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CardName: Areo Vicca, Wayward Chronicler Cost: 1ubg Type: Legendary Planeswalker - Areo Pow/Tgh: /4 Rules Text: [+2]: Reveal the top card of your library. If it's a noncreature card put it into your hand. Otherwise, put it into your graveyard. [0]: Until end of turn, Target creature gets -1/-1 for each creature card in your graveyard. [-10]: Exile any number of creature cards from your graveyard. Create those many 6/6 green Hydra creature tokens with Trample. Flavour Text: Set/Rarity: [FTV] Frogwalkers Mythic

Areo Vicca, Wayward Chronicler
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Legendary Planeswalker – Areo
+2: Reveal the top card of your library. If it's a noncreature card put it into your hand. Otherwise, put it into your graveyard.
0: Until end of turn, Target creature gets -1/-1 for each creature card in your graveyard.
-10: Exile any number of creature cards from your graveyard. Create those many 6/6 green Hydra creature tokens with Trample.
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Updated on 23 Apr 2019 by Froggychum

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2019-01-06 16:06:13: Froggychum created the card Areo Vicca, Wayward Chronicler

made in a mash

That amount of text seems too excessive. Visual render.

My quick suggestion would be

Area Vicca, Chronicler

  • Reveal the top card of your library. Put that card into your hand if it’s a land. Otherwise, you may put it into your graveyard.
  • All creatures gets -1/-1 for each card in your graveyard, then shuffle your graveyard into your library.
  • Create three 4/4 green Hydra creature tokens. They have “Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, draw a card."

Yeah, Yikes.

This currently has about seven thousand more words than a card sould have.

I kinda like the conditional "Prevent damage, and draw this card if the amount matched the CMC". That would make a card all on its own.

2019-01-07 14:04:56: Froggychum edited Areo Vicca, Wayward Chronicler

i think i shaved about 30 words off.

2019-01-07 14:07:38: Froggychum edited Areo Vicca, Wayward Chronicler

Let me put it this way. The first ability, on its own, could fill the card. That and the last, taken together, fill the card when the font is halved. Pretty close to flyspeck-4 levels already.

Then the middle ability, the fun interesting one, is more text than the other two put together.

It's just excessively complex.

well i don't know how to simplify the abilities, it's really wordy to write out card advantage stuff...

i could take out triggers but that would remove features...

2019-01-07 17:04:47: Froggychum edited Areo Vicca, Wayward Chronicler

The way that first ability is worded requires it to be revealed, since you can't enforce actions on cards dependent on hidden information.

As others have said, this is a bit too wordy and complex.

I don't know what to suggest; knowing nothing about the character you are trying to portray.

But honestly; I'd carve that middle ability out onto its own card. It's too nifty to lose it completely; but it honestly is complex enough to fill a whole card.

The alternative would be to basically lose the other two abilties; to make room for it; replacing them with something short like "+2: Draw a card, discard a card" and "-2: Draw a card"

All the abiltiies are related, but it does have a lot of things it can do... but I mean it is a mythic. the wordiness is definitely the problem...

I can say I've developed the character a little he is basically a traveller (like Vivian or Tamiyo) who left a ruinous plane and is chronicling information and analysing it to gain power knowledge and wisdom.

He isn't just a watcher though, he is fine with interfering.

The first ability represents him cartography

the second is the cool one, but its loosely related to him using knowledge/power/wisdom against an enemy by invoking some information (such as a being)

his last is him summoning hydras. the ABILITY on them is off-colo and also not super flavorful, and maybe not the ideal combo piece with the middle ability.

2019-01-09 16:02:25: Froggychum edited Areo Vicca, Wayward Chronicler
2019-02-07 15:06:24: Froggychum edited Areo Vicca, Wayward Chronicler
2019-04-18 15:16:00: Froggychum edited Areo Vicca, Wayward Chronicler

Wow. I think i did a good

The first ability is currently non-functional, since you can't require acts upon cards that aren't public information.

I read your earlier comment. But i thought this was okay since it's visible when it goes to the graveyard. i guess technically not though.

assuming a quick " reveal it and then ..." will fix this?

2019-04-19 03:40:31: Froggychum edited Areo Vicca, Wayward Chronicler

Nope, the reveal has to come immediately. It would be easiest to implement as, "Reveal the top card of your library. If it's a creature card, put it into your graveyard. Otherwise, put it into your hand."

The card can't enter a hidden zone without being revealed and then have an action based on its type forced upon it, because (very basically) that makes cheating too easy. That's why you always have to reveal cards when searching for a card with specific characteristics.

Haha oops,I didn't read the old comments and forgot I had commented before.

np will edit ty :)

2019-04-23 12:11:33: Froggychum edited Areo Vicca, Wayward Chronicler

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