I used to play blue. Back when Deadly Insect was a thing.
Most people dropped the swiss ones anyone because they were primarily interested in signing up for the next one and earning a bye.
Makes sense, thanks for the clarification.
I personally love everything about this set so far except the power level.
I’m assuming that they had to do a power pull-back. They’ve really pushed cards pretty far the last few sets (years). I mean, we have entire vintage decks based around cards printed just a few sets ago..
But if they’re going to do pull back, I’m totally cool with them maximizing flavor.
The art direction, the style, and the flavor of the cards has me more excited than I’ve been in a long time! I could even see old-school make an exception for this set (joking!!....kind of
I'm just so happy (from a flavor perspective) that Magic was willing to depart from Wotc-only Planes and come back to "Earth" for at least one set!
I normally care almost zero percent about the "world creation," but I've been hoping they would revisit Arabian Nights (or something like that) for decades, so I'm super excited for this set.
Would have been so cool to put the Collectors cards in old borders