As an extra stipulation, we ask that you do not use the new Magnetic keyword when designing your cards, or the new Project or Omega theming. We will very likely be giving these their own week in the future, and we don't want to flood submissions with these mechanics. We understand that they're new and exciting, but we'd prefer to let each week's theme shine on its own, without it just being 'another Boomsday winner' every week until the expansion releases.
Preview Phase (Starts Now! Ends 21:00 UTC 12/07/18) During this Phase, the Discussion Topic is made available, previewing this week's competition theme. Entry and Early Voting Phase (Starts 21:00 UTC 12/07/18, Ends 21:00 UTC 16/07/18) During this Phase, the Submission Topic is made available for your submissions. You may also, of course, feel free to give early up-votes to any submissions that you like! Voting Phase (Starts 21:00 UTC 16/07/18, Ends 21:00 UTC 17/07/18 ) During this Phase, the Submission Topic will be locked, so no more entries may be submitted. Instead, use this time to browse the submissions and up-vote your favorites! Final Phase (Starts 21:00 UTC 17/07/18, Ends 21:00 UTC 18/07/18) During this Phase, the Discussion Topic will also be locked, and a new Poll Topic will go up. Discussion will be allowed to continue in the Poll Topic, and it will also include all the qualifying finalists and poll to decide the winner of the competition!
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All of these are not balanced whatsoever. These ideas were also made in the last minute. Eh. YOLO. Your thoughts?
Judging by the way Biology Project is worded and the way Projects were described as "cards that help both players", I don't think Astronomy Project is the way Project cards will be made. I think they'll be more like effects that are guaranteed to be beneficial for both players except maybe under some certain conditions (i.e, "each players draws 3 cards" could be a good thing for one player and a bad thing for another), and a lot more simple (refer to the aforementioned "each player draws 3 cards example"). This Project however could be entirely beneficial to you if you have the right RNG or are playing Big Spell Mage.
Mimiron 2.0 is my absolute favorite card of the bunch because of how silly it is. I don't know if it's balanced, but I love it!
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Click either of the images to go to Year of the Dragon, a finalist collaborated entry for Timestream Tracking, created by myself and Shatterstar1998, or my custom Time Traveler class.
OK so I have an idea, but I'm not to sure how to go forward with this idea. So this is the card, but before you said anything let me explain something. So I have been toying with the idea of making the weapon stronger, but at the same time I wondered if adding a random weapon effect (this effect would add the effect of a different weapon that are in the game, for example: Gorehowl) would make these weapons more interesting or more OP.
In short, should I lose the random effect but try to focus on a more a strengthening effect for the weapon? Or should I keep it but lose the strengthening effect? O maybe you like this idea but would change the stats for this minion. I guess what I'm saying, is it a good idea for this week or is this effect just to uncontrollable to consider?
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My Entry for this week's Card Design Competition - Season 8.16:
This card works a bit like Madam Goya, swapping itself with a minion from your deck when it dies (if it costs more that is). The ability is a deathrattle for two reasons. The first being that having it as a battlecry would make it essentially a 4 mana Malygos summoner. Secondly, it allows for this to have some reccursion if it does go off as an added benefit/flavor. Your opponent has to play the sphinx's riddle. If they win, it dies. if they lose however, it goes back into your deck for later and they now have to face another threat.
Give an upvote if you like the card, or if not please give some suggestions/feedback. Thanks :)