Welcome to Card of the Week! This is an on-running contest where great cards are given the celebration they deserve, the praise for what perhaps went unnoticed.
Last week, Mown showed us a concept that, no matter how hard I try, I just can't discard from the happy spots in my head:
You can't discard cards.
Anyone may nominate a card from any thread in YMTC as long as it was posted between 12:00 AM of the starting date and 11:59 PM of the ending date of that week's thread, Pacific Standard Time.
All nominations require the following:
1. The full card posted into this thread.
2. A link to the post/thread where the card originated.
3. The name of the card's creator.
You may nominate up to two cards a week.
You can't nominate your own designs.
All designs nominated will be put into a poll in the next week's thread.
You may vote for any number of entries.
You may vote for yourself.
All cards carrying the most votes when the poll closes are elected as the winner for that week.
Creature - Bear (C)
If Hibernating Bear would untap, instead you may gain 1 life.
"The wild things slumber/
Dreaming of the sun's splendor/
Waking when she's ready."
—"Of the Many Things Unknown", verses 25 - 27
Blalbarus, Founder of Shexlo
Legendary Creature - Crab Scholar
You maximum hand size is equal to Blalbarus's power.
Lands you control lose all abilities and gain ": Draw a card." and ": Blalbarus, Founder of Shexlo gets +1/+0 until your next upkeep."
"Before Blalbarus we feared the hot sand upon the shore. Now, it is our servant. Now, it is our teacher. Now, it fears us."
- Ohp VI, Tender of Tomes
Creature - Beaver
:T:, put a depletion counter on a Forest you control that has no depletion counters: Put an 0/3 green Wall creature token with defender named Wall of Wood onto the battlefield.
"I assure you, captain, I *did* clear the pile. This must be a new one!"
Draw 3 cards, then search target opponent's library for a card. That player puts it into their hand, then shuffles their library.
"The secret to the information business is to never tell a lie, only irrelevant truths."
Stanislav, Dimir agent
Creature-Vedalken Mutant (M)
When Cytospawn Metamind enters the battlefield, draw X cards.
Cytospawn Metamind has power and toughness equal to the number of cards in your hand.
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a 1/1 green Hydra creature token with "At the beginning of your upkeep, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature" onto the battlefield.
Each player puts a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of target permanent.
"We have learned much from our enemies." -Zegana
You may cast Stomp without paying its mana cost if you control a creature with power 5 or greater
Destroy target artifact.
Creature - Human Wizard (R)
, : Choose target creature, then put the top card of target player's library into his or her graveyard. If that card was a land, untap Blundering Alchemist. Otherwise, the chosen creature becomes X/X until end of turn, where X is that card's converted mana cost.
"This should make you feel better, provided you have a loose definition of 'better.'"
Nominations for this round and votes for the last one due Monday, August 19th. Remember that jab I made about summer flings last round? Oh the irony.
Previous threads and winners