Magic: the Gathering in the UK
After a little informal discussion I think it's time for You Make the Set 7.
We've done this a few times before. As always anyone is welcome to contribute as much or as little as they'd like.
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?
It may not matter to us but Maro hates using Exile as a second graveyard and even hated Runic Repetition (which development added).
So I've got KIERAN, DANIEL, SIMON, TOM and PAUL designing AT LEAST 72 cards each (more is better) and playing at Penderel's Oak at 12pm with three other people that we still need to recruit. The theme of the cards is "whatever you like" but if you need some restrictions to breed creativity then use Egyptian Mythology as a spur.
Anyone want to be a player but not a designer? Anyone else want to be a designer?
I have made 25 so far. Andy Tan is probably going to be our sixth player. Still need two more!
I've now made 58 cards.
For synergies sake here are my creature types so far:
Human, Bird (Falcon), Sheep (Ram), Cat (Lion, anthropomorphic Lion), Human Soldier, Cat Spirit, Human Rogue, Sphinx, Mongoose, Scorpion, Rat, Human Wizard, Elemental, Phoenix, Beast, Elf Warrior, Elf Druid, Spider, Crocodile, Ox (Bull), Wurm.
I might change the Elves into something else.
The only token I am using so far is a 2/2 white Cat token with vigilance.
I've tried to aim the power level around "high-ish pick draft card" with some lower powered cards and role players.
I'm away on business at the moment but should be able to design 72 okay by the deadline.
Anyone got any mechanics or areas they are focusing on that might need additional support?
There's only one Sheep until now (and it's not written on the card) but there already three Mongeese!
Surely the Llama's are where it's at, Monty Python gave you a whole host of names as well
Sounds like A.W.O.L might be a much-needed re-print in this set!
Unfortunately it looks like I can't make the 12th. Some diary congestion and actual failure by me to check that I was free that day!
I will still design my cards and sent them through, about 45 complete so far (with art). Hopefully we can get another play in before Tom jets off to the US. I'm free on the Sunday 13th if people want a double header?
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