a 1/1 black Horror creature token with intimidate onto the battlefield. You lose 1 life.
{-1}: Target player loses life equal to the amount of life you've lost since the beginning of your last turn.
{-3}: Return target creature from your graveyard to the battlefield.

PORTRAIT OF A PLANESWALKER – Coming October 13th, 2013


Creature — Elemental (C)
Whenever Sparkstriker attacks, it deals 1 damage to each player.
Minotaur Gaurd      
Creature - Minotaur (U)
: Minotaur Gaurd gets First Strike and fights target tapped creature.

I assume we're not designing off the new, most likely April Fools, article?
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Choose a random nonland card among all graveyards. Cast that card without paying its mana cost.
In death, only the sensation of anger remains, without motivation or direction.
Journey to the World's Edge
Sorcery (M)
As an additional cost to cast Journey to the World's Edge, exile your hand.
Name a card type. Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal seven cards or a card of that type. If you reveal a card of the named type, put it into your hand. Exile the rest. You may repeat this process any number of times naming a new card type each time. 
Those who wonder of endlessness are but dreamers without focus.
Glistenglade Shaman-
Creature-Elf Shaman (C)
, tap an untapped creature you control: Add to your mana pool.
"Take my hand, traveler, and I will show you the wonders of the Shining Grotto."


120.6. Some effects replace card draws.


why are you here when NGA exists and is just better

Primal Focus
Enchantment - Aura (U)
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature has "At the beginning of your upkeep, tap enchanted creature. It fights target creature you don't control."
"When your goals focus on the enemy, what becomes of you with their doom?"
- Elvish proverb
Forgotten Colossus
Creature - Beast (R)
You may cast Forgotten Colossus from your graveyard, but not from anywhere else.

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A cycle with Transcend!

Sorcery (MR)

Until end of turn, you have infinite green mana in your mana pool.
"I have met Gaea, and she answers my call."
-Speaker Takenda
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Frothing Rager
Creature — Goblin Warrior
Keen Guard


Detain target creature. Draw a card.

Avoiding the Azorius hasn't ever been an easy task. 
what just happened.


120.6. Some effects replace card draws.


why are you here when NGA exists and is just better

what just happened.


I don't know. Let's start over.

Tower's Guidance
Enchantment - Aura (C)
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature assigns combat damage equal to its toughness rather than its power. 

IMAGE(http://steamsignature.com/status/default/76561197995631463.png) No longer a commander as of 7/29/13.

sounds like a plan.

Ghul-Dal Deserter-
Creature-Sand Warrior (U)
Ghul-Dal Deserter can't attack or block unless it does so alone.
They are called the Aurel'Zi. Branded with a mark of shame, they can find quarter nowhere along the Veil.


120.6. Some effects replace card draws.


why are you here when NGA exists and is just better


Creature -- Shapeshifter Ooze (R)
You may have Gyroplasm enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield, except it has Evolve. (Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, if that creature has greater power or toughness than this creature, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature.) 
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Riverwood Student ()
Creature - Human Druid (C)
When Riverwood Student enters the battlefield, draw a card.

IMAGE(http://steamsignature.com/status/default/76561197995631463.png) No longer a commander as of 7/29/13.

Burn the Wastes (U)
Destroy target land that could produce colorless mana. 
We're on hybrid.

Final Debt ()()
Enchantment (R)
If a creature you control would die, exile it instead.
At the beginning of your upkeep, you gain 1 life for each card exiled with Endless Debt. 

IMAGE(http://steamsignature.com/status/default/76561197995631463.png) No longer a commander as of 7/29/13.

Staff of Growth 
Artifact - Equipment Common
Equipped creature has ": add to your mana pool.  

Upon the day that dragons were born, so to was the first white wig worn, by men who wished to make the world theirs, and in the process sorcery tears - the very fabric of space and time, dragging the dragons right into their prime, these monstrous beasts in philosophical mansions, stood right in the way of colonial expansions. To break these beasts a hero must be found, a hero of the future who can stand the sound - of centuries past and voices unfettered, and someone who'll carve dragon graves lettered - R, I, and P the three sacred symbols, that curse the dead to a land without gimbals. A land they'll never leave, because escape cannot conceive - itself, out of the grip of this mustachio'd hero, a Roosevelt who is comparable to zero. Family crest tattooed on his chest, the baddest m****rf****r this side of the West. And to the dismay of the colonial fools, their futuristic hero had to play by the rules, and the hero chosen by the dragons themselves, they summoned with a tome pulled from dusty shelves. Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn, or so they said, as their dragon tails were waggin'. And up from the depths, as the earth shook, the Oldest of Ones opened eyes for a look - at the battle that was about to be waged, the human champion that stood enraged - on the precipice between hither and yon, to battle this most eldritch scion. And with that, the tension was broken, the combat began, and each soul had spoken - its very last words, because as soon as time had started, so to had it ended, and sentience departed.
We skipped a mythic, but that's okay.  

Mirror of Narcissus 

Artifact (R)
: Copy target spell that targets you. 
The only flaw she noticed in her reflection was that there was only one of them.
Oh, sorry about that. 

Doombringer Clock
Artifact (M)
At the beginning of your upkeep, each opponent exiles a card from his or her graveyard. Then put a charge counter on Doombringer Clock.
When Doombringer Clock has 3 or more charge counters on it, sacrifice it. If you do, exile all cards from target player's graveyard, then destroy all permanents that share a type with a card exiled this way. 

IMAGE(http://steamsignature.com/status/default/76561197995631463.png) No longer a commander as of 7/29/13.

No big!

Coastal Meadow 
Land (C)
: Add to your mana pool.
That card is so pretty. I wish it weren't just better than Plains, but still... sooooooo pretty.

Awakening Path
Land (U)
: Add to your mana pool.
: Target creature with two or more permanent types gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
"I shall guide you if only you take the step forward."
- Path inscription
Maze of Mirrors
Land (R)
Maze of Mirrors enters the battlefield tapped.
: Add to your mana pool.
: Maze of Mirrors becomes a copy of target permanent until end of turn.

IMAGE(http://steamsignature.com/status/default/76561197995631463.png) No longer a commander as of 7/29/13.

Avalon's Edge
Land (M)
: Add to your mana pool. If this mana is spent on a creature spell, that creature enters the battlefield with a fate counter on it.
If that creature with a fate counter would die, exile it with three time counters instead. That creature card gains suspend if it doesn't have it.

I'm tired of fiddling with this. 
Momentary Lapse
Instant (C)
Exile target artifact or enchantment. Return it to the battlefield at the beginning of the next end step.
No matter what drives the heart from home, it will always yearn to return someday.
That's a common?

Sage of Heroic Ages
Creature — Kor Wizard Cleric
At end of turn, if you gained this life this turn, draw a card.
That's a common?

The idea I wanted to post ended up being incredibly sloppy. So, I changed it (cause you're right). Anywho, maybe it works as a rare?

Enchantment (R)
At the beginning of your upkeep, if your life total is a multiple of 5, gain 5 life.
By divine right. By the original light.
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