Tuesday, July 25, 2017

CCDD 072517—War Mup

Cool Card Design of the Day
7/25/2017 - 3/1s for two have become so common (in green and white), they now get significant upsides as well. No color wants a 3/1 for two as much as red, but red isn't so efficient. Here's a new Mogg Flunkies variant.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Weekend Art Challenge 072117—bobkehl

Click through to see the illustration and design requirements for your single card submission, 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.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

CCDD 072017—Urza's Candle

Cool Card Design of the Day
7/20/2017 - Green and blue love untapping things. In a vacuum, this card seems like a perfect {GU} common.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

CCDD 071917—Aggressive Emulation

Cool Card Design of the Day
7/19/2017 - Reverse Akroma's Memorial. Sort of.

Whatever, it plays with green and blue's adaptive nature.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

CCDD 071817—Brine Viper

Cool Card Design of the Day
7/18/2017 - Its blood is a paralytic agent.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Weekend Art Challenge 071417—Aaron Miller

Click through to see the illustration and design requirements for your single  card submission, 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.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

CCDD 071317—Sylvan Freemage

Cool Card Design of the Day
7/27/2017 - Players enjoy suiting up auras but sometimes need a reason to push past their flaws. Designers want to make fun things playable.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

CCDD 071217—Leper

Cool Card Design of the Day
7/12/2017 - Reuben has been exploring some -1/-1 counter mechanics on his Tumblr blog, Remaking Magic, and this morning I had an idea in that space.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

CCDD 071117—Caretaker of Blossoms

Cool Card Design of the Day
7/11/2017 - There are at least a half-dozen cards waiting to be designed around prowess-for-keywords.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Weekend Art Challenge 070717—ukitakumuki

Click through to see the illustration and design requirements for your single  card submission, 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.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

CCDD 070617—Gangling Refractor

Cool Card Design of the Day
7/6/2017 - Getting to copy your opponent's kill spell seems like a more fun twist on the kind of spell protection Glyph Keeper offers.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

CCDD 070517—Draw Blood

Cool Card Design of the Day
7/5/2017 - Putting two half-card effects together to reach the value of a full card, using flavor as the glue.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

CCDD 070417—Wandering Elf

Cool Card Design of the Day
7/4/2017 - I was surprised to realize this simple card has never been made, after seeing Pasteur's design in the last Weekend Art Challenge.