Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CCDD 062717—Casting Ordinance

Cool Card Design of the Day
6/27/2017 - You know what's more fun than 'no?' "Me too."


11 comments:

  1. White feels like a weird place for this. This feels Blue to me (free casting, card advantage, pseudo copying). Black could get a version that searched the opponent's library, probably for 6-7 mana.

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    1. Interesting. If it said "counter that spell" instead of "play your copy free" would that feel more white? What if the card was face-up and prevented casting it altogether? Obv blue is the color of countering, but white is the color of rule setting. Is it stuck WU, per Meddling Mage?

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    2. This actually feels more like an artifact to me than a color, and gives it more flexibility to account for what the most played cards in a metagame are.

      A Black version that searches your opponent's library is a great idea, and sure make the opponent squirm whenever they cast a spell.

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    3. http://magiccards.info/query?q=Jester%27s+scepter&v=card&s=cname

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    4. http://magiccards.info/mt/en/35.html

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    5. Yep! Interesting precedence on these designs. I'll include the card names in the future.

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  2. Riffing on the black version:

    Smirking Sneakthief
    1BB
    Creature - Human Rogue - Rare
    Skulk
    When ~ deals combat damage to a player, search that player's library for a card and exile it facedown. Shuffle that library afterwards.
    Whenever an opponent casts a spell with the same name as the exiled card, you may turn it face up and cast it without paying its mana cost.
    2/2

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