I have thought about the Grief keyword for a long time. I wanted a witch ability that really captured their essence. I went through a lot of failures before I got inspired by a couple of cards that were submitted to me by pokemonthegathering. After a discussion, I decided not to publish that submission and instead I reworked it into something I could use for my set.
It was important that these creatures could be hunted like the witches in Madoka. On the surface, that sounds like a downside ability, which historically haven’t been very popular. But I think the problem with downside abilities like echo is that the power level wasn’t pushed hard enough. So I tried to make sure each witch card has an aggressive enchantment ability to keep it attractive to play and a little memento when it dies to make sure your opponent is really sure he or she wants it dead. You should also remember that damage redirected to a witch is life that you’re not losing. Witches in my set are enchantments to signify their existence as more of a “presence” than an actual, physical being.
All in all, I like how grief turned out. However, none of my work is ever final and I’m always making revisions as better ideas come my way. So what’s your opinion of grief?
Power and toughness boosting—green. Temporary exiling—white. Flying—blue. Copying abilities—black. Really I don’t know why people say it’s hard to make four-color cards.
As a little side note, I wasn’t able to fit the reminder text after Kirby’s last ability. (If any of the abilities use that creature’s name, use this creature’s name instead.)
Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer Transformers by Yurius
Revisit week, day 1. I said I was going to do something new and after sixteen weeks, I think it’s time for a revisit. Each day this week will be a different card—the first seven theme cards I’d done when I started this daily column. First up is Twincast. Tomorrow will be Incinerate.
Two attempts by Wizards to capture the spirit of Smaug separated by eighteen years.
I love living in Japan, but I’ve encountered some first-world problems. For example, Japan is usually the last country in the world to get movie releases. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug just came out in theaters over here last week.
Lotus Bloom week concludes. I ended up being very pleased with my photoshopping for the Miku and Sasuke cards. However, the reaction I received during this week felt very lukewarm for what I thought was a powerful and iconic card. This upcoming theme I’m doing something different. Check back soon and you’ll see what I mean.
Past theme weeks - Twincast - Incinerate - Fog - Terror - Holy Strength - Standstill - Blood Moon - Lightning Bolt - Greatsword - Isochron Scepter - Hot Springs - Ancient Tomb - Pacifism - Counterspell - Storm Crow
Yellow RWBY is best RWBY.
Yang was the first RWBY Legend I completed. Some time after writing up Ruby, I went back and remade Yang. While I was working on Weiss, I wrote another version of both Blake and Yang. I completed Blake on the day I posted her, but Yang still doesn’t feel entirely complete.
I’ll probably post this and then feel really bad that I missed something obvious. Whatever.
Yang’s fighting style is basically ranged-anime-boxing, so she gets the highest toughness (out of the team, at least) and more ability to get into and win important fights.
Originally she had Pyromancer abilities, then Double strike and Firebreathing, then Ruby-style Firstest-Double strike. I think the current version of her red ability fits Yang pretty well while not entirely copying Ruby or Meiling.
According to the RWBY wiki, Yang’s name translates to “Little Light Dragon” and/or “Small Dragon of the Sun” if written using Chinese characters that don’t show up in the MSE Card Notes I use to write up this stuff before posting.
My Yang card