Sunday, January 26, 2014

Card of the Day - Tenets of Peace

This card is basically a Cruel Edict plus a Fog.  It forces the opponent to attack with only one creature and stop combat for a turn.  The downside is that if this card is out, you aren't able to attack either.  It creates tension in the game, which is a good thing.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Card of the Day - Lavaspew Kavu

This is a nice card for Johnny to build around.  There was a whole set based around returning your creatures to your hand.  This is also randomly awesome against blue.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Card of the Day - Toll of Battle

Today's card is an upgrade to an existing card, Heat of Battle. (See also: Battle Strain.)  I made the card without remembering if there was a card that did the same thing.  I named it after checking, as an homage.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Card of the Day - Embue Life

There is exactly one white rare sorcery that only costs W.  I asked Hollee to choose a picture from the internet for me to make into a second one.  This is what happened.

Edit:  I misspelled something! That's what happens when you get old. Thanks to Inanimate (and Hollee) for pointing it out to me.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Card of the Day - Pain's Promise

The next in a long line of Phyrexian Arena variants.  This one's cool because you can draw more than one extra card each turn, but the cost can be excruciating.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Card of the Day - Frozen Specter/Diabolic Specter

The first iteration of this card is pretty good.  After I made it, though, I realized that I was forcing it to be a snow creature when it didn't need to be.  I promptly renamed it, changed the mana requirements, and removed the snow supertype.  Here's the finished version.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Card of the Day - Discpile of Gargut

This was my entry into Goblin Artisans weekend design challenge.  It had to be a common black creature with two abilites.  It works better in the context of the whole set.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Card of the Day - Brenish Hunter

This is a staple G/W common that would need to exist in a world where snow is a big deal. I like the way that hybrid and snow work together to make a pseudo-sixth color feasible in limited environments.  Also, I just found an awesome snow watermark that could go on every snow card.  I think it looks cool.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Card of the Day - Phantom Army

This is a bit complicated.  It's more complicated than most cards I make, but I wanted it to have a certain feel.  This card is grokkable once you understand what's going on.

Your opponent has a creature, and suddenly there are three of that creature!  Which one should you block?  If you wanted to make a creature unblockable, there are easier ways. It seems like so much fun to play this little minigame.  I'm going to be using this one in playtesting for sure.