Category Archives: Design

Cryptozoic: Now Hiring Game Designers for World of Warcraft Trading Card Game

Hello Nurglings!

Just wanted to share some work related news for you all! Well for all of you that are interested in working in the gaming industry. I know I am, but moving to the states really don’t feel like my path. Not right now anyway. But for all of you over there with the possibility to do so:

Cryptozoic is looking for a new Game Designer for the World Of Warcraft TCG.

And here is the posting talking about it:

Do you love the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game? Have you dreamed of working in the gaming industry as a designer? Well, this is your chance! We’re looking for talented designers that have a passion for innovation and strong sense of how clever design can bring entirely new gameplay experiences to life.

Experience is great but not necessary — sometimes talent just needs a chance to prove itself — so apply now and receive our short, World of Warcraft Trading Card Game-specific design test. All tests will be reviewed by our design staff, and who knows? You may be on your way to join the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game team before too long.

Also check out our other job listings on http://www.cryptozoic.com/careers.

If you’re interested, take the chance! Good luck!

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

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Mark Rosewater Quotes – Game Design

Hello Nurglings!

If you want to work with gaming design, I guess you should learn from the already established designers. There are a few people in different areas of the gaming/entertainment industry that I’m a huge fan of. I thought I would do one of them the honor to write a little about their wisdom.

Mark Rosewater – This one is for you.

Rosewater is Magic the Gatherings head designer and also a dedicated family man if you believe his twitter. He has done several articles on the official MTG website about designing and working with the game Magic. Not only that but he’s also done several small tweets about design that we could look in to and discuss.

Let us look into several of these one-liners and thoughts that he’s shared about game design.

“The game should end before the players want it to.”

“The best indicator of a game’s future success is the desire of the play testers to play it again.”

“Good game design leaves the audience wanting more. That means it’s better to undershoot than overshoot.”

“Don’t look outside the box until after you look inside the box.”
“A big reason games fail is that they don’t let their best aspect shine. Don’t pull focus from what makes your game fun.”

” One of the greatest mistakes game designers make is that they put too much into their design.”

“Good game design doesn’t answer questions, it creates them.”

” Restrictions breed creativity.”

“Your audience can’t just think your design is great, they have to feel it’s great as well.”

“A design everyone likes but no one loves will fail.”

These are just a few of many, going in to his articles I could probably work out several other good quotes, but I feel that these ones were better to share when they were written to be short and direct.

So until next time, take care Nurglings.
Cya soon!

Zombie Love – From daughter to father

Hello my Nurglings!

I just wanted to share one beautiful piece of art, given from a daughter to her father. I sure is a cute thing isn’t it? Especially for us zombie lovers ❤

Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Cya soon!

Nurgle Update – It’s over 100.000!

Hello Nurglings!

Oh how I love you Nurglings, every single one of you guys! The ones of you that just come here to see something specific, the ones of you that clicked an image I’ve made for this blog, the ones of you that actually returns to read the bloc, the ones of you that comment, my friends, my lady, every single one!

Today I passed the magic number of 100.000 unique readers, and that’s all thanks to you guys. I will try and do my best to reach 200k, and I will let you know the day that I do. With content that may vary from time to time depending on my mood and what I’m currently doing in life.

But I will try and stay Nurgle ❤

Thanks Nurglings!

Dark Ascension – Spoiler – Vault of the Archangel (John Avon art!)

Hello my Nurglings!

Obviously I need to show you and make a post when a new John Avon art card is revealed / spoiled to us. It’s like a completely new kind of birthday that we all love. Well that I love.

It’s a land that gives you colorless mana, but in the footsteps of Sorin it needs black and white mana to activate its effect. Here is the card:

“For centuries my creation kept this world in balance. Now only her shadow remains.“Sorin Markov

Until next time, take care Nurglings.
Cya soon!

Yu Gi Oh Tattoo – Treeborn Frog

Hello my Nurglings!

Just wanted to share this awesome tattoo! Link to the her website in the picture. 🙂
But if you’re to lazy to type yourself, copy this: http://www.yami.se

Until next time, take care Nurglings.
Cya soon!

Magic The Gathering Tattoo (awesome)

Hello my Nurglings!

In a short moment I’m leaving for my local gaming store to play some EDH (or some other game if that fits me well). Just mailed my contact at the “start my own business” course that I was taking. As it seems now, I will not be getting any financial help in the first 6 months, which means, no business at all. May end up doing a small buy cards section on this blog, but that will be later on.

As it is now though I should probably do it, seeing as I have soooo many cards around me that I should try and get rid of. Aaaaanyway.

Right now I just wanted to show you one awesome tattoo. You’re a true ma….woman if you do something like this permanently on your body.

To check out her tumblr go here: http://sophieslaughter.tumblr.com/

Until next time, take care.
Cya soon!

Innistrad complete spoiler is up!

Hello my Nurglings!

As you can read in the name of this post, the Innistrad set has been spoiled completely! I thought I would do this post to link you for the actual spoiler: http://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/article.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/innistrad/cig#

And also share my favorite cards of the set! Here we go!

Favorite artwork: (Actually there are so many awesome artworks in this set that I only picked a few of my favorites).

Until next time, take care!
Cya soon!

Innistrad – Card Artwork

Hello my Nurglings!

Daily MTG just posted an article about the next set Innistrad. Like always, this is a presentation and introduction of Innistrad and its story. So far I must say I’m very impressed with the feel and even the artwork of this set. I always used to say I loved the feel of Ravnica and Kamigawa, but I do believe this set will blow me away far beyond that. Mostly cause I love old horror movies, stories and books. This set feels like it’s created for just me (well it’s not)!

Anyway, if you want to read about it all just go here: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/stf/157

That is also the place where I found all these awesome images. Enjoy the feel of Innistrad!








Until next time, take care!
Cya soon.

OMG #MTG – Innistrad Info = classic horror!

Before I went to bed, I thought I would look around for some rumors and new facts about Innistrad and wow! Does it sound awesome to be a horror fan, and a fan of black!

Let’s the following quotes shall we:

Quote:
Originally Posted by @dailymtg

New art for Kresh the Bloodbraided, & Su Quan, Lord of Wu! Crowd goes wild.
Quote:
Originally Posted by @dailymtg

Now onto Duel Decks: Ajani vs Nicol Bolas. New Ajani & Bolas art shown. New alternate art for Lightning Helix. #mtgsdcc

Not Innistrad related, but you’re welcome if you didn’t know.

Quote:
Originally Posted by @dailymtg

It finally looks like @maro254 gets to talk about Innistrad finally! Vampires, zombies, and werewolves oh my! #mtgsdcc

OMG! OMG OMG! I’m sorry, but I’m having such a nerd orgasm right now, and first I thought that a lot of this would be mono black, but … this set is going to be insane trust me. I will love every color in this set. I love zombie movies, I love horror stories, books and movies and we get a set that focuses around three of the main creatures of which I love? I love you wizards, I do.

Quote:
Originally Posted by @dailymtg

“There’s some graveyard & tribal mechanics” –@maro254 #mtgsdcc

Well… duh? *wink*

Quote:
Red Vampires! Blue zombies! #mtgsdcc

To my friend Johnny; I’m joining you and your red mono crusade Johnny! Red got vampires. Oh wait, Blue got Zombies as well? Oh so, I will have to get all the red cards for my vampires and all the blue cards for my new zombies. Check!

Quote:
“Werewolves are a very very key part of this set, they’re red & green.” #mtgsdcc

Okay so I need to get Green to get some awesome Werewolf stuff. Check.

Quote:
“YES she (Lillian) is in the set. Also, there are TWO planeswalkers in the set.” #mtgsdcc

Okay so I need to get black cause love black and Liliana.

Quote:
One more thing. Dark Ascension. Control the Night. February 2012.

Yes, that is the name of the set after Innistrad. And there is… ARTWORK OF SORIN! This block… I will be playing a lot of magic in the next few months. ❤


Quote:
“There ARE more than just vampires, werewolves, & zombies in horror. I gave you just a taste.” @maro254 #mtgsdcc

Oh btw… new artwork for Innistrad right here people!

Until next time, dream of horrors!

Cya Soon!