For this episode, we are Brian-less. Of all the terrible things that could have happened to cause his absence for this first episode of the new year of casting, this is perhaps the worst. He’s lost his voice. Let’s hope he survives.
Everyone that plays Magic started playing at some point. Which means that after everyone started playing, there was a new set that came out. This episode is all about our first new set. For Mike, that was Fallen Empires. For me, it was Homelands. Please don’t hold that against us, at least we got over it and are still playing. For Dirk, it was Onslaught. We’re going to take a look at each new set and explore the world they’ve created for it, which covers the story and the flavorful aspects. We’ll then discuss the mechanical leitmotif for each set, meaning the keywords included and any strong themes running throughout the cards. And of course, the meat of each set review will be a look at the notable cards that originated there. We’ll be hitting cards we just really like, cards that are excessively powerful, cards that are historically important, and cards that were just a lot of fun.
So sit back, relax, and take trip down our memory lane as we take a look at our first new sets. For those of you that weren’t playing back in these times, especially the dark ages of Fallen Empires and Homelands, you’ll get a look at where things were back then, and perhaps an idea of where they’re going now.
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