Monday, December 10, 2018

Eternal Analysis 011—The Must-Play Kill Spells


I'm a huge sucker for cycles and so is Dire Wolf (and so is Wizards). Most often, cycles exist to demonstrate the nature of the set by viewing it through the lens of each color/faction (and to demonstrate the nature of each color/faction through the lens of the set). Sometimes, though, they exist purely to support a number of archetypes. This is particularly the case with 2+color cycles like dual lands and the 10 Eternal cards we're looking at today.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Eternal Analysis 010—Sites


Eternal just previewed another exciting keyword from the upcoming set: Amplify. It's a novel new mechanic that… just kidding. It's multikicker. It's literally multikicker. (I mean, it looks fun. Multickicker's a good mechanic. It's just old news.)

The big reveal is actually Sites. They're a lot like planeswalkers, but with a touch of sagas and some uniquely Eternal stuff. Let's take a look.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Eternal Analysis 009—Pledge


Eternal recently previewed a new keyword from the impending 5th set: Pledge. On your first turn, a card with Pledge can be played as a Sigil. Great, it's a smoothing mechanic and high-variance games like CCGs need smoothing mechanics.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Weekend Design Challenge 113018 -- Keyword Action Triggers

Good morning, Artisans. Click through to see the requirements for this weekend's design challenge, due Monday morning. Every submission warrants feedback, so once you've got your great idea down, give some thoughtful critique to your peers. Revise your submission any number of times, and I'll review the most recent submission from each designer some time next week.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

CCDD 112918 -- Create Triggers

I feel like one of the great things we overlooked when they updated the templating for token-making to "create" a few years back was finding fun ways to interact with the new Keyword Action.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Weekend Design Challenge 112318 -- Black Friday

Good morning, Artisans, and Happy American Thanksgiving to one and all. Click through to see the requirements for this weekend's design challenge, due Monday morning. Every submission warrants feedback, so once you've got your great idea down, give some thoughtful critique to your peers. Revise your submission any number of times, and I'll review the most recent submission from each designer some time next week.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

CCDD 112118 -- Destroyer of Champions

Good morning, Artisans. Here's a Ball Lightning variant I came up with a little bit ago.