Help me develop a faction's mechanical identity please

Tue, 2018-04-03 03:36
Mr. Madness

So, I'm finally working on "Vision Design," if you will, in earnest for a set that we'll call "War" for the time being. I have an rough idea for the world and even rougher idea for story, but I need ideas on how to represent it mechanically. The idea is that we have a two-sided war, and each 4-color side is made up of two smaller 2-color factions, and then there is a third (fifth?) 2-color neutral faction. I already have an idea of what colors I want, and I know what I want to do mechanically for one of the 4-color factions and the neutral faction. The issue is I'm having a hard time coming up with a mechanical theme/identity for the second 4-color faction and subfactions, whose colors are Red mana symbolGreen mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbol. To keep the color balance, this faction needs to be able to be split into either two ally or two enemy factions, to avoid stepping on the existing factions' space in the set.

Record of ideas:

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Allied division (Red/green mana symbol and White/blue mana symbol)
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Enemy division (Red/white mana symbol and Green/blue mana symbol)
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I swear I have a life. Just not right now.

Thu, 2018-04-05 07:07
Tarvoc
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I somehow don't see anything behind these spoiler tags.

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

Thu, 2018-04-05 12:11
Gorgonzola
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@Tarvoc: Me too. Weird.

@Mr. Madness: I suggest you to join our new forum at https://magicseteditor.boards.net

I just dont understand why people pay thousands for a piece of cardboard.
Why just don't play some casual? Gee, it isn't even fun to play with, and especially against.

Thu, 2018-04-05 13:27
Tarvoc
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Oh. Is this forum slowly moving to a new location?

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

Thu, 2018-04-05 13:42
Gorgonzola
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@Tarvoc: Yes, it is. In a few days this forum will be locked (well, at least the ability to make a new account, if it isn't disabled yet)

I just dont understand why people pay thousands for a piece of cardboard.
Why just don't play some casual? Gee, it isn't even fun to play with, and especially against.

Thu, 2018-04-05 13:57
Tarvoc
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I see. Good to know, somehow didn't catch that. Was it announced somewhere?

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

Thu, 2018-04-05 14:08
Daij_Djan
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In the Announcement section ;)
But you can simply click on the image as well: