East_West_Draft_Cast_Custom_Set/Mechanics_Discussion/Ascend

East_West_Draft_Cast_Custom_Set/Mechanics_Discussion/Ascend

by arthur_dayne, Nov 22,2011

Ascend

This mechanic was obviously inspired by the transform cards from innistrad. Although I didn't love the idea of transform cards at first, the design space it opened up is pretty huge. I've always liked the idea of "ascension" in various fantasy stories and I thought the transform mechanic would showcase this idea very well.

Example Cards

Jace, Apprentice Mage 2U
Legendary Creature - Jace
Tap: Draw a card, then discard a card. Put a loyalty counter on Jace, Apprentice Mage.
Ascend - If this creature has 3 or more loyalty counters on it, transform it.
1/1
Jace, Planeswalker(transformed side)
Planeswalker - Jace
-1: Draw a card.
-3: Return 2 permanents to their owners hand.

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