Faerie Tales (Set File)

Sat, 2017-05-13 23:17
CanterburyEgg
Head Administrator
CanterburyEgg's picture

Let me tell you a story, from ages ago...




© www.cooltext.com


© psq4zv on DeviantArt

A tale the rest of the world has long forgotten.


Set 1 of the Rocerynn block
Cards: 249
Development & Design: marioware2
Announcement Date: May 13, 2017
Anticipated Release Date: June 13, 2017

Sat, 2017-05-13 23:29
Vunik
Vunik's picture

Ooh!

Vunik's Neverending Hub

TWOK is the best!

Sun, 2017-05-14 09:54
Neottolemo
Neottolemo's picture

Yes! Yes! Yes! I already think I'm going to love this Big smile

Sun, 2017-05-14 11:06
Guitarweeps
Friendly MSE Designer
Guitarweeps's picture

Should be interesting! What I wonder...is will this be a current events set or a collection of various tales given be a storyteller?

Check out my updated set hub.

Sun, 2017-05-14 12:58
voltaic-qui
Featured Set Editor - Best Set of 2015 - Community Award
voltaic-qui's picture

is this lore(wyn)

formerly jacquipup

"It's exciting to create something that demonstrates how clever you are, that you pushed in a direction that players didn't anticipate. The problem is that the point of game design isn't to be clever, it's to create a great game."

Sun, 2017-05-14 17:10
CanterburyEgg
Head Administrator
CanterburyEgg's picture

@gweeps: this is my first attempt at a set telling the story through the cards themselves, a la Herzi - the collection of stories may be something you don't have to wait too long for, though, if my schedule holds...

@jacqui: yes and sort of!

Tue, 2017-05-16 04:16
CanterburyEgg
Head Administrator
CanterburyEgg's picture

Without further ado, let's meet the heroes: Lark and Delia Lithenfeld, twin sprites from the Fae Conclave of Rocerynn!

Heroes

But on what quest will they partake? Only time will tell...

Tue, 2017-05-16 04:28
CanterburyEgg
Head Administrator
CanterburyEgg's picture

Both fixed! The Lark issue stems from a time where he gained 2 life and drew two cards, which I determined to be a bit too good. The Delia one is just a goof.

The "wings but can't fly" thing may be addressed sooner rather than later...

Thu, 2017-05-18 04:14
CanterburyEgg
Head Administrator
CanterburyEgg's picture

Well, Lark and Delia didn't drum up too much interest. Let's try chapter one of Faerie Tales!

Coming of Age


Thu, 2017-05-18 13:13
MadLuckKingg
MadLuckKingg's picture

Is Sanctum Compass supposed to allow every color to ramp?

Other than that, seems interesting so far.

Profile picture are by inkyDemon via DeviantArt.

My Set Hub - http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/12668

My Colors

Thu, 2017-05-18 14:07
shiftyhomunculus
Moderator
shiftyhomunculus's picture

Every color can ramp a bit already with mana rocks, so I think Compass is perfectly fine. I really like A Whole New World, by the way - prime brewing fodder there.

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
formerly thehuw
they/them, please

Thu, 2017-05-18 14:33
Yoshi
Community Award
Yoshi's picture

I dunno how I feel about Compass, tbh, since it's 2 mana symbol split up over 2 turns versus something like Rampant Growth, which costs 1 mana symbolGreen mana symbol and must be paid for in one turn. Maybe if the activated cost 1 mana symbol more?

Cards look neat, though.

December 2017 - R32 - "We are more than just rank and file..."
February 2018 - DDH - "Remember that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."

I stand with the specimen.

Thu, 2017-05-18 14:40
shiftyhomunculus
Moderator
shiftyhomunculus's picture

I guess the thing with Compass is that the restriction on what lands you can choose stops you from fixing colors with it, which is a big part of Rampant Growth's utility. Maybe it could use costing one extra mana on one axis or the other, though.

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
formerly thehuw
they/them, please

Thu, 2017-05-18 16:13
CanterburyEgg
Head Administrator
CanterburyEgg's picture

Perhaps the compass should just put the land in your hand instead? Still lets you hunt down lands but not nearly as efficiently.

Thu, 2017-05-18 17:32
shiftyhomunculus
Moderator
shiftyhomunculus's picture

You could probably extend it to any basic, in that case, otherwise it's really bad compared to, say, Expedition Map (or, from a different angle, Lay of the Land).

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
formerly thehuw
they/them, please

Thu, 2017-05-18 17:48
CanterburyEgg
Head Administrator
CanterburyEgg's picture

I do like the ramp, I'm just annoyed that Wayfarer's Bauble exists...


Edit: Think I got it. How about:

- 2 mana symbol to cast
- 0 mana symbol, Tap symbol: to activate
- Enters the battlefield tapped

This way, it's still two-mana restrictive ramp, but it doesn't ramp you from two to four, which is the big issue with 2-mana rocks in limited.

Thu, 2017-06-08 04:20
CanterburyEgg
Head Administrator
CanterburyEgg's picture

CHAPTER TWO: The Forest Mystic

The Forest Mystic


Thu, 2017-06-08 11:50
Guitarweeps
Friendly MSE Designer
Guitarweeps's picture

Well concoct is an interesting take on an elixir. I like it. Do all of them do nothing without ingredients? While that is true to theme it could get old mechanically to have a mechanic of cards that do nothing without support.

Check out my updated set hub.

Wed, 2017-11-15 00:04
CanterburyEgg
Head Administrator
CanterburyEgg's picture

I... I started this half a year ago. And have spoiled about eight cards. Whoops.

I'm revamping the mechanics in this set - I never liked them in the first place. We should have something new to look at this evening! A happy smile

Sun, 2018-01-14 13:56
Ameisenmeister
Ameisenmeister's picture

Don't know whether you still work on this set, but I think the Concoct mechanic looks pretty cool. But maybe you could make them do something even without ingredients, and with them they become better. So that you can at least do something with them if your graveyard is empty.

Do you wonder whether your set's mechanics really pull their weight?

Tue, 2018-03-06 00:49
CanterburyEgg
Head Administrator
CanterburyEgg's picture

"This evening," he says in November, then promptly disappears for three months.

CHAPTER THREE: The Tar Pits

The Tar Pits



Also, I finally decided on a Concoct fix: Scrapping it. Instead, we're using spells that look like this:

Elixir

What does it do? Well, each mode can be played by itself or in any combination of other modes (for modes A, B, and C, you can cast the spell as A, B, C, AB, AC, BC, and ABC). This provides a spell with massive flexibility, though the common and uncommon variants are all two-moded only and as such function similarly to Fuse.

Tue, 2018-03-06 02:00
voltaic-qui
Featured Set Editor - Best Set of 2015 - Community Award
voltaic-qui's picture

Would it be a good idea to have reminder text on the common and uncommon elixirs?

I also don't know if this card has no CMC.

formerly jacquipup

"It's exciting to create something that demonstrates how clever you are, that you pushed in a direction that players didn't anticipate. The problem is that the point of game design isn't to be clever, it's to create a great game."

Tue, 2018-03-06 02:12
shiftyhomunculus
Moderator
shiftyhomunculus's picture

If it's anything like a split card (or an anomaly lmao), it has the CMC of whichever modes you chose when it's on the stack and the combined CMC of all its modes anywhere else. Unless Mario has other ideas.

Red mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlack mana symbol
formerly thehuw
they/them, please

Tue, 2018-03-06 03:22
ThisisSakon
ThisisSakon's picture

Also isn't this just weave/escalate?

Tue, 2018-03-06 04:11
voltaic-qui
Featured Set Editor - Best Set of 2015 - Community Award
voltaic-qui's picture

Quote:
the combined CMC of all its modes anywhere else

#LetCardsHaveMultipleConvertedManaCosts

formerly jacquipup

"It's exciting to create something that demonstrates how clever you are, that you pushed in a direction that players didn't anticipate. The problem is that the point of game design isn't to be clever, it's to create a great game."

Tue, 2018-03-06 07:39
HerziQuerzi
HerziQuerzi's picture

It's not weave/escalate because you can mix and match costs and the size of the modes. Like Mario said, it's a lot more like fuse cards.

Phasing
(This phases in or out before you untap during each of your untap steps. While it's phased out, it's treated as though it doesn't exist.)

Tue, 2018-03-06 18:40
CanterburyEgg
Head Administrator
CanterburyEgg's picture

I could put reminder text on commons and uncommons, buuuut I'm not going to. Huw knows what's good a la CMC; Herzi knows what's good a la weave/escalate. A happy smile

Tue, 2018-03-06 20:56
fluffyDeathbringer

shiftyhomunculus and herzi, the only two players on the site

Wed, 2018-03-07 18:08
CanterburyEgg
Head Administrator
CanterburyEgg's picture

CHAPTER FOUR: The King's Toadstool

The Kings Toadstool


Thu, 2018-03-08 05:16
ThisisSakon
ThisisSakon's picture
Thu, 2018-03-08 06:24
CanterburyEgg
Head Administrator
CanterburyEgg's picture

Set was made before AKH and I maintain my claim to the name tyvm

Fri, 2018-03-09 19:49
Tarvoc
Tarvoc's picture

Are you going to hold a Sealed Event for this set here in the forums once you've fully released it? This looks really promising so far.

I love the different spin Impetuous puts on the idea behind Madness.

My colors: Freedom (Red mana symbol) through Knowledge (Blue mana symbol) and Organization (White mana symbol).

Mon, 2018-03-12 19:55
CanterburyEgg
Head Administrator
CanterburyEgg's picture

Glad you think so! I wasn't planning to hold one on the forums (perhaps on Lackey), but if there are enough people interested in doing either a forum release or a merged event, I could be swayed (and one is a promising start).

CHAPTER FIVE: A Bit of Blischicory

A Bit of Blischicory




Thu, 2018-03-15 13:46
Tarvoc
Tarvoc's picture

I just imagined Granny Bofflenose with Niv Mizzet, The Firemind.

My colors: Freedom (Red mana symbol) through Knowledge (Blue mana symbol) and Organization (White mana symbol).

Wed, 2018-03-14 16:56
voltaic-qui
Featured Set Editor - Best Set of 2015 - Community Award
voltaic-qui's picture

Or, y'know, any mana dork ever...

formerly jacquipup

"It's exciting to create something that demonstrates how clever you are, that you pushed in a direction that players didn't anticipate. The problem is that the point of game design isn't to be clever, it's to create a great game."

Thu, 2018-03-15 01:47
amechra

Granny Bofflenose gets you infinite White mana symbol, Blue mana symbol, and Green mana symbol with Bloom Tender.

Thu, 2018-03-15 13:45
Tarvoc
Tarvoc's picture

Also with Adarkar Unicorn (infinite colorless) or Knotvine Mystic (infinite Green mana symbol and Red mana symbol). And that's just two-card combinations. With three cards, you can do even more crazy stuff, like infinite life with Avid Reclaimer and any Nissa planeswalker.

My colors: Freedom (Red mana symbol) through Knowledge (Blue mana symbol) and Organization (White mana symbol).

Thu, 2018-03-15 20:38
CanterburyEgg
Head Administrator
CanterburyEgg's picture

GRANNY WHAT ARE YOU DOING

That's the wrong version of g'ma. Here's the updated version:

Over the River and Through the Woods


CHAPTER SIX: Into the Volcano

Into the Volcano




Fri, 2018-03-16 05:00
HerziQuerzi
HerziQuerzi's picture

So. Hot seat question. With the new Concoct/Elixir... how are you exiling cards for Impetuous? Delia is the only one shown so far.

Phasing
(This phases in or out before you untap during each of your untap steps. While it's phased out, it's treated as though it doesn't exist.)

Fri, 2018-03-16 06:31
CanterburyEgg
Head Administrator
CanterburyEgg's picture

*sweats nervously*

Fri, 2018-03-16 08:03
fluffyDeathbringer

introduce cycling except it's exile

Fri, 2018-03-16 14:14
HerziQuerzi
HerziQuerzi's picture

starring delve, innately, on every card

Phasing
(This phases in or out before you untap during each of your untap steps. While it's phased out, it's treated as though it doesn't exist.)

Sun, 2018-03-18 02:35
Tarvoc
Tarvoc's picture

Emergency Coolant's first half is damn scary. If a player only has tapped creatures, it essentially turns him into a sitting duck for two turns. Sure, there is Blinding Beam - but it costs 1 mana symbol more. Also, it hasn't been reprinted since Mirrodin except in Masters sets. I think a better card to base the cost off of is Decision Paralysis (which doesn't lock down the opponent completely, but has the benefit of being an instant). My suggestion would be to either make both modes of the spell cost 2 mana symbolBlue mana symbol, or the first one 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbol and the second one 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbol

My colors: Freedom (Red mana symbol) through Knowledge (Blue mana symbol) and Organization (White mana symbol).

Mon, 2018-03-19 17:56
CanterburyEgg
Head Administrator
CanterburyEgg's picture

Tarvoc, you're 100% right. I missed that when I was sweeping through updating the Elixirs. Here's a fixed version:

Emergency Coolant


CHAPTER SEVEN: Message From Home

Message From Home


Mon, 2018-03-19 19:09
Tarvoc
Tarvoc's picture

Now it almost seems underwhelming. Decision Paralysis is less color-heavy and an instant. Then again, your card is a bit more versatile.

I wonder if it could be an instant, but not sure if Instant Elixirs are a thing in your set.

My colors: Freedom (Red mana symbol) through Knowledge (Blue mana symbol) and Organization (White mana symbol).

Mon, 2018-03-19 19:28
CanterburyEgg
Head Administrator
CanterburyEgg's picture

Sorry, this was actually supposed to be an Instant anyways Big smile

Wed, 2018-03-21 19:13
CanterburyEgg
Head Administrator
CanterburyEgg's picture

Let's see if we can drop this file by the end of March, eh?

CHAPTER EIGHT: Jhalach Castle

Jhalach Castle




Wed, 2018-03-21 19:20
fluffyDeathbringer

Nice touch on how Jlahach's ability kills the two protagonists.

Thu, 2018-03-22 22:44
CanterburyEgg
Head Administrator
CanterburyEgg's picture

Thanks!

CHAPTER NINE: A Well-Laid Trap

A Well-Laid Trap


Fri, 2018-03-23 00:21
ThisisSakon
ThisisSakon's picture

ooof anticipate is a lot of memory issues at common

Fri, 2018-03-23 14:41
Tarvoc
Tarvoc's picture

(SCNR )

My colors: Freedom (Red mana symbol) through Knowledge (Blue mana symbol) and Organization (White mana symbol).