Wednesday, November 28, 2012

CCDD 112812—Resilience Sphere

Cool Card Design of the Day
11/28/2012 - I'm confident we'll see more hard-to-target effects like Frost Titan's in the future. In fact, I fully expect "spells [and abilities] targeting ~ cost opponents N more to cast" to be keyworded someday. Until then, we'll seed the future with one-off effects. Today's card actually makes the added cost symmetric, but it does so as a cost for a useful effect, rather than a penalty.

This is green because it simultaneously grows creatures and dissuades using magic to kill them. It also fits the green philosophy perfectly with a what-doesn't-kill-you-makes-you-stronger vibe. This only cares about spells and not abilities because it would be too easy to abuse it with repeatable activated abilities. As a flavor bonus, most activated abilities come from creatures and it's reasonable that a creature should be able to target another creature in green's mind.


  1. Great flavorful design! I would love to play this card my G/W deck.

    Although I believe the templating would be:
    "Spells cost {1} more to cast for each creature they target.
    Whenever a spell targets one or more creatures, put a +1/+1 counter on each of those creatures."

  2. The symmetry makes it suck.