Magic Core Set Predictions (Magic 2011 and Beyond) June 9, 2010Posted by James in : all, fake cards, speculation , trackback
9th Edition gave us pain lands. 10th Edition gave us legendary creatures. Magic 2010 (M10) gave us new dual lands, planeswalkers, and half the set was new. We expect all core sets in the future to be like 2010 in that half the set will be “new,” and we also expect to see some gimmick that will help sell the set. We usually won’t see too many gimmicks at once because one gimmick is enough to boost sales. Too many would be overkill. I expect to see the following gimmicks in the following future core sets:
- Magic 2011 (M11): Enemy colored dual lands
- Magic 2012 (M12): Multicolor (gold) cards.
- Magic 2013 (M13): Hybrid multicolor cards.
- Magic 2014 (M14): Balanced power 9
Magic 2011: Enemy colored dual lands
We know they will come eventually, and the sooner the better. Why should my enemy color decks suffer? They need mana fixing as soon as possible.
Magic 2012: Multicolor (gold) cards.
I’m not a big fan of gold cards, but lots of people are. Cool generic gold cards would fit into the core set quite perfectly.
Magic 2013: Hybrid multicolor cards.
Hybrid cards are like gold cards, but they tend to be a lot better. I like my cards to help me with mana fixing instead of require extra mana fixing.
Magic 2014: Balanced power 9
Everyone loves Moxes, Lotuses, and so forth. And we want them as much like the originals as possible. Core sets will eventually become a lot more like a fixed version of Beta and offer us a “fixed” version of the power 9. We will probably get some sort of five color mox, like Mox Crystal first, but eventually we will probably get a fixed mox of all five colors.