Written by Nick D'Orazio December 31, 2016 11:28 pm

End of the year card design contest! Theme : New Years Resolution!

Welcome to a very special card design contest! Our contest are a chance for Faeria fans to flex their design muscles and win some sweet in game prizes while doing it! All submissions are carefully judged by our staff and the top 3 cards win a prize.

It’s been an awesome year for Faeria with new content, cards, and players at every turn. As the new year is about to begin, it’s time for the characters of Faeria to reinvent themselves with their own new years resolutions. They aren’t very creative on their own, however, so they need your help!

 

12/31/2016 Theme: New years balance resolutions!

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We have challenged designers on a litany of creative skills, but never have we issued a content that was primarily about card balance. Until now, that is.

We want you to take a Faeria card in need of some changes… and change it! It’s going to be a new year, so what is more appropriate than setting your favorite (or even least favorite) Faeria card on the path to self-improvement. Think about the Faeria cards that hardly see competitive play. What would you change to make them more viable? Would you re-invent them completely, or perhaps adjust their numerical stat line?

Or what about the cards that are TOO powerful? Now is the perfect opportunity to turn that ladder salt into new years productivity! This contest will be primarily about balance changes, so be sure to provide at least a brief explanation as to why your changes will make the card better.

Schedule:

  • December 31st : Contest is announced
  • January 8th : Submission window closes
  • January 10th : Winners are announced

The PlayFaeria staff with be judging on variety of factors:

  • Creativity
  • Balance (This is a big one this contest!)
  • Flavor
  • Design (How does this interact with other cards? Does it make the game more fun, or less fun?)
  • Uniqueness.
  • Card art. (Not really that important this contest, as we are changing current cards with art that already exist)

How to submit?

  1. Design your card using the Faeria card creator located at http://ninja.digital/makefaeria/, Photoshop, paint or whatever other image software you might have. You can even illustrate your card and send us a photo of it. The important thing is we can see your card and read what it does. If none of the above work for you, try https://pixlr.com/editor/.
  2. Post your card as a reply to the forum topic and as an email to social@playfaeria.com within the submission window time. Please include your in-game name.
  3. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. It’s not obligatory but we appreciate it.
  4. The best card will be revealed, and the winner will be awarded their in-game prize(s).

That’s it! Good luck aspiring designers!

4 Comments

  • Oh man! I have so many ideas for this New Year’s Competition! It’s hard to just choose one… There were mainly two that I was choosing between, Architect and Master Swordsman.

    I ended up choosing Architect because I think currently Master Swordsman gets more action than Architect does. Also, the Architect I’ve made has more interaction and possibilities than Master Swordsman with other cards and from all colors, making deck creation possibilities that much higher, and making it that much more fun.

    That being said, I made 5 versions of Architect. I really believe there are so many potentials for it! But, I ended up going with my 5th version, and here it is!

    [img]http://i.imgur.com/3pPxYiQ.png[/img]

    And my Description of it:
    Architect Version 5. Making structure decks a little more viable. And easier to splash in structures too. I think this version is better than Version 1, although it’s almost the same. I think maybe having two gifts in one is maybe difficult and annoying. First comes one gift, then the other immediately. Might be messy since they are both choice. SO, I thought Last Words might be a better way to go. This, however, does add one complication, it would be the first card to make a “reaction” meaning you would have to make a decision during the opponent’s turn. For that to happen, I’d recommend it automatically stops the opponent’s timer and ability to do anything, and give 8 seconds for you to choose which structure. This should be enough time I think because players should be thinking about already which one they would buff if it died. If the time elapses without choosing, the opportunity is gone. You can also choose to not give extra life by not clicking on anything, ending the timer sooner. And obviously, no pausing or reaction would happen if there were no structures on the board.

    If anyone wants to see my other designs, take a look here! http://imgur.com/a/sL0Rm

  • [2nd post, just copied and pasted. This was because the picture didn’t show the first time. Maybe it won’t again, but at least this time it’ll be linked]

    Oh man! I have so many ideas for this New Year’s Competition! It’s hard to just choose one… There were mainly two that I was choosing between, Architect and Master Swordsman.

    I ended up choosing Architect because I think currently Master Swordsman gets more action than Architect does. Also, the Architect I’ve made has more interaction and possibilities than Master Swordsman with other cards and from all colors, making deck creation possibilities that much higher, and making it that much more fun.

    That being said, I made 5 versions of Architect. I really believe there are so many potentials for it! But, I ended up going with my 5th version, and here it is!

    http://i.imgur.com/3pPxYiQ.png

    And my Description of it:
    Architect Version 5. Making structure decks a little more viable. And easier to splash in structures too. I think this version is better than Version 1, although it’s almost the same. I think maybe having two gifts in one is maybe difficult and annoying. First comes one gift, then the other immediately. Might be messy since they are both choice. SO, I thought Last Words might be a better way to go. This, however, does add one complication, it would be the first card to make a “reaction” meaning you would have to make a decision during the opponent’s turn. For that to happen, I’d recommend it automatically stops the opponent’s timer and ability to do anything, and give 8 seconds for you to choose which structure. This should be enough time I think because players should be thinking about already which one they would buff if it died. If the time elapses without choosing, the opportunity is gone. You can also choose to not give extra life by not clicking on anything, ending the timer sooner. And obviously, no pausing or reaction would happen if there were no structures on the board.

    If anyone wants to see my other designs, take a look here! http://imgur.com/a/sL0Rm

  • when and where is the result announced ?

  • OH MAN! I just realized that there is an entire different forum section for uploading cards…. 🙁 I guess that means I wasn’t included in this New Year’s competition.

    Why didn’t they just put it on this forum? It seems much more intuitive to put entries here. Anyway, I’ll have to be more careful next time…

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