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Innistrad Prediction #3: The Ultimate Flip Card September 5, 2011

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Tom LaPille, a Magic designer, tells us that “When we see an opportunity to do something exciting in a spot that only exists this once, we should usually take it.” What opportunity will have to be taken now (or very soon)? For one, a Planeswalker that can transform (flip upside down revealing a new side). For another, a flip card that can transform. I present a creature card I call “Flip”: (more…)

Innistrad Prediction #2: Make Your Own Card August 29, 2011

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Today I will feature three cards that will exist someday in one form or another, and they could very well be found in Innistrad. (more…)

An Innistrad Double Faced Card Prediction: Polymorpher August 28, 2011

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Wizards of the Coast has always wanted to have a proper Polymorph creature that could transform into lots of neat things, and they will decide that double-faced cards give them all new opportunities for such a card. Look below to see for yourself. This card could be made any time in the future now that we know what’s in Innistrad. (more…)

How Death Will Change The Future of Magic: the Gathering August 4, 2011

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Creatures can die and they can be destroyed. This is something new players will not be happy about. They don’t want to have to know the esoteric differences between the two. Even so, the new rule involving creatures dying can involve some interesting new mechanics. (more…)

Preview of Magician, The Magic Deck Building Game June 6, 2011

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Magician is a new deck building game being made based on Magic: the Gathering and inspired by the success of Dominion and Ascension. Instead of paying mana costs to play cards, you buy cards for your deck using money. Here are some sneak previews: (more…)

My Third New Phyrexia Prediction: Plutonium Myr February 18, 2011

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This card could actually exist in New Phyrexia.

And it should. I’m not sure why it wasn’t made yet.

Let me know what you think. (more…)

Speculation: Why The Next Set Will Be “New Phyrexia” February 14, 2011

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The next set could be either “New Phyrexia” or “Mirrodin Pure.” However, I have little doubt that the next set will be New Phyrexia. Consider the following: (more…)

Another New Phyrexia Prediction: Threesome Dragon February 2, 2011

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Fans of Broodmate Dragon might finally get a new an improved version.

Let me know what you think. (more…)

A New Phyrexia Prediction: Precursor Mox January 31, 2011

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This is the card I want to get.

Let me know what you think. (more…)

Predicting the Future Part 9: Magic 2080 (Part 3) December 31, 2010

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Today I am going to reveal a game mechanic from M80 that could actually exist in the near future. It’s hybrid mana with a twist: (more…)

Predicting the Future Part 8: Magic 2080 (Part 2) December 5, 2010

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I predicted how guild mana will be introduced in Magic 2080. Today I will show two more cards from 70 years in the future featuring guild mana costs:

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Predicting the Future Part 7: Magic 2080 (Part 1) November 22, 2010

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Back in 2008 I predicted what Magic would look like 50 years in the future, and I eventually turned many of those cards into an actual set that could be played. It was then that I thought of a card called “Cinder Ritual” as seen below: (more…)

Will We Get New Basic Lands? October 15, 2010

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I predicted a while back (on June 24th 2010) that we might eventually get new basic land cards. In particular, I predicted we would get new basic land cards sometime between Magic 2011 and 2019, such as Marsh:

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A Prediction of the Future: Mirrodin vs Phyrexia (Scars of Mirrodin) September 13, 2010

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I thought of Scars of Mirrodin first.

In February 2009 I predicted that we would eventually see a card named Phyrexian Myr, and I was criticized for mixing Mirrodin with Phyrexia, which are two different planes or universes. I replied, “The Myr might be called something else in the futureā€¦ or there might be a surprise reappearance of Mirrodin and a battle of the planets!” (more…)

Power 9 Cards That Didn’t Make It Into Alpha (Updated 9/10/10) August 18, 2010

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black lotusSome cards were good enough to be in the power 9, but they lacked the rarity to be worth hundreds of dollars, such as Demonic Tutor, Balance, Sol Ring, and Wheel of Fortune. However, Wizards of the Coast ended up favoring Blue in the end. Ancestral Recall and Timewalk were far beyond the power level of any other card, so the four other colors got the short end of the stick. That’s not to say that ultra powerful cards weren’t considered in other colors while playtesting Alpha. Here are some of the cards that could have been playtested and rejected by research and development: (more…)

Predicting the Future Part 6: Moxes from M11 to M19 (Part 3) July 5, 2010

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The grand finale. Here are my final 3 card ideas for Moxes in the not-too-distant-future. (more…)

Predicting the Future Part 5: Moxes from M11 to M19 (Part 2) June 28, 2010

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Today I will introduce 3 more Moxes that could be made anytime now. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them within the next 9 years. (more…)

Predicting the Future Part 4: Moxes from M11 to M19 June 26, 2010

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I have already presented you with my version of Mox Crystal, which I expect to be made sooner or later, but I will now present several more moxes that could be made within the next 9 years. I will start off with 3 green moxes that would actually be made in all five colors (if made at all). (more…)

Predicting the Future Part 3: Magic 2011 to 2019 June 24, 2010

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I continue previewing cards that will be released within the next 9 years including a new Lotus, Divination, and basic land. (more…)

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

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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. (more…)