Faerie Tales (Chapter 2: The Forest Mystic)

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Sat, 2017-05-13 23:17
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Let me tell you a story, from ages ago...




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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 23:22
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I'm interested!

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Sat, 2017-05-13 23:29
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Ooh!

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Sun, 2017-05-14 00:57
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To quote a local hero:

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you better believe I wanna hear that tale

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Sun, 2017-05-14 09:54
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Yes! Yes! Yes! I already think I'm going to love this Big smile

Sun, 2017-05-14 11:06
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Should be interesting! What I wonder...is will this be a current events set or a collection of various tales given be a storyteller?

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Sun, 2017-05-14 12:58
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is this lore(wyn)

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Sun, 2017-05-14 17:10
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@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
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Without further ado, let's meet the heroes: Lark and Delia Lithenfeld, twin sprites from the Fae Conclave of Rocerynn!

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

Tue, 2017-05-16 04:22
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The order for lifegain+cards is "gain 2 life and draw a card" as per Curse of Vengeance. Delia needs a "until end of turn" after the buff.

Other than that, I like these legends a lot (even if they have the "has wings, but can't fly" issue, but that's minor) and I'm interested to see what they get up to.

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Tue, 2017-05-16 04:28
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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
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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 04:57
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A Whole New World (eyyyy) should have the tutor wording be one sentence ("For each basic land type, search your library for a card of that type, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library."), and Sanctum Compass shouldn't have the "and" (so it'd be "...that shares a type with a land you control, put it onto...")

That aside, I like this little exposition, and I'd like to see someone pull off all five lands with A Whole New World in play sometime.

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Thu, 2017-05-18 13:13
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Is Sanctum Compass supposed to allow every color to ramp?

Other than that, seems interesting so far.

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Thu, 2017-05-18 14:07
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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.

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Thu, 2017-05-18 14:33
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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?

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Thu, 2017-05-18 14:40
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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.

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Thu, 2017-05-18 16:13
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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
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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).

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Thu, 2017-05-18 17:48
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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
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CHAPTER TWO: The Forest Mystic

The Forest Mystic


Thu, 2017-06-08 11:50
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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.

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Thu, 2017-06-08 18:31
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Well, the card types are pretty general, so I feel it's Delve-esque in terms of it being a mechanic you just don't want to have too much of in your deck.

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