Friday, May 27, 2016

Weekend Art Challenge 052616—Stop Skulking.

Hello Artisans, Anastase here.
Wizards found out recently that prowess is good enough to be evergreen. The mechanic does enough that it will appear a bit on every set, and I do not blame them. I guess I actually congratulate them because it rewards playing instants and creatures with prowess and helps the blue/red decks a lot.

In SoI they tried to introduce skulk, to be the Dimir (blue/black) equivalent mechanic to prowess. Dimir are known for their stealth and cunning, preferring the drop of poison to the swash and buckle. Skulk has not been the success they hoped it would be and as such Dimir are left without a well defined, easy to grok, NWO evergreen mechanic.

Are you up to the task of designing it?

Thursday, May 26, 2016

CCDD 052616—Adopt & Emulate

Cool Card Design of the Day
5/26/2016 - I originally made Adopt from this art. When I realized there had never been a Clone aura, I made the simpler Emulate. Rare for complexity.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

CCDD 052516—Potential

Cool Card Design of the Day
5/25/2016 - Let's explore the possibility of using charge counters on creatures. Below you'll find two ability words, some unnamed charge-matters abilities, and several enablers.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Weekend Music Challenge Review 052016

Hey Artisans. Today I'm reviewing this weekend's music-inspired challenge. Let's see what you all came up with.

CCDD 052416—Ki Strike

Cool Card Design of the Day
5/24/2015 - Thematic and aesthetic synergy will help us continue to make new burn spells for a long time.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Weekend Art Challenge Review 051316

Hello all, Anastase here.
Here is the challenge we are reviewing. Let us see what was submitted.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Weekend (art) Challenge 052016 - Music

Hey Artisans! I'll be doing a non-art challenge this week.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to design a card inspired by a song lyric, or even a piece of music. Genre does not matter to me, as long as you can link to the music on YouTube.

Every submission warrants feedback, and everyone is encouraged to give it throughout the weekend. You may use that feedback to revise your submission any number of times, though only the version rendered will be included in the review. I'll do the renders this week. 

Final submissions are due by 1PM Monday Afternoon Pacific Time.
Bonus points if you include a link to some art for the card.
Extra bonus points if you create a mechanic, named or not, thematically linked to dreaming or the creative process.