Hi, I'm . The winner of the February/March contest. I've been told I get to decide the theme of the next contest, so... Now that April is under way, here we go!
This month's theme is... PLANESWALKERS!!
Turn your favorite Anime, Comic Book, Video Game, or Action Movie character into a Planeswalker, with abilities that reflect the character's portrayed super powers/special abilities. Be as accurate as possible, but also be creative. If you want, you can use my winning entry from last month as a prime example of what I'm looking for.
Planeswalkers may have either three or four abilities. Base loyalty and ability costs will be entirely up to you. I'll be judging cards based on the following criteria:
1) Playability and Power Balance. Try very hard not to overpower your planeswalker. The idea is if this card were to actually be released by Wizards, that it would not "break" the Standard, Modern, or Legacy formats. In other words, don't try to make the next Jace, the Mind Sculptor!
2) Proper Color-wheel Alignment. The mana cost should be reflective of the particular character's role as a hero/villain, with multicolor variances for characters of more ambiguous alignment. White will stand for "Good", Black for "Evil." But you can also be creative with your casting cost/color alignment. For example: If I made a "Captain America" card, it would be cute to make his casting cost Red/White/Blue(Jeskai alignment) don't you think? Maybe "The Terminator" would be colorless (like Karn). Oh, and no making up your own colors. Let's stick to the established color wheel.
3) Artwork. I give points for really, really cool artworks utilized in the cards. Photographs or stills of the characters are also acceptable.
4) Spelling, Grammar, and Proper Wording. I want to feel like the submitted entry is an actual card! So be sure your abc's are in order, and your text reads just like a modern magic card's rules text would be read. For assistance, simply refer to a planeswalker card in your possession. Wizards uses a very specific style for rules text that has changed much over the years, so try to be as up to date as possible.
5) Bonus points for Set Symbol. Set symbols are not required, especially if you really, really can't think of one that's simple and fits the character. BUT... If it can be used as a tie-breaker between two potentially winning entries, I reserve the right to do so.
If you want to submit an card entry, simply write that this is for the April "Card Sculptor" contest in either your card's deviation title or in your artist's commentary section (or both if you want to be extra, extra sure).
Deadline is April 30th! Good luck!