This seems to have largely flown under the radar, but yesterday WotC gave us a list of cards which are going to be added to Magic Arena a week from now for the Historic format. The cards are:
A colleague told me that his kid was getting into Magic. Since I have a largish collection of draft chaff, I thought I might make the kid and his friend a couple of decks.
Well, we are teachers, so obviously I started to think about this from the point of view of teaching. However, here’s another problem: I can’t really control the process.
There seems to a lot of interest in the format, as many cards have seen prices surges and there’s a lot of discussion. So, I’m just throwing a few more ideas out there.
Some more ideas on how to approach Pioneer differently.
Ah, a new format. Well, sort of. It’s quite obvious that the first decks out there will be strong decks from Standards past or light versions of Modern decks. Like Rally or Saheeli Cat. I’m not going that route.
Morphs are a favored archetype of mine. I just love them. The imbalance of information is fun for me. Sure, that also has a downside as that often means that you are the target.
Anyhow, before Kadena, it was hard to find a good commander for the deck. Sure, we had Ixidor, Reality Sculptor, but that definitely had limitations as a monocolored general. I was hoping for a Simic one, but they gave me a Sultai. As much as I like Sultai, I do wish they would limit the colors, as blue and green were the big morph colors on Tarkir, even if all colors had them.
So, there’s been some information trickling on this. If you don’t know, the age old Judge Program is in the process of being taken down in lieu of Judge Academy, a business, which can now charge people for being a judge.
You hear this question from new(ish) players every once in a while: Why is Preordain banned in Modern, but not Serum Visions? Sure, they are close, but they are not the same. That ordering changes the card quite a bit. Also, they have to draw the line somewhere.