Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CCDD 073014—Attune

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7/29/2014 - What if you could dedicate a single land toward casting a spell? Attune works a lot like suspend, but allows you to cast a spell with just one land over several turns.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CCDD 072914—Bear Den

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7/29/2014 - Da Bears!

Monday, July 28, 2014

CCDD 072814—Psychic Strike

Cool Card Design of the Day
7/28/2014 - Mark Rosewater's article exploring cost-reduction design space last week was serious fuel for the fire. This idea came from Arc-Slogger. There are two ways to make paying cards from your library as a cost more appealing: To justify it thematically, and to make what you mill relevant, so that you feel good about milling big cards.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

CCDD 072414—Summon the Sea

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7/24/2014 - Top-down… and busted.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tesla: Put it to the Test

For those of you who might have missed it, throughout the last week we playtested a variety of mechanical elements exploring the theme of progress for Tesla. First of all I want to offer up a big thank you to everyone who participated in the playtesting or contributed designs for it. I compiled as many of those as I could and filled out the rest of the commons to play with. Things went really well and we learned a lot, as can you by reading through the playtesters’ observations.

CCDD 072314—Ornate Study

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7/23/2014 - In Sam Stod's last multiverse article, someone used the phrase "the rich get richer." That's something we want to be careful about in game design, as a runaway leader can turn a game into a foregone conclusion, or prevent more exciting turnabouts. Even so, I couldn't help but brainstorm a couple keywords that take that phrase literally.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CCDD 072214—Quickscale Chanter / Greatreef Relay

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7/22/2014 - Here's a Vedalken Orrery on a stick. But not as strong as Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir (who single-handedly turned off an entire keyword of cards from his own block).