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Entry Phase and Early Voting (Starts Now! Ends 21:00 UTC 30/5/2019) It is during this Phase that you may submit entries to the Submission Topic. You may also, of course, feel free to give early up-votes to any submissions that you like! Note that this is only 24 hours! Voting Phase (Starts 21:00 UTC 30/5/2019, Ends 22:00 UTC 30/5/2019) 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! Note that this phase only lasts for 1 Hour. Final Phase (Starts 22:00 UTC 30/5/2019 Ends 21:00 UTC 31/5/2019) 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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Hello everybody! This topic is for discussion of our "Out of Cards" mini-competition. To make sure that everything runs smoothly, we need to reserve the Submission Topic for submissions only. Everything else goes here. What is everything else, you might ask?
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So, without further ado, have fun and get creating!
Inb4, guys, this comp states that we must create "a card that one would prefer to draw last from their deck". This doesn't mean that it will be automatically the last one (except in ffinderous's case). Some of the submitted entries are super OP and people WANT to draw them as soon as possible. Antonidas doesn't say anything about WHEN he could be played. He just doesn't want you to run any spells in your deck, so to say. So if you draw him by turn 5, you automatically win (turn 4 coin + Antonidas into concede lel). Fuk, nvm. I read that wrong. The card description is really confusing.
Imho the goal for this mini comp is to create a card, that:
- gives you max value, when drawn last;
- feels useless before that;
- gives you a reward while in the deck, but punishes you when you draw it (Thezzy made it, but his card needs a buff imho).
1) So we have a spy, that gives you valuable information about the opponent's next draws. You also thin out your deck a bit, but if your opponent draws Dagwig relatively fast, they get an overstatted body. Is the drawback good enough? Should I increase his stats even more?
2) I purposely gave my card a high cost, in order to make it feel slow in wild Tempo mages.
Another idea, but this one is pretty basic:
- Void bla bla bla "If your deck is empty, draw a card. Your opponent takes the damage for you"
I feel obligated to return for the grand finale, so here goes: The prompt's got a little leeway, but I think this might be pushing it too far. It's a flexible card you could play to discourage Warlocks and weapon users or in some weird masochistic mill deck, but for the purpose of this contest, you'd play it, then follow up with a bunch of draw effects to take fatigue damage, which in turn makes your opponent take even more fatigue damage until they die (and they'd better die, because otherwise the effect's gonna boomerang on you).