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Predicting the Future Part 2: Magic 2011 to 2019 June 20, 2010

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

I continue to consider what cards we could be seeing any time now. I will consider a new counterspell, burn spell, and dual land that I expect to see within the next 9 years.


Remove Soul (Essence Scatter) is too Weak. Negate counters anything except creatures and Remove Soul only counters creatures. That’s hardly fair. I expect something like Interrupt to be made soon, which counters almost any permanent. (I suppose Interrupt could say, “Counter target permanent spell.”
fire from below

Fire From Below is a one casting cost Char (Psionic Blast). Now that Lightning Bolt is back we will eventually get something more powerful but with a drawback. Fire From Below has two drawbacks. It does damage to you and it’s a sorcery instead of an instant.


I doubt we will get Valley for quite some time because we just got new dual lands recently. Still, we will probably get new dual lands within the next 9 years and I think something like Valley could be made. (I actually hope it will be an uncommon instead of a rare.)


1. 神の一手 - June 21, 2010

Interrupt doesn’t counter any permanent spell…planeswalkers are not covered. You could template it as counter target non-permanent spell.

2. James - June 21, 2010

You mean counter target permanent spell?

3. 神の一手 - June 21, 2010

yeah, that. It makes the card more powerful if they decide to make new permanent types.

4. 神の一手 - June 21, 2010

I personally don’t see the card being that super though. People like to cast creatures and having them countered is “un-fun”. So I would be more inclined to believe “counter target non-creature permanent spell.”

5. James - June 21, 2010

They already have negate, which is anything not a creature. The whole point of filling in the gap is to have a spell that counters creatures.

6. 神の一手 - June 22, 2010

The card as written is an Essence Scatter + Annul for no extra cost.
There is a reason that Essence Scatter isn’t in M11 (maybe it is Deprive), but people do not exactly like having creatures countered.

7. James - June 22, 2010

Yes, but I think the card as written should be made. Essence Scatter is bad, so I don’t care if it is strictly better.