Monday, December 31, 2012

Card of the Day - Crackling Fire

Here's a good reason to play non-snow in Frostmere.  I made it uncommon so it shows up a bit more in draft.  In this set, you can feasibly draft a really good snow deck, non-snow deck, or a mix of both.  There are cards that support whatever strategy you choose.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Card of the Day - Dispersal Wave

Sorcery speed Evacuation.  Feels more like a WOG/DOJ and has a bonus of getting double use of your ETB creatures.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Card of the Day - Rapid Evolution

This is an updated version of Afiya Grove.  I like it because it sticks around for more than three turns, and you don't have to put a counter on an opponent's creature if you don't want to.

Edit:  cleaned up version that dosn't get around shroud (which is an obsolete mechanic anyway.)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Card of the Day - Curse of Amnesia

This is kind of like half of Jin-Gitaxis, but slightly different.  The art is from Memory Lapse.  In other news, this is my 400th post.  So... yay!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Card of the Day - Freeze


Edit: Cantrip'd!  The effect is small enough that a cantrip on this guy should have been there in the first place.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Card of the Day - Pine Sol Ring

It's Christmas Eve! Christmas is cool, cause it's a two day event.  BTW, I'm aware that this card is stupid broken.  Have a nice day!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Card of the Day - Inspiring Implosion

The thing I like most about this is that there is a limit to the amount of cards you draw, and that limit is the cost of the artifact. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Card of the Day - Painful Insight

This is an old card design that I had originally called Thoughtflare.  But then good ol' WOTC used that name for a different Izzet card, so I used the art from that card as an homage. (I think it fits my design better...)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Card of the Day - Shambling Lichen

Did you know that lichen is the product of a symbiotic relationship between a plant and a fungus? 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Card of the Day - Elgad the Gooey

Thought I'd make a 12/12 for 12 in honor of this special date.  Did you know that this is the last time we'll see a date that has all matching numbers until 2101?

Monday, December 10, 2012

Card of the Day - Orcish Arsonist

Here's the red entry into the cycle of "enters the battlefield or dies" guys. He likes to make things be on fire.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Card of the Day - Thought Robber

I like the trigger "When this enters the battlefield or dies."  I'm probably going to use that one a bit more in the future.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Card of the Day - AEther Elemental

I've been playing a format with Hollee recently that forgoes mana costs.  You start with no hand (or sometimes with three, five, or seven cards), and you can play one spell a turn (or sometimes two or three.)  This card is designed for that format.  It would also be very good in a lot of other formats.  It's just a Confiscate tacked onto a big flier.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Card of the Day - Soultether Mantis

Me: Let's make a card together!
Hollee: OK!
Me: What's its power and toughness?
Hollee: 8/10!
Me: ok...  how bout it's mana cost?
Hollee: A green and a black.
Me: What kind of creature is it?
Hollee: A Mantis!  A Giant Mantis!
Me: Oh, you mean like this?
Hollee: My work is done.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Card of the Day - Black Mage

I really wanted to make Black Mage black, but he had to be red.  When he levels up he learns better versions of his blow stuff up spells.