Wednesday, April 20, 2011

CCDD 042011—Smith's Hammer

Cool Card Design of the Day
4/20/2011 - I'm pretty sure the only reason Smith's Hammer wasn't printed in this block was that it reads too much like Adventuring Gear from the last block. The purpose of this card in the set was still met, but they filled it from a different angle with Silverskin Armor—which is a fine card, if a bit too similar to Liquimetal Coating for my taste.

I left the keyword unspecified since there are frankly a ton of reasonable choices. Technically, we don't even need a keyword and that would be the simplest execution of this bonk-you-over-your-head metalcraft enabler, but I think a lot of players would be dissatisfied with equipment that does literally nothing sometimes (obviously excluding the folks who liked Adventuring Gear). My personal pick for this keyword would be shroud, but trample, first strike, haste and vigilance are all fair options. Some keywords would require a higher equip cost, naturally.

1 comment:

  1. How about: "Equipped creature gets +2/+2. If equipped creature has shroud, other creatures you control have shroud. The same is true for trample, flying, first strike, etc."