Saturday, January 31, 2015

Card of the Day - Sower of Bitter Tears

Devils really like to sacrifice lands in Frostmere.  Here's one that gets you a card for each sacrificed land.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Card of the Day - Frost Sapphire

I just finished the 2nd draft of my commons for Frostmere, and I'm going to include some uncommons in the next playtest. This is one of a cycle of mana rocks.  I'm trying them at one snow mana to see how they work.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Card of the Day - Feral Yeti

Affinity is strong.  In playtesting, this guy regularly came down on turn 4.  A 4/4 with haste is a little too strong in limited on turn 4.  I added a few more mana to his cost and one less toughness so he can be more easily taken care of.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Card of the Day - Earthen Might

This card was toned down a bit for power reasons.  +3/+3 on an aura is really hard to deal with.  We'll try it at +3/+1 and see if it works better.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Card of the Day - Shrieking Avalancher

This first version of this card only let you sacrifice one land per turn, but is otherwise not very interesting.  I wanted to make it a little more exciting, so I changed the activation to make it less powerful for each sacrifice, but allow for a strong risk/reward situation.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Card of the Day - Shrug Off

This is the original design of Shrug Off.  In playtesting, the card sat in hands waiting for the opportunity to be used.  Sadly for this card, a lot of the removal in Frostmere is enchantment based.  So I replaced it.

This card will do much better work in Frostmere, and luckily it was already in Odyssey, so I just grabbed the art from there.  I love it when other people have already designed the card I need.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Card of the Day - Infected Spearwall

So, I finally finished the first draft of the commons of Frsotmere, and I am in the process of playtesting with my wife and some friends.  I'll be updating the blog with some of the changes that were made.  Fisrst on the list was a small tweak to Infected Spearwall. It turns out a 1/5 wall with deathtouch is too good when the biggest common creatures have 4 power, so I lowered the mana cost and toughness by one each.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Card of the Day - Coldheart Kulota

I had my Frostmere cards in white borders originally because I was printing them at home and didn't want to water ink, but I remembered that I can go to Kinko's and print them pretty cheap.  Also, Affinity for Snow!  Yay!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Card of the Day - Earthen Might

Red and black have a mini-theme of sacrificing lands to get an effect.  Here's the common red aura that shows it off.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Card of the Day - Spiteful Brutalizer

The main antagonists of the Frostmere block are the devils that spew forth from the rift at Gargut Glacier.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Card of the Day - Mourning Sivr

Bradley Rose's plan to make a set has inspired me to finally get a whole set together instead of just individual cards.  The cards I post for a wile will be a part of Frostmere.  I'm finally getting it together.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Card of the Day - Feast of Flesh

I really like removal that is cheap and specific.  This card is bad to cast at your opponent if he or she has more than one creature, but awesome to cast on yourself to pump your team.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Card of the Day - Maradath, Queen of the Skies

I've recently gone down the rabbit hole of Tiny Leaders.  This is a commander that would fit well in either a soldier deck or a bird deck, or work best of all in a Bird Soldier deck. 

There are exactly 9 Bird Soldiers available in this format, and at least six of them would be awesome in a deck with Maradath as the commander.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015