This week's Card Design Competition Theme comes from SWGolgoth, whose Observatory Tower was the winner of our "Building Bases" competition.
Your card must interact with the most recent instance of any game element or mechanic, for example the most recent spell you played, the most recent card you drew, or the minion that attacked most recently. Think of it as the reverse of mechanics like Cho'gall, Loatheb, or Fencing Coach; rather than, like these cards, comboing with or affecting the next instance of some event, your card should combo with or have an effect based on the last instance.
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These are the rules that remain consistent from competition to competition.
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Preview Phase (Starts Now! Ends 19:00 UTC 4/August/2016) During this Phase, the Discussion Topic is made available, previewing this week's competition theme. Entry and Early Voting Phase (Starts 19:00 UTC 4/August/2016, Ends 17:00 UTC 8/August/2016) During this Phase, the Submission Topic is made available for your submissions. You may also, of course, feel free to give early up-votes to any submissions that you like! Voting Phase (Starts 17:00 UTC 8/August/2016, Ends 17:00 UTC 9/August/2016) During this Phase, the Submission Topic will be locked, so no more entries may be submitted. Instead, use this time to browse the submissions and up-vote your favorites! Final Phase (Starts 18:00 UTC 9/August/2016, Ends 18:00 UTC 10/August/2016) During this Phase, the Discussion Topic will also be locked, and a new Poll Topic will go up. Discussion will be allowed to continue in the Poll Topic, and it will also include all the qualifying finalists and poll to decide the winner of the competition!
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(ab) / (c) = x
Where, a = The total number of submissions on the same page as the submission. b = The total number of up-votes that the submission received. c = The total number of up-votes on the same page as the submission. x = The submission's final score.
The formula basically measures which cards stood out the most, with the necessary assumption that each page is about equal in overall submission quality. It will be the entries that receive the highest final scores that move on to the Final Phase.
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Sorry for using a keyword that isn't an official keyword but it's just way more elegant than any other alternative. I tried to balance the card by comparing it to Mindgames. This one has more prerequisites so I decided to make it 3-mana. Jousts that end in draw aren't taken into account.
Initially I had it worded to give you the unchosen options from any Discover, but the feedback I got in the discussion pointed out that it'd be OP if you could always pay (3) to get all of the options of your last Discover, plus a body. I've changed it to only trigger off your opponent's last Discover. If your opponent runs no Discover cards this is a subpar 3-Drop. Even if they do, it's now usually a gamble for what you'll get.
Edit: for clarity, once its in play the hp wouldnt change/heal from transformations. It does gain the stealth or divine shield tho. Also it doesnt change into the same form twice in a row. Example, two spells wouldnt give it divine shield twice it would just stay as that transformation.
She and her husband Millhouse Manastorm have a great combo. Opponent thinks he is the king, who can cast bunch of spells for free, but he probably will waste them for face damage or something, when he could've save them for board control. It's still a great value for opponent, but when he hears a choir of I AM READY, he will regret everything.
Shifter Zerus might not see the play he wanted, but this is his revenge. At the start of your turn, this card will transform in the last spell that was cast. That's either your opponent's last spell, or your own last spell if your opponent cast none. At the least it'll be a The Coin. At best, it might save your life. I imagine this card glowls blue-ish as well (the mana cost adjusts, obviously). It's Priest because a) there are no neutral spells (yet) and b) because it fits the flavor. :)
Flavour Text: "This card is always a copy of the last card played this game. It costs (1) more."
Basically, the card transforms into the last card (minion or spell with the same mana cost +1) that was played during the game. Because it is a "copy" of the last card played, it retains the buffed stats of any minion played. (i.e. C'Thun, Bolvar Fordragon, any card buffed by Forlorn Stalker) I added the line "It costs (1) more" because having 4 copies of a card in your deck would be OP, so you will have to pay 1 extra mana for every other "copy" you would want to play. Because the card says "the last card played this game", you can essentially mimic the card that your opponent plays at the end of their turn.
Entrance Sound - "Your host invites you back to party down with me!"
In every party, you will always have the eloquent Outgoing Host. He'll make sure to keep you entertained - it's never a silent moment with him around, even if you might be silence-d.
Card text copies, well, the card text. Deathrattles, Taunt, Charge, ongoing effects, and what not. Battlecries from silenced minions will not go off since this card's battlecry just copies the text - as it has executed the battlecry, it will not execute the copied text's battlecry. Advanced HS Rulebook, go look it up. :P
NEW META EDIT - Can't believe I'm saying this, but Purify might work pretty well with this card for late game combos with Priest. If your Ragnaros is dying, you can use Purify, top-deck this and gain a mini-Ragnaros. :O
Just a clarification: Its effect triggers AFTER the attacker has finished attacking, not during the attack. Take note also that its effect also takes enemy minion into account, so both you AND your opponent can play around or take advantage of its effect.
This effect could also be worded, "After a minion attacks, this minion's Attack becomes equal to its Attack." But that would imply that Mimic Octopus will start at 0 Attack when played and another minion will have to attack - that's not exactly ideal.