Thursday, February 23, 2017

CCDD 022317—Eager Vassal

Cool Card Design of the Day
2/23/2017 - At first blush, this will look like a tamed Spellwild Ouphe, but its true purpose is to allow players to splash auras and combat tricks in a deck that would have trouble playing them otherwise.


  1. As an upside, I like this ability. It provides some interesting design space for Aura heavy formats. It'd really only work as a keyword that appears on multiple creatures, because splashing for a combat trick or pump aura would be hard to be worth it if it only had 1-2 potential targets. It would be better if the creature also had an upside for being targeted so that it was more of a build around that really paid out.

    As a downside, it's awkward. Your opponent always has to remember the ability exists, but it's almost never relevant because they can't build their decks with the ability in mind. I wouldn't make this symmetrical.

    1. I agree - I don't think there's any real reason to make this symmetrical as it's almost never relevant for the opponent, as opposed Spellwild Ouphe's cost reduction which nearly always is.