Hello all! Thank you for stopping by . As the title suggests, I want to set aside a primary space for fellow Duelysts to create, collaborate, and share their ideas for new cards. On that emphasis, let’s try to steer away from balance/reworking/meme discussion, and instead steer towards deeper, more diverse waters.
In the interest of readability, I’ll update this initial post with all card submissions that meet the basic guidelines (as listed below).
General Guidelines (Updated 8/24)
PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS HUB FOR:
Rebalance / reworking of pre-existing cards (there are plenty of other topics for that)
Other lore, or lore-absurd designs (i.e. please no Harry Potter or anime cards; however, do feel free to use other TCGs as inspiration)
Blatantly overpowered designs (I’d recommend referring to pre-existing stat/power distributions as a loose guide; of course, no one should feel afraid to push the limits [I know I certainly will ] )
PLEASE TRY TO FOLLOW THESE BASIC DESIGN PRINCIPLES:
Use basic wording/grammatical consistency with pre-existing cards (the aim is to make these fan cards feel like they could be included in upcoming Monthlies/Sets)
Include basic data (e.g Name, Faction, Cost, Type, Tribe, Attack, Health, etc.)
Include brief explanation of design (e.g. inspiration, intended purpose/outcome, possible archetypes/synergies, etc.)
PLEASE TRY TO FOLLOW THESE BASIC POSTING PRINCIPLES:
Have fun! (this is a friendly, low-stakes opportunity to share, learn, and be creative; be respectful and constructive, build-up rather than break-down).
Please use a single post for multiple submissions/responses/critiques (this will vastly improve readability of the topic and allow fellow duelysts to more easily see each others’ designs)!
Use the “Hide Details” option for card designs, especially if in multiples (again, this helps improves readability).
Lastly, as a disclaimer, I’m new to this whole topic creation/organization thing. That said, please do not hesitate to leave suggestions/feedback (especially on the basic guidelines and formatting, as I have no idea what I’m doing haha).
Again, my only goal is to give fellow Duelysts a primary space to be creative and share their ideas for a truly phenomenal game. Too often have I found myself astounded at the ideas that players generate, only to see them buried on DuelystDB, reddit, or other topics. No more, I say (haha)! Let the brainstorming begin!
So…haha, I’ve come to realize that I’ve bitten off much more than I can chew in terms of properly maintaining a submission board. Of course, the amount of discussion and card ideas as of now is awesome. To me, it’s indicative of how much a space like this is necessary for our community to bounce ideas and be creative. To that end, I’d like to repurpose this as a general, drafting space for fan cards. Less emphasis on guidelines and whatnot, but I do think they’re overall more helpful than not.
Down the line, should time free up or other forum members want to get together, I’d love if we could organize some form of monthly design contests (with proper polling and even prizes perhaps).
This topic has certainly kicked-off, and I’m thrilled with the level of activity so far. However, from a cursory read through all postings, it is clear that there needs to be a higher priority on organization/guidelines if this topic is to operate smoothly. Otherwise, submissions will be buried and critiques will be dislocated. To that end, here are a few options that come to mind:
- Create a new topic for Design Submissions (close this one, create a “fresh” one with more focused guidelines) AND create a new, separate topic for Discussion/Critique of Submissions (thereby creating the much more readable space for both).
- Move this topic to reddit, where the response/voting system is much more facilitatory of this type of topic format.
Those are the two main options that come to mind. I will attach a poll below, please cast your vote and/or send me a private message to discuss alternative options. Thank you!
- Create two separate topics: one for design submissions, one for discussion (response/critique) of designs.
- Move topic to reddit.
- Other (please PM me and/or reply below).