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Friday, September 19, 2008

What DS Card is This?

Here's a piece I need help with, if DS players can lend a hand. This is a sketch for Devin and Beth, who commissioned it as a digital color piece. All of the fantasy creatures they wanted in this piece are Dragon Storm races, so, of course, I would like to use it as card art. Here's the question: What card should it be? I am very happy with this piece and I would like to use it on a cool card. The piece is not due to be colored for a couple of months so there is plenty of time to make suggestions. Let me know what you think.

devin_beth sketch

8 comments:

rileybear67 said...

To be perfectly honest, the first thing that comes to mind is "all together now"

I'll keep thinking on it!

pixiejorge said...

"Unity", a Valarian and/or Channel card that could be used in negotiations (persuasion?) with someone or some other group.

Scene card, "Valarian Training camp"

Have to keep thing on this also...

pixiejorge said...

Perhaps this would work on one of those Shifter affinity type cards Mark has mentioned...

mihailis said...

While technically this art is about races and not forms, I could also see it fit very nicely as the Form Affinity card's art. Are you looking for a new card idea for the art?

mihailis said...

Although the more I look at it the more I see forms...and like Pixiejorge's idea for the Form Affinity card even more. Get's my vote.

ds flunkie said...

Well, as much as I like the form affinity idea, and not to step on Ann's toes, I have been racking my brain over this art and what keeps hitting me is a Clan card. I was thinking "Clan Fortitude" or "Clan Assistance." I know there are many forms pictured but you wouldn't see one person shifting into all of these forms. So, try this on for size: (I'll duck when the fur or whatever starts flying!)

Clan Fortitude 5cp boon
Clan Anchor/Boon 0/P
User forms a psychic bond with other members of the same clan in line of sight who choose to bond. Bonded characters may speak mind to mind. Clan members get +1 to all non-combat rolls for everyone in the clan bond.

So, it functions simliarly to a Channel Link without the WIS bonus and provides extra support for non-combat rolls. Clans have just kind of sat around for a long time and have only provided individual benefits through cards. This would be the first in possibly a number of clan cards to benefit clan members working together.

Okay. I've hunkered down behind my shield and am ready for return fire!

Sue said...

Wow! Look at all the comments! Thank you all. I love getting feedback. Reading what you had to say was a treat.

rileybear, I agree and, if that card didn't already have art, I would jump on that one with both feet.

pixiejorge, 'Valarian Training Camp' has a real ring to it. Whether I choose that one or not I will remember that name for future follow up. It makes me want to run a scenario for newly shifted characters....

mlhallis, I have done the designs for all of the form affinity cards but one. I will have a look at the last one and see if it would be a good fit with this art. That's a good suggestion and I wish I had thought of it myself...

ds flunkie, no need to duck---the idea is interesting and intriguing. I agree that no good clan cards have come out in a while. It might encourage players to form groups in which all of the characters belonged to the same clan- though not neccessarily the same race- which could be a lot of fun.

This is a terrific batch of comments that helps me a lot. Thanks again, folks.

mihailis said...

Heh, I had decided to change my vote to an abstention after seeing ds flunkie's idea...too many good choices. ;) I think Clan Fortitude deserves posting on the Beta Card Blog for further discussion of this excellent idea.