I'm planning on making a "return to" set for Lorwyn and Shadowmoor. And I'd like to hear the oppinions of more people as I make the cards. I've made a beginning here, and will update the album regularly.
One of the new mechanics is "dominance". It's something that happens if more than half of your creatures are of a certain type has more . An example:
Hi! I love Lorwyn a lot. These cards are cute but there are several problems
Gillebeart: I'mma level with you. Giant dominance is a bad keyword. The big problem with limited in tribal-heavy sets is that they tend to be "on-rails" - pick your tribe pack one, pick the support cards for that tribe, and go on autopilot for the rest of the draft. Meanwhile, in constructed, this doesn't push Giant decks so much as it does decks that run only one creature. I think you want this to be more like metalcraft to get the intended gameplay.
Kanye: Cool effect, but this is kind of swingy. If your opponent has five tokens out this gets really good. If your opponent has a way to kill a crowd of X/1s this gets less good. If your opponent has a wrath this is really bad. This might also be mindmelty in paper - remembering what creature is under what Scarecrow token.
Changeling: This is fine. Does black get 3/3s for 2B? Sure, I guess. Nothing wrong with putting power in your vanillas, and this'll slot into any deck nicely.
Zombie fish: I... is this supposed to fit in the set in any way?
Lorwyn was my favorite set ever! (Well, technically I liked the Shadowmoor side the best, but it's kinda the same plane). I've personally thought about doing a return to the plane, but haven't really gotten around to it. The first thing I would say is that I can't see any of your cards. Not sure if it's a problem with the hosting site, or just me. Since I can't see them, can't really comment on them. However, I would like to offer an idea for a really flavorful mechanic you might use: double-faced cards, where one side is the 'Lorwyn' version of the creature/permanent, and the other side is the 'Shadowmoor' version of the creature/permanent. Maybe the world Aurora is in some weird state of flux that is threatening widespread havoc on the plane, and its denizens are constantly being torn between their dual-selves. Just an idea though!