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.
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.
If you’re looking for some fun gaming-related things to do this coming weekend, Wizards of the Coast has you covered. New Magic, DM Appreciation, and a Psion preview should keep you busy.
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.
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.
Preview number four, Ant Queen. She’s very big, very green and is going to be very annoying to play against.
Magic 2010 preview number three: Vampire Nocturnus, a card that says, “I know those other colors are pretty, but I’d really prefer if you stayed with black.” Who am I to argue?
We’ve got five cards to preview from this summer’s new Magic: the Gathering core set, Magic 2010. Let’s kick things off by answering a hotly debated question: what kind of dual lands will we get?
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.