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Plot
If the Gatewatch is like the Justice League, then wouldn't it only be a matter of time for Wizards to make an Injustice League too?
 
A block constructed where various archetypes are represented and balanced: aggro, control, midrange, combo, tempo (and possibly prison and land destruction).
 
Both of them are probably capable of traversing planes so this could be a battle that is raging on in many planes at the same time across the multiverse.
 
The full history of Sarpadia. Main themes is tribes. Each tribes may have subthemes, like counters, tides, etc.
 
Block or set with no cards using standard frames. I.e. all cards are either split, flip, double-face, leveler, planeswalker, or full image (e.g. basic lands and vanillas.)
 
Down-top set/block with the main idea being to apply/justify the "Great Noncreature Type Update". That is, to add flavorful ("tribal") subtypes for instants, sorceries, and possibly enchantments.
 
Maro's article today announced changes to the way blocks and rotation will work for the foreseeable future. What do you think?
 
 
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Discuss ways to improve Magic's combat system. Including how to give players more strategic and tactical control.
 
Why does WotC consider dice mechanics something not serious? I.E. being relegated to an "Un-" set instead of a real MTG set. Most player's have them, and I don't think it's any less convenient than attempting to find counters and tokens for things. Seems like it has potential.
 
Remove supertypes from the game and turn them into keywords.
 
Modal spells now use bullets. Choose one —
• That's really cool!
• I don't care.
• What? That's ridiculous!
 
What is Magic's greatest strength?
What is Magic's greatest weakness?
If you could change one thing about Magic, what would you change and why?
 
If you could make an existing keyword evergreen, what would it be and why?
Which keyword would you remove from the evergreen keywords?
What keyword was received the most poorly but has the most potential?
 
What was your favorite set and the worst part about it?
What was your least favorite set and the best part about it?
 
In English there has been a push for a singular gender-neutral pronoun. If one is "officially" added to English how do you think it would alter the format of how cards are phrased? If a "new" pronoun, like xe is added, would the cards be "he, she, or xe discards..."? If they were to also become a singular gender-neutral pronoun would that just become the default "that they controls"? Alternatively pronouns could probably be avoided entirely with by just referencing a person as player "unless that player pays..."
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It's up. Anyone joining?
 
If this doesn't fit here, I'll remove it.
 
been moving away from it myself, mainly because if my sets ever get played it sure won't be by newbies. might as well give myself license to ratchet up the complexity

do you guys design as if you're a WOTC employee, or do you do it for yourselves/your friends?
Puzzle
How many different ways can you lose at once?
 
M15 will introduce slight modifications to the card frames. However I don't suggest this site follow along because their slim borders make it very hard to discern a card's color, especially on a monitor screen. Keep the borders solid and highly contrasted from the text box.
 
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Game
Magic Arena is WotC's latest online interface to emulate the paper game.
 
So... what happened?
 
Snow as a theme is quite popuar despite being very parasitic, because it is evocative.
One weakness of snow-themes: Including Snow Basic Lands has no cost.
 
 
 
 
mill 1 cards (Put the top one cards of their library into their graveyard.)
 
MtG Salvation is being shut down. Is anyone else sad about that?
 
NEw FORUM GAME: Choose a playtest card from the mystery boosters and find a card on magicmultiverse that most resembles it. Lowest Card ID wins, Card IDs greater than this card's Card ID are disqualified.
 
In a surprising turn of events NNWO is instated in a fictional parallel universe. It is decided that all previously evergreen keyword mechanics that now only are redflagged are demoted to deciduous and need replacements that are truely simple.
 
Someone's trained a recurrent neural network on Magic rules text. The results are predictably amusing.
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Plane
Pursuant to article Community Set / Universe > Planeswalker, whereby such a discussion regarding how walking the planes was desired in the main game. Hereby resides the unofficial meta-discourse of the possible creation of such a new card type to be introduced into the normal game.
 
How do you decide what creatures fill your original planes?
Scale
Rabiah Scale is how likely Maro thinks they are to return to a plane in a Standard-legal set.
Legendary
In response of lackluster legendary theme in Kamigawa block, could the theme have fared better if Legends appeared in a special sheet, ala Time Spiral Timeshifted cards, Innistrad DFC cards, or Dragon's Maze lands sheet?
 
discussion thread for this year's state of design
 
Block
Story-Based Block means the story determines which plane the block takes place.
 
 
How do you test cards%? Particularly for draft?
 
An excellent Orzhov fanfiction story. See comments for link.
 
Has anybody tried it? What do you think?
 
 
 
On the interaction of monstrous cards and high-costed removal
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Choose one or more —
• Color indocators are now symbolic.
• Phyrexian mana now looks like hybrid mana.
• Devoid is now a batch word.
Comments appreciated.
 
The march update for EDH now allows a player to return their commander to the command zone if their commander would be sent to their hand or shuffled into their library.
 
Not really a conversation point per se, but someone requested an update to the creature ratios for each color for a design skeleton. May be of interest.
 
Lots of syntax changes, new card qualities, new keyword variants and more. See comments for details.
 
OP post will explain all...
 
 
For example,
"You may pay {5} to draw a card"
instead of
"You may pay {5}, if you do, draw a card"
 
i made a new card in my dump but it doesnt show up on the recent updates
 
Some cardsets are explicitly community-designed.
All public cardsets are implicitly inviting comment.
But sometimes we want to explicitly ask for help from the community for personal cardsets. How do we do that?
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Leave a comment with links to individual cards or card sets you'd like feedback to let others know.
Creature – Dwarf
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Legendary Creature – Human Child
At the beginning of each upkeep, if no spells were cast last turn, transform Zoe, Delightful Child.
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Zoe, Ravenous Monster
 
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Legendary Creature – Human Child
At the beginning of each upkeep, put a -1/-1 counter on a creature you control and lose 1 life. Then if a player cast two or more spells last turn, transform Zoe, Ravenous Monster.
5/5
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Game Design – New Rules
Wizards has taught us new words before:

- "remove from the game" became "exile"
- "creature is put into a graveyard from the battlefield" became "creature dies"

What other new vocabulary/templating are you interested in?
New Format
DrugsForRobots likes LCGs and so do I, so how about a Magic the Gathering format that does away with randomized boosters?
 
In MaRo's podcast this week, he talks about the technology Wizards uses.
Sorcery
I'm curious, is there a way to delete card sets you gave up on?
Enchantment
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Instant
You may cast "Lightning" spells from your graveyard until end of turn. ("Lightning" spells means any spell with Lightning in its name.)
 
What are your thoughts on Dragons of Tarkir? Do you have some favorite cards? How about cards that your really dislike? How do you think Wizards handled their Dragon theme? What do you think of the clan mechanics? Feel free to ask your own questions as well.
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How to make Green more interactive.
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Mark Rosewater lays out all the abilities in all the colours (as of June 2017 design-time).
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Creature – Sliver
What do you think about the return of Slivers for the core set?
 
Is there something to be done with a concept were creatures (and possibly planeswalker) are all monocolored (or gold monocolor), but all other spells (minus artifact) are multicolored? What about the other way around?
 
There is badly a need for some sort of common keyword in UR. This is for discussing this issue.
Request – Design
I am having so much trouble with my {g}{u} "Dignified" faction in pemberly.
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Creature – Goblin Wizard
Range (This creature may attack with another creature as a band. This creature is assigned combat damage after non-range creatures.)
1/1
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Artifact Enchantment
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Update – Rules
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Legendary Artifact
 
Question – Request
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Land
When is it appropriate to give a land a basic land type?
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Land – Dual
Discuss criteria and candidates for good duals that go into the core sets.
 
So MagicMultiverse is an amazing tool for custom MtG cardset creators, but it has the potential to be the Web's premier custom card-game mockup tool (phrasing?)
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Land
Land
I want a term that describes playing a card, but not casting it.
It obviously should make sense with lands, but preferable would be versatile enough to use with hypothetical custom card types that aren't using the stack either.
 
Here's a list of all known mana symbols in the system.
Supertype – Subtype
Regarding the idea of Instants being a subtype of Sorcery rather than a Supertype unto itself (or worse, in combination with another, i.e. Instant Creature, yuck!)

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