#soberoctober day 26: playmat plans

Oct 26, 2017 23:36 · 189 words · 1 minute read

I mentioned Inked Gaming in #soberoctober25 and their custom playmat service.

I’ve come up with an design for my own playmat. Or at least, the plan for a design; if my past forays into digital art are any indication, there will be a lot of sweat and tears before I’ve got a finished file that I’m happy with.

The plan:

  • Take SVG images of the Go Gopher.
  • Tint the gophers with the five colors of MTG mana.
  • Ideally: bling the gophers out with things that represent those colors - a skull for black, fire for red, elf ears for green, sunglasses for blue, angel wings for white
  • Place the gophers in a circle around the middle of the playmat.
  • Draw lines connecting various color pairs/triads.
  • Label the lines with the names of the corresponding tribes.
  • Off to the side, place this code to reference parts of a turn:
func turn() {
  beginning: {
    untap()
    upkeep()
    draw()
  }
  main1: {
    if !landThisTurn {
      playLand()
    }
    castSpells()
  }
  combat: {
    begin()
    declareAttackers()
    declareBlockers()
    combatDamage()
    end()
  }
  main2: {
    if !landThisTurn {
      playLand()
    }
    castSpells()
  }

  end: {
    endStep()
    cleanupDmg()
  }
}