Quote from SavannahLion »Quote from Sage Of Stone »I really hope this is just a step towards playing cards as they are written.
I’d like to see a world where spells that could target planeswalkers just say target planeswalker like Hero’s Downfall and cards like Lightning Bolt can’t interact with them at all.
This would allow for some more design space and would reduce the power of some of those cards. Not to mention, it would make the rules simpler for new players.
Have you even looked at how Lightning Bolt was originally written?
And how in the world is Bolt over powered? I played this card for years and would rarely call it OP unless I was specifically talking about Standard. Usually, I would say Standard cards are under powered.
Edit: I see Rakath posted before I did. Nonetheless, the point still stands.
See my other post above, and I am not saying that Lightning Bolt is overpowered, or that it needs a nerf. I am just saying that you could open up some design space if you removed its (and cards like it) power to hit planeswalkers. The same change could help simplify the game for new players.
Lightning Bolt deals 3 damage to target creature or player.
<card name> deals 3 damage to target creature or planeswalker.
<card name 2>
<card name 2> deals 3 damage to target player or planeswalker.
<card name 2>
<card name 2> deals 3 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.
Please don't take this as me talking about lightning bolt in specific rather I'm talking in general about all cards. For example imagine cards like Flametongue Kavu that you could create a variant of to hit planeswalkers.