Wednesday, July 29, 2015

CCDD 072915—Parliament of Swords

Cool Card Design of the Day
7/29/2015 - This is one of the cards I designed while reading MaRo's latest article about white in the color pie. I think it speaks for itself?

Monday, July 27, 2015

Tesla Design Challenge 072715 — Player Progress

Last week, we discussed possible mechanics for Tesla that represented the player's growth, giving you upgrades and improved abilities as the game goes on. While the idea of 'player progress' greatly excited many of you, the mechanics presented were still quite rough. Though plenty of critique was offered, not a lot of alternatives were presented because of this. This week, let's change that! Your challenge is to design a mechanic that represents the player's progress.

CCDD 072715—Card Grab

Cool Card Design of the Day
7/27/2015 - Here's a high-variance red rare for players to love and hate. (And a rare example of me not even trying to flavor a bottom-up design.)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Weekend Art Challenge 072415—ninjatic

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, July 23, 2015

CCDD 072315—Improve

Cool Card Design of the Day
7/23/2015 - Today's mechanic is an iteration (appropriately enough) on yesterday's. At face-value, reverberate is comparable to rebound, but when you can fill your graveyard with reverberate cards without casting them, then getting their 'flashback' for free becomes broken.

Improve looks to tighten up that loophole by requiring a payment to 'flashback' and limiting the trigger so that it augments only copies of itself.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

CCDD 072215—Reverberate

Cool Card Design of the Day
7/22/2015 - Reverberate is a cross between flashback and rebound that rewards an unusual angle in deck-building.