Friday, April 27, 2018

Beacon of Creation Episode 19 notes

Hey there Beaconeers,

We got some big stuff happening.

I've uploaded Version 1.0 of the Castmire set file here.  I don't know if you'll be able to download it or not, but i think it will work...

On to the challenges! 

Due Monday, April 30 at 7pm Pacific time:


A rare virtual vanilla creature/ white card advantage.


Uncommons! Make any number of uncommons for Castmire.  All will be added to the Master File and eventually, we will whittle them down.  We also need red commons, becasue no one has made those yet.

Due Monday, May 7 at 7pm Pacific time:


An uncommon sorcery with CMC 8 or greater/ must reference a creature type never seen before in Magic.


1. Rank the 5 mechanics of Castmire from 1 (your favorite) to 5 (your least favorite). Give an explanation if you like.

2. Submit a new mechanic replacing one those currently in Castmire, and explain why it is better.

 This worldbuilding challenge is going to affect the future of the set greatly.  There will be huge swaths of unusable cards when we decide what mechanic or mechanics to kill. 

Thanks for listening and submitting.  Castmire is everyone's baby, and we are all doing our best to make it as awesome as it can be. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Beacon of Creation Episode 18 notes

Hey there Beaconeers,

This week's episode turned out awesome.  We got Corey Cshuta on this week, and was great. 

Submissions due this Monday, the 23rd:


Commons!  Any nonblack (or nongreen, we actually have a bunch of those now) commons.


Anything that uses a batch.

Submissions due Monday, the 30th:


Uncommons!  As many as you like from a single color. 

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Beacon of Creation Episode 17 notes

Hey there Beaconeers,

We are getting close to having a full set file, so our worldbuilding challenge is to make at least five (5) commons for a color of your choosing that isn't black.  (Thanks to @Reuxben form doing those already.) 

Our Host/Augment challenge is to make something that has a batch on it (like historic, but different; or not, your choice.) Brad and I chose the same thing for hosting and augmenting for the first time, so we're just going with it.

The deadline for the submissions is April 23, 2018 at 7pm Pacific time.  Any sent after that may not be mentioned on the podcast. As a reminder, our submissions are now due over a week after the podcast is published to give people who don't listen right away a chance to participate. (I get it, there are a lot of podcasts to keep up on.)

As always, send your submissions to

Thanks all, y'all're the best.