Congratulations once again to Wailor for winning WCDC 10.11. Whilst the hype builds for the next quest in Descent of Dragons, we have a decidedly more... holy quest for you this week.
First shalt thou create a card with keywords. Then, shalt make those keywords to be Three. No more. No less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out!
Thou may create a card of which any type is permissible; Be it Minion, Spell, Weapon or even Hero.
Thou shalt count three total keywords, nay must the keywords be different.
Thou shalt consider addendums to keywords to be part of said keyword; In so doing, thou will link Quest/Sidequest and Reward, and thou shalt consider (Secretly) merely an addendum. Thou must also know that Battlecry and Deathrattle shalt also be consider as two. Worthless words such as "Lengendary" found upon a certain Crown of Zarog are indeed worthless and shall not be regarded to the count of three.
Thou shan't make Tokens, save for the noblest of Heroes. We spit upon thee. Upon thine heroic tokens, any such keywords used count to the total of three.
Three shall be the total of keywords. If thou shalt make a Hero Card, thou shalt put two keywords upon the base card, as thou shalt see that Hero Power is indeed as bold as all keywords are.
Other bolded words such as "Legendary" (Zarog's Crown) or "[expansion name]" do not count.
No tokens this week, unless you're making a Hero card. Remember, "Hero Power" counts as a keyword. Any tokens you make associated with the Hero card (Hero Power, minions, etc.) may have keywords, but they all count towards the total of three.
This is a posting tutorial for the website imgur.com. 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 imgur.com. You do not need an account.
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 (Nov. 5, 2019 [10:00 PM CST] - Nov. 6, 2019 [10:00 PM CST]) The Discussion Topic is made available, previewing this week's competition theme. Entry and Early Voting Phase (Nov. 6, 2019 [10:00 PM CST] - Nov. 10, 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 (Nov. 10, 2019 [10:00 PM CST] - Nov. 11, 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 (Nov. 11, 2019 [10:00 PM CST] - Nov. 12, 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!
Discussion Topic Rules
To make sure that everything runs smoothly, we need to reserve the Submission Topic for submissions only. Everything else goes here. What is everything else, you might ask?
Rules or Process. Do you have a question about the competition's process? Do you need clarification about one of the entry requirements? Are you not sure whether your entry adhered to the rules? Ask here!
Feedback or Ideas. Do you have some ideas you'd like to run by others before settling on one? Do you need help balancing or wording your entry? Do you need help finding art that will fit your card? Or do you just want feedback from the community on your entry? You're in the right place! Remember, although you are allowed to make minor tweaks to your entry after you've submitted it, you're only allowed one submission per week, so make sure that you've settled on your card for sure beforehand.
Discussion! Do you have thoughts on other people's entries? Are there directions you don't like that you're seeing too many people take? Or directions you'd like to see more people take? Would you like to help others and contribute to a greater community understanding of Hearthstone card design and balance? This is where you want to be!
All of that said, please refrain from the following:
Posting TONS of Ideas. Discussion topics become an absolute mess if everybody is posting a dozen different ideas. Please post not more than 3 distinct ideas at a time. Any more than that and we'll have to delete your post.
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Plagiarism. Many people post their ideas here before finalizing them in the submission topic. Directly plagiarizing those ideas to post in the submission topic yourself is absolutely not acceptable.
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!
Just to nip it in the bud - Legendary does not count as a keyword (per the contest rules).
Tried to balance the flavour of the week with a potentially playable card. Between strong legendaries often existing and the potential highroll nature of the combo card, I could see this being a 1 of. Any more expensive and I think it's too situational; at 3 mana I felt destorying a minion + card advantage + a potential huge highroll was a bit too much.
In terms of the discover a small battlecry minion - it seemed to be a flavourful way of having a small minion (or peasant) yelling at a king (the legendary minion). I also went with the Gurubashi Hypemon effect to make sure it was within rogue class identity.
Echoes of this spell keep Twinspell so they add a copy without Twinspell (but with Echo) to your hand, making this spell a crazy value/burn generator. This is why it costs 2 when it would arguably be fair at 1 Mana.