I keep forgetting I need to talk to you like one of my students.Quote from ReapThaWhirlwind »Quote from user_938036 »The defense of "I'm designing for a theoretical format filled with exclusive cards designed by me for a format explicitly controlled by me" is strange but fairly OK for set design
My developments need to neglect their own world-building parameters?
This is just irrational and unfair.
You're suggesting that someone's design isn't relevant to its own world, although it's been created in and among that world (and its parameters).
I hope this helps you see things in a greater light.
Ok reap, its nice that you want to design cards for a custom format/set. We have a subforum specifically for that. If you could post your future cards in thet location you would benefit from less critique about how your cards don't fit modern magic and have the advantage of your previous designs to reference when making new designs. Posting in that subforum would greatly benefit you.