Monday, July 2, 2018

CCDD 070218—Murderous Mage

Cool Card Design of the Day
The way that Baral, Chief of Compliance makes all your spells cheaper rather than just your counterspells got me thinking about a card dedicated to improving your removal rather than doing it incidentally.

11 comments:

  1. Even more specifically, you could do:

    Assassin Assistant 1B
    Creature - Human Assassin
    Spells you cast that would destroy a creature cost 1 less to cast.
    2/2

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    1. Does this reduce the cost of Lightning Strike? Will players’ intuition match the correct answer to that question? I like Jay’s wording because it’s unambiguous, but I could be persuaded if you think most people will get it right.

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    2. This wording is mostly sarcastic, although there is technically president with Equinox

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  2. Batch it.

    Skelterous Scourmage
    RR
    Creature - Orc Wizard
    Whenever you cast an offensive spell, ~ deals 1 damage to each of that spell’s targets. (Offensive spells are spells that target your opponents and/or their creatures.)
    2/2

    Frenzied Chorister
    1RW
    Creature - Minotaur Cleric
    Whenever you cast an offensive spell, creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn.
    2/3

    Spirited Exhumist
    1BB
    Creature - Human
    When you cast a necromantic spell, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token. (Necromantic spells are black spells that target cards in graveyards or creatures your opponents control.
    "Well, _I_ pronounce it Eye-gor."
    2/2

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    1. Spirited Exhumist should be a cyclops. Eye-gor.

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    2. It's hard to make batching worthwhile. This is just as flavorful:

      Spirited Exhumist
      1BB
      Creature - Cyclops
      Whenever you cast a black spell that targets cards in graveyards or creatures your opponents control, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.
      "Well, I pronounce it Eye-gor."
      2/2

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    3. Uhh, it's a Young Frankenstein reference. Not a cyclops reference. One of the best movies ever made!

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  3. This feels like it would be a great card to put Extort on if we ever needed an attractive Orzhov rare!

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