Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Card of the Day - Corrupt Cadre

Another whitey.

The poll results are flooding in. And by "flooding in" I mean "three people have voted". Shockingly, two have voted for the same thing, so the winner is (given the limited amount of traffic I see here) already pretty much clear. Expect the card around Friday or Saturday.

EDIT: Uh oh. It seems that someone has changed their vote and we no longer have a clear winner. We're all mature people, of course, and can deal with this rationally. At least, that's the hope.

Original Art


  1. I just want to say this card is kind of iffy. It has the same power, toughness, abilities and rarity as Black Knight, but it's more expensive and more mana onerous. If it were common, or if it were pro black AND pro white, then I wouldn't even be commenting.

  2. It is worse than Black Knight, but I'm okay with that. There are a great many bad cards out there - one more won't make too much of a difference. What I'm more concerned with is making cards overpowered. I don't work for Wizards and none of these cards will ever see print, but I like to act as though I do and they will. It results in better design, but also means that I occasionally pump out a bad card or two. In fact, I don't make a fraction of the number of bad cards that I should. That probably just means I'm a bad designer.

  3. Oh yeah, that's true. Which is why we get rares like Voracious Dragon.

  4. I mean, the thing to do here is acknowledge this guy as the baby of Black and White Knights and give him abilities that fit weirdly in both colors. I favor either lifelink or Prot B & W

  5. Basically, "Strictly worse" is a way more annoying to players than "strictly better."

  6. The thing about this guy is that he's not "strictly worse". If his mana cost was [1][B][B], he would be. But his current cost makes him easier to play in a five-color deck than Black Knight is. I don't know why you'd be playing him in a five color deck, but it's really none of my business.


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