Magic: the Gathering in the UK
After a little informal discussion I think it's time for You Make the Set 7.
Saturday October 12th looks like the date for the official draft to me as there is no TGC event and it's before I am off to the US.
I'm a little vague on exactly what You Make the Set means this time around. Here are some options.
Additionally, if we are having a theme, I'm not sure which theme we like out of:
I'm inclined to go with 2 (multiverse) and D (Egyptian) or maybe 3 (classic cards) and C (lands) but what do you think?
OK so let's have everyone vote.
Vote #1 is How Do We Make the Set:
(A) In secret. Cards are revealed on day of playing.
(B) On multiverse with comments and editing.
Vote #2 is What is the Theme of the Set:
(ii) British History
(iii) Egyptian Mythology
(v) No Theme
(vi) Something Else (write-in!)
You can vote for more than one of these.
I'm voting for (B) and abstaining in the second vote!
Ai & Aii
Oops I meant (B) ... changed my post!
Hmm tough choices.
Perhaps a buddy system could work?
Each designer pairs up with another and that way they can bounce ideas and hopefully kill overpowered nonsense, whilst retaining some surprise as they won't know the other 75% of the set on the day?
I don't know how feasible it is but perhaps some access restricted Multiverse shards could be setup for each pair?
Considering we only have 4 people posting here so far we may not have the critical mass required to let the buddy system work.
I really think some theme is important to help produce some kind of cohesion across the designers. Also I think having a theme makes it easier to design cards then having no theme.
Since we are likely to be only playing this as a one off I'll vote:
#1 - A
#2 - ii or iii
Also I'll just repost the learnings from the previous "secret design" YMtS we did:
OK so it's 45 cards each 8-man draft. Craft in secret, show up on the day, use Egyptian Mythology or British History as an inspiration if you like.
I know who 4 of the participants are.
Who are the other four? Any volunteers?
Well I would hope we choose one of British/Egyptian mythology. I guess there is some crossover regarding British explorers and then the British occupation of Egypt from the beginning of the 20th century, but I don't really think they interact too well.
don't know why I am throwing my hat into the ring pretty certain that I can't make the 12th sorry to get everyones hopes up of making a special guest appearance
Heh. OK well if the usual suspects are the only ones interested in this perhaps the right plan is to find 5 willing players and us three will come up with a set for the event?
Anyone willing to play but not interested in making cards?