Eridan has just overtaken Cosbytop as my card with the most notes. Just wanted to memorialize this event.
Shockingly, Sollux is going to be red/blue. :D His lusus is already red/blue hybrid. I’m sure there will be more but I haven’t figured ‘em out yet.
Yeah, it’s a weird wording. There are no current cards that I could find that care about the number of +1/+1 counters that are placed whose templates I could ape. Your suggested template is actually a slight functional change- if I had that Kanaya and an Ajani’s Pridemate on the battlefield, and someone put three +1/+1 counters on something, Kanaya would trigger three times, and each one would give her controller one life, and so Ajani would trigger three times. With my wording, Ajani only triggers once, because it is a single lifegain event that gains 3 life. (Also, I worry that some people would have trouble realizing that it would generate three triggers.)
…of course, in either case, it’s a loop, where the Pridemate winds up with however many +1/+1 counters on it as it wants. Note to self, consider that.
I’ll keep thinking about it, though. Thanks for the suggestions!
Kanaya Maryam // Kanaya, Rainbow Drinker
Lifelink and regen because vampire, the buff is specifically to make her large enough to kill and survive Eridan once she’s a Rainbow Drinker. Before that, she interacts with the +1/+1 counter theme I’m doing other stuff with.
White, because it is acting for the greater good of society, even if it’s kind of terrifying; lifelink for its life-giving purpose, and additional block because its visits mean trolls need to pair up.
I think with the decreased visibility of carapacians in Act 5 I might be hurting for white creatures, so I decided to try to make this one white, and I think that worked pretty well.
Eridan Ampora // Eridan, Betrayer of Hope
I’ve been paralyzed by the huge expanse of design space I need to fill and I’m just going to start making first drafts of cards. Here is Eridan. He flips when things seem so bad that there’s no chance, and then he starts fucking stuff up. Tough to fit into a deck, honestly- surviving the flip condition is hard unless maybe you have something that lets you pay life so you can be precise about it. Note however that he doesn’t need to have been on the battlefield while you lost the life.
Ok, I’ve gone through this tumblr and standardized the tagging on Legendaries. Before they were mostly tagged as #legend but here and there they were #legendary- now they are all #legendary.
I hope to update homestuckthegathering.com soon, but this is a really busy week so probably not for a little bit longer. In my current reread of Act 5 I’m just at Make Her Pay, which will be a bonanza of cards I’m sure. I have a lot of cards labelled “UNFINISHED” in my MSE file.
As always, any suggestions, comments, or questions are welcomed.
Land of Thought and Flow
I had this one written already, but hadn’t gotten to the panel with art for it yet. So here it is. One of the stronger planets.
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Made a few more planets. Brains and Fire is one of the stronger ones, now, if your deck is made for it (ie, hellbent). Caves and Silence is taking inspiration from the Silence part, but since it’s green it gives hexproof and since that’s not really all that hot during your own turn, also gives a temporary boost. Basically it’s to prevent combat tricks. I will consider how to improve that one.
Quartz and Melody is amusing- the obvious use is to make your creatures harder to block, the funnier use is to make enchantments fall off your opponent’s creatures.
One thing about trying to assign each color pair uniquely to a planet is some of the planets don’t really fit what you might expect. LoQaM we might have expected to have some blue in it, since it’s a time player’s world, but in truth we know basically nothing about the world itself, and Homestuck is overflowing with blue concepts (wind, time, water, learning).
EDIT: As I progress through Act 5 I may replace the art on some of these with better examples in later panels.