Monday, October 29, 2018

#Moxtober 27: Thunder

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"
Day 17: "swollen"
Day 18: "bottle"
Day 19: "scorched"
Day 20: "breakable"
Day 21: "drain"
Day 22: "expensive"
Day 23: "muddy"
Day 24: "chop"
Day 25: "prickly"
Day 26: "stretch"

Today's prompt is: "thunder"

I was going to have this just be "can't block", but expanded to "can't attack" so that other colors can user thunderous , which can be flavored in many different ways and used appropriately. Blue can have this restricted to only really being effective during opponents' turns (in a clever, elegant way, of course).

For example, red here can have thunderous only restricted to sorcery-speed cards and effects to ensure that only really the "can't block" portion is utilized, to stay in red's color pie.

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