Wednesday, October 17, 2018

#Moxtober 17: Swollen

During the month of October is #Inktober! Each day has a single-word prompt, but instead of inking something, I design a Magic: The Gathering mechanic to fit the word. This is called #Moxtober.

(#Moxtober was previously named #Meltober, named after "Mel", the more mechanically-inclined counterpart to "Vorthos" of the aesthetic profile spectrum.)

Day 01: "poisonous"
Day 02: "tranquil"
Day 03: "roasted"
Day 04: "spell"
Day 05: "chicken"
Day 06: "drooling"
Day 07: "exhausted"
Day 08: "star"

Day 09: "precious"
Day 10: "flowing"
Day 11: "cruel"
Day 12: "whale"
Day 13: "guarded"
Day 14: "clock"
Day 15: "weak"
Day 16: "angular"

Today's prompt is: "swollen"

"Swollen" made me think of a creature that's ballooned up. In this case, it's an ooze that consumed a person and then is that much bigger and deadlier to deal with.

Ingest can take various forms, like "Ingest Equipment" or "Ingest Aura". Whatever kind of permanent.

Much like how destroying the big bad monster that's swallowed up a hero can free the hero, so too do ingested creatures return to the battlefield.

While I wanted this Ooze to be more blue and green, the temporary banishment felt more white, while the power and toughness boost is definitely green.

I imagine large fish can swallow up things. Krakens can ingest lands or perhaps any kind of permanent. Some wily creature can perhaps even consume a planeswalker rather than any kind of permanent.

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