Friday, August 24, 2018

Beacon of Creation Episode 36 Notes

Hey there Beaconeers!

Here is the challenge due on Monday the 27th:

Cardcrafting challenge:

Make a Dark Age card from one the mechanics we talked about in episode 35
  • Lore (remove from deck)
  • Berserk (this creature deals to creatures and receives damage in the form of +1/-1 counters)
  • Eldritch (batch; instant, colorless, lore)
  • Thaw (shuffle a card from your card pool into your library)
  • Vanishing
  • Time counters
  • Or a make a new one!

Remember that the card must have the name and artwork from an Ice Age or The Dark card (although they don't need to be from the same card.)

Castmire Worldbuilding Challenge:
Big red chaosey sorcery (with Castmire flavor.)

New challenges for Monday, September 3rd.

Cardcrafting Challenge:
  • Design a card with one line of rules text that references a new keyword ability called Squiffy and then define what that means with reminder text.
  • Credit to Goblin Lore Podcast (@GoblinLorePod) for suggestion
Castmire Worldbuilding Challenge:
Not all house plants are benign. Especially in Castmire.
  • Design a Plant creature named Oleander
  • Credit to Eric Williamson on Twitter (@Four2113)

Keep the designs coming!  We can't get enough of them. :)



  1. I have a question about the Smash Cube; you say it's 20-card packs with 8 lands and 12 spells. Is it singleton? What's the approximate power level of each pack? I wasn't clear if you gave yourself a rarity restriction as well. Are there mythics and rares in the packs?

    1. Some packs are more powerful than others. For example, the Eldritch Moon pack was 6 Graf Rats and 6 Midnight Scavengers. It's not singleton unless you want it to be.

  2. De-Curse W
    Exile target premanent then return it to the battlefield under it's controllers control.

    (blink for etb, haunt hate, token killing, pump spell fissle-ing, enchantment hating, the worst sort of mana fixing (forest and plains to cast GG)

    1. Yes! This is something that's needed for haunted lands.