Friday, November 21, 2014

Weekend Art Challenge 112114—TheFirstAngel

Weekend Art Challenge
Greetings, artisans! Click through to see this weekend's art and the design requirements for your single card submission, due Monday morning. Every submission warrants feedback, and everyone is encouraged to give feedback. You may use that feedback to revise your submission any number of times, though only the version rendered will be included in the review, if someone volunteers to render the cards.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

CCDD 112014—Ridealong Bandito

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11/20/2014 - I made several terrible iterations on this mechanic before settling on this one. I'd say it's neither great nor awful: usable, perhaps with some tweaking.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

CCDD 111914—Smoke the Whole Box

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11/19/2014 - Here's a reactive Johnny card. Can you see any uses for it?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

CCDD 111814—Dream Trap, Dungeon Shackles & Aspen Blessing

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11/18/2014 - Here's a partial cycle of auras that upgrade from simple+small effects to bigger effects when you can afford it.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tesla: Integrated Circuit

I was recently looking back through some of the work we've compiled for Tesla seeking out common threads. Clearly our ideas influence one another, but if an idea keeps coming up it means one of two things: either it's a Melvin-y design challenge, or it hits on something endemic to human nature that we're anxious to experience.

I think combining artifacts with one another is the latter.

CCDD 111714—Infect?

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11/17/2014 - I discovered last night that the Weekend Art Challenge I had scheduled never went live. Sorry about that, artisans. Mid-week challenges have done poorly in the past, so I'll save it for this weekend. Instead, I'll be sure to post more CCDDs to discuss this week.

First up, I was listening to MaRo's Lessons Learned podcast about Scars of Mirrodin and it occurred to me to wonder if the set had to have -1/-1 counters. Consider this:

Thursday, November 13, 2014

CCDD 111314—The Natural

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11/13/2014 - This creature is simply meant to get double the size from +1/+1 counters. How would you word it?