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Predicting the Future Part 1: Magic 2011 to 2019 June 16, 2010

Posted by James in : all, random, fake cards, reviews, previews, design, speculation , trackback

The power creep continues to make Magic cards more powerful. I will be suggesting what cards I think we could be seeing any time now due to the fact that cards are getting more powerful and will continue to do so. These cards could appear in Magic 2011, and I expect to see them before Magic 2020.

llanowar sentinel

We’ve already got Nettle Sentinel, which was a 2/2 creature for one mana and a drawback that is usually a bonus. The time has come to get a 2/2 creature for one mana with no drawbacks whatsoever.

crush dreams

Considering that Mind Rot will be in Magic 2011, I doubt Crush Dreams will show up. But it should have shown up. Mind Rot is bad and needs to be replaced.

secluded paradise
Now that pain lands and City of Brass are gone, a new opportunity has arisen to turn pain lands into a super five color land.


I pretty much know what I think Magic will look like for the next 100 years and you should expect to see more of my predictions soon.


1. 神の一手 - June 16, 2010

people do not like random discard much. We just had the XBB random discard spell. If they did make a random discard like you describe, it would be uncommon or higher.

for a core set, you are probably not going to see “llanowar _____”. Since they did make Isumaru, I could see a vanilla 2/2 for G at some point.

and the land would probably show up in the next multicolor block.

2. James - June 16, 2010

Yes, the discard spell could be an uncommon.

Why couldn’t Llanowar stuff show up? We have Llanowar Elves still.