Monday, September 13, 2010
Fan Card - Tedd Verres
In the interest of proving my nerdiness, I have created this fan-card of my El Goonish Shive character, Tedd Verres. This card is obviously a fan-work not intended for sale or tournament play and is just for fun, but I'm paranoid so I'm going to say it for the record anyway
For those not familiar with the comic, Tedd is a teenage mad scientist with a gun that can transform people. A... transformation gun... if you will (/Shatner). While I could have made an equipment card for the gun, and may yet do so, I felt it appropriate for Tedd to have the TF Gun permanently accessible to him.
As for the card itself, I honestly don't know if it's balanced. His ability is powerful, particularly if you have a 0 cost creature like Ornithopter in your hand, but short of transforming himself, he is fairly fragile at 0/2. There's also the fact that morphing inexpensive creatures into expensive ones can really tie up one's mana, especially if zapping more than one.
I suspect if he was a real card, there would be several changes made for balance. That, or they'd just make him a 3/3 Mythic Rare. ZING!
The reason he costs 2U instead of 1UU or even UUU is because I can't imagine Tedd not being able to work in the same deck as Grace, and there's no way Grace isn't at least part Green. I know it's just for funzies and I'm unlikely to ever play an actual game with these fake cards, but I like the idea of a Blue-Green Tedd-Grace deck.
Vesuvan Doppleganger. Beyond that, if X is in the casting cost of the revealed creature, THAT X should be treated as 0, and a creature becoming a copy wouldn't trigger "enters the battlefield" effects.
If you'd like to see a larger, not cropped version of the card's art, click here to visit the EGS website.