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Long time, no see, guys!

I sincerely apologize, people.  Life got in the way and I started to have a hard time posting up cards and new blogs.
The Sigma project is still ongoing and I feel bad about not keeping up to date on the group.
No; I am not leaving the group but I will be trying to stay up-to-date a bit more often.  I have been finetuning my own personal sets and abilities along with moving into a new apartment.

At the same time, I would like to start the blog off with a new thing today; the Effect Challenge.  Eruner, UndeadShark, if you guys do not like this idea, don't shoot me; I will remove it.  I wanted to see what everybody else thinks.
The Effect Challenges are a different kind of contest; this is a chance to show everyone's creation skills.
Effect Challenges are essentially a chance to prove your skills as a card and set creator.  Each month (or less) the winner of the previous contest will choose a new word(s) and the contestants will have to post a new custom card creation using that word as a new keyword mechanic. At the end of the month, the person who selected the word(s) chooses their favorite card, and the game continues!
Essentially, this is the "Invent the Keyword" contest that is in the MSE Contests and Games Forum.  Unlike the ITK contest, I am extending it to a whole month; yes, a whole month!  Now, you can submit your cards in visual format as opposed to text format in a forum.
Here are the rules:
1 - Each month, the challenger (whoever won the previous challenge) chooses a word or phrase (up to three words) that can be used as a MtG keyword.
2 - The word or phrase must make sense in a game setting.
3 - Contestants post cards (one at a time or in a collective image) using that keyword in their text, and explaining the use of that keyword in their description.
4 - Each contestant must have an original concept for the keyword's ability and should avoid copying other contestants.
5 - After one month has past from the previous judging, the winner of the previous challenge may judge and chose a winner.
6 - The winner of that challenge now may post a new keyword with a card, and judge the entries after the appropriate time.
7 - If one week and one day has passed with no judgement from the challenger who posted the keyword, MTGEmperor may make a judgement and post a new keyword.

If you like this idea, please leave a comment.  This will help each other in making new abilities and learn how others think when making a set/card.
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The 300
Epic Saxphone
Epic Fail
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mathepan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi every one! It's about more than a year that I follow this group and do some submissions here. So after all this time of fun with you and your fantastic cards I feel free to invite anyone to join my new group. :D

I'm planning gather the best cards of various differents tcgs, including MtG. So with you want to participate please join. Just remember I'm not make a group that will compete with :mtg-customcards, I'm doing a different proposal.

To everyone who wants, welcome to pro-tcg :iconpro-tcg:

Thanks for the attention. :D
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blau79 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
I would also like to know how to move things to the contest folder.
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alternatepony Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why?
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blau79 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
So that i know my entry was counted for the contest.
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EnderssGame Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
2 questions
1 how do you move your entry to a contest into the folder
2 how do you become a contributor
thx
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alternatepony Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey sorry to bother everyone but where can I download the template for the new creature enchantments. Thanks.
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EnderssGame Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
this should work
but i don't know if it will work for you mine didn't install right
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alternatepony Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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nablon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Well guys, after months and months of inactivity on this group, and even my own profile, I finally stepped down as Founder of this group, and made MTGEmperor my successor. 
I wish you guys all the best of luck in future contests, hope this group continues to grow, so when I ever get back on this page, I see a memberlist of epic proportions :P
Thank you all, for making this group into what it has become. I could never have dreamed it would ever get this far.. 
Somewhere, it still pains me to have made this decision. But all things end, and I've stretched this action way too far.

So with this.. I say you all.. adieu...
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