Aaron Forsythe Talks About the Awesomeness of Magic 2010

Actually, with enough red mana, lightning can strike the same place two or three times quite easily.

Actually, with enough red mana, lightning can strike the same place two or three times quite easily.

Change can be difficult, but it appears Magic: the Gathering fans new and old are hopping aboard the Magic 2010 bandwagon. Is it cool new creatures like Vampire Nocturnus, or unexpected reprints of classic cards like Lightning Bolt? Magic’s director of research & development, Aaron Forsythe, took some time to answer our questions about the new Magic core set and the changes to the game.

Continue reading

Magic 2010 Brings Subtle Shifts to the Color Pie

If your army has felt a little drab lately, try adding a spectacular light show.

If your army has felt a little drab lately, try adding a spectacular light show.

The new Magic 2010 core set brought some seismic changes to Magic players, from new cards in a core set to the biggest rules revision in years. Some of the changes are a bit more subtle, though. Today, we’ll analyze how Magic’s five colors aren’t quite what they used to be.

Continue reading

Magic 2010 Exclusive Preview: Jackal Familiar

"Rascal! Rascal, stop that. You know better than to jump all over guests! Rascal, down!"

"Rascal! Rascal, stop that. You know better than to jump all over guests! Rascal, down!"

Magic 2010 (or M10 as the cool kids are calling it) is the first Magic: the Gathering core set with new cards in it. Here’s a Robot Viking exclusive preview of a new red creature – Jackal Familiar.

Continue reading

Magic 2010 Preview: Serra Angel

More importantly, her sword stabs more beautifully than any choir.

More importantly, her sword stabs more beautifully than any choir.

Sometimes, you just shouldn’t mess with classics. Fifth and Sixth Edition were like the New Formula Coke of Magic core sets (“Now with 100% Less Serra Angel!”). The iconic white creature came back with Seventh Edition and each subsequent core set, and M10 is no different. Sharp-eyed readers will note, however, that she’s been demoted.

Continue reading

Magic 2010 Preview: Garruk Wildspeaker

Garruk, my man! You been working out, dude? You are looking seriously mythic these days bro!

Garruk, my man! You been working out, dude? You are looking seriously mythic these days bro!

Our second Magic 2010 preview of the day is one of Lorwyn’s mighty planeswalkers. An Argothian Elder, Call of the Herd and Overrun all in one card? I don’t know, I guess some people might find a use for him…

Continue reading

Alpha to 2010 – 16 Cards from Every Magic Core Set

Do I really need to come up with a funny caption for a horse that is apparently shooting fire out its butt?

Do I really need to come up with a funny caption for a horse that is apparently shooting fire out its butt?

The announcement that the new core set for Magic: the Gathering would cut half of the classic cards that had been in every core set so far elicited many questions. One of the most common: which cards have been in every set? A couple of heavy-hitters, plus a few vanilla duds you probably won’t miss.

Continue reading