Friday, May 26, 2017

Weekend Art Challenge 052617—AlexKonstad

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CCDD 052617—Spider Sense

Cool Card Design of the Day
5/26/2017 - Was messing with auras yesterday, primarily using flash to mitigate their risk of card disadvantage, and found a tribal line to explore.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

CCDD 052517—Feed the Cluster

Cool Card Design of the Day
5/25/2017 - Spider Pack is replicate-for-spiders. You could apply any creature tribe to pack, for more tribal effects. You could alternately apply card types or colors. You could even remove all conditions and just have a version that lets you pay for any number of legal targets.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CCDD 052417—Ambush Spider

Cool Card Design of the Day
5/24/2017 - Fixing Qasali Ambusher and Giant Trap Door Spider by merging them.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CCDD 052317—Widow's Trap

Cool Card Design of the Day
5/23/2017 - Here are two green spider-flavored removal auras.

First, green ~Pacifism with a Spider-tribal bonus.

Monday, May 22, 2017

CCDD 052217—Pack Spider

Cool Card Design of the Day
5/22/2017 - If solitary spiders aren't disturbing enough, consider the spider colonies of Peru. Here's a less disturbing card.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Weekend Art Challenge 051917—InaWong

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

CCDD 051817—It's Dangerous

Cool Card Design of the Day
5/18/2017 - Started designing a Briarpack Alpha-à-la-carte spell only to discover it was just Savage Summoning with +2/+2 until EOT instead of a +1/+1 counter (and it was counterable), so I decided to explore a lower rarity version instead:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CCDD 051717—Mind Lure

Cool Card Design of the Day
5/17/2017 - Lure and Mind Control share a certain flavor, and play well together too.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

CCDD 051617—Sylvan Ambush

Cool Card Design of the Day
5/16/2017 - Here's a combat trick that repays its mana cost. Or untaps your creatures. It's slightly tribal, favoring elf decks, but usable in any green creature deck.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Weekend Design Challenge 051217—Hour of Devastation mechanics

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

CCDD 051117—Fiery Youth & Wolf Cub

Cool Card Design of the Day
5/11/2017 - A couple of common tribal cards (with a triggered effect rather than static, to avoid post-combat damage confusion).

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

CCDD 051017—The Strong Take

Cool Card Design of the Day
5/10/2017 - Bred for the Hunt gets an upgrade.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

CCDD 050917—Ditch

Cool Card Design of the Day
5/9/2017 - Ditch is a smoothing mechanic. It's free, conditional cycling. Could go on anything (except planeswalkers… and it would be awkward on sorceries/instants since they're not the same type), but is ideal on land.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Weekend Design Challenge 050517—God-Pharaoh's Gift

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

CCDD 050417—Haunted Blade

Cool Card Design of the Day
5/4/2017 - Top-down equipment.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

CCDD 050317—Liliana's Will & Liliana's Command

Cool Card Design of the Day
5/3/2017 - In Impact, Liliana demonstrates command over the undead; not just the ability to raise them, but to turn any undead to her own bidding. When I read that, I had to make this card:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

CCDD 050217—Staff of Wisdom

Cool Card Design of the Day
5/2/2017 - Staff of Wisdom is a hybrid between color-fixing like Mana Prism and card advantage like Jayemdae Tome. I was thinking about ways to let a deck play out differently more, and using your opponent's deck is the perfect resource.

Monday, May 1, 2017