Friday, August 22, 2014

Weekend Art Challenge 082214—Aaron Miller

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 that happens.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

CCDD 082014—Wizen

Cool Card Design of the Day
8/20/2014 - Let's play with the new "base power and toughness" terminology. What's that? It's a great way to make a Weakness effect? Imagine that!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cost of Doing Business


Let’s start off with a disclaimer: there are no new card designs in this post. If you happen to be a Wizards of the Coast employee, read on!

We’ve been discussing design space that could complement the mechanics we’re currently exploring for Tesla. Iteration and some versions of Cogs care about Converted Mana Cost, a term Wizards doesn’t generally put on commons. Now we could certainly spend most of our complexity points for the set here and print them anyway, but this is actually a more general problem for Magic, so first let’s try to solve it. How can we make the concept of cost comparison available at common under New World Order?

CCDD 082014—Fanned Grek

Cool Card Design of the Day
8/20/2014 - Red shouldn't mind sharing its 'inferior' looting ability with other players, partly because other players will have a little less to gain from it on average. I wanted an ETB creature that did that.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Weekend Art Challenge 081514—j0sh

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 that happens.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

CCDD 081414—Tao Keeper & Zephyr Duelist

Cool Card Design of the Day
8/14/2014 - I'm trying a couple things here. First, I want to show a bad-ass Fantasy character with a disability, representing that disability mechanically, but with a positive tone overall. Second, it occurs to me that the Charging Rhino ability can be expressed as a cost rather than a restriction, and that the Goblin War Drums ability is as good on small creatures as it is on big ones (for different reasons).