Friday, August 24, 2012

CCDD 082412—Lonely Goatherd

Cool Card Design of the Day
8/24/2012 - You know what I don't post enough of? Silly cards. This one was inspired by my draft group last night.


  1. I love how you brought flavor to the card's use of affinity through the card name. Both the mechanic and the card name connected together make for a flavor-dripping overall card.

  2. I was torn on the ability to follow Affinity for Goats. Considered something actually usable like "When ~ ETB, gain 1 life for each creature you control" but since the card was already going to be silly, I just went for the most literal top-down effect I could find.

  3. Broken with Mirror Entity, obviously.

    Always good to see resonant cards, silly or not.

  4. if you wanted to go a darker rout, but still kept the humor, you could have done something like:

    Lonely Goatherd 3W
    Creature - Human Shepherd
    Affinity for goats
    Sacrifice a goat: prevent all damage that would be dealt to CARDNAME this turn.
    Goats you control have hexproof.


    but seriously thats a great idea Jay, i love to see other designers making "silly" cards, as magic, at the end of the day, is supposed to be fun. :)

  5. A new version I might now prefer:

    Lonely Goatherd {X}{W}
    Creature-Human (cmn)
    Affinity for Goats
    When ~ ETB, gain X life.