You Make the Card 4: Name Bracket

Posted in Making Magic on August 26, 2013

By Ethan Fleischer

Ethan Fleischer works for Magic R&D as a designer. He can sing, but not dance, and is an indifferent fencer. He lives near Seattle with his wife, three sons, and mother-in-law.

Welcome back to You Make the Card! You've all been working together to make a real Magic card, to appear in an upcoming set. Your work is very nearly done. All this card needs from you is its final name! Here's where we are so far:

Recently, thousands of you submitted names for the card. We hired a contractor named Matt Knicl, an expert on names and flavor text, to make the first pass through the 4,245 names that were submitted. Then the creative team sat down and looked through the 200 best names and narrowed them down to the Top 8.

You may notice a familiar name on the list below. We had several requests to allow Waste Not, the card's playtest name, to appear in the final voting. The creative team deemed it worthy of inclusion, so now it's up to you!

  1. Carpe Noctem
  2. Drudge Rummage
  3. Necroharvest
  4. Riches from Rags
  5. Skullduggery
  6. Spoils of Misery
  7. Vile Plunder
  8. Waste Not

The next round of voting is soon! Come back to this website on Wednesday, August 28, for the second round of voting, and on Friday, August 30, for the final vote!

I've received some emails about the Card Crafter achievement on Here's how to get the achievement: participate in the final round of voting, and a redemption code will appear. Log into the Planeswalker Points site using your DCI Number and password. Then click on the "Achievements" button near the top of the screen. You'll see a big "Redeem" button in the upper left of your screen. Click it, then enter your code into the field that appears. Voilà!

I had a chance to play with the card recently, and I have to say, it's a lot of fun! I was initially a bit skeptical about it, but I've found that it's a savage card-advantage engine that lets you play mind games with your opponent. It certainly adds a lot of kick to your discard spells.

Don't forget to vote! See you again soon!


YMTC Vote #4: Name Bracket Thanks all of you who voted! The polls are closed and we are tabulating the final results. Come back Wednesday, August 28, for the next step in You Make The Card 4!

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