Core Sets: Revised

The Product Revised, also known as 3rd Edition, is effectively Magic's second core set. It diverges from the original core set card pool, as it includes reprints from Arabian Nights and Antiquities and it is the final set before they switched to the "Xth Edition" naming scheme that would be…

Ahead of Schedule: Modern Masters 2017

Spring of 2017 is looking pretty exciting for Magic with Amonkhet on the horizon, but right now the hype train's engine is definitely Modern Masters 2017. The full spoiler has been out for a while now and the set looks fantastic from every angle. MM3 will grace the shelves in…

Expanding Magic: Antiquities

#### The Product Antiquities is Magic's second expansion set, following Arabian Nights. It presents the first set with a more-than-flavor theme; in this case the theme is artifacts. For the Vorthos out there, Antiquities leads us into the Brother's War portion of Magic's story line and features a variety of interesting…

Duel Data: Elves Vs. Goblins

The Product Duel Decks: Elves Vs. Goblins is the first entry in the line of supplementary products called Duel Decks. They each feature two pre-constructed 60-card decks designed to be balanced against one another. As the name implies, EVG is an Elf-tribal deck and a Goblin-tribal deck. Let's break down…

Ahead of Schedule: Aether Revolt

Aether Revolt With Aether Revolt pre-releasing this weekend it seemed like the perfect time to break down a modern set. As players get their hands on the set this weekend they're going to see plenty of new cards with new types and abilities. Let's see how they stack up against…

Start Expanding: Arabian Nights

The First Expansion As Alpha, Beta, and Unlimited introduced the world to core sets so did Arabian Nights introduce us to expansions. Designed solely by Dr. Garfield and released in December of '93, Arabian Nights showcases many things that are entirely foreign to modern Magic. Like in the ABU post…

The Originals: Alpha, Beta, and Unlimited

A Quick Introduction The purpose of this series is to break down each set on several axes, like colors, types, and rarities. I think it's interesting to look at the distribution of these different attributes in a set, and even more so to compare the breakdown of different sets. Once…