It isn’t often an opposition deck gets to make an encore appearance. Last tear when we reviewed Slivers and Fire & Lightning together, each got their turn in the sun. Today it’s Graveborn’s turn, and so like Captain Freedom in The Running Man Fire & Lightning is coming down off the shelf for battle once more.
If you want to get grandiose and toss fancy titles about, Magic’s Classical Age of Preconstruction lasted about five years, from 1996-2001. Magic was a new game at the time, and we were still a year away from 1997’s Tempest- the dawn of the Theme Deck, the ancestor of the modern Intro Pack.