Aenyr is a airplane associated with the Multiverse that I’m taking care of. We anticipate making this jet into a whole new custom ready and playable limited and constructed Magic: The Gathering environment.
We very first thought of Aenyr whenever I knew exactly how cool it will be if there was clearly a whole plane for the Multiverse in which Art and secret were therefore securely linked they would nearly end up being the same thing.
This informative article features my design goals for Aenyr, three brand-new mechanics that bring a take on a “Multicolored matters” motif and my applying for grants the way the color pie will be split among different art kinds (music, party, theatre, etc.) alongside card instances for every single of the art forms. It's going to be updated since the ready advances to supply a continuing or more currently breakdown of the set as well as its mechanics. (Note: Some highlighted cards listed below are only a little out-of-date since they are from v0.20.)
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My objectives with this ready are both on a taste and a technical level.
Taste: I think it's pretty obvious. I would like a group focused around Art in all its forms. I’ll get into more information about which kinds of art are going to be portrayed inside set below, but i would like the ball player to feel he’s section of this Art world who has a tremendously various feel from exactly what we’ve seen until now in the Multiverse. Thoughts, fantasies, and creativity are important themes in Aenyr.
Mechanical: Needs the restricted environment of Aenyr to offer numerous alternatives towards people. Art is present in a lot of types, so it’s important to myself that a game played in this set feels as though it might enter countless instructions. Each online game has got to be unique, as is each and every piece of art. The player may be the artist of his / her game and then he or she's to feel like generating anything while drafting or creating a constructed Aenyr deck. I am going to attempt to achieve this insurance firms the cards be really synergetic making sure that players will feel pleased with on their own once they make use of two cards collectively that benefit from each other.
The core mechanical theme with this set really is easy: multicolor matters. I wish to make that happen differently compared to Ravnica or Alara which leads us on core abilities of Aenyr.
There are two key mechanics in Aenyr, that are both made for monocolored cards only . This really is my undertake an unusual “multicolor issues” motif: allow it to be matter via monocolored cards that both become multicolored or take advantage of these types of cards. Those two mechanics mixed together reach that goal objective perfectly.
They both have already been playtested are are extremely fun on a game play level.
Virtuoso – once you cast a multicolored enchantment, [Effect].
Virtuoso is an ability word that, by itself, represents the primary theme of the set. Virtuosos are the ones who is able to look for imagination beyond their particular color identification so that you can develop art that is more complex and gorgeous than anyone else’s. Therefore, once you cast a multicolored enchantment, they generate some great art with some impact.
Virtuoso seems equally on monocolored creatures of all of the five colors.
Creatures with Virtuoso tend to be clearly musicians of most sorts. They may be musicians, performers, painters, etc.
Resonance [COST] (If you cast this enchantment for [COST], exile it as it resolves. While you cast your next immediate or sorcery spell, put this card into its owner’s graveyard, then you may include both its results and colors to that enchantment.)
Resonance may be the songs relevant capability of this ready. I’ll test it to ensure that all means with Resonance have some sort of tool inside art.
When you cast an enchantment for its Resonance expense, it initially resolves as typical. But after that, you exile it therefore the after that instant or spell you cast are completed because of the resonated card’s impacts and shade. Including, basically cast Ethereal Chord for 2U, I’ll scry 3 then exile it. Next turn, easily cast Lightning Bolt and choose to place the resonated card in my own graveyard, Lightning Bolt would be a blue and red spell with mana expense roentgen that may read “Lightning bolt deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Scry 3.”
The interesting thing is the fact that Lightning Bolt will be a multicolored enchantment that produces Virtuoso!
Hybrid cards will get back in Aenyr to aid trigger Virtuoso. In this way, the ball player should be able to just use one color of mana to throw a multicolored enchantment and also this will broaden the deckbuilding options in limited while upping the sheer number of multicolored commons when you look at the set without which makes it impractical to draft. Aenyr, in the place of Ravnica, Alara or other multicolored set, cares about all 10 color sets.
Crossbreed cards in addition work very well because of the third brand-new ability associated with the set.
Imaginarium – [Effect] per shade among cards in your graveyard.
Imaginarium is a Blue/Black/Green graveyard oriented ability that We produced whenever I realised the set have to have more instants and sorceries than many other units because of Resonance, that may rapidly fill graveyards. It’s a good fit in a “multicolor matters” ready, specifically with hybrid cards that allow you to definitely have a greater number of colors within graveyard as compared to number of colors you truly play in your deck.
The auto mechanic has been doing really in playtesting to date.
I needed an agressive auto mechanic for white and red because they didn’t get Imaginarium, therefore the final auto mechanic of this set needed to be a going back auto mechanic. I initially looked at brigning straight back the untap representation however it performed very badly in the 1st playtests therefore it had to be altered to something different. Then, we figured Renown would fit nicely as a representation associated with the artist’s aspire to come to be popular. The mechanic presently appears primarily in white and red and secondarily in green. The auto mechanic appears on all sorts of animals, but mainly dancers and duelists since they are much more combat oriented.
Exactly what do we find in Aenyr?
There are numerous artists in Aenyr in addition they couldn’t simply be Rogues, that is why we created the Bard subtype for artists. Poets don’t have any subtype for the time being but they may additionally come to be Bards within the next set revision. There won’t really be any Bard tribal support however some cards into the ready might be a lot more efficient when you yourself have a Bard onto the battleground. Most Bards possess Virtuoso capability, but not all of them.
Songs is represented in all colors. Musicians possess Bard subtype, and lots of music relevant means have the Resonance ability. Here is the very first talent introduced in the ready. I’m perhaps not saying it is more essential that virtually any type of art, but it is the many represented in this set.
Dance is especially represented in Red (enthusiasm) while becoming additional in Blue (aerial moves) and White (excellence). Dancers are Wizards on Aenyr.