Saturday, November 13, 2021

Weekend Design Challenge 111321 - Faction Mechanic

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Saturday, November 6, 2021

Weekend Design Challenge 110621 - Cleave

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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Weekend Design Challenge 102921 - Crimson Vow Teaser

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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Weekend Design Challenge 102321 - Randomizer v3

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Weekend Design Challenge 101621 - Blood Lust

Hey Artisans! Click through to see this weekend's design challenge. Your mission is to design a custom Magic card that follows the guidelines. Over the course of the weekend, give feedback to your fellow designers on their designs and incorporate their feedback to iterate on your own. I'll try to offer some feedback of my own starting on Monday.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

MOXTOBER - Thirteen: Luck and Solitaire Games

Wobbles the Goose

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It’s #MTGMoxtober! A month of design prompts for the Magic creatively inclined. Today is October Thirteenth, which means fittingly that the prompt for today is 13.

For today’s prompt, I’ve created a solo puzzle game based on Triskaidekaphobia. The goal is to lose to Triskaidekaphobia while using a 13 card deck before losing to damage or running out of cards. Sounds easy enough! You can use the solo play mode on manastack to give it a try here: https://manastack.com/deck/triskai-deck

Or you can build the deck using this list:

1 Swamp
1 Godless Shrine
1 Orzhov Basilica
1 Scoured Barrens
1 Dross Harvester
1 Cloistered Youth
1 Tavern Swindler
1 Death Grasp
1 Sign in Blood
1 Renewed Faith
1 Fountain of Youth
1 Mana Crypt
1 Triskaidekaphobia

 

I was a big fan of Maro’s Magic the Puzzling book back in the day, so this is an attempt to combine that with the recent trend of Button Shy’s solo microgames. With only 13 cards to work with, the goal is to create enough variance where a player still has agency to make interesting decisions, while not becoming deterministic or too easy. More play testing is needed to see if this particular build strikes the right balance. Will the use of coin flip cards and mana variance be fun or do they leave players feeling unsatisfied and unlucky when they lose to a coin flip? Give it a playtest and let me know how it goes! Do you have any custom designs that would be a good fit? Any luck with other solo Magic variants?

 You can find me on Twitter @wobbles 
Or in the Beacon of Creation discord https://t.co/WXoiKIC1qf?amp=1
Or on my Tumblr where I post other small and cheap game design ideas: brokeboardgames.tumblr.com

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