Wednesday, February 22, 2017

CCDD 022217—Pneumatequine

Cool Card Design of the Day
2/22/2017 - A couple fairly obvious uses for energy in a future set.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CCDD 022117—Memory Jarhead

Cool Card Design of the Day
2/21/2017 - Memory Jar on a stick. But not Magus of the Jar.

The motivation for this was to make the second half of the jar an event you have to make happen, instead of it happening immediately. Which has upsides and downsides.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Weekend Art Challenge 021617—FredRubim

Click through to see the illustration and design requirements for your single  card submission, due Monday morning. Every submission warrants feedback, which you may use to revise your submission any number of times. I will aim to review the most recent submission from each designer.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

CCDD 021617—Bark Knight

Cool Card Design of the Day
2/15/2017 - A green Jetting Glasskite.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CCDD 021517—Chandra's Fire Reflex

Cool Card Design of the Day
2/15/2017 - There's a solution for making the legendary supertype meaningful in a positive way, it's just years too late to implement: Spells that reference your legend are improved while it's in play. Maybe they all cost a little less to cast, or they all have some kicker, or a wild variation of benefits.

We could today implement a new across-the-board rule that any spell with a legend's name in its own costs {1} less, but Wizards doesn't like to mess with cardnames-matters because of variations due to printing across languages. In theory, proper names should be consistent within a given language, but there are still a number of issues, probably including: Cardnames that share a word or word-part in common with a legend's name but were never intended to be related; cards that were meant to be related but do so by art or flavor text and not by name; cards with no generic mana in the cost.

Anyhow, here's a custom card based on the idea:

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CCDD 021417—Adventure Trail

Cool Card Design of the Day
2/14/2017 - This first Adventure Trail came from the idea of some terrible dual lands from Magic's dark years, I think. If you really need color, you can get it and this turn, but you'll be down a land next turn.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Weekend Art Challenge 021017—Larbesta

Click through to see the illustration and design requirements for your single  card submission, due Monday morning. Every submission warrants feedback, which you may use to revise your submission any number of times. I will aim to review the most recent submission from each designer.