Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CCDD 052317—Widow's Trap

Cool Card Design of the Day
5/23/2017 - Here are two green spider-flavored removal auras.

First, green ~Pacifism with a Spider-tribal bonus.

The intention of "can't tap" is "can't tap to attack or pay costs" and thus "can't attack without vigilance" and "can't activate {T} abilities." I imagine templating can find an unambiguous way to say that, but if not, "gains defender" would be a fine substitute.


Green arrest that requires more auras (perhaps more copies of itself)—or some spiders, or both—to answer more significant threats.


  1. Last one made me think of the following:

    Coated in Webs
    Enchantment - Aura
    Enchant creature
    At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control a Spider, exile enchanted creature.

    1. I almost want it to be "When a Spider ETB under your control…" so that your opponent doesn't know for sure if it'll happen next turn. Both are good.

    2. Nest of Spiders 2GG
      Enchantment R
      When Nest of Spiders enters the battlefield, create two 1/2 spiders with reach.
      Tap an untapped spider you control: Target creature doesn't untap during its controllers next untap step.

    3. That's adorable as long as I don't visualize it. Cool.

  2. Sensitive Web 3GG


    Whenever a creature and opponent controls becomes tapped create a 1/2 spider without reach.

    spiders you control get +1/+2


    The knobs may need tuning but the idea is when a creature trips the web spiders come swarming

    1. Guessing you meant with reach?
      Sensitive Web seems brutal. It's like a moat you can only overcome with vigilance, unblockable, or trample+4. Maybe:

      Whenever one or more creatures an opponent controls become tapped, choose one:
      • Create a 1/2 spider with reach.
      • Spiders you control get +1/+2 until EOT.