@Velrun@Onderzeeboot The card Unopened Gift I have in my cube doesn't make the tokens but might be a better fit than Cylix of Creation.
@Chris Taylor this is the variant I have of your Dragon Ruby. I haven't really played with it and it isn't in my cube right now but I like the design. It has nice interactions with +1/+1 counters indeed. Equipment archetype in cube is difficult..
@Onderzeeboot The design for Arcane Elemental is very nice, cool ability! And Red Reading is also great!
Fresh face, fresh ideas and fresh cards. Thank you for posting.
I like the name, flavor and art for Sigil of New Benalia.
Journey to World’s End might need a new name but the alternative win condition is interesting. Especially because it also works with Jace and LabMan as you say. Isn’t it a little powerful now when it creates a land land every turn? The art is evocative! I get religious vibes from it.
Unoped Gift is super creative and very simple. Make it Blood Clue Food Treasure Do people want to play this flexible card?
I don't often post anything in any kind of custom magic place. I mostly just browse custommagic reddit, various discords or this thread for inspiration and ideas. Once @Onderzeeboot shared my cube here and than @Chris Taylor made a very nice review of it (see page 98 of this thread ) I see that my balancing since than has improved.
What would you change with the name Journey to World's End? @Velrun I haven't found the card being overpowered. I had earlier a version that let the land enter untapped but that was too much. It takes a number of turns before this card becomes better than Cultivate.
Unopened Gift is nice yeah. The first time I had it in my cube someone used it as a Lotus Petal to play Wrenn and Six on turn 1 so that is my best memory of it. Afterwards I haven't seen it making a huge impact. It is just an upgraded Lotus Petal after all. I don't really like Blood tokens. The Trifecta of Clue Treasure and Food was nice but now we get too much of them.
Those are some really great designs @Maldar! Ruins of Alexandria is a superb throwback, but looks a bit mad. Once you are hellbent, it basically always draws an extra card. Lovely flavor though. Journey to World's End and Rod of Seasons are my favorites of these.
The fix is to just have it not create copies. If it created some sort of rat token that didn't have it's ability, it would have the same "build an army" style without just... being such a massive pain in the ass.
@Onderzeeboot Ruins of Alexandria is a very good payoff for my hellbent archetype. Of course it is good in a lot of decks. However is is difficult to make good hellbent payoffs. And emptying your hand as a midrange/control player is not as easy as you think. The advantage of this card is that it isn't active on turn 1.
@Velrun I also think counter spells should be in more colours and Remand and Memory Lapse is the way to go for white. Taxing counter spells are generally thought of for white but cards like Mana Tithe, Spell Pierce and Mana Leak are just very good and played in blue often over hard counters. I would like it if white's counterspells don't really get rid of a spell, just delay it.
I like your flavour text for Third-Wind Courier. I will add that.
@Brad I recently changed Pack Rat to this. I found Pack Rat too strong but I like it for my self-discard / Hellbent archetype. So I made it a multicoloured card where casting it is easier but activating its ability is more difficult. I did the same with Bitterblossom actually: