Friday, April 18, 2014

Weekend [Art] Challenge 041814—Journey into Nyx

Weekend Art Challenge
Click through to see this weekend's design challenge. Your single, final submission is due by Monday morning. Every submission warrants feedback, which I will try to provide, and which everyone is encouraged to provide as well. You may use that feedback to revise your submission any number of times. If and only if you provide a direct link to art for your submission, and the artist's name, will I mock it up and include it in a follow-up review.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CCDD 041614—Mental Infestation

Cool Card Design of the Day
4/16/2014 - I was designing a card with a mechanic I knew was iffy at best, and while trying to find a discard effect worth 1.5 mana, came up with this idea which I immediately extracted for its own card. And that's why you needn't avoid seemingly dead-ends.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

CCDD 041514—Fiery Reflection

Cool Card Design of the Day
4/15/2014 - Fiery Reflection is a Shock with a Reverberate added on. Or, it's a Reverberate with a Shock added on. The best part is that you can always choose to copy itself for two Shocks when there are no better targets.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Weekend Art Challenge 041114—Volkan Baga (Archangel's Light)

Weekend Art Challenge
Click through to see this weekend's art and the design requirements for your single card submission, due Monday morning. Every submission warrants feedback, which I will try to provide, and which everyone is welcome to provide as well.

If you choose, you may use that feedback to revise your submission any number of times. I will post and review the most recent submission from each designer some time on Monday, life permitting. To help ensure I recreate your design accurately, please use CARDNAME instead of ~ in your submissions.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sonnet #5: To Ajani, Mentor of Heroes

Is Scuttlemutt thy closest friend? Why, mage,
Dost thou revise thy color choice so soon?
First white as virgin snow, then red with rage,
And now more green than hellebore in June.
'Tis true that other planeswalkers have strayed
And, seeking novelty, old shades foregone;
On Garruk's soul corruption's veil was laid
And Sarkhan lost his mind as Bolas' pawn.
Are these the champions thou wouldst emulate?
Wilt thou next kneel in an Orzhov nave?
Turn skyknight and defend Prahv's regal gate?
Or grovel as an Elder Dragon's slave?
Alack! A bold white leonin and true
Should not be a chameleon in hue.