By Your Powers Combined - Card Design Competition Discussion Thread

  • ShadowsOfSense's Avatar Community Manager 420 249 Posts Joined 10/23/2018
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago


    Competition Theme: By Your Powers Combined

    Tired of the same old Hero Power every game? Great news! We're swapping them out this week.

    • You must create a card that changes your Hero Power into a new one
    • You cannot create a Hero Card, a Quest, or a minion which replaces your Hero (like Lord Jaraxxus)
      • These are all card types which could get their own competition - we want to focus on the Hero Powers this time
    • The Hero Power your card gives you cannot be an existing one - including Basic and Upgraded Hero Powers
      • We want to see brand new ideas!
    • Existing examples include Charged Hammer, Shadowform and Vilefin Inquisitor

    Remember to include your Hero Power in your submission by adding it as an extra card!


    This week link wants us to branch out into a different specialisation; to do that we'll need to change up that Hero Power!

    As always, I can be reached through Discord or here on the site via PM if you have any issues to report.


    Competition Phases

    Here are the phases of this card design competition

    • Submission Phase: Starts on Mon, May 18 17:00 EDT (GMT -0400). Runs until Sat, May 23 17:00 EDT (GMT -0400)
    • Voting Phase: Starts on Sat, May 23 17:00 EDT (GMT -0400). Runs until Sun, May 24 16:00 EDT (GMT -0400)
    • Finalist Phase: Starts on Sun, May 24 17:00 EDT (GMT -0400). Runs until Mon, May 25 17:00 EDT (GMT -0400)
    • Winner Selected: After finalist voting concludes and we validate votes.

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  • Demonxz95's Avatar Content Squad 525 727 Posts Joined 03/19/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    Totally intended to go with the competition's title. The token is just simply one example of what you can do.

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  • linkblade91's Avatar Global Moderator Draconically Dedicated 540 813 Posts Joined 02/09/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    I've got a load of ideas (it's my prompt, after all), but for now I'll just post one major idea and two "obvious" ones:

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    • To The Arena! is my main idea: it functions well in a Recruit/Big deck, obviously, but it also can sabotage opponents who rely on their Hero Powers.
    • Somebody's going to post something akin to Power of Friendship, so it might as well be me lol
    • I love Blackhand, Iron Rider's art, so I had to post it. He's riding a motorcycle, hence the Rush. The Iron Horde rides on!

    If you have the time, you should totally check out our weekly Hearthstone card design competitions! :D

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  • grumpymonk's Avatar 60 23 Posts Joined 04/02/2020
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    I have a question.... can the replacement hero power be temporary or be limited to a certain amount of uses, such as Metamorphosis does?

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  • sinti's Avatar Global Moderator Heartseeker 880 1530 Posts Joined 10/20/2018
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago
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    Totally intended to go with the competition's title. The token is just simply one example of what you can do.

    I like the ability, but not the token art.


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  • linkblade91's Avatar Global Moderator Draconically Dedicated 540 813 Posts Joined 02/09/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago
    Quote From grumpymonk

    I have a question.... can the replacement hero power be temporary or be limited to a certain amount of uses, such as Metamorphosis does?

    Yep! Metamorphosis is the latest example of a card that fits the requirement.

    If you have the time, you should totally check out our weekly Hearthstone card design competitions! :D

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  • Inconspicuosaurus's Avatar Bulbasaur 150 46 Posts Joined 03/30/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    As usual, the first card I thought of was Un'Goro themed... I'm not sure if this is balanced as is, or if it should be "a friendly beast", and if so if it should be a Hunter card. At any rate, I am going to have a longer think and see if I can come up with anything slightly more novel.

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  • MenacingBagel's Avatar Design Finalist 250 302 Posts Joined 09/24/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

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    Because screw balance in all meanings I don't expect this to get a good rating or anything but I really wanted to do something with the plague lords.

    Only a fool thinks they know everything. I admit that I know nothing

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  • Demonxz95's Avatar Content Squad 525 727 Posts Joined 03/19/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    By the way, all Hero Powers have "Hero Power" at the top in bold, so remember to put that in before you submit.

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  • Conduit's Avatar Design Champion 270 114 Posts Joined 05/31/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago
    Quote From Demonxz95

    Totally intended to go with the competition's title. The token is just simply one example of what you can do.

    Just one question - what would happen with HPs that cancel each other out, like Mage and Priest. Do you choose two different targets, or does the target suffer both effects

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  • linkblade91's Avatar Global Moderator Draconically Dedicated 540 813 Posts Joined 02/09/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    I'm sorry DescentOfDragonsOp: I was deleting one of your excess posts at the same time as you were, and now they're both gone >_< I should have left it alone. Feel free to post again.

    If you have the time, you should totally check out our weekly Hearthstone card design competitions! :D

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  • Demonxz95's Avatar Content Squad 525 727 Posts Joined 03/19/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago
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    Quote From Demonxz95

    Totally intended to go with the competition's title. The token is just simply one example of what you can do.

    Just one question - what would happen with HPs that cancel each other out, like Mage and Priest. Do you choose two different targets, or does the target suffer both effects

    If both Hero Powers target, then they both use the same target. Hearthstone doesn't have a double-targeting system (at least not yet).

    So, you probably shouldn't combine Mage and Priest's Hero Power together because they would work against each other.

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  • meisterz39's Avatar 365 461 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago
    Quote From Demonxz95

    By the way, all Hero Powers have "Hero Power" at the top in bold, so remember to put that in before you submit.

    Can you explain to me why this matters? EDIT: I'm dumb, and misunderstood here...this is referring to the top of the text block, not the card image.

     

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  • meisterz39's Avatar 365 461 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago
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    Totally intended to go with the competition's title. The token is just simply one example of what you can do.

    Just one question - what would happen with HPs that cancel each other out, like Mage and Priest. Do you choose two different targets, or does the target suffer both effects

    If both Hero Powers target, then they both use the same target. Hearthstone doesn't have a double-targeting system (at least not yet).

    So, you probably shouldn't combine Mage and Priest's Hero Power together because they would work against each other.

    Does Doublecast Ogre combine combined hero powers if/when you play a second copy (or if/when your opponent plays one)? 

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  • Demonxz95's Avatar Content Squad 525 727 Posts Joined 03/19/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago
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    By the way, all Hero Powers have "Hero Power" at the top in bold, so remember to put that in before you submit.

    Can you explain to me why this matters? Because, respectfully, from my point of view this seems pedantic at best, and entirely incorrect at worst. Here's an example from Hearthstone's website right now:

    I wasn't able to click into the hero power as a standalone card, but when you hover over it as a "Related Card" there's no such text. Perhaps this was commonplace earlier in Hearthstone history (like when the Death Knights were released), but it seems that they've moved beyond it because people understand the formatting of a hero power and don't need the text to help clarify things.

     

    It's not a huge thing per se, just a small detail that I think people don't really think about that will make your presentation that much more professional, like watermarks.

    And by the way, the Hero Power in your image does in fact have "Hero Power" in bold at the top, and it's still done to this very day.

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  • Demonxz95's Avatar Content Squad 525 727 Posts Joined 03/19/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago
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    Totally intended to go with the competition's title. The token is just simply one example of what you can do.

    Just one question - what would happen with HPs that cancel each other out, like Mage and Priest. Do you choose two different targets, or does the target suffer both effects

    If both Hero Powers target, then they both use the same target. Hearthstone doesn't have a double-targeting system (at least not yet).

    So, you probably shouldn't combine Mage and Priest's Hero Power together because they would work against each other.

    Does Doublecast Ogre combine combined hero powers if/when you play a second copy (or if/when your opponent plays one)? 

    Yeah, I'd be willing to say so.

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  • meisterz39's Avatar 365 461 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    Okay, I think I misunderstood your meaning when you said "at the top" - I thought you meant the top of the image (that is, above the card), not the top of the text. That's my bad.....clearly I regularly gloss over the Hero Power part of the text....

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  • KANSAS's Avatar 960 1814 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    Cool competition theme! I have a couple of cards, let me know which one you like best.

    I do have one question, do Ragnaros, the Eternal Flame and Dwarven Blacksmith count? They technically don't change your hero power so much as modify it. If that is an issue I can easily edit the cards to fit the requirement. 

    I will make Tokens later.

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  • linkblade91's Avatar Global Moderator Draconically Dedicated 540 813 Posts Joined 02/09/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago
    Quote From KANSAS

    Cool competition theme! I have a couple of cards, let me know which one you like best.

    ...

    I do have one question, do Ragnaros, the Eternal Flame and Dwarven Blacksmith count? They technically don't change your hero power so much as modify it. If that is an issue I can easily edit the cards to fit the requirement. 

    I will make Tokens later.

    I would say no, they do not count, because we're looking to replace one's Hero Power with something completely different. It's the same reason why, say, Fallen Hero also doesn't count as an example.

    If you have the time, you should totally check out our weekly Hearthstone card design competitions! :D

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  • Dermostatic's Avatar 110 46 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    Just posting my idea up before I head off to sleep, will hammer out some feedback tomorrow. Good luck creating everybody!

     

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