Friday, November 16, 2018

CCDD 111618—Rancor of Wildwood

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Rancor's too strong and Talons of Wildwood is too weak. Let's try and meet somewhere in the middle.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Eternal Analysis 008—Nightfall


Nightfall is a different kind of Eternal keyword: It's not a skill, modifying how a card works, but an event (or a keyword action in Magic terms). When night falls, it lasts through the next round, and when your turn begins at night, you take 1 damage and draw a card.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

CCDD 111418—learn a lesson

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During the weeks between learning I'd made the top 100 for GDS3 and the initial design test, I designed and playtested a Magic world and a number of potential mechanics for it, knowing that work would either be directly relevant or at least good practice. One of the keywords I tested had been stewing in my head for quite some time.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

CCDD 111318—Dire Lane Pickpocket

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This top-down card ended up a lot like Feral Prowler, but I like the slightly different angle; it's both evocative and sets you up to build around it.

Monday, November 12, 2018

CCDD 111218—Path to Peace

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The problem with Path to Exile is that pesky downside. What if we turned that around and made it an upside?





Friday, November 9, 2018

CCDD 110918—Bad Jerks

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This creature's main purpose is to act like an unreliable Rootwalla or Hungry Spriggan; You can't always count on yours being able to grow, and I can't always predict whether it will or not.

Thursday, November 8, 2018