An idea I have had for a long time, and DB implementing Custom Cards makes this easier to execute.
Will keep it short for now.
Basically, my idea is to host a tournament where each participant is allowed to submit 1~3 custom cards, and up to 3 copies of each like with normal cards, to play with. That means up to 9 custom cards in a deck. That way you can make some of your dreams come true, like taking your favorite archetype to top tier levels, test splashable tech cards, and so on. However, there a couple of details I want to discuss with players who are interested:
- A power level should be determined for the custom cards. If broken cards were allowed, they could derail the tournament by reaching ridiculous levels of power. On the other hand, only allowing cards that are too fair may make things stale and potentially pointless. For this, I would like to determine the acceptable power levels for the custom cards, as well as have the support of at least 2 peers who assist with reviewing, fixing if necessary, and approving submitted cards for the tournament.
- The cards you submit will be available to all participants. This is intended to work as a balance filter since, if you make anything too appealing, you have to be wary of the possibility for your opponents to play them in their decks and thus against you. In a way, all custom cards get added to the cardpool for this tournament.
- Finally, would like to discuss and establish a banlist for the tournament. It would be silly if efforts are made with making custom cards only for the same decks that are currently topping in TCG or OCG to end up winning anyway. On top of the current hits that TCG and OCG did separately, I'm thinking on hitting cards they both are missing, namely Gumblar and even Rhongo. But ideally I want to reach an agreement with the participants.