Friday, June 15, 2018

Weekend Design Challenge 061518 - A Work of Art

Hey, Artisans! Click through to see this weekend's design challenge, submissions due Monday morning.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Interview Tonight with Alexis Janson!

Alexis Janson, winner of the first Great Designer Search, will interview me about GDS3 on her Twitch stream tonight at 6:30 Pacific / 9:30 Eastern. Come hear a few more stories and ask us any remaining questions!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

CCDD 061318 - Planeswalker Aether Trails

I was thinking about yesterday's Planeswalking exercise and how PW-matters cards are very tricky to do at uncommon due to the inherent mythicness of the type. Hour of Devastation had an interesting take on the theme, with a direct-to-sideboard/jank box cycle that relied heavily on their thematic tie to the story to justify their existence.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

CCDD 061218 - Planeswalk

Given the emphasis the past several years on PWs as main characters, it's still a little surprising that there isn't a card that just tries to capture the act of planeswalking. Let's address that.

Monday, June 11, 2018

CCDD 061118 - Characteristic Anthems

Back before the GDS Bullet Train left the station, I had started an exploration of Form of enchantments exploring what they might look like separated from Red's history with the template. While working on that, I gave a lot of thought to both the Iconic and Characteristic races in Magic, and how they are captured mechanically.

Friday, June 8, 2018

GDS3 Reflections: Ari Nieh, Finish Line

I'm writing this on Wednesday afternoon somewhere over Grand Forks, North Dakota, on a plane home from Renton. I won the third Great Designer Search yesterday.

Let me tell you a bit about what went down.

Weekend Design Challenge 060818 - No Judge Free For All

While Inanimate and I catch up with our backlog of play-along GDS challenges (we're getting there, I promise), we're taking a week off from judging. Got a cool idea for a card you want feedback from the Artisan community on? Drop it below in the comments, and then offer someone else some feedback. No one's doing a formal judging this week, but I might pop in on Sunday to offer some feedback.

Have fun, and enjoy the weekend.