Back in the day, a long, long time ago, [scryfall]Icy Manipulator[/scryfall] was a great card, because you could use it to force an opponent to play more than one threat, so you could gain value from [scryfall]Wrath of God[/scryfall]. These days the ole Icy is long gone, but we do have [scryfall]Gideon of the Trials[/scryfall] and now [scryfall]Thaumatic Compass[/scryfall].
Of course, people will try to build control decks early on, which is actually a bit problematic, because building a control deck requires you to know what you have to answer. You can’t really do that before the format has taken some form. Another key question is what you can use as your win condition. Still, lets see what we can do.
I usually do not post about Magic the Gathering. Mainly because Aki posts about it. A Lot. And I rarely have anything interesting or worthwhile to say. This week however was a bit different. I had a small vacation (since my son was with his grandparents and my wife was working). So what could I do? Turns out – nothing much but play through various different types of MtG. So this will be my random rambling about different formats.