"Atonement" Spoiler: Fireball of the Ages

Discussion in 'Home Made Cards' started by WickedBoy6, Dec 4, 2002.

  1. WickedBoy6 Captain of the Atog Army

    This was the first ever Magic card I created, so it holds a special place for me.

    Fireball of the Ages - 6RR - Rare
    Creature - Elemental Legend
    Trample, Upkeep: 3R
    1: +0/+1 until end of turn.
    R: +1/+0 until end of turn.
    8/6

    When it was first created, it was uncommon, not a Legend, and did not have trample. Also, it cost 6RRRR & the upkeep was 3RR. I felt it was too weak, so I added Trample. IT remained unchanged for a long time until recently, when I recieved lots of negative feedback from it's casting cost.

    I then changed it to 6RR/3R, shuffled it into Rare (as a lot of cards are in "Atonement"), & made it a Legend. I think it's a bit overpowered, but you be the judge.

    (I had actually made the card in Paint, but due to bad hosting, I cannot show it here)
  2. FoundationOfRancor The Gunslinger

    I agree with you.

    When you compare this to Rootbreaker Wurm, which is green - the color of creatures, you can see this is way to overpowered. Of course, Rootbreaker Wurm sucked, and this does have an upkeep. But does that justify a +2/0, trampiling, firebreathing monster? If you really want to make this card, I would spin it like this:

    Fireball of the Ages
    6R
    Creature - Elemental Legend
    During your upkeep, pay 1RR. If you dont, sacrifice ~this~
    Trample
    R: ~this~ gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
    3/6

    I think its a really bad idea to use rarity as a balance factor.
  3. WickedBoy6 Captain of the Atog Army

    Fireball of the Ages - 6R
    Creature - Elemental Legend
    During your upkeep, pay 2R or sacrifice Fireball of the Ages.
    Trample
    R: Fireball of the Ages gains +1/+0 until end of turn.
    3/6

    This seems a bit more balanced. Credit goes to FoundationOfRancor for helping me balance FotA.
  4. WickedBoy6 Captain of the Atog Army

    Not noticing this the first time, here is the pic-card for "Fireball of the Ages"

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  5. train The Wildcard!!!...

    Not too shabby!!!...
  6. WickedBoy6 Captain of the Atog Army

    I knew I could make a good card...eventually...
  7. train The Wildcard!!!...

    Every card is broken... usually because they're torn in half after making someone mad... but they're all broken!...

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