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Paradoxic Creatures

In Beginnings, there will be two uncommon cycles of paradoxic creatures. These are split creature cards that represent the same character from different realities or timelines. You can cast either half of split creature card just like an ordinary split card, and while it is on the stack or battlefield, only the half you cast exists. Like their instant and sorcery counterparts, paradoxic creatures all have names that sound well when you say it as “X and Y.” For example, Bound // Determined is read as “Bound and Determined”, and Judge // Executioner is read as “Judge and Executioner.”

The reactions to the paradoxic creatures have been very split. Nonetheless, I am happy how they turned out individually, regardless of the worth of the idea as a whole. Below you can see all the paradoxic creatures from the two uncommon cycles. There will also be a few legendary ones at rare and mythic, but they will have different name templates. As you can see, among them three are still missing. I am looking for names for them and asking you to share any ideas you can come up with. The cards below should give you a good idea of what I am looking for. So, if you can think of a good name for the black, the red-black or the red-green one, please share it in the comments.

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5 responses to “Paradoxic Creatures

  1. adventmtg June 25, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Giver 1W
    Creature – Human Cleric
    When ~ enters the battlefield, you gain 2 life
    1/2
    \ \ \
    Taker 2B
    Creature – Human Cleric
    When ~ enters the battlefield, target opponent loses 2 life.
    2/1

  2. Paul Alden July 3, 2014 at 2:00 am

    Will you still be using this “paradoxical” mechanic on legendary creatures?

    • antaresmtg July 3, 2014 at 9:06 am

      Yes, I have two mythics currently and I plan to make about two rares with it as well. While for the uncommon cycles, the two halves have nothing to do with each other mechanically, the halves of the legendary creatures interact with each other in some way and your goal is to get both out at the same time.

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