Saturday, September 22, 2018

CCDD 092218—Hale Hydra

Cool Card Design of the Day
Hale Hydra is meant to be compelling to Tammy and new players without being over-complicated.

Weekend Design Challenge 092118 - What's Bolas Up To, Anyway?

Hey 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 some of your peers. Revise your submission any number of times, and I'll review the most recent submission from each designer on Monday evening.


Thursday, September 20, 2018

CCDD 092018—Fever Dreamling

Cool Card Design of the Day
Fever Dreamling was designed to appeal to enfranchised players looking for new cards with great potential.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

CCDD 091818—Dimir mechanics

Cool Card Design of the Day
Surveil is clearly a good mechanic because scry is a good mechanic and this also sets up your graveyard for interaction, which Dimir, Golgari, and Izzet all benefit from. Even so, my initial reaction was disappointment because it's the most familiar and least innovative of the Return to Return to Ravnica guild mechanics (after convoke, obv). It's wise to include familiar mechanics in a set with five keywords and it's also great to create synergy with the adjacent guild mechanics, so I wouldn't undo the choice to use surveil as the Dimir mechanic. That doesn't mean I could stop myself from considering alternatives…

Monday, September 17, 2018

CCDD 091718—Patient Tutor

Cool Card Design of the Day
I think this was top-down from the art. I recognize that the lineage of cards from Demonic Tutor mean this would need a name tweak.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Weekend Design Challenge 091418 - Out-of-Guild Ravnica Keywords


Hey 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 some of your peers. Revise your submission any number of times, and I'll review the most recent submission from each designer.