Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Beacon of Creation Episode 50 Notes

Challenges due Monday, December 3rd by 7pm Pacific time.

Worldbuilding Challenge:
Rare mystery card that use clues.  Make sure it's a cool story moment, as this will be canon in Castmire's story.

Castmire Design Challenge:
A common Haunt creature. (current colors for Haunt are Green, Black, and White)

Current reminder text for Trespass:
(As this spell resolves, exile it haunting target land. When that land's controller is dealt combat damage, you may cast this spell without paying its mana cost. Then put it into its owner's graveyard.)

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Beacon of Creation Episode 49 Notes

Our design challenges for next week are due Monday, Nov 26, at 8pm Pacific Time.
-Design a rare for constructed.
-Design a green common that cares about the graveyard.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Beacon of Creation Episode 48 Notes

Hey there, Beaconeers!

We got a lot done this episode regarding Castmire. We talked about the color combinations, draft archetypes, and mechanics for each color.  Our first pass ended up with these pairings:

Haunt creatures (WBG)
Trespass spells (URB)
Startle (WRB)
Investigate (UWG)
Gates (URG)

UW: artifact matters or tempo (detain)
RU: artifact matters (red sacrifice, blue gets more)
RB: Startle Trespass
UR: Lands-matter gate/trespass?
UG: Colorless-matters? (gates+artifacts)
WB: Haunt + Startle = ???
WG: Haunt + Investigate = ??? defender matters value-creatures?
UB: Nightmares/horrors/value control?
RG: Ramp gates
BG: Haunt recursion
WR: (go wide?)

We are recording on Sunday this week, so the challenges will be due  on Sunday the 18th, by 8pm.

Our design challenges for next week are:
  • Design a white common that gains life, but without lifelink.
  • Design a black common that is a helpful aura.
  • Design a rare signpost card for one of the archetypes we talked about on the episode.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Beacon of Creation Episode 47 Notes

Castmire Worldbuilding Challenge #1
- Create a white common combat trick that gives +2/+2 and a small bonus.

Castmire Worldbuilding Challenge #2
- Create a blue common that cares about instants and sorceries.

Our new email for submissions is

The old one still works, but this one is easier for us moving forward.