To start, congratulations to Hikarigami for winning WCDC 10.18! This final competition for season 10 is sure to invoke the hero in all of us!
This week, you must create a Hero Card that utilizes the Invoke mechanic, as well as ONE card of that class that either directly uses the Invoke keyword (Example: Seal Fate, Disciple of Galakrond) OR a card that is more powerful after using Invoke (example: Fate Weaver, Veiled Worshipper).
The Hero Card must be a Class card. No Neutrals allowed.
Your Hero Card can be allowed to Invoke any number of times before upgrading, and can be upgraded any number of times. For example, it may take three Invokes to upgrade and may have two forms, or it may take one Invoke to level up and have four forms. The only requirement is that it must take at LEAST one Invoke to upgrade, and that it must have at LEAST two forms total. Also, if your Hero Card has three or more forms, each upgrade must require the same number of Invokes.
This should go without saying, but the Battlecry of the Hero Card should scale with upgrades. You may choose whether or not to equip a weapon at certain levels; it is not required.
The Hero Power does not have to cost 2 Mana, but it CANNOT be a passive Hero Power, as that would cause issues with the Invoke mechanic.
While the card that powers up once you've Invoked should preferrably require the same amount of Invokes your Hero card needs to upgrade, you can make it so it upgrades after any number of Invokes (minimum 1).
Your additional Hero card forms should be under a spoiler. You may choose which one of the forms will be shown outside the spoiler.
General Competition Rules
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 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 (Jan. 28, 2020 [10:00 PM CST] - Jan. 29, 2020 [10:00 PM CST]) The Discussion Topic is made available, previewing this week's competition theme. Entry and Early Voting Phase (Jan. 29, 2020 [10:00 PM CST] - Feb. 2, 2020 [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 (Feb. 2nd, 2019 [10:00 PM CST] - Feb. 3, 2020 [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 (Feb. 3, 2020 [10:00 PM CST] - Feb. 4, 2020 [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!
Although not strictly hearthstone themed, after seeing this art I knew it had to be done. Archon Form is somewhat different to Galakrond, with lower value Invoking cards, but a higher power Invoke effect. It starts off as 'Deal 3 damage to a random enemy. Overload: (1)', but by the time you upgrade and play the twilight archon, it can be 'Deal 4 damage to four random enemies. Overload: (4)', operating like Arcane Missiles. And yes, it Overloads for each Lightning Bolt cast.
The intent is that the player becomes surging with ever increasing power, dealing massive damage to the opponent, and either winning, or destroying yourself in the process. Each time you use your hero power, is another time you've Invoked, so you'll Overload yourself further and further, dealing more damage, but limiting your own ability to do anything else.
The second (once upgraded) Modera battlecry is EQUAL to the Kazakus battlecry. Initial battlecry is the same, but you can choose only it's cost and ONE effect. With fully upgraded battlecry you can choose it's cost and THREE effects and also cast a Greater Arcane Missilesspell.