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Posted on February 6th, 2018 / Michael
By Pedro Rauiz Estrigarriba Gestal – Co-Lead Game Designer at Oktagon for MTGPQ
Now onto part 2 of our 4 part developer blog series. Upon looking into Planeswalker design as a whole, we wanted to try to make every Planeswalker a unique build around their character. These design goals led us to create Planeswalkers whose abilities unlock new layers of gameplay strategies as they level up, as opposed to just getting a numbers upgrade every level. Enough about design principles. Let’s check them out!
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Jace has lost his memory and forgotten pretty much everything…including his mind-reading abilities. As such, this version of Jace is centered around Illusions and enhancing creatures. He is also a pirate here in Ixalan so… attacking is sure to be a good thing when playing with him.
A breakdown of his abilities can be found below:
Jace’s last ability does simply increase in power as you level it, however, this is the first time a Planeswalker’s ability fuels their other abilities. Hopefully, you enjoy this new and pirat-y version of Jace. While we are on the topic of pirates, here’s a new pirate Mythic for you to see:
Huatli is a brand-new Planeswalker and is a native of the world of Ixalan. She is the strongest warrior of the Sun-Empire, and rides a pretty big Dinosaur. What more could you ask for?
Her abilities’ breakdowns are right below.
Huatli’s second ability, Call Dinosaur, will eventually summon her own Mount with special artwork and ability: Whenever a Dinosaur token enters the battlefield, her mount will also get reinforced. Here’s another huge Dinosaur for you to check out!
Vraska is a renowned Pirate Captain who is searching for the Immortal Sun, as per Nicol Bolas’ request. She’s also an assassin that originates from the plane of Ravnica and has a troubled history with Jace.
Let’s walk the plank and dive into her abilities!
So, Vraska was a very exciting Planeswalker to make, since we have a team member (that’s me =) ), whose favorite Planeswalker is actually Vraska. We wanted to make sure we kept her true to her incarnation as a strong pirate captain in tabletop Magic, while also keeping to our design rule of making gameplay evolve as you level the Planeswalker. While she is a pretty straightforward Planeswalker, we eventually settled on making her second ability give your Pirates relevant keywords in her colors. Finally, since she is a Pirate, check out this awesome new vehicle!
While we’re on the subject of Planeswalkers, we wanted to address Deck Slots. We understand that Deck Slots, due to their price range, have been very hard to acquire. In light of that, we’ll be reducing its Mana Crystals cost from 200 MC to 150 MC and the Mana Rune price from 45,000 MR to 20,000 MR. We believe that these changes should make them more accessible, as we look for ways to expand on the Deck Slot as a whole.
Finally, we’d like to leave you guys with a new exciting Mythic for the set. It provides players a new way of interacting with opposing Planeswalkers:
Read Part 3 of our developer blog series where we get a sneak peek at the events coming to Ixalan. Ixalan is scheduled to arrive in Magic: Puzzle Quest next week (week of Feb. 12).
Adventure Gnome Gameplay Video