The "Let's Design a Set Together" Game

Discussion in 'Home Made Cards' started by turgy22, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    LOL! I love the early title!

    Nice spin on things. Perhaps that could be a keyword we consider?

    Root (<this> can not be blocked by creatures with flying)


    Ransac, cpa trash man
  2. Limited Yes, but we won't care

    Cute, simple.

    I like it.

    AintNoFang - 1GG
    Creature - Wolf
    3/3

    :D
  3. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    You mean "Trained Armodon"?


    Ransac, cpa trash man
  4. Limited Yes, but we won't care

    Yeah.. I wanted to make some weird Wolf, but my inspiration left right after (or before) i typed in the name..

    What ability would be typically wolvish?
  5. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Pack-ish behavior, so perhaps the ability to search for more of the same name when played.

    Banding.

    Maybe first strike.

    A "howl" effect of some type.

    Tag Guard
  6. Limited Yes, but we won't care

    Lobo 2BG
    Creature - Wolf
    XB, Sac Lobo: Target Wolf gets +X/+X until end of turn
    2/2
  7. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    If it's a keyword, then only for green creatures.
  8. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    Hmm..... then perhaps a new name for the keyword would be nice.

    I'm really not a fan of making keyword mechanics exclusive to one color. Ravinca Block did the whole "one per guild" thing and it was nice for flavor and all, but it flooded the game with too many mechanics. I was a big fan of when there was 2 new mechanics per block. Mirage Block - Phasing and Flanking; Rath Cycle - Buyback and Shadow; Urza's Cycle - Cycle and Echo; etc.

    Sorry, I seemed to have ranted off in a tangent. But the point I'm trying to make is if we make a keyword exclusive to one color, it has to be balanced out somewhere. I really don't want to see exclusive mechanics in our set, so lemme change this......

    Duck/Tunnel/Shelter (<this> can not be blocked by creatures with flying)



    Ransac, cpa trash man
  9. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    Why use a keyword at all?
    The rules text "can block as though it has flying" isn't keyworded.
    I say we can "keyword" for our own purposes, but don't add them to any cards, add the rules text.

    I'm planing a few more cards with "root" for green.

    Rooting Bayorn
    2G
    2/2
    Creature - Bear
    <this> can not be blocked by creatures with flying
    Common
  10. Limited Yes, but we won't care

    I personally like abilities that match to certain 'groups', beit creatures of same color or of same type. Like how Ninjitsu was only on Black and Blue creatures, while Bushido was focussed on White and Red..

    It adds to flavor.

    As for only two per block: we'll get to that as we start narrowing down what kind of set we want to make. Better have enough ideas before we start cutting them.

    Besides, even if we start with the keyword being 'green-only', all you have to do is design a card on which it would fit to change our mind.. :D
  11. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    Here's a black card with the theme in the name.



    Burrowing Rats/Digging Maggots
    1B
    <this> can not be blocked by creatures with flying
    1/1

    Ransac, cpa trash man
  12. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    Make one of each:

    Burrowing Rats
    1B
    Creature - Rat
    <this> can not be blocked by creatures with flying
    1/1
    Common

    Digging Maggots
    1B
    Creature - Insect
    <this> can not be blocked by creatures with flying
    1/1
    Common
  13. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    Huh..... that's an interesting concept.....

    Two cards functionally the same in the same set.............



    I'm not sure if I like it, but it's an interesting concept.


    Ransac, cpa trash man
  14. Limited Yes, but we won't care

    I'm against it! You already get too many of the same common as it is. Its kinda like the Art differences in Alliances.

    :(
  15. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    How about:

    Burrowing Rats
    1B
    Creature - Rat
    <this> can not be blocked by creatures with flying
    1/1
    Common

    Digging Maggots
    2B
    Creature - Insect
    <this> can not be blocked by creatures with flying
    2/2
    Common
  16. Limited Yes, but we won't care

    Are already too much alike, but I'd be willing to look the other way ;)
  17. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    Fluttering Butterflies
    1G
    Creature - Butterfly
    Flying
    Creature blocked by <THIS> deals no combat damage, you lose life equal to <THIS>'s power.
    1/1
  18. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    Perhaps make it GB and 2/2?


    Ransac, cpa trash man
  19. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    Fluttering Butterflies
    GB
    Creature - Butterfly
    Flying
    Creature blocked by <THIS> deals no combat damage, you lose life equal to <THIS>'s power.
    2/2
    Common

    Like this?
  20. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    Me thinks they're a little too..... black to be "fluttering". Toxic Butterflies? Toxic Gnats?


    Ransac, cpa trash man

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