Homestuck: the Gathering
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.

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.

Imperial Drone
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.

Imperial Drone

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.

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.

Tags!

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.

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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More Lands!

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.

Culled Cuttlefish
Small blue critter. Hexproof because it’s under her protection, of course.

Culled Cuttlefish

Small blue critter. Hexproof because it’s under her protection, of course.

auspice looks like a cool card flavor-wise, but don't you think that it could go a little farther than just "prevent all damage?" I know that you have to have some boring cards in a set, but why not make it an aura enchantment with "pay something, tap: prevent all damage that would be dealt by target creature an opponent controls and target creature you control?"

The interesting thing is, that’s more along the lines of what I’m thinking of doing for moirail. It’s kind of funny that both pale and grey are so similar, Magic-mechanics wise, but in a way they are. The Auspistice stops a bunch of people from fighting. The Moirail stops one person in particular from going berserk.

Now I could go in other directions. Like you note, the auspistice usually stops two people from having their conflict escalate out of control, but adding ‘target creature you control’ to it is a meaningless restriction under most circumstances, since you could just pick the creature you’re tapping. I did consider having each player pick a creature, and that’s still something I’m keeping in the back of my mind; in that case, the moirail version would probably prevent a creature from being declared as an attacker.

I do agree that making the relationships Auras makes more flavor sense than Instants. The problem is that they really want to be “soulbond” from Avacyn Restored and I’m resisting that idea.

I’m always interested if anyone has opinions or suggestions. :)

Gl’bGolyb
I think this is missing something, but here’s a first draft. I was thinking it could grow as it’s fed, but that makes it pretty similar to Desecration Demon; it could have a Dies trigger but it’s hard to make that not redundant with what happens if no one sacrifices to it.
EDIT: Amusingly, I had to go get the pre-retcon version of this panel, because I didn’t want John’s arm in it.
Another thought about the sacrificing was to make it require a creature with at least a certain toughness. Still considering.

Gl’bGolyb

I think this is missing something, but here’s a first draft. I was thinking it could grow as it’s fed, but that makes it pretty similar to Desecration Demon; it could have a Dies trigger but it’s hard to make that not redundant with what happens if no one sacrifices to it.

EDIT: Amusingly, I had to go get the pre-retcon version of this panel, because I didn’t want John’s arm in it.

Another thought about the sacrificing was to make it require a creature with at least a certain toughness. Still considering.