If you like the art and want to see bigger versions of the the pieces, this is for you. If you are on the fence, read on.
Apparently its time for another session.
I’ve seen some attempts at this already without OGW and they seem fine, but somewhat lacking. But OGW brings plenty of new tools, some of which might fly under the radar, because they aren’t splashy mythics.
Court hasn’t been in session for a while, so I guess its time.
Random stuff I think about when I don’t have anything important to ponder.
I just came home from my second prerelease event; this time it was Battle for Zendikar and at the first time I was at Magic: Origins prerelease. I had fun though I am suffering from a never-ending flu. As I only have experience on these two sanctioned events I cannot help but to compare the two. I might add that I have nowhere near as much experience on Magic: the Gathering as Aki has and I take the whole game anyway pretty differently.
This is strictly a thought experiment. I was looking at Todd Anderson’s and Brian Braun-Duin’s video on SCG yesterday. Anderson was playing a version of Esper Dragons (and winning), while BBD was playing a monogreen deck. That latter deck had plenty of “spell lands”, such as Foundry of the Consuls, Sanctum of Ugin and Spawning Bed. It had total of ten such lands.
I thought to myself, “well, the mana is very good in the format, but the format also has plenty of good colorless lands, maybe we could do a colorless deck?”. Can we? Probably not, because colorless creatures are always much higher on the curve than similar creatures with colors (with the expection of Wurmcoil Engine). It will be a slow deck, but I wouldn’t completely discount it. Just mostly.