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A show about design in Magic: the Gathering. Each week we cover both official cards and custom cards made by the community. The weekly design challenge gives you the opportunity to make it on the show! Hosted by Tim, Juliet, Kayiu and Markus, with guests!

Apr 24, 2024

New set! New mechanics! New episode format??? We kick the tires on a new way to break down arcuns, those gold cards we get every set that help define draft. Rather than going for power rankings or in-depth numbers on a whole set, we're trying to model how people see these cards for the first time. To do that, we've got four categories:

  • Excitement: Is this a cool new strategy? Do these two cards inspire us?
  • Accuracy: Do we believe decks will actually be able to play this strategy?
  • Synergy: Does this make unused cards great? Are these cards only good in the right deck?
  • Raw Strength: Are these two cards useful on their own? Do these cards lead me to this color pair?

This was such a fun way to break down cards that we went DEEP. Originally one ep, we broke this into two! Look forward to more next week!

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