Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CCDD 112117—Gem token

Cool Card Design of the Day
11/15/2017 - Sometimes treasure tokens let us cast a spell a turn or two early and that's fun and powerful. Powerful enough that access to treasure is limited at low mana costs, especially at common. Which limits how often treasure tokens are used to make up for missed land drops or to fix your colors when you'd otherwise be color-screwed. And that's a shame, because Magic often lacks that kind of smoothing.

If treasure didn't accelerate your mana, it could be much cheaper, and more common. Let's explore that.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Weekend Art Challenge 111717—MarcSimonetti

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

CCDD 111617—Reciprocating Arch

Cool Card Design of the Day
11/16/2017 - Reciprocating Arch came from thinking about alternatives to treasure tokens that could help you cast spells without the added cost that accelerating your mana necessitates. This idea begat 3 bonus cards.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

CCDD 111517—Astral Dissection

Cool Card Design of the Day
11/15/2017 - I saw this art and had to make a removal spell.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CCDD 111417—Erupt

Cool Card Design of the Day
11/14/2017 - Erupt is a kicker-subset keyword where you can enhance a spell by sacrificing lands. Because its purpose is to put excess land to use and not to make players mana-screw themselves, it only goes on spells with relatively high mana costs.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Weekend Art Challenge 111017—Roberto Gatto

Click through to see the illustration and design requirements for your single  card submission, 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, November 9, 2017

CCDD 110917—Fervant Contradiction

Cool Card Design of the Day
11/9/2017 - Spell Blast meets Contradict.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

CCDD 110817—Interfere

Cool Card Design of the Day
11/8/2017 - This counterspell mostly just burns up the mana your opponent used, like Remand but there is one added wrinkle.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

CCDD 110717—Shush

Cool Card Design of the Day
11/7/2017 - Today we have the most dangerous of all countermagic: The free kind.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Weekend Art Challenge 110317—Risachantag

Click through to see the illustration and design requirements for your single  card submission, 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, November 2, 2017

CCDD 110217—Seeing Eye Wolf

Cool Card Design of the Day
11/2/2017 - This card walks the line between utility and efficiency. A 2/2 for two is nothing amazing for a green uncommon, but it's relevant enough to play in Limited. If you're stuck on land, this can help you find it. It can do that multiple times, but very slowly and without card advantage. The result is intended to be a card you're okay main-decking that can help you out in some sticky situations.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

CCDD 110117—Goblin Cheerleader & Goblin Cheer Captain

Cool Card Design of the Day
11/1/2017 - Here's a wildly simplified Goblin Bushwhacker.