Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Beacon of Creation Episode 68 Notes

Design challenges due Monday, April 29th by 7pm.

Top-Down challenge: Castmire's Buy-a-box promo using a mechanic that's not in the set.

Bottom-up challenge: Design Castmire's dual land cycle.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Beacon of Creation Episode 67 Notes

Design challenges due Monday, April 22nd by 7pm.

Top-Down challenge: A card draw spell that feels white and is not just a cantrip.

Bottom-up challenge: Design a legendary headwear equipment.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Beacon of Creation Episode 66 Notes

Design challenges due Monday, April 15th by 7pm.

Top-Down challenge: Revise a Castmire Exemplar card. Bonus points if it fits into the set's motifs in an interesting way.

Bottom-up challenge: Design a spell that shows transmutation magic without changing power/toughness or replacing the card the another.

Send submissions to cards@beaconofcreation.com

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Beacon of Creation Episode 65 Notes

Design challenges due Monday, April 8th by 7pm.

Top-Down challenge: Design Garruk's Axe.

Bottom-up challenge: Design an uncommon planeswalker using the WAR template.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Beacon of Creation Episode 64 Notes

Design challenges due Monday, April 1st by 7pm.

Top-Down challenge: Design a Contender. You can find the current Contenders here. Try to make one that fits in with the themes of the set found here.

Bottom-up challenge: Design a card with the word dumbwaiter in the name.


Alsso: I finally updated the Patreon to charge only monthly instead of for each episode; so if that was your barrier to entry, it's fixed now.  You can find our Patreon here.


Thanks to all of our patrons:

Tim Reilly
Bradley Rose
Trevor Cashmore
and
Andy Bentley



Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Beacon of Creation Episode 63 Notes

Since we ran short on time, the challenges are rolling over this week.

Design challenges due Monday, March 25th by 7pm.

Top-Down challenge: A door using the Visit mechanic. The rules text is either of these two things:

(Play this card face down as a land named Unopened Door with "T: Add C." You may turn this card face up for its visit cost as long as a creature you control is attacking.)

OR

(Play this card face down as a land named Unopened Door with "T: Add C." You may turn this card face up for its visit cost as long as an opponent was dealt combat damage this turn.)








OR (this bit is new!)

(Play this card face down as a land named Unopened Door with "T: Add C." You may turn this card face up by tapping an untapped creature you control and paying this card's visit cost. Activate as a sorcery.)




Bottom-up challenge: A card named Neverending Hallway.

Bonus Challenge!: A cycle of cards showing love.

Other notes:

Tim Reilly's Contenders set can be found here:

Planeswalkers

Other Cards

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Beacon of Creation Episode 62 Notes

Design challenges due Monday, March 18th by 7pm.

Top-Down challenge: A door using the Visit mechanic. The rules text is either of these two things:

(Play this card face down as a land named Unopened Door with "T: Add C." You may turn this card face up for its visit cost as long as a creature you control is attacking.)

OR

(Play this card face down as a land named Unopened Door with "T: Add C." You may turn this card face up for its visit cost as long as an opponent was dealt combat damage this turn.)

Bottom-up challenge: A card named Neverending Hallway.

Bonus Challenge!: A cycle of cards showing love.

Other notes:

 No episode next week, as I will be on a big boat in the Caribbean.

I made a subreddit for a new format I'm testing. Give me your best ideas.

https://www.reddit.com/r/ArmyOfOneMTG/

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Beacon of Creation Episode 61 Notes

Design challenges due Monday, March 4th by 7pm.

Top-Down challenge: An artifact that is a lantern.

Bottom-up challenge: A white card with “1W, Sacrifice a clue:”





Note: This is a pretty good episode to jump in on.  We go over what we've talked about over the last year-and-a-half or so and talk about where we're going in the future.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Beacon of Creation Episode 60 Notes

Design challenges due Monday, Feb 25 by 7pm.

Top-Down challenge: In honor of (https://itch.io/jam/short-rest) short rest jam, design a card that works as a short rest.

Bottom-up challenge: A mana dork that interacts with any version of Haunt, Startle, or Investigate.

Trevor also wanted to mention @rpgdesignfrog. Go follow them if you like that sort of thing!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Beacon of Creation Episode 59 Notes

Design challenges due Monday, Feb 18 by 7pm.

-Top-down challenge: A card based on Disney’s “The Haunted Mansion”, “Phantom Manor”, or “Mystic Manor”

-Bottom-up challenge: A green four-drop that eats (or uses) clues.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Beacon of Creation Episode 58 Notes

Design challenges due Monday, Feb 11 by 7pm.

-Top-down challenge: A planeswalker with only one loyalty ability.

-Bottom-up challenge: A spirit or elemental native to Castmire that's tricksy but helpful.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Beacon of Creation Episode 57 Notes

Design challenges due Feb 4:

Bottom up:  An evasive creature with a simple and clean design.

Top down:  Marquee goblin that does something "new"

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Beacon of Creation Episode 55 Notes

Design challenges due Jan 21at 7pm.

-Top-down challenge: Design a card based on something that scares you personally.

-Bottom-up challenge: Design a removal spell that affects at least two creatures.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Beacon of Creation Episode 54 Notes

Submissions due January 14th at 7pm PST:

Top down challenge: Think outside the greenhouse.  Show a green element of Castmire that doesn't include plants. Bonus points: avoid common green tropes from other sets.

Bottom up challenge: Take your favorite creature and make a one-drop version of it.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Beacon of Creation Episode 53 Notes

Design challenges due Jan 7 at 7pm.

-Top-down challenge: An equipment or vehicle you would find in a mansion.

-Bottom-up challenge: A build-around uncommon that works with startle.