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Feels appropriately black now. When I saw it the second time it occurred to me that the discard would work better than sacrificing a creature, because the flavour is a contract - a piece of paper. But if the flavour text is an euphemism for a contract written in blood, the creature sacrifice remains appropriate. (Help me out here, that "sympathetic ink" is confusing me.)
>Reading Comprehension (>>31542455)
It's a two mana Vam-PIC VERY GODDAMN RELATED
And this is why card templating needs to be consistent.
>too similar to monstrosity
Yeah, I know. But as templated you're practically there anyway. Perhaps you could turn the creature face down as part of the effect to differentiate it some more. (Ability word templating.)
Reckless - RR: ~ deals two damage to target creature or player. Turn ~ face down. (It's a 2/2 creature.)
Here's two templates. The first takes a cue from Notion Thief, the second from Cerebral Vortex.
If [an opponent / a player] would draw one or more cards except the first one he or she draws in each of his or her draw steps, instead ~ deals damage equal to the number of cards he or she has drawn this turn, then that player draws those cards.
Whenever [an opponent / a player] draws one or more cards except the first one he or she draws in each of his or her draw steps, ~ deals damage to that player equal to the number of cards he or she has drawn this turn.
Oh, right. Carry on then.
You mean 130 cards per wedge across the block, right? There's a massive difference between a 650 card block and a 3250 card block.
>I don't feel like the original Alara block gave enough focus to the shards individually
You could draft red and nobody would realise you were drafting monored. Players drafted shards in Alara. and you picked up signals by shards rather than colours. If that's not a focus on shard play then I don't know what is.