Space: The Convergence Set

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Wed, 2008-02-06 00:12
Fork Lord

Hey, I'm new around here. I want to make a Space: The Convergence set (if you have no idea what I'm talking about, go here: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=mtgcom/feature/391).
I figure it should be easier than starting from scratch because I don't have to deal with balancing / wording / power levels. Not to mention it's a pretty good idea (if I do say so myself).

These are a few cards that I made:

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Wed, 2008-02-06 01:19
Idle Muse
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Nice Big smile

I like the flavour you have given these cards, the names, flavour text and art. Obviously mechanically they are nothing interesting much, but that really isn't the point. Good work.

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Mon, 2008-02-11 08:38
Shadow
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i find myself highly intrigued by your cards
where did u get the style?

What do you think you've found?
Here, in this dying world.
Why do you build,
knowing destruction is inevitable?
and why do you yearn life,
knowing all things must die?
~FFVI PS trailer

Mon, 2008-02-11 08:44
Rusty Keyes
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I think it was... Mark Rosewater?... a guy on the MTG staff, who was bored one (read: every) day and asked himself what Magic would be like if they had taken a sci-fi approach. It was a smash success and he became a millionaire overnight. He then partied with Mr. T and ate fancy finger sandwiches (not really).

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Mon, 2008-02-11 14:12
Rob Cashwalker
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But the style is from this thread

http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/682

Mon, 2008-02-11 19:12
Pichoro
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Rob Cashwalker wrote:
But the style is from this thread

http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/682

Which is from this mtg.com article. A happy smile

Mon, 2008-02-11 21:48
Rob Cashwalker
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Which was already linked in the first post..................

Mon, 2008-02-11 23:33
Pichoro
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Shadow didn't seem to notice.

Wed, 2008-02-13 02:20
Shadow
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wow i really wasent paying attention when i posted... o well, i have to ask this and i dont wanna sound cocky or what ever but is this a joke because it seriously looks just like magic, as in the last green card there was a giant growth if im not mistaken.

What do you think you've found?
Here, in this dying world.
Why do you build,
knowing destruction is inevitable?
and why do you yearn life,
knowing all things must die?
~FFVI PS trailer

Wed, 2008-02-13 05:01
Rob Cashwalker
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Well, yeah, it's Giant Growth....That was the point.. the article on the MTG site was sort of a joke, as well as illustrating an alternate reality, which was the whole premise of Time Spiral block. If such a game existed, why wouldn't it have a Giant Growth effect? in both realities, Wizards produced a game that is currently in it's (then) 9th edition, with effects that are mechanically the same, yet worded differently. It was a brilliant concept.

Wed, 2008-02-13 05:09
Pichoro
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Well, a more down to earth explanation is that during one of Wizards' theme weeks, they did 'What if?' week. The explanation of the theme is that the writer's got to look at something of interest to them and devise an alternate path for the events surrounding that something.

Kelly Digges happened to want to write about what would have happened if Magic hadn't been magical; what if it had been technological instead? We would have Space: the Convergence, which is Magic with new terminology and a different coat of paint. He made up some cards to use as visuals, and wrote his article. The link to that article can be found twice in this thread, now. A happy smile

Well, people liked it. And as always happens whenever a card is posted on the Wizards website, I feel a deep compulsion to take it and make a template for it. This has happened multiple times now, by the way.

So the images were blanked by someone; perhaps Buttock1234? And I crafted some poorly made mana symbols, took the frames Buttock1234 had made, and built an entirely new game file separate from Magic for Space with help from artfreakwiu. That template can now be found here. If you use it, I advise reading the stuff I typed in the first post; these are tips for use.

Please note, this is not a new style for Magic; it is an entirely new game file, completely separate from Magic.

Wed, 2008-02-13 22:38
Fork Lord

It seems I've caused a bit of confusion. Let me clarify a few things:
-Someone on Wizards posting an article about what Magic would be like if they decided to use a sci-fi theme instead of a magic theme. They wrote an article about it, and made a few mock cards (the article is linked in the first post). Basically, these cards are what would have occured if they had taken that idea further.
-The style isn't mine, it's from http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/682, where a group of other people mused about the same idea.
-Every card here has a real Magic equivlent. The idea is not to revolutionise the world, just to see what would have happened if they went with the sci-fi thing.

I hope this clears up all confusion. To make up for it, I made a few more new cards. See if you can figure out what their Magic equivlent is (it's really not hard), or just enjoy the flavor.

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Thu, 2008-02-14 01:55
Rob Cashwalker
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While the card mechanics are straight from Magic some of your flavor is cracking me up... Wookiee armies, Pepsi......