Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Daily Card Redesign #78: Leery Fogbeast

Daily Card Redesign is a daily Magic: The Gathering design exercise where I randomly choose a card for the scenario of it being killed late during its own set's development. I design a replacement card that uses the same art, is the same color, is the same rarity, and has a name that, alphabetically, keeps it within the same collector number for the set.


First of all, I think it's hilarious that a creature like this could have flash.

Anyway, the fog it excretes made me think of being blindsided by something surprising you in the fog, or mist. Flavorfully, the opposing creatures are fighting their way to yo unable to see much, when BAM - you get gobbled up by a Beast you hadn't known about or seen coming.

There aren't any flash creatures in Onslaught, whereas there are in Legions. So, I put one in Onslaught. And the Beast tribe could really use a flashing creature - they normally wouldn't be fitting to deserve such a type of creature. But the art depicting that misty fogness saves the day and allows for such a thing to happen!

I based the costing off of Merfolk of the Depths, from Gatecrash. Mistlurker Predator trades mana cost color flexibility for a point of toughness. And, yes, Yeva, Nature's Herald's "drawback" of being legendary does really push it in terms of being able to exist as a 4/4 with flash with an additional upside.

Lastly, this is the only flash creature that's a 4/3. Mine that design space!

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