Tuesday, July 12, 2016

CCDD 071216—Maggot Bloom

Cool Card Design of the Day
7/12/2016 - We need another card like Caller of the Claw. This is slightly simpler, more direct, and tells a more resonant story (at the expense of doing nothing on its own).

I leaned toward a smaller effect, that Johnny can more proactively use. I would expect Dev to add {1} to the cost or limit it to composting your own creatures, but wanted to start optimistically.

For a while I had also been pushing to let it count nontoken creatures. I removed that not because it's so good with itself, but for memory issues when players wipe their boards and you cast this later that turn after we've forgotten how many creature tokens there had been. Creature cards can be checked.


  1. I was going to say that this is clearly going to end up being a combo card, but then I saw that you already said that in your write up.

  2. I love this. Note that Fresh Meat counts token deaths, and that card is awesome.