On August 3, 2015, something terrible happened: Enterplay asked me to design a card for an upcoming set in the company’s fledgling My Little Pony Collectible Card Game.
Since this was far outside my skillset, I decided to handle designing for the game the same way I handle playing the game: By vomiting out one terrible plan after another until something somehow works.
Here are some cards you definitely won’t be seeing in a future set:
Rejected because: OCs are not allowed.
Rejected because: I missed the boat on the Song cycle of cards.
Rejected because: Dragons are already too powerful.
Rejected because: Some people found this mildly offensive.
Rejected because: Players might accidentally cut themselves on all that edge.
Rejected because: Actually, this might be a printable card.
Rejected because: This is one ship that will never sail.
Rejected because: What even is this?
Rejected because: Too complicated.
Rejected because: There’s already a card with that name. Yeah, that’s the reason.
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