Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mashup Contestant #03: Jules Robins

Pair 2: Antler Skulkin and Merrow Grimeblotter

Jay Treat: 5.6 (Fun: 7 Aesthetics: 4 Mechanics: 5 Bonus: 1)
Jonathan Woodward: 4
metaghost: 4
Chah: 4.7 (Fun: 3 Aesthetics: 5 Mechanics: 6 Bonus: 0)

Average: 4.6


Jay Treat: Centaurs squirting ink out of their asses is highly disturbing to me, like Castle Crashers.

Chah: The ability requires a lot of mana counting when planning combat, but doesn't feel as rewarding as a Shade does.

metaghost: Boo hybrid costs!

Pair 3: Pestermite and Tivadar of Thorn

Jay Treat: 7.7 (Fun: 9 Aesthetics: 7 Mechanics: 3 Bonus: 4)
Jonathan Woodward: 5
metaghost: 7
Chah: 6 (Fun: 4 Aesthetics: 6 Mechanics: 6 Bonus: 2)

Average: 6.4


Chah: A creature that turns all your red creatures into one-shot Ball Lightnings, except they can untap again if you manage to get rid of this guy. Bonus points for the idea. But I'm not sure that haste is enough of a reward to justify turning your creatures into single-use guys. Also, I'm not sure Johnny players like a haste & trample style.

Pair 5: Lightning Blast and Gift of the Woods

Jay Treat: 8.7 (Fun: 9 Aesthetics: 9 Mechanics: 6 Bonus: 2)
Jonathan Woodward: 4
metaghost: 4
Chah: 6 (Fun: 6 Aesthetics: 7 Mechanics: 5 Bonus: 0)

Average: 5.7


Jay Treat: Carbsinge is a bit too clever, but Crafty Cuffer is perfect.

Chah: Good ability for keeping Limited board states fluctuating. I think this could cost 1 less.

Total for all 3 cards: 16.7


  1. I really like the first card. It has a pretty weird flavor, though, but mechanically is spot on and feels well balanced.

    The second card doesn't feel like it was designed after these two cards, and the craft is bad. Most of time the untap restriction won't matter and I don't like designs that don't offer what they promise.

    Crafty Cuffer is totally old-school. I approve of it, but the numbers require tweaking as it's worse than already bad cards. All in all, quite fun!

  2. the first average has been miscalculated.

  3. You're right!

    The score for my part should be 4.7 ((3+5+6)/3) instead of 4. Fixing that should set the average right.