Saturday, April 4, 2020

CCDD 040420 - Barricades

Here's another Fog effect-- this time an actual attempt to riff on the card Fog, though I think there was some top-down motivation here too.

This looks much worse than Fog, almost strictly worse. It isn't, for two major reasons. One is the obvious one: it's colorless, so combat-phobic colors like blue have easier access to it. The other is that this is much easier to abuse-- it locks up combat with Emry, Lurker of the Loch, for starters. That alone seems like enough to make printing it a bad idea. Is the text box itself worth printing? If so, with what card type and mana cost?

1 comment:

  1. If you change its text to: Whenever one or more creatures attacks you, you may pay {1} for each of these creatures. If you do, sacrifice Barricades and prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.

    it would be printable I think?

    I would even go as far as to say all combat damage by creatures without trample.