[Contest] The Simic Laboratory #2

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What is the Simic laboratory? If you participated in the first contest, you'd already know. But in case you didn't, it is a celebration on strange and fascinating creature types.

Each contest, you'll be given some creature types, and you'll make a card with all of those types. Cards will be judged on flavor (how well does your card actually fit its creature types?) and mechanics.


[sblock Past Winners]#1 - Dr. D [/sblock]

Criteria: Make a Gorgon Cyclops. You have 24 hours from this post.
A little bit of courage is the real magic.
I like how very few people bother to refer to me by my full name, which is kinda similar to real life in a way.
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57817638 wrote:
58060728 wrote:
88318561 wrote:
58060728 wrote:
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!
The " Tolarian Stonegaze doesn’t untap during its controller’s next untap step." is basicly this guy having only one eye it takes a while to petrify more than one guy. Tried to keep it simple and fun to play most of all.


Tolarian Stonegaze 
Creature - Gorgon Cyclops Mutant
Vigilance
Creatures your opponent controls lose haste.
Tolarian Stonegaze attacks each turn if able.
T: Tolarian Stonegaze gains deathtouch until the end of turn. Tolarian Stonegaze doesn’t untap during its controller’s next untap step.

The Wizards of Tolaria sucessfuly fused a gorgon and a cyclops, to celebrate the creature made them statues.
4/6

Cyclopian Stonemaster 
Creature - Gorgon Cyclops
 Haste
: target creature becomes a 0/2 defender.
3/2


I don't know how these two can really mix? I mean, the elf and the angel both have specific abilities that fit each one, but these are a litle less put out. 

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Statue Tosser
Creature - Cyclops Gorgon
, Sacrifice a nontoken artifact creature: ~ deals 3 damage to target creature or player
Whenever a nonartifact creature would die, you may instead put that creature under your control. It gains defender and becomes a colorless artifact in addition to its other types. Its activated abilities can't be activated.
4/4
Ok,
1) AWESOME!  This is like, the best possible combo ever, mythology buffs unite!

and

2) This is a slight buzzkill....I feel like this combo would be a...Beholder Cry.

That's ok, we need more EYES!

Eye of Queens    
Creature - Gorgon Cyclops Eye
Whenever Eye of Queens attacks, destroy target creature an opponent controls.
6/3

Given Novablast Wurm, I think this is fair.
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I'm going to play the "a being with one eye has no depth perception, so it will think the largest creature is actually the closest one (and thus the most imminent threat)".

So I wind up with a sort of hybrid Royal Assassin / Topple .


Monodusa

Creature - Gorgon Cyclops Assassin
: Exile target other creature with the greatest power. (If two or more other creatures are tied for greatest power, target any one of them.)

1/2
Rhuk'Rhuk Everseer -- :BM::RM::GM:
Legendary Creature - Gorgon Cyclops (MR)

Whenever Rhuk'Rhuk Everseer attacks or blocks, players can't cast spells until the end of combat.
:BM::GM:, :T:: Remove target attacking or blocking creature from combat. It becomes a 0/X where X is it's toughness, gains defender, and loses all other abilities.
:BM::RM:, :T:: Destroy target creature with defender.


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58060728 wrote:
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One-eyed Gorgan    :B::R:

Creature - Gorgon Cyclops (U)


One-eyed Gorgan attacks each turn if able.
:B::R:,:T::Put a petrification counter on target creature. It gains defender and becomes a colorless artifact in addition to its other types. Its activated abilities can’t be activated. (A creature with defender can’t attack.)

4/3 


 

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Please note that none of this art is created by me. It is taken from the internet just to add an image to the cards.
The art is still owned by the artist.If you are the artist of the art, please contact me if you would like it removed.

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What is a gorgan?

Submission:

Mlaskya, the Gorglops
Legendary Creature - Gorgon Cyclops
, : Put a charge counter on ~.
Remove a charge counter from ~, : Put a petrification counter on target creature. It loses its power, toughness and all of its abilities and becomes a colorless artifact (it's no longer a creature).
"What she lacks in versatility and speed, she makes up for with sheer firepower."
4/4

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192884403 wrote:
surely one can't say complex conditional passive language is bad grammar ?
Gorgons have strong functional identies in magic (they kill creatures by exiling, turning to stone, deathtouching), while cyclops is all over the map, living in red, green and black.  It seems they stuck on Cyclops to the creatures that have it based on the art more than anything else.  In lore, the cyclopi were responsible for providing the gods with magical items to help defeat the Titans.

Ol' One Eye
Legendary Creature - Gorgon Cyclops
Deathtouch, vigilance
When Ol' One Eye enters the battlefield, attach all equipment on the battlefield to it.
: Attach target equipment to target creature.
5/5

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magicpablo666 wrote:
These cards are Ball Tightening.
I_forget_who_dammit wrote:
Perfect originality is overrated and often ugly. The best and most beautiful cards I've ever seen were clearly inspired by something else. Cards are not entirely unlike living organisms in this regard. All the good ones are a result of long evolution; the 'original' ones are either monocellular or mutant aberrations.
ColonialDragons wrote:
The weird part is reaching over the table, grabbing a card from their hand, and just staring slowly back at them, awkwardly, as you slide their voice of resurgence slowly into your pants.
magicpablo666 wrote:
Graveborn are strictly better than Zombies. I mean, look at that wicked beard. You try growing that when your dead. And I know aging fellows who are suffering from Male Pattern Baldness, who would kill for a Mop like Ribsy's over there.
magicpablo666 wrote:
Hey Dudibus, I can't take you seriously until you take your shirt off!
cats_and_me wrote:
I'm just stating what I think is their opinion! :/
Experiment Syaringan
Creature - Gorgon Cyclops
Protection from creatures whose controller controls no other creatures
"Only fight Syaringan if you are companied; if you are alone, always run." -Common Ninja Wisdom
5/3


going by Masked Gorgon's protection.

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Yeah, I considered making a cyclops with gorgon powers in stead of a gorgon with one eye, but it didn't feel very resonant. So why do we care the gorgon has one eye? I have two trains of thought here. The first has already been touched on here, and is more fully developed for me currently, so I will present it for now. That idea is of course that a gorgon with one eye can only look at one thing at a time. There are two problems with this idea. Flavorfully, you have to ask yourself if you've ever seen a Gorgon with a lazy eye that can look at two things at once. Mechanically, it is difficult for creatures to have such singular focus. "As long as ~ is tapped" has some history with magic, but I decided to go back to the beginning and to the bleeding edge of Magic tech all at the same time.

Lim-Dra's Gaze
Tribal Enchantment - Gorgon Cyclops (R)
Enchant Creature
Enchanted creature can't attack or block.
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a -1/-1 counter on enchanted creature.
Whenever a creature your opponent control's attacks, you may attach Lim-Dra's Gaze to that creature. 

Ince her gaze is upon you, you are dead. Sure, its slow, one eye isn't as powerful as two, but you aren't going anywhere. On the other hand, sudden movements could draw her gaze to someone else, and maybe you could break free...
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57817638 wrote:
58060728 wrote:
88318561 wrote:
58060728 wrote:
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!
Yeah, I considered making a cyclops with gorgon powers in stead of a gorgon with one eye, but it didn't feel very resonant. So why do we care the gorgon has one eye? I have two trains of thought here. The first has already been touched on here, and is more fully developed for me currently, so I will present it for now. That idea is of course that a gorgon with one eye can only look at one thing at a time. There are two problems with this idea. Flavorfully, you have to ask yourself if you've ever seen a Gorgon with a lazy eye that can look at two things at once. Mechanically, it is difficult for creatures to have such singular focus. "As long as ~ is tapped" has some history with magic, but I decided to go back to the beginning and to the bleeding edge of Magic tech all at the same time.

Lim-Dra's Gaze
Tribal Enchantment - Gorgon Cyclops (R)
Enchant Creature
Enchanted creature can't attack or block.
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a -1/-1 counter on enchanted creature.
Whenever a creature your opponent control's attacks, you may attach Lim-Dra's Gaze to that creature. 

Ince her gaze is upon you, you are dead. Sure, its slow, one eye isn't as powerful as two, but you aren't going anywhere. On the other hand, sudden movements could draw her gaze to someone else, and maybe you could break free...



If something is declared as an attacker and then your card is attached, are they no longer attacking?

Love the card. 

Quotes: 

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magicpablo666 wrote:
These cards are Ball Tightening.
I_forget_who_dammit wrote:
Perfect originality is overrated and often ugly. The best and most beautiful cards I've ever seen were clearly inspired by something else. Cards are not entirely unlike living organisms in this regard. All the good ones are a result of long evolution; the 'original' ones are either monocellular or mutant aberrations.
ColonialDragons wrote:
The weird part is reaching over the table, grabbing a card from their hand, and just staring slowly back at them, awkwardly, as you slide their voice of resurgence slowly into your pants.
magicpablo666 wrote:
Graveborn are strictly better than Zombies. I mean, look at that wicked beard. You try growing that when your dead. And I know aging fellows who are suffering from Male Pattern Baldness, who would kill for a Mop like Ribsy's over there.
magicpablo666 wrote:
Hey Dudibus, I can't take you seriously until you take your shirt off!
cats_and_me wrote:
I'm just stating what I think is their opinion! :/
Mahex from the Pit

Legendary Creature - Gorgon Cyclops

Provoke
: Destroy target creature blocking ~.

"You think you know of terror? Of rage? Of fear? I was born in the dark. I have known darkness all my life and it knows of me. What do you see around you? You see light. Look into my eye and you will see why darkness is afraid of me..."

4/4
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If something is declared as an attacker and then your card is attached, are they no longer attacking?

Love the card. 


Thanks!

They are still attacking though. It takes a little time for her gaze to warm up (I mean, you have to wait all the way until your upkeep for even a slight knee tremble!).
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57817638 wrote:
58060728 wrote:
88318561 wrote:
58060728 wrote:
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!
Nurduk, Iris of the Void
Legendary Creature - Gorgon Cyclops
Deathtouch, trample
To cover your eyes from his stare is to hold your breath in the ocean.
5/5

Yxoque wrote:
This forum can't even ****ing self-destruct properly.

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57817638 wrote:
58060728 wrote:
88318561 wrote:
58060728 wrote:
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!
Pretend I remembered to grade this.

I'll do dis stuff either sometime this afternoon or tomorrow morning.
A little bit of courage is the real magic.
Mire Pit-Fighter -
Creature - Gorgon Cyclops
Deathtouch
~ can't be blocked except by three or more creatures.
5/2 
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