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Tedd Verres Card by DanShive Tedd Verres Card by DanShive
Tedd from [link] (El Goonish Shive) as a Magic card.

For more detailed ranting, check out my [link] (Magic Blog)

And either I've forgotten how to format links on DA, or they're just not working right ^^;
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blackcat111222333 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Can you make a whole bunch of these on EGS and sell them? Because I would love to collect all of them. And if you don't I'll have to make them myself and it wouldn't be fun because I didn't make up the characters and I love being original....
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triforceelf1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
That's...surprisingly balanced, and actually looks like a fairly fun card. Well done. 
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Kiereth Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Hm... it seems a bit below curve. Quite cool though!
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Sivartius Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Very cool. It made me consider actually trying MTG.
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GigaHand Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
I play Magic casually, and I just got into EGS, I think I can form an informed opinion on this card.

Using him to pump your creatures, while it may seem redundant at first, can have merits depending on the card you intend to morph your guy into (I just used three different words to refer to creatures WHATS WRONG WITH ME). It can be used to bypass certain drawbacks of cards like Avatar of Discord (3 mana, 5/3 flyer, when it arrives you discard 2 or it goes boom, but morphing a thing into it bypasses this). The fact that Tedd's ability doesn't require colored mana is a big plus to this tactic, which is also very difficult to counter (Tedd himself on the other hand...). Quirky and workable, but not spectacular.

The alternative, shrinking your opponent's duderoonies? I don't think it's balanced as it can be used as incredibly cheap mass removal with one-turn wonders like Spark Elemental. They're very cheap, can deal enough damage on their own to be a viable win condition, and a deck revolving around them would only need minor alterations to accomodate Tedd. Then again, I could be overestimating the tactic, as I only play casually.
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ElNazgir Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Could be circumvented with the ability saying "Target creature you control". So far he hasn't used the ray offensively yet, so it'd still fit thematically too.
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Dragos12113 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
HE HAS NO RARITY!!!!!!!!
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Ikacprzak042 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I always thought Ted was more Red/Blue.
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wolffang719 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
heheheheheheeh, mind if i add him to my "werewolf" deck?
"if you know what i mean."
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apcomics Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Dr Insano's cousin?
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FatefullyKinetic Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This...this is truly epic.
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zeldafan21 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Weird i could have sworn there was a grace card
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Wstfgl0 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to disagree with a lot of people here.
It's not balanced, and it's not worded right. Since I see a lot of people, yourself included, commented on the balance in your MtG blog, I'll just comment on the wording.
First wording issue: "equal to" is superfluous in context. You want "Reveal a creature card in your hand with converted mana cost X." Not egregious.
Second wording issue: The way it's worded, it asks you to pay at the resolution of the ability, because the clarification isn't there to make it a quality of the ability's cost. You've put it in the right order, but it really should be worded "This ability costs {2} more for each time you have played it this turn." Unless you intended it to only cost {2} more total, regardless of how many times you've played it.

That said, I like the concept, copy cards are my favourite kind of cards. And I think you should try to make some more cards... maybe some commons first though :P
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Mooncinder Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay Tedd! I wonder if anyone would have any objections if I printed this out and tried to use it...
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Overlord-J Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
OMG, I love it!
Not only are you creating an awesome comic but you're making Magic cards for your characters? That's awesome!
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Joshua503 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
. . . I'd use it.
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TheAmazingTurducken Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so perfect for a Red/Blue. Transform your enemy's big guns into 0/1 artifacts and either bolt it with one of Red's myriad of burn spells, or just break it with a shatter. Heh heh heh...
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somercet Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Um... this is activating your trap card, you realize?
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n-dimen Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Love it! But methinks it should also require a tap to use (have to fiddle those settings back from FV5)...and how about 1B1W: swap any knight for angel or angel for knight

...is starting to think about a Tim/Ted deck
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n-dimen Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Ted should tap to use this ability though.

...starts thinking about a Tim & Ted deck...
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bridgebrain Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If you make a full EGS set, I'll get them all professionally printed. And with them, I shall completely pwn my friends! I WILL RULE THE WORLD! *cough cough*
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loreshaper-kethal Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
lol, his type/disipline is artificer... sounds about right i would say lmao.... particularily since i actually know what that means.... anyone else notice that? cause i sure did. :D

so, great job on the subtle accuracy in that regard... heh heh heh...... i figured about doing something like this many times before, just with my psionic techno-mage magnathel char and on world of warcraft card instead (yes, they have those.... and so do i lol, plenty of them)
just that unfortuneately i can't draw/paint or anything of that sort worth crap, and i don't exactly have anything written about him yet... he's just a work in progess cause i have yet to something about him...

although might i say that ironically it seems that hypothetically this card would actually be balanced enough to be used in the actual game play, it says right there that to morph a small hatchling esque
creature into a mega giant would cost the same as a regular "summon" cast for the mega giant in the first place, thus would be situational at best, but could also make a great "key stone" card for specifically decks designed to oh say, let 1 larger beast turn into several heavy hitters at once for that one turn that your set up is totally ready, if you get what i mean.

so yeah, very nice idea here, i could easily see this being the base for pro structure decks that could have cool slang names like the "send in the clones" deck, or the "mentor" deck, after how the bigger creature would make the other one's stronger, so the big one could then be called the "mentor" and the smaller ones could be called "students" or something like that....

kinda like how naruto tgc decks with lots specifically chosen and used cards with effects that block enemy troops, thus opening a path for really quick ruch victory early on is sometimes called a "tempo" deck,
which denotes how you usually end up literally controlling the game's overall play speed to your advantage when used well, even if does have plenty of counters like "travel pass" and the like.

not that i'm much of a fan though however, i'm just affluent at understanding the basic concepts and systems in just about any card game very throughly with ease, even if i don't happen to play it myself.

but... i suppose this could be used to make your oppnent ask "wait, did you just manage to use your one basilisk to morph your other really small turtle things untill you now have 5 basilisks?"
even if the countermeasure for this would be the obvious, "just kill em while thier small so they don't grow big" and still totally viable energy tap to hamper the means you have to soften the steep cost of it.

so yeah, still totally cool, still totally usefull if used right, but not a literal game breaker of anykind, so it could still be a good and viable card ironically lol. did you ever think that? heh heh heh....
excellent joboverall on this one, bravo good sir.
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asdfaoeu Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
I don't know much about MTG, but this sounds pretty tremendously overpowered.
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guardiandreams Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I might suggest making him a planeswalker lol. Awesome card though.
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WEKM Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
You know, I really love the smoking gun effect. I wonder just what those vapors would do to someone...
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DragonSword35d Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
This... is a rather decent card. Might want to make either playing the ability or the card itself cost a bit more for balance, though.
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Rogueristylover Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student
Holy... My blue deck needs this card NOAW!
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Pac-Mannequin Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
G..g...gah! I have to print this and include it in my deck, just for the nerd cred
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Whiven Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
That's actually a very viable card... I'd totally talk to Wizards of the Coast about that ability though. Truly epic.
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amoeba-alisa Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've got a buddy who could really use this in his Artifact deck.
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NinjaYacdan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Is there a combo bonus if I have the Grace card? :D

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That sounded better when I rehearsed it in my head...

:smoking: > :onfire:
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QuazerFlame Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
YOU COMBINED MY TWO FAVORITE THINGS IN THE WORLD!

Sorry about yelling.

Hey Tedd! Hit me with the "Jeremy" form!
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levia-neo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
You squirrelly-sir, are a god. This is awesome.
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chalengerx Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
I have a friend that made an online proxy deck for an online battle once. The other guy by turn 3 had over 200 health, and told my friend to just give up. In a few more turns his opponent had 304 health, and my friend had only 12. So my friend played "Phage the Untouchable" with a card that made it untargetable and another that gave it haste. He then was able to say "Congratulations! You just lost with 300 health."
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EcclecticCat Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
I wish this was a real card. Would make for a positively evil EDH deck. My group would ban that so fast.
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roamer145 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
If only there was a EGS MTG set of cards. I'd play with that deck. As long as it somehow incorporated squirrel tokens. :D
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DdLlives Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Oh, and he looks so badass when he's not awkward.
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Matanui3 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
I can think of a great first use of that ability: Target creature becomes an Ornithopter!
Free declawing of any creature!
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Blitzkrieg64 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to say, Tedd is actually pretty powerful depending on how you use his ability/TF gun. I'm impressed with how well you made him a creature for MTG as well and replicated the MTG card look, very nice.
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eliander Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
i approve of this card and all it's abilities
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Bigou Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
I'm fan of this card !
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InsaneXade Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
yeah, they are all link, and nicely done ;)
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bladeform Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Cool concept. Wonder what the others will be.
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granitegrizz Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Might be a little overpowered at instant speed. I block your elf with my dragon. I use Tedd, your dragon is now a 1/1 Myr... Though, it would be funny.
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Elyandarin Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it, but I'm not too sold on the green parts, particularly on Tedd's face - can you get it to look more like glow?
In my image editor, at least, you can put some light airbrush strokes in their own layer and change that layer's settings so that it adds colour to underlying layers, rather than replacing it. That way, you get a pretty realistic glow.
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Erikkinbob Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
I think Ted should be a planeswalker. And if he's not, then his dad should.
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makuta15 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
....That's actually a rather balanced card. True, you can keep turning a 1/1 into oh, say, a 7/7, but you have to pay that 7/7's cost every time...and it sets you up hard for discard decks. I like it.
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AlexiStrigoii Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Student Writer
I dub this as awesome
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Kendrick-Goldstar Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Instant Fave! Tedd Is awesome!
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blupineapple Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
Very good artwork, I feel it captures the idea of both the webcomic and Magic very well.
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