Method: rip off, err I mean make it an homage to the sets that got me back into magic. Guilds of ravnica, allegiance, and war of the spark with sprinkles of homages to un sets of the past.
Execution: study other sets to try and find a balance of creatures spells and planeswalkers that is reasonably close to what an actual set has. Little or no regard will be made to balance considerations in the initial drafts. This will be broken by design. The nuance will be trying to make it broken but not to broken.
1st step: figure out the amount of creatures and spells. Rough in what CMCs are in a set and how many of each. Then unleash the ideas to fill in each slot.
Last Edit: Nov 25, 2020 20:28:14 GMT by murkyfluid
Hook: in the winding darkness between planes a clarion call rings out. Unknowable to all those who cannot walk the planes, but a subtle insistant chime to those who do. It calls out warning; doom is upon the planes. The seers have had flashing premonitions on multiple planes, tearing teeth and a slashing claw. Death from a thousand cuts combined with a warm slithery caress. The end of life as it is known sweeping from plane to plane. How could this scourge have been released? It is impossible! Yet the struggle is upon us. This is the story of how planes fall. the real menace is not the eldrazi or petty tyrants like Nicky B. Its is purity of purpose, the many becoming one, the hive. But fate is not set and a terrible schism exists between siblings. But the struggle will not be to see if we can be saved but to see which sliver tribe will be the Apocalypse that unifies the planes. Will it be the one, the singular hive mind? Or will it be the many, grouping and forming individuals out of the masses. Hive minds unto themselves working together to evolve past an ant like existence. Taste your doom peasants because it will surely taste you.
Last Edit: Nov 25, 2020 20:33:02 GMT by murkyfluid
Have to agree. It just sounds like sliver world. I like the idea of a community designed un-set though.
Hee hee hee. See this un set is designed to have both black and silver borders. Ideally it will start out as all silver borders then a time release chromatophore will change select cards to black boarders making them legal in standard. Mwah ha ha. Plus I legitimately forgot to make that card silver boarders. Good point all around tho. The next card I upload will be more in set flavored. The google eyed sliver. Giving all sliver permanents a google eyes counter it will be the driver of the google eye sub mechanic in this set. And yes it's just sliver world with humorous cards interspersed. In my mind the slivers will be divided between joke slivers and more traditional designs. Every other creature will likely be of the joke variety, think the planeswalkers minions but hapless idiots flailing around as all their heros get eaten and thir sparks absorbed to create the sliver planeswalkers. A significant portion of will be joke planeswalkers. The initial one is unferi the lunchtime mage. Which is just an empty shell of 3mana tef inhabited by the colony that absorbed his spark. The passive ability is something like sliver keyword cards can only be played on your turn. Disabling all flash slivers and sliver instant spells.
Last Edit: Nov 27, 2020 20:44:12 GMT by murkyfluid