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Mashup of Boots of Swiftness and Engineered Plague.
Hm. How can you have an engineered plague that happens really quickly? Let's try it like this.
I'm not sure of the templating, any suggestions?
I'm not sure how strong it is. I chose "one other" rather than "every other" to try to keep the cost down, but I'm not sure what the cost should be. Alternatively, should you have to pay for the copy?
It's deliberate that you can either kill two opposing creatures or pump two of your own. But should it be one or the other? Killing opposing creatures is much stronger and fits the plague flavour. But pumping your own is more awesome.
I think "creature or player" would be fine given that you're giving up your 2-power flier for it. As it is I can't see many circumstances where this thing's ability would be worth doing.
Interestingly, it's ended up quite similar to Faerie Macabre.
Mashup of Pendrell Drake and Mountain.
What does red get when it discards from hand? Maybe simian spirit guide But we already have that. OK, ping for 1 (but not a spell).
I considered making this a big dragon, but it didn't feel right, and it was too convenient to be able to cycle the big dragon you might not be able to cast.
I considered "creature or player", but decided that was too strong, given that the weaker version was potentially very useful already.
Love it. Wait, he straightened my TV? Stop it!
Indeed, Barbed Lightning is what Lightning Bolt would look like if it were modal.
Replace 'head' with 'body part of that player's choice', and I think we have a deal. That card would be printable in Unhinged alone. "Hold it, why does Danny still have an army of Working Stiffs in play? He's bending his arms right now..." "Oh, he cast Chaocerlace last turn, and declared that the television set was his elbows."
Yeah, it's silly. It's not intended to be effective (any more); just silly.
what? no bolt is not modal
700.2. A spell or ability is modal if it has two or more options preceded by "Choose one -- ," "Choose two -- ," "Choose one or both -- ," "Choose one or more -- ," or "[a specified player] chooses one -- ." Each of those options is a mode.
Modal Bolt R
Choose one--~ deals 3 damage to target creature; or ~ deals 3 damage to target player.
a modal bolt like this only lets you choose the same object type when Deflected. i.e. if creature mode was chosen, then deflect must choose another creature; or if player mode was chosen, then deflect must choose another player. OTOH, deflecting a lightning bolt does not have the same restriction. so you can choose creature or player regardless of original target.
Modes are chosen as the spell is cast, so jmg's example, while quite funny, unfortunately doesn't work. I don't see where this ever is useful. BTW, did you know spells like Lightning Bolt are modal? The modes are "target creature" and "target player."
Trying to come up with reasons for doing this--I'd love to see the rare occasion when a person can't remember all the modes that are on their card, but can't read the card, because it is on their head.
"Now, with my Incendiary Command, I deal two damage to all creatures and... um... can I destroy any land? That doesn't seem right. Cripes. Man, you got less cards than me... I really don't want to Wheel of Fortune right now..."
...Bwahahaha. Okay, not the fix I was expecting, but I love it. It doesn't work very well (it has to resolve from the head-stack), but it's giggleworthy anyway.
make it a silly-tax
Hmm. Good point, and I missed out the silly element too. Let's put that back.
Er. White gets Disenchant, but it doesn't get Muddle the Mixture. (It does get Judge's Familiar and Mana Tithe, but that's because it gets taxing like Ghostly Prison.)
You could only cast lots of these by sacrificing a series of Fugitive Wizards, and that wouldn't accomplish very much.
creature type should be 'construct' allegedly.
On second thoughts - it's white blue, and I can channel another classic artifact 'engine' creature, by making it 1/3. Let's do that.
video game reference flavourtext, to make it very clear that "UEOT" is indeed missing.
Welll... as long as you never need to tap them for some reason. That kinda of tricksyness is exactly what the card is for, yes.
It probably should. Had either source card been a creature it would have inherited. Let's try 2/2.
Oh right - sorry. If it was a real magic card; I could find it. It's on this site; somewhere. Search here is.. not as good as gatherer.
I was guessing what your "white 2/2 creature with an ETB trigger of "Cast an aura onto it for free", a Wizard of some kind, maybe" might be. Academy Researchers is the other possibility.
Does it have any P/T to start with?