Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CCDD 091714—Paternity Test

Cool Card Design of the Day
9/17/2014 - I've been messing with the punisher mechanic recently. Not because I think it's a deep well of Magic design, it's just what keeps bubbling to the surface. This is easily my favorite design in that vein.


  1. This card is so bad and yet it reads so well, I love it!

  2. BTW, I'm *not* serious about this flavor for the card, but had bad luck finding art to support better.

  3. Just out of curisoity, have you seen Blazing Salvo? I like your stats and the speed of your spell more, but it's not a unique snowflake.

    Blazing Salvo R (Odyssey Common)
    Blazing Salvo deals 3 damage to target creature unless that creature's controller has Blazing Salvo deal 5 damage to him or her.

    1. Haha. Nope. Yeah, that's basically identical. Crazy.

  4. I'm amused by the flavour even though I agree it probably wouldn't be printed like that :)

    And yes, I'd forgotten blazing salvo too, although I was comparing this to flame slash. Advantage over flame slash: it can kill 5-toughness vanillas. Disadvantage: it usually can't kill bombs. It looks like it might be ok at 1 mana, maybe 2 at common, 3 seems overkill. Although it's good to overestimate half the time, mostly we all undercost things :)