If you've not been around for a season ender before, here's what ya gotta know. These go fast; We're giving you two days to discuss and post for each of these and one day to vote. Your card will be featured in the hall of fame, but we do not give out theme picks for these. These are more just some quick fun.
All discussions will take place in this forum, and there will be four separate submissions forums, so check back here every so often to get in on the next challenge.
Also, after some internal discussion season 11 will have most of it's contests start on Thursdays now; A lot happens ingame Tuesdays and we don't want to crowd the frontpage too much on big patch days.
Competition Theme #1: Useless Love
This one starts immediately!
Create a card that summons, buffs, draws, synergizes with or any such positive interaction with an unloved card.
There's no set list for unloved cards; All ya gotta do is make a token effort to prove your card doesn't see play or isn't any good. Packfiller is a great start
You must reference the card by name or specific statline; For example, if you don't want to say Chillwind Yeti, nothing wrong with saying a "Neutral 4/5 minion that costs (4)."
As long as you can identify a naming scheme (2 cards minimum), you can use it.
Be creative! There are some REALLY obvious ones, that should be discouraged. Some examples of TOO obvious schemes: "Wolf" cards being Beasts, Ragnaros the Firelord and Ragnaros, Lightlord getting 8/8 stats, "Tron" cards being mechs -- you get the point. Entries such as these will be pointed at and snickered about. You won't be able to see us, but trust us, we're doing it.
Competition Theme #4: A Murder in Flavortown
Rules and competition start 2/13!
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.
Advertising Your Entry. As a rule of thumb, please don't pop in here just to advertise your entry only to never be heard from again. This includes only asking short, generic questions like "Thoughts?" or "Do you think this is interesting?". Yes, getting feedback on your entry is one of the purposes of this topic, but we're not just here for other people to help you. We're here for you all to help each other.
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!
Hey guys I just wanted to be forthright, we are trying a bit behind on the voting polls. We're all pretty busy and are doing our best to keep the actual contests running. Suffice it to say we will still do final polls for each contest, we're just trying to figure out the timing. Thank you for your patience, and the next contest is up now!
Not only is the (0) mana 1/1 Wisp never played, the whole theme in Druid never actually worked. So I tried to combine it with Treant druid, linking Wisps and Treant as it supposed to be (I believe Druid should have some synergy between Wisps and Treants anyway). If this follows the rules of Competition Theme 1 i will submit it: