Reads: Changes I Would Like to See in Magic
Welcome to a new occasional feature here on Ertai’s Lament! We’ve linked to articles of interest in the precon community before on a number of occasions, but beginning today we’ll be doing so in a way that makes for easier browsing in the drop-downs.
Today’s feature is from the Wrongwaygoback family of MtG blogs. Ed Guise looks at the current state of Intro Packs, and offers some suggestions on things he’d like to see changed. Here’s an excerpt:
One final thing is the sheer quantity of decks. 1 new Core set and 1 new Block each year provides us with a whopping 20 new Intro Packs every 12 months. I don’t know exactly how fast magic is growing, but I imagine that many of these decks become irrelevant really quickly. Whilst the Intro decks do continue to showcase the themes of each set very well, the fact that all these decks are aimed so specifically at just new players is quite alienating for the rest of us. This surely seems like a poor strategy, to produce such a massive product each year aimed at a relatively narrow audience.
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