Beam me up, Scotty

Hello again, hope you are all having a great week so far. I have to say I am pretty pleased with this whole “I thought I was going somewhere this week, but I ended up creating something slightly different” dynamic that seems to be happening more often that not. It makes it all feel more like an organic creative process.

I had a couple designs in mind for today, but the first one led to the creation of a brand new mechanic. In turns I saw the opportunity to bend my second design to showcase that mechanic some more. Today I am introducing to you the Izzet ability Teleport.

Bringer of Storm and FireBringer of Storm and Fire. Not that excited with the name but it’s ok. This one is an attempt to fix Shrieking Mogg which was pretty dysfunctional.
Introducing Teleport, an ability that will possibly be controversial as really it is an alternate casting cost with flash – as all abilities by default, but I opted to mention it in the reminder text.
Myself, I think it is good to have fundamentally trivial abilities with a keyword, as they offer a template for slightly more complex effects. See Monstrous and Renown.
Bringer works many ways. With open mana defensively or at the end of an opponent’s turn, during your turn, before or after attacking.

Kahu CommandoKahu Commando.

That one I had in mind for a while but I decided to bend slightly to make use of Teleport.
You can now use it as a 2/1 with Force Spike and some upside for 2UR! The new version is quite wordy but I think it gets there – maybe barely.

From this design you could go many ways. Do we want the Disrupters to counter only noncreature spells? Mane the cost to pay 2? Create the tokens every time you cast a spell?
Many ways to adapt this design but regardless I really like the idea of the disrupter tokens.

DisrupterBefore we finish, here is one of those pretty disrupter tokens. It might help you wrap your mind around the design.

And that wraps it up for the day! Like I said I think Teleport opens a great space for designs of cards you could cast at either sorcery or instant speed for different effects. I do believe red isn’t an ideal space for flash effects, but Izzet is.
I would love for it to be extended to all colors, much like Evoke, but keeping a creature you casted at instant speed doesn’t feel right across the board. If you guys have any idea what to do about that, do let me know!

Either way it is now time for me to wish you a great week, and I’ll be talking to you again next time! Have a good one.

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