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Beacon of Creation

Nov 25, 2020

We check out rare visit card submissions for Castmire. Topics include: Acceptable complexity of visit cards between common and rare; supporting visit-based decks; and flavorful callbacks.

Next Design Challenge:

DC57 - “Uncanny Likeness” - Design any uncommon card. However, you also have to link art for the card. Due:...


Nov 18, 2020

Commander Legends is coming out and Tim played ten hours of Commander over the weekend. He and Bradley give their ideas on what the set accomplishes and what we can learn about multiplayer design.

Are we just too scared about not getting a commander in draft? Has there been a mechanic with more game actions than Encore?...


Nov 11, 2020

We check out Green Visit and Inhabit submissions. Topics include: Should some Visit be instant? How do you make common-level visit effects? Do beasts better fit Visit or Inhabit? What words of wisdom do baby pigs have for us?

Next Design Challenge:

DC56 - “Beyond the Red Room” - Design a Non-Red Rare with...


Oct 29, 2020

Be our guest for this design challenge episode! Hear about all the fun furniture cards submitted by listeners.

Design Challenge (Due Monday 6PT):

DC54 - "Your Humble Teapot" - Design a legendary artifact creature a la the named items and furnishings from Beauty and the Beast.

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Oct 21, 2020

We dive in on our Cluedo Suspects challenge submissions, including four new submitters!

Design Challenge (Due Monday 6PT):

DC54 - "Your Humble Teapot" - Design a legendary artifact creature a la the named items and furnishings from Beauty and the Beast.

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