Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Daily Card Redesign #141: Bloodshot Trainee

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.


I couldn't name this something that started with "Boulder" because Boldwyr Intimidator came after this card slot alphabetically.

Because this card has a future-shifted frame, this card needed to do something that is unusual but could possibly be something that's normal from whatever set in the future. In this case, putting +1/+1 counters on Mountains is pretty weird - but it's completely fine to do. They just don't do anything for those lands unless they become creatures.

The +1/+1 counters on the Mountains represent boulders that this Goblin lifts. He travels from Mountain to Mountain, training in the art of boulders to become stronger. Goblins dignify even the most rudimentary of behaviors, such as lifting large rocks, making it kinda funny that his apprenticeship specializes in heaving chunks of stone.

This kinda feels more appropriate in green. But because the requirement involves Mountains, it can still be kept in red by virtue of the colors required.


  1. This was very cool. Would play this with rude awekening type of cards :)

    1. Thanks, man! I super appreciate you taking the time to look through my past redesigns!