Monday, April 28, 2014

Card of the Day - Seasoned Scalawag

This card is from the Red/Blue/Green plane, where storms rage constantly and volcanoes, at seemingly random intervals, erupt on verdant islands of the vast sea.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Card of the Day - Coordinated Leap

This would be a very limited card; only useful if you're playing with frogs... if it didn't have that nifty transmute ability on it.  I have a feeling this card is going to be used to transmute 90% of the time, but the other 10% will be amazing. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Card of the Day - Amphibious Stalker

I really wanted to make this cost GG, but in the context of a set full of three-color planes, it seemed like a bad idea.  Anyway, this lil' guy lives on the plane of Deepmire.   The brackish waters of this Blue, Black, and Green plane churn under a dense green canopy, and within live a tribe of frogmen.  Some of those frogmen are sneaky.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Card of the Day - Barstoe Roggar, Patriarch

Barstoe is the current owner and lord of Roggara, his ancestral home.  He knowingly cut off his estate from the rest of the planes because of his love of solitude.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Card of the Day - Something in the Attic

The flavor of Roggara really shines through in Something in the Attic.  Creepy and looming.  I dig it.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Card of the Day - Haunted Hyacinth

As returning mechanics, I think Wither and Fading fit in a plane that consists only of a dilapidated mansion. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Card of the Day - Overgrown Estate

I'm doing something a little unorthodox by showing you a card that already exists.  The reason I'm showing you this card is because it is the setting of Roggara, the BGW wedge.  Roggara is a pocket plane which consists of the above Overgrown Estate and not much else.  The tiny plane is only one gigantic building which is, of course, both haunted and overgrown.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Card of the Day - Goldburst

Those of you familiar with the original Mirrodin set will recognize this as a less useful Shrapnel Blast.  In fact, Shrapnel Blast is strictly better than Goldburst.  That doesn't mean that this card wouldn't see play with the right support. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Card of the Day - Emperor Isba of Arici

Greed and oppression go well together.  Gold tokens abound in Arici, and you can use them for more than just mana.  The keyword ability Oppression is useful in creature stalemates. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Card of the Day - Arici Charm

A few years back, WOTC released the Shards of Alara set, in which five separate worlds, or "Shards" were put together in one set.  Each of those shards had only three colors of mana available to them.  For instance: Jund, the Red/Green/Black shard, was a place of brutal survival and dangerous predators.

I'm taking this concept a little further by introducing the 'Wedges" of something-or-other.  Five distinct worlds that have only three colors of mana.  The difference is that these worlds share a pair of allied colors and the color that is their common enemy.

The first of these is Arici, the White/Black/Red Wedge.  This plane has a large city which is ruled by a devil masquerading as a human.  Only a few people at the top know that their Emperor, Isba, is utterly evil. His corruption sinks into everything in the plane of Arici.  If one were to spend a little time there, one would be hard-pressed to miss the fact that the lovely marble pillars are veined with something impure.

Tomorrow I will introduce you to the mechanics of Arici.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Card of the Day - Staff of Athreos

I'm kind of bummed that Born of the Gods didn't do the weapons of the gods. If Journey Into Nyx does, The Staff of Athreos might look something like this.