I might be sexy but at least I’m a nerd
I have Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America some ways down the blog that I made before the film came out but here have three more. Credit to the person who did BWs art, though I forget their name, and I admit her ability is very clunky but I was trying to go for something flavourful. I also really wanted to put something fantastic as Coulson’s flavour text but kinda ran out of space.
Coulson’s reveal ability is insane. I mean that as a compliment.
Yuuko Amamiya from ef - a tale of memories and ef - a tale of melodies, my favorite anime. The flavor text is a reference to the fourth line of Ebullient Future, the opening for a tale of melodies.
Probably a broken keyword with a lot of hidden rules baggage, but I’ve always wanted there to be a creature that you simply couldn’t get rid of and had to deal with its presence on the battlefield… forever.
Yeah, I’ve not given up on this series.
All of you who recognize these idiots, consider yourselves forewarned.
Akari Taiyo from Daybreak Illusion. I gave this card Sunburst because Akari’s tarot card is The Sun. I also wanted to try making a colored card with Sunburst because every Sunburst card that’s ever been printed is an artifact.
I was looking through art of Irisveil from Fate/Zero when I noticed her magic bird reminded me of the art for Idyllic Tutor.
First and foremost, make sure you’ve read Mark Rosewater’s Nuts & Bolts series. Really, I’m not kidding, read this SEVERAL times during the course of your design to really internalize it. The man knows what he’s talking about.
Also, aside from multicolor mythic rare cards, make sure to distribute the number of cards you make for each color evenly and into each rarity evenly. Here’s a breakdown of the number of cards each rarity gets in large and small sets (try to focus on the most recent sets). When I was nearing the end of my design for Madoka Magic, this was the biggest problem and I had to suddenly decide whether I needed to cut some of the rare lands, make more artifacts or since I decided Kyuubey was the colorless cards, to make more colorless cards to fill out the set’s 269 card count (basic lands counted as a part of that number).
If you’re an avid reader of Mark Rosewater’s weekly design columns, then you’re probably familiar with the concept of “hole filling” when you have an “uncommon red instant or sorcery that needs to be between 3 and 5 mana and can’t be a direct damage spell since the set already has enough of those.” That’s what the final stages of your design will be like.
I hope that helps.