Thursday, December 14, 2017

Muiltiple Choice Magic Design Question of the Day 2

2) Assuming R&D is going to make a card with four of the following five changes to Giant Growth, which of the changes shouldn’t be made?
 a) Add 'you control' after 'target creature'.
 b) Change 'target creature' to 'each creature'.
 c) Make it a sorcery.
 d) Add "Then it fights target creature you don't control."
 e) Change the mana cost to {3}{G}{G}.

Click through to see the answer and my rationale.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Muiltiple Choice Magic Design Question of the Day 1

1) Which of the following is the least appropriate way for Design to serve these audiences?
 a) Design should make sure there are high mana costs for Timmy.
 b) Design should make sure there are bad cards for Jenny.
 c) Design should make sure there are under-costed cards for Spike.
 d) Design should make sure there are wordy cards for Mel.
 e) Design should make sure there are funny cards for Vorthos.

Click through to see the answer and my rationale.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

GDS3 Prep: A Set in Four Cards

A Set in Four Cards is an exercise we've occasionally done around these parts, and a fantastic way to prepare for GDS3. The goal of the exercise is to tell your audience as much as you possibly can about a hypothetical set merely by showing them four cards. The only words you have to communicate your set's themes, mechanics, and hooks are through cardnames and rules text (and the set name).

Big Picture Mechanics

What kinds of mechanics does a set need to click? If we were designing a new set, what sorts of mechanics would we want to be sure to include?

First, let's review the marketed mechanics from the last few years of sets and try to categorize them.

Introduce Yourself!

Goblin Artisans is more than four years old. It's high time we had an open "get to know you" thread!

So, I know you like CCG design, but who are you people? Where do you come from? What are you interested in? What is your life like, when you're not brainstorming Magic cards on the internets?

Lurkers, now's your chance to come out into the daylight! We don't bite.

[Originally Posted July 2015. In the interests of making this thing findable, this has been bumped.]

Friday, December 8, 2017

Weekend Design Challenge 120817—GDS3 Multiple Choice Quiz Questions

Click through to see the design requirements for your quiz question, due Monday morning. Every submission warrants feedback, which you may use to revise your submission any number of times. I will aim to review the most recent submission from each designer.