Magic:the mechanics — detain

image linking to detainment game

crude but it gets the point across


Detain is a keyword action introduced in Return to Ravnica that appears on blue and white cards of the Azorius guild. When a player detains a permanent, until the start of his or her next turn, the detained permanent can’t attack, block, or activate abilities.

So This post is a bit different. Instead of talking about a grandiose complicated finished idea, this post is about a prototype I’ve made. It is a breakout clone with an enemy that fires non-lethal beams as you that prevent you from moving for a short time.


Part of the magic: the mechanics series of posts.

About Imani

I am a Georgia Tech Alum living in Philadelphia. I am a software engineer by trade and am trying to start a game company in my free time.

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