Friday, February 16, 2018

Weekend Art Challenge 021618 - nJoo

Click through to see the requirements for your design test, due Monday morning. Every submission warrants feedback, which you may use to revise your submission any number of times. I will aim to review the most recent submission from each designer.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

CCDD 021518 - Mechanic "Improvements" and Monocolor Draft

I've been contemplating the problem of mono-color archetypes in draft. The biggest issue is that roughly 20% of a pack will be of that color/usable in your deck, whereas if you're drafting two colors your card selection increases to 40%. Incentivizing at least some of the people sitting around the table to draft mono is a tricky thing for a designer to do.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

CCDD 021418 - Rashka, the Slayer and Autumn Willow

I've been thinking about Legendary Matters as a theme for a dumb vanity project I'm working on, and have been trying to come up with a Marquee mechanic to highlight that element of the design. Specifically, I want to get a sense of passing a destined role from generation to generation. I came up with these absurdly long mechanics.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

CCDD 02132018 - DFC Evolution

KingRitz's submission over the weekend had me thinking about DFCs that could just straight-up be cast on either side.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Weekend Art Challenge 020918 - xenocry

Click through to see the requirements for your design test, due Monday morning. Every submission warrants feedback, which you may use to revise your submission any number of times. I will aim to review the most recent submission from each designer.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Write for Goblin Artisans

We're always looking for new content and writers. This community is full of fun ideas and hard-won wisdom we'd love to highlight.

If you've got an idea for an article, or a challenge, or a series, pitch it to us below or send a note to magic-by-design on googlegroups.com talk about it below in the comments. When you're ready to pitch your idea, send it over to zefferal at gmail.

If your proposal is interesting, we'll ask you to write it up. We may ask for revisions, and when it's ready we'll edit it and post it, noting you as the author.

If someone writes for us enough without need for editing, we'll probably make them an Artisan in Residence so they're free to write whatever fits. (Similarly, pitches from known Artisans will take precedence from those of first-time commenters. Try not to pitch content too similar to stuff we've already done.)

Proposals and drafts will be evaluated based on the merit of the content, provided the tone is respectful in accordance with our community guidelines.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

CCDD 020718 - Infraction and Fine

That GDS3 design challenge looks like an absurd amount of fun. I've been contemplating how I would have tackled it, and one of the first designs I came up with ended up being this griefer enchantment.