M14 Rules Changes
Well, I’m going to have to go back through some of my cards and edit them for the upcoming M14 rules changes. Dave’s “Personal Legend” becomes functionally equivalent to “The Legend Rule doesn’t apply.” And a few cards start working where previously they actually didn’t- Indestructible being on the Queen’s Ring, for instance, shouldn’t have actually worked, but will once it becomes a keyword.
If you haven’t seen it, here’s the link: http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/248e
I actually have enough people following this that I feel it’s worth mentioning that I’m going on vacation tomorrow and so will not be updating new cards for at least 2 weeks. Maybe while I’m out I’ll come up with some good ideas for the Soldier rares.
Amusingly, I had already named this guy before checking and discovering that there is only one other creature with “steadfast” in its name, and it also has vigilance.
Bastion of Hope
This guy looks like he wasn’t done when they took him out of the oven.
It’s striding because it can move all the way across the field in one go, obviously. The bishop is going to be difficult to name now, isn’t it. (Actually I already named the bishop.)
The soldiers are a pain to name.
Starting to feel like too many of the soldiers are low-cost so far. On the other hand, the tribe as a whole gets support from the Queens. I’ll think about it more once I have more of them. Maybe I’ll just grab some more low-rez background soldiers out of “WV?: Rise Up” and make them midrange CMC critters.
Anyway, I wanted both sides to have this effect, so obviously this is the counterpart to the Prospitian Elite.
So I screwed up and made two one drops at common for the dersite soldiers. So I thought about them and decided to make this one into a two drop, bumping its power and toughness.
EDIT: Ya know what, this is now uncommon. 2/2 for 2 with an ability and a rarely-relevant drawback.
Originally he didn’t say “you may”, which made him really risky if your opponent wasn’t running soldiers. Now he’s just a mediocre one-drop (which is ok, at common) who might be really annoying to a prospitian deck. (Or another dersite one, technically!)
Host of Underlings
I just couldn’t bring myself to allow “IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMPS!” as a card name.
Had this image and name in my files for a while and had never decided what to do with it. It was going to be a token generator but I think I like this. It’s a Rooftop storm/Eureka with a drawback.
Now, the phrasing “that kind of grist” is one Magic usually tries to avoid. I’ve decided to post the card anyway and hope to clean it up before the final versions. :)
A card with this effect would usually be rare, but I am putting this at uncommon right now due to the drawback, the casting cost, and the fact that these colors can’t easily overflow their hand. We’ll see.
EDIT: Reduced its toughness. It has a pretty darn good ability for a 2-drop.