Designer cards in Magic 2015

Notch does Magic: The Gathering!

Scent of a Gamer

Wizards of the Coast did something cool (again!), this time for their latest core set release. They approached a number of game designers and asked them to design a single card for the set. Those that agreed have a designer credit on the card.

Core sets are not the most exciting releases of the year. However starting with Magic 2010 the core sets have been revamped, and are a lot more interesting than they used to be. They contain a mix of new cards and reprints, where previously core sets were all reprints. This change alone has increased the interest around core sets. It has also increased the representation of core set cards in standard and given them some interesting design tools.

Core sets can often act as a precursor to the block to follow them, and players can divine what cards might lie ahead by looking at new and…

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