We are planning to release tokens for trading card games. Main target is the most famous game "Magic the Gathering". It is helpful for this contest if you know the game, but not 100% necessary. To get a quick overview, please watch this youtube series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GadqHggATe8
The player in Magic is a so called "Planeswalker", which are powerful sorcerers. Players place cards in front of them and use them to attack the oponent or do other things that manipulate the game. Putting down a card is equivalent to casting a spell. The most things in the game are bound to a card, but there are also some cards in the game that can generate more than one object in the game besides themselves. These objects are called tokens and usually players represent them by using small stones or the official token cards from the manufacturer of the game, but most of the time players do not have enough or the correct official token cards. There are many many different types of tokens that all have their own official card. This is how the official token cards look like: https://www.google.de/search?q=magi…91&dpr=0.9
Our plan is to print some kind of universal token card. The idea is to sell decks of 100 cards each, all of them looking the same. The user can then write on the card himself to make fit exactly to the token he wants to have. For that, we want to generally use a normal magic card design, but remove all the specific information. This is how a typical magic card looks like:
These fields should be blank white in our version:
- the name top left (here "Avacyn...")
- the type of the card below the picture (here "Legendary Creature - Angel")
- the long text below the pic
- the power and life points in the bottom right corner (here "5/4")
We want to totally remove:
- the mana costs in the top right (here "2" + "3 suns")
- the edition of the card in the middle on the right (here "M15")
- the artist information and the silver dot at the bottom.
That part was easy, but the difficult part is to replace the big picture in the middle. If you do not know how to do the above parts but you can only draw a very nice pic, feel free to just send in the pic. We can do the rest ourselves! Magic cards always have a nice fantasy drawing which somehow depicts what the card is about. In this case, that is rather difficult as we want to make a universal token. So we can not show 100% what it is about, but as Magic is a game of sorcerers, we want to show a sorcerer casting a spell. It could be slightly visible what is cast by the spell (starting to get formed) and maybe show the beginning of a form of a creature (as most of the time tokens are creatures), but it should be unclear enough that it can also be something completely else like an artifact.
To give you some inspiration and an idea how it normally looks like when magic cards show a sorcerer, here are countless examples: https://www.google.de/search?q=Magi…izard+blue
Keep in mind that most of these only show sorcerers casting someting, but our idea is to let it show a bit more so that it becomes clear that the spell is actually creating something and not just inflicting damage or countering another spell.
Finally, the size of a card is 6,3cm x 8,85cm.
Feel free to ask additional questions about the brief and please keep in mind that the picture in the middle of the card is the main reason we made the contest.