Thursday, June 22, 2017

CCDD 062217—Stensia Hotelier (& Steal Mana)

Cool Card Design of the Day
6/22/2017 - I think we can handle a more aggressive Stensia Innkeeper at higher rarities.

As a related bonus (designed months later):


  1. I like this direction. It makes sense for red to have tempo plays like this.

    The creature seems strong, but fine at higher rarity.

    And it makes sense flavour-wise and mechanic-wise to pair fast mana with mana denial. Although hard to balance, to make it sufficiently useful in a tempo deck, without being broken in a combo deck. Wizards seem to have shied away from 1-mana mana rituals even if they're still theoretically possible and not that strong in a typical deck.

  2. Volcanize RR
    Sorcery (rare)
    Tap three target lands. They become Mountains until the beginning of your next turn.
    Add RRR to your mana pool.

    (This assumes formats safe enough to have a second pyretic ritual around.

  3. This is a dangerous space for red to play around in too much. Exhausting lands is pretty close to just destroying them, especially on efficient bodies that up your clock. It's a fun space to visit, but so would visit too often.

    Hazoret's Last Hurrah 1RR
    Deal 5 damage to target player.
    Lands you control don't untap during your next untap step.

  4. Avalanche Slider 3R
    Creature - Goblin Barbarian
    When CARDNAME enters the battlefield, tap and exert target land.

    Alternatively, could have Dash. Or, a mana cheaper, and "each player exerts a land they control."