Not Shadowmoor’s damage as -1/-1 counters ability, I’m pondering the state of Magic: the Gathering and its newest card sets.
Since my group and I have taken leave from buying the new Magic expansions, Wizards has released the first set in the Alara block – with the second following in a few days.
I can admit to missing the pre-releases, just a little.
Yet I’m not sure that I feel like I’m missing anything special by not playing the new expansions. Starting with Shadowmoor it seemed that the complexity level was already on its way down, and being a Johnny my interest level waned along with it.
Conversely, going backward in time has been great so far – playing with Lorwyn and Morningtide is enjoyable, and soon we’ll be working in Time Spiral. Beyond that I’m tempted to seek out some Odyssey, or perhaps even Mirrodin or Kamigawa. Plenty of room to explore there as long as the boxes are still available.
How Do You Feel About Magic?
So tell me, what are your thoughts on the direction of Magic’s set design? How do you like the newer cards? I’m curious to see what people think of the “latest and greatest” compared to some of the gems of Magic past. Join in the discussion!