Saturday, April 15, 2017

#AtoZChallenge M is for Magic the Gathering

I used to be a big fan of Magic the Gathering. I still play occasionally and I learn a great deal from Mark Rosewater's columns and podcast.

A few weeks ago I got the itch to make a Magic set. I made one ages ago, but I wanted to make a new one. It took a while for me to settle on a theme before I decided to do all commons. I did this because I neer had enough money to buy ultra rares and so I would make pauper decks a lot.

I have worked hard to have cards emulate uncommons and rares. I have also included 3 mechanics to increase the flow of the game.

Cycling 2: I have put this on cards that have a niche function and may not be effective against some decks. I have also put it on some expensive cards.

Morph: I have put this on creatures that have high casting costs, 3 colour cards and cards with combat effects that morph would be a good surprise for.

Flashback: I have put this on cards because a lot of common cards do not offer card advantage.

I hope you enjoy the set. If you somehow play with it, let me know how it went.

You can see my all common set here.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool! As much as I love some other games, and as much as it is definitely flawed, I'll always have a hard time being convinced that MtG isn't the best game ever created.