December 15, 2010
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage, put two charge counters on Ash’s Boomstick.
Remove a charge counter from Ash’s Boomstick: Choose one — Equipped creature gets +3/+0 until end of turn; or equipped creature deals 3 damage to target creature.
Lol! Inspired by a message on Chuck Norris MtG facts posted by karate_bum at TCGplayer Forums that mentioned how Chuck’s deck had ‘Umezawa’s Shotgun’.
Umezawa’s Jitte is already pretty much a boomstick itself, so welcome to the gunpowder age.
Note the similar ‘hold up to the sky in his fist’ pose in the second version of Boomstick. Once again, I couldn’t decide between the two arts – the first is obviously more pleasing to the eye, but the second is closer to the minimalist art of the Umezawa’s Jitte.
Neither version actually shows very much (as is the case with Jitte), so I made the tradeoff to cut the illustration size in favor of squeezing in that famous quote:
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December 10, 2010
First up is Nami. Let’s see… She’s a navigator; greedy, cunning and manipulative; a slipery thief; and has excellent knowledge of the weather… Blue in a cinch.
For this iteration, I chose her thief aspects. For those in the know, ‘Cat Burglar’ is just the label given by the Marines. She’s about as genetically feline as DC’s Catwoman, so is not a Cat creature type along the lines of Kha or Leonin. The Japanese form of the epithet can also mean man stealer.
As I mentioned before, the watermark in the background (in this case, the Straw Hat Pirates jolly roger) has significance to gameplay… We’ll learn about that in a little bit.
Art image from One Piece Wallpaper.
One Piece expansion symbol modified from here.
December 10, 2010
I’m a big fan of manga and anime series One Piece, so I’ve been thinking up Magic card representations of the various characters.
In order to distinguish between the different crews (and the Marines, Baroque Works, etc) I added a Scars of Mirrodin style watermark to the text box. Each crew has its own unique gameplay elements, wich we’ll explore when the time is right. Special ‘tips & tricks’ style cards will explain each crew’s attributes.
This time, the cards not only have to fit the theme of the character they are based on. Being based on One Piece, they have to have that particular cool factor as well (or in the case of certain individuals, the lol factor). And like the rest of the cards here, they still need to be neither overpowered nor junk.
So if you’re a fellow One Piece otaku, do forgive if the creations here fall short of Oda’s high standards in any way!
December 9, 2010
As you play Hot Skitty on Wailord Action, choose two creatures on the battlefield. Put a non-Legendary creature token onto the battlefield with all creature types, abilities and colors of the chosen creatures, and power and toughness each equal to half the total of the chosen creatures’ power and toughness respectively, rounded up.
Wooooookay… That’s not how Pokémon breeding works, but I’m running with the trope meaning here which is much more fun.
In any case, have fun with your 8/8 flying, first strike, vigilance, trample, haste, protection from black and from red, annihilator 4, indestructible, Angel Eldrazi, Akroma/Ulamog love child sin against nature and the entire multiverse.
December 9, 2010
Turn a weenie (non-Super) Saiyan and destroy some Scouters while you’re at it. Whether crushed by their own unbelieving hands or exploding from the sheer awesomeness, it matters not.
Bonus points if he chumps the Trinket Mage that fetched the Everflowing Chalice into the path of your Goblin Gaveleer.
Know Your Meme and the Dragonball Wiki for the background.