Author Topic: [Card design Challenge] - You will pay with your life.... [Challenge over]  (Read 4086 times)

Offline ToxicShadow

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Hello fellow Card designers, and welcome to the next challenge.

There has always been something that intrigued me in many card games:

The possibility to use your own health as an additional resource. I always liked this kind of risky cards. Currently, there are only two cards that really do that in IW (if I didn't forget any), the very basic Anger of Veroria (deals damage to you and your opponent) and the Ruins of Veroria (which takes that idea a little too far, costing half of your health).

For this challenge, I want you to create a card that damages your own health in order to get you some kind of advantage in return.

Every kind of card is possible (location, ability, ect.). You can bring the health cost into play wherever you want. Part of the cost to play the card, part of an activatable ability, some kind of upkeep per turn....let your imagination go wild!

EDIT: Forgot to mention the prizes.

Special thanks to RikkiTikki for providing the prizes for this challenge.

1st: 1 Faction Pack + 2 Collection Packs
2nd:2 Collection Packs
3rd: 1 Collection Pack

Like always, the winner will also have the great honor to be host of the next challenge!

« Last Edit: April 25, 2016, 12:57:21 AM by ToxicShadow »

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Re: [Card design Challenge] - You will pay with your life....
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2016, 02:40:55 PM »

Capacitor Cannon
1p GI
4 resources
Artifact

Whenever your fortress loses health, put that many charge counters on Capacitor Cannon.

Pay X, remove 3X counters from Capacitor Cannon: Deal 3X damage to target deployed character or fortress.

At the end of each turn, if your fortress did not take any damage, Capacitor Cannon deals 5 damage to your fortress.

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'If you're getting kicked around and can't get off the ground, the SC will help you fight another round! Doo-doo-doooo'"

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Might be OP in that you can have 3 down at a time and just chuck Charges at the enemy. Made it expensive due to this. May be better suited for defensive decks cuz these take time to charge up and take resources to shoot at the enemy. Note if you have 3 at a time and you didnt take damage at the end of the turn, you only lose 5 health as one triggering will prevent the others from triggering.

Basic summary for active: pay any amount of resources you want, remove 3 times that many counters and deal damage equal to counters removed to something.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2016, 12:33:39 AM by Hiding »

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Re: [Card design Challenge] - You will pay with your life....
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2016, 03:30:26 PM »
Fiend of destruction
1 Exile
5 cost
5 morale
character - demon
13/13

When deployed, your fortress loses 12 health.
When deployed, Choose One:
- Destroy target location.
- Destroy target artifact
- Deal 15 damage to opponents fortress

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Re: [Card design Challenge] - You will pay with your life....
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2016, 03:39:53 PM »
SOUL CANNON OVERLOOOAAAD
2p GI
5 cost
Ability- Artificial Spirit

Your fortress takes 30% damage. Deal damage equal to that amount randomly split amongst all opponent characters.

You lose 30% of your morale

(L)

Are the 30% fortress damage of your current fortress health or 30% of your maximum fortress health?

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Re: [Card design Challenge] - You will pay with your life....
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2016, 05:13:30 PM »
Ruin Runner
3 purity flame dawn
3 cost
5 moral
character human
charge
whenever Ruin Runner attacks it does 10 damage to you and gains +10/+0
5/6

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Re: [Card design Challenge] - You will pay with your life....
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2016, 05:52:16 PM »
Moral High Ground
Purity: 2 FD
Cost: 4
Location

When you lose morale, you lose health instead.

"When you are this right, even your death can't break your spirit."

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Re: [Card design Challenge] - You will pay with your life....
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2016, 07:00:14 PM »
SOUL CANNON OVERLOOOAAAD
2p GI
5 cost
Ability- Artificial Spirit

Your fortress takes 30% damage. Deal damage equal to that amount randomly split amongst all opponent characters.

You lose 30% of your morale

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Are the 30% fortress damage of your current fortress health or 30% of your maximum fortress health?

Current or i would just say 30

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Re: [Card design Challenge] - You will pay with your life....
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2016, 07:05:01 PM »
There are cards that elevate your maximum health, so it could be more than 30. Well, there is only one card really, the fortress. Dugg technically does that too, but 30% of infinity would probably cause a slight problem. And he isn't rank legal anyways.

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Re: [Card design Challenge] - You will pay with your life....
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2016, 07:48:50 PM »
There are cards that elevate your maximum health, so it could be more than 30. Well, there is only one card really, the fortress. Dugg technically does that too, but 30% of infinity would probably cause a slight problem. And he isn't rank legal anyways.

oh right forgot about that

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Re: [Card design Challenge] - You will pay with your life....
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2016, 04:15:59 AM »
Scorched Earth
3 FD
Ability
Cost: 4

Deal 15 damage to your fortress. All your opponent's character in play become Immolated for 2, and your opponent loses 1 resource next turn.

"Just as the Overseers purged the land, the newly allied Flame Dawn began doing the same in their own way."

Because this card can completely ruin forms of ramp and aggro, I have locked it to triple purity and made it a challenger for the already powerful FD 4 resource slot.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2016, 08:09:51 PM by Conquest »
THE VIRUS RISES ONCE MORE!


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Re: [Card design Challenge] - You will pay with your life....
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2016, 09:11:22 AM »
Name: Saculla's Hammer
Card Type: Unique Artifact
Purity: 2 FD
Cost: 6

Every time you or your opponent deploys a character, each fortress takes 1 damage.
When this artifact leaves play, both fortresses are healed for 15.

« Last Edit: April 20, 2016, 11:03:17 AM by Pelagoth »

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Re: [Card design Challenge] - You will pay with your life....
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2016, 09:38:04 AM »
Cool or Cruel
Unique Mission
Factionless
4 Cost

At the start of the turn pay 10 Health and add 10 stacks on "cool or cruel".
If this card reaches 50 stacks, remove it from the game. Each character you control
gets +7/7, your fortress is fully healed and you create a "Cool or Cruel"-Card in your hand.
If you fall below 20 health,  Cool or Cruel is removed from the game without any other effect.

"Stay cool or else....

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Re: [Card design Challenge] - You will pay with your life....
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2016, 10:10:24 AM »
Just out of curiosity, does this challenge also entail a reward?

Either way...

Gunpowder Charge
Ability
Rarity: Rare
Purity: 2 DoD
Cost: 5

Your fortress loses 15 health. Kill all characters in your opponent's assault zone and in your defense zone. Any characters you control that started the turn in your defense zone cannot be moved this turn.

The bee will give its life to protect the hive. So too must we give ours to protect our homeland.

The idea behind this one is that it's sort of a last ditch defense effort - the enemy's breaking through the wall and the only way to stop them is something as drastic as this. Similar to Mass Death, obviously, except with a health cost to boot. Gunpowder since, you know, DoD inspired by Chinese culture.

Some nice synergy with cards like Avatars, Lingbao's Will and Resolve of the Dragon. Even Jinhai Dojo if you remove your defense zone before you go boom.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2016, 10:13:57 AM by Pixelei »

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Re: [Card design Challenge] - You will pay with your life....
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2016, 11:47:57 AM »
Tower of Destruction
Unique Artifact
2CoV
8 Cost
At the end of your turn create a flying demon with attack and health equal to how much health your fortress lost this turn.
Pay 8 health: Deal 8 damage to a character on the battlefield.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2016, 11:56:22 AM by InvertedEye »

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Re: [Card design Challenge] - You will pay with your life....
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2016, 02:07:01 PM »
Just out of curiosity, does this challenge also entail a reward?

Ah, I forgot about mentioning that. My bad. I contacted RikkiTikki and he agreed to sponsor the prizes again, so it will be the same as for the last challenges. I'll update the challenge with the prize list.