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Competition Theme: Quest Chain
You must make a card that directly benefits Two or more Quests.
You must also choose one of these sub prompts:
Your submission may be a Neutral card that directly benefits quests from different classes.
Your submission may be a Class card that directly benefits both the quest from SoU and JtU.
Important! Simply having a battlecry minion like Questing Explorer does not mean it directly benefits all 9 quests. It’s effects (Battlecry and Draw a card) would benefit two quests, and we can split hairs about Unseal the Vault. The card would be viable for the competition, but only because it works with Supreme Archaeology and Corrupt the Waters. Here’s a shortlist of what we consider a general direct interaction....
Saviors of Uldum:
Untapped Potential: Should interact with unspent mana at the end of the turn or refresh mana crystals.
Unseal the Vault: Should allow you to summon at least 2 minions, be it through adding them to your hand or directly summoning them.
Raid the Sky Temple: A spell that either provides you with more spells or makes the ones you have easier to cast.
Making Mummies: It should have Reborn or give you a minion with reborn. Or both!
Lakkari Sacrifice: Either it should discard cards, interact with previously discarded cards, or do some wacky things when it itself is discarded. I’ll even support the classic “Discard fodder” producers that clog your hand with cards to discard.
Fire Plumes Heart: Last one! Taunt minions, bread and butter, which was basically half of SoU anyways.
These are just general guidelines, we are open to debate the voracity of direct interactions.
These are the rules that remain consistent from competition to competition.
You are allowed to submit only one entry.
After your submit, you may only make minor edits to your submissions (spelling, grammar, etc.). Please PM a fan creations moderator if you have questions regarding an edit you are not sure about.
You may not delete ANY posts you make in this Submission Topic, not even accidental ones. Please PM a fan creations moderator if you make a mistake in your submission.
This thread is for submissions only. Any discussion of the competition must take place in the discussion topic.
These are the rules about your Submission:
Your card cannot be Golden, have a hearthcards.net generated backdrop, or any major photo editing done to it.
You are allowed to post in this Submission Topic only once, only to submit your one entry.
Accompanying the image of your card, you may offer some minimal additional commentary to explain its design, balance, and/or other qualities. Flavor text is also welcome.
You may not plagiarize. An immediate qualification is the punishment for this offense.
You must host your card on a image hosting website. postimage.org is highly recommended. imgur.com currently has issues on this site and images hosted there do not show up.
Fun and even humorous entries are perfectly allowed, but "troll" entries will be disqualified. If you're worried that your card may be misinterpreted as a troll card, contact a moderator before you submit. Emote-related cards will be considered a troll entry.
We reserve the right to classify cards as "troll" entries as we deem necessary, even if the reasoning is not explicitly stated in the rules.
A Note on Group Submissions: If you team up with other people to submit an entry, you must enclose that information in your submission and none of you may upvote that entry. That would be considered an unfair advantage and we will treat it as vote-manipulation. You are technically voting for yourself, and that is not allowed. Failing to tell us you're in a group is also against the rules, as we'll have no choice but to assume that you withheld the information to ghost-vote your group's submission.
Finally, know that manipulating votes in any way is strictly forbidden. Any violators will receive an official warning, and will be banned from this and all future HearthPwn Card Design Competitions.
This is a posting tutorial for the website postimage.org. If you use another website, the process will be similar.
It is recommended you use hearthcards.net to create your cards. Save the generated card to your device.
Upload the image to postimage.org. Use the "Do not resize my image" option. You can choose either "No expiration" or "Remove after 31 days".
After your image is uploaded, many links will be generated. Find the "Direct link". It will have a .jpg or .png at the end of the link. Copy the link.
On your hearthpwn post, find the "Insert/edit image" button:
Paste the direct link. This is recommended but not mandatory: You may choose to make the image smaller by changing the image dimensions.
Below is a list of all the deadlines for this contest:
Preview Phase (August 15, 2019 [10:00 PM CST] - August 16, 2019 [10:00 PM CST]) The Discussion Topic is made available, previewing this week's competition theme. Entry and Early Voting Phase (August 16, 2019 [10:00 PM CST] - August 20, 2019 [10:00 PM CST]) During this Phase, the Submission Topic will be unlocked. You may also, of course, feel free to give early up-votes to any submissions that you like! Voting Phase (August 20, 2019 [10:00 PM CST] - August 21, 2019 [10:00 PM CST]) 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 (August 21, 2019 [10:00 PM CST] - August 22, 2019 [10:00 PM CST]) During this Phase, the Discussion Topic will also be locked, and a Finalists Thread will go up. Discussion will be allowed to continue in the Finalists Thread, and it will also include all the qualifying finalists and a poll to decide the winner of the competition!
How do we determine the qualifying finalists? We use the following formula:
( ab ) / ( c ) = x
Where, a = The total number of submissions on the same page as the submission. b = The total number of up-votes that the submission received. c = The total number of up-votes on the same page as the submission. x = The submission's final score.
The formula basically measures which cards stood out the most, with the necessary assumption that each page is about equal in overall submission quality. It will be the entries that receive the highest final scores that move on to the Final Phase.
The bottom line is that, although entries on the earlier pages of the Submission Topic are much more visible and thus receive many more up-votes than entries on later pages, you don't actually have to rush to get your entry in as soon as possible because the up-votes end up being weighted by what page your entry ends up on in order to determine its final score.
But wait, there's more! During each Weekly Card Design Competition, each Fan Creation Forum moderators will be given a Wild Card , which they can use to advance any one entry that they feel was initially overlooked or under-appreciated to the Final Phase, regardless of its final score. Wild Cards are our way of spicing things up a bit, but please don't ask to be given one or be upset if you aren't given one. These are just supposed to be fun. (Also, it should go without saying that, while we moderators are allowed to participate in the competitions, we are not allowed to benefit from Wild Cards.)
Bragging rights are always awesome, but as usual, we do offer a couple of HearthPwn site rewards to competition winners: Their card forever immortalized in our Winners' Gallery! They will be allowed to select the next card design competition theme. And a unique Avatar Border & " Card Design Champion " Title, as depicted below!
Looking for more information about the WCDC or Fan Creations in general? Why not check out this FAQ to see if your question is answered there? You can also PM one of us Fan Creation Mods!
"Faith is her mirror, but will is her weapon. Also the hammer... Mostly the hammer."
High Exarch Yrel: My idea this week is all about Paladin synergies. Yrel has Reborn to activate Making Mummies, and allows your minions to benefit even further from casting spells on them for The Last Kaleidosaur. Her stats allude to Tirion Fordring, with Divine Shield and healing to embody the archetypal paladin. I decided to go with similar wording to Djinni of Zephyrs for targeting friendly minions, although changed to 'a friendly minion', since Yrel can also be healed by her own effect.
Rule Clarifications: "A Class card that directly benefits both the quest from SoU and JtU." ✔ "Making Mummies: It should have Reborn or give you a minion with reborn." ✔ "The Last Kaleidosaur: Buff Spells and spell interacting minions." ✔
"I've found a quest! For you, though, not me. I don't DO quests."
The idea behind this card is that, if this is in your opening hand, you can mulligan away your quest, but still be able to "play" the quest on turn one, and simultaneously gain some tempo while you're at it.