Card of the Week Contest #159: Coloring Outside the Lines

Sun, 2017-03-19 17:18

Hi everyone.

A last minute entry, with a simple, but hopefully coherent and flavorful, card.

I won't explain the flavor, because I hope it carries across by itself. If it doesn't, then I have failed you all.

Usual disclaimer that I am not a developer, so any feedback on cost and balance is appreciated.

Undead Furnace 3 mana symbolBlack mana symbol
Creature - Elemental Skeleton Uncommon
Red mana symbol: ~ gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
When ~ dies, it deals damage equal to its power to target creature.
Even necromancers need to keep warm in the cold, merciless night.

And the render:


PS: I just noticed somebody else had submitted a black creature with fire-breathing. Oops. Anyway, I don't have time to design something else, so I'll keep this entry. It's different enough I think.

Sun, 2017-03-19 19:51
Mahx Michael
Mahx Michael's picture

@Neottolemo, @Gurfle
Thanks for feedback (and sorry if I annoy you sometimes)
I've tried to fix the wording somehow. I might also give it another try.
EDIT: Done it.

Render is out now as well.

Mon, 2017-03-20 11:54

Hmm, actually I have just the card for this...m

Wisdom Seeker 2 mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Creature - Faerie Druid Uncommon
Whenever you draw a card, you may reveal it. If it’s blue, put a +1/+1 counter on Wisdom Seeker.
Green mana symbolBlue mana symbol, Tap symbol: Put a +1/+1 counter on Wisdom Seeker.

Mon, 2017-03-20 14:04
Community Award
Yoshi's picture

Murkbreeze Condor 1 mana symbolWhite/blue mana symbolWhite/blue mana symbol
Creature - Elemental Bird Uncommon
1 mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbol: Until end of turn, whenever a creature you control deals damage to a player, that player discards a card unless they pay 1 life.


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I stand with the specimen.

Mon, 2017-03-20 14:39
Asthanius's picture

@collex: For what it's worth, I really love the design because it feels very black, even though the ability is a bend on cards like Blistergrub and Fume Spitter, while still being very red. I wouldn't worry about it.

Mon, 2017-03-20 16:19
Pixi-Rex's picture

I'm using another design, I dont know how I should balance my "Bone Dragon" so I'd choose this one instead. A happy smile


Mon, 2017-03-20 17:08
sdfkjgh's picture

@Yoshi: Here you go!

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Mon, 2017-03-20 20:00
Moderator Best Set of 2016
Daij_Djan's picture

This thread is now closed, the poll can be found here.

And here's the next challenge!

As Photobucket wants me to pay 400$/year to link to my images, I'll relocate all renders.