Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Tesla Horizons: Graveyard Shift


As we continue exploratory design for Tesla we'll be looking at all of our options for mechanically representing Tesla's progress theme (as discussed here). Each piece will examine what a few of the possible implementations might do to the surrounding set.

The first post looked at cards that improved themselves, tracking progress with the battlefield, and explicitly counting progress counters.

The second post investigated using lands and mana to track how far you've progressed.

Today we'll see if we can track progress using the graveyard rather than the battlefield.

CCDD 030415—Leaping Frog Strike

Cool Card Design of the Day
3/4/2015 - There's a lot of merit in the idea behind Jade's Great Cleave and Czynki's Strike of the Student. I wanted to explore a shorter iteration to see if we can find something that strikes the same nerve but is simple enough for common.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

CCDD 030215—Peasant Army

Cool Card Design of the Day
3/2/2015 - It'll be a bit before the WAC review goes up, so here's a CCDD for now. Peasant Army is directly inspired by Pasteur's Arm the Masses.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Weekend Art Challenge 022715—mad_jojo

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, February 26, 2015

CCDD 022615—Larval Mimic

Cool Card Design of the Day
2/26/2015 - Clone is powerful because it can copy anything, even Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. Copying effects are fun and interesting, so it's unfortunate that we see them infrequently because of their power. (Complexity is an issue too, but it's not going anywhere.) Here's a thing.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

CCDD 022515—Simian Pugilist

Cool Card Design of the Day
2/25/2015 - Simian Pugilist has a strange form of evasion. If you've got no cards or your opponent knows you have no instants somehow, then it does nothing, but most of the time it threatens to let you Giant Growth or Necrobite for free. What Pugilist threatens is limited only by your deck (and not by color). Of course, you can only play what's in your hand, but your opponent rarely knows that.