Cool Card Design of the Day
6/6/2016 - One way to balance madness would be to make a lesser version of the full effect. But we don't care for apparent downside abilities. There's a similar solution, however, that's incredibly thematic. I'd love to see unpredictable madness effects—stuff that might go horribly wrong, or might go horribly right.
Careful Study meets Goblin Lore.
A basically free Pyroclasm will often be amazing, but it's unreliable, and sometimes you'd rather have a Shock.
No madness effect here, but it's a splashy madness-enabler.
This madness-trigger is all downside, but the madness cost is free… Beneficial, even, with delirium or other graveyard-matters mechanics.
A thematic madness cost.