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Douchebag jar

I am not a big fan of Fox’s New Girl (every time I give it a new chance, it disappoints me again by not being funny). But it inspired this card. The douchebar jar functions exactly like you would expect (that is, like a swear jar  for douches).

In Magic terms, I chose to represent being a douchebag as killing your things, burning your face or making you discard – so, mostly anything that targets you or your things. I thought simply “playing a spell” was too harsh.

Easiest way to compensate? Giving you mana! Also considered – getting back at your opponent making him discard, exiling his creatures… But punishing bad behaviour feels quite white, so I thought it would be better to take a Gandhi approach and not retaliating in the same terms, but in a more soft subtle indirect way.

The green is to make the mana feel more at home. Yes, I know that this is more multicolor than hybrid, but I wanted the cost at one (hybrid – classic trick to keep costs down). This artifact is only useful played as soon as you can.

Finally, I made it legendary to avoid abuse by having a lot of them in the field, and rare because it’s legendary – c’mon, what is this, Kamigawa?

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Link, Hero of Time

Costing Link in anything but green would feel just wrong. That’s why he is not in blue, despite destroying plants and surrounding himself in ancient mystical trinkets.

If we go by flavor, you could even argue for white/red, seeing as how he’s a crusader of peace fueled by the Triforce of courage.

Templating would mean the owner getting seven more turns instead of the opponent skipping, but as I find again and again, sometimes I need to make flavor trump wording or the effect is lost.

Mana cost and loyalty values were handwaved – the first ability is unplayable anyway. This was one of those cases where I wasn’t aiming for something a hundred percent printable, but just close enough.

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