Saturday, October 23, 2021

Weekend Design Challenge 102321 - Randomizer v3

Hey Artisans! Click through to see this weekend's design challenge. Your mission is to design a custom magic card that follows the guidelines. Over the course of the weekend, give feedback to your fellow designers on their designs and incorporate their feedback to iterate on your own. I'll try to offer some feedback of my own starting on Monday.

Let's do another randomizer challenge! Roll 6 six-sided dice (here's an easy link) and look up the results in the list.

First die: 1-white, 2-blue, 3-black, 4-red, 5-green, 6-multicolor (if you're feeling adventurous, roll twice more to determine the colors)

Second die: 1-artifact (may ignore color), 2-creature, 3-enchantment, 4-instant, 5-sorcery, 6-planeswalker

Third die: 1-common, 2/3-uncommon, 4/5-rare, 6-mythic. Also, aim for rules text of 140 characters or fewer if the roll is odd, more if it's even.

Fourth die: converted mana cost is what you rolled

Fifth die: card is from... 1-Ravnica, 2-Innistrad, 3-Zendikar, 4-Theros, 5-a plane we've visited just once, 6- a plane we've never visited before

Sixth die (bonus challenge only): card goes in a deck focused on... 1-aggro, 2-tempo, 3-midrange, 4-ramp, 5-combo, 6-control

Good luck and have fun!


  1. Hello!
    This is what I rolled:
    1, 3, 4, 3, 4, 5

    First die: 1-white

    Second die: 3-enchantment

    Third die: 4/5-rare

    Fourth die: 3 MV

    Fifth die: card is from... 4-Theros

    OK! Now, this is the card I came up with:
    Heliod's Blessing 1WW - Rare Enchantment
    Creatures you control get +1/+1.
    3{w}{w}: Creatures you control gain lifelink and vigilance until end of turn. Activate only during your turn.

    Yep, I really love Heliod so I was excited when i got a white enchantment that had to come from theros.
    Sorry I missed the bonus challenge.
    It's been a while since I don't design a card so I think I'm a bit rusty.
    Anyway, hope you like it and I'd love to hear some feedback :)
    Have a good one!

    1. Card image:

    2. Great to have you here! I like the Blessing design-- definitely reminds me of the dictates, weapons, and gods from the Theros sets. At rare there's probably room to make this a little splashier-- e.g. the activation could cost a bit more and say "Creatures you control gain lifelink and vigilance until Heliod's Blessing leaves the battlefield."

  2. So, I rolled: 1 2 4 1 3 4
    So, a rare 1 drop white creature from zendikar that is meant for *ramp*.

    The only real way I can see to fit this challenge is to just use the ideas I have from the GW archetype in my custom set:

    Goma Fada crop herder || W
    Creature - Human
    As long as an opponent controls more noncreature lands than you, CARDNAME is a plains land in addition to its other types.

    1. This is a really innovative way to do ramp in white! I like it a lot.