I have started some work on my upcoming set "Broken Horizon" It started as an Oathbreaker focused set, but I realized I needed to make some nice looking cards for my cube. Oh and while I'm at it... I want one of those for my deck, and some christmas presents. So it has quickly become a Time Spiral Block homage.
Today I am coming to you with an Idea I toyed with for a while, but I wanted to see what other people think before I spend a couple hours making a PSD (which I will happily share with the community) of my new style for lands.
Let me know if you think I should make a cycle and a template set or you think it's ugly and a waste of time. My friend says they look like really cool sleeves that he would buy the crap out of. But, he wasn't sure he liked it as a land.
Post by shiftyhomunculus on Jul 24, 2019 12:33:14 GMT
I think I'm with your friend on this one - it's a very strong design (and John Avon owns my soul) but it looks so, so different from any other Magic card. I could maybe see a version of this with a more conventional outline and a printed card name, but in its current state I worry that it'd look too out of place in my hand, like I'd accidentally shuffled in a couple of tarot cards.
Anyway, I really like the land. I'm sure it would fit well as a template for those who are doing avante garde sets like sci-fi etc. I don't think they look bad at all.
I would maybe try tweaking the opacity of the black to let more of the underlying art come through. That would make it less intense looking and more like a watermark on a full art land. I like that it doesn't say "forest" or basic land anywhere on the card.
So, I haven't Revisited the custom land template - People seem pretty split about it, but I am working on other cards for the set, in other masterpiece and special formats. Like my classic shifted flashback format. And I am trying to decide if people are more interested in "old style" or hybrid of new and old? Ill just show what I'm asking...
With a classicshifted look for the card and frame, is the modern "Symbol" or the classic ": Add ." a better fit?