Modern Horizons 2 Draft Archetypes

Modern Horizons 2 Draft Archetypes

Tom Anderson Limited

The glamorous and much-discussed new Modern Horizons 2 is out in the wild this week, and players have rushed to celebrate its high-powered and exciting draft environment.  The special charm of these Modern Horizons sets comes from WotC’s stated willingness to put aside many of their self-imposed rules for set design. By unleashing their wildest and most challenging card ideas …

MH2 Promises a “Fair Deck Summer” for Modern

Tom Anderson Modern

Spoiler season for Modern Horizons 2 is like none other in Magic history — save perhaps for the original Modern Horizons. Since every card is explicitly designed for the Modern format, even the commons often require close examination for their potential metagame impact – if not in Modern itself or Legacy, then in Commander or Pauper. No other sets in …

An Early Look at Adventures in the Forgotten Realms

Tom Anderson Community

Thanks to a blockbuster “season overview” from WotC, we’ve finally gotten our first glimpse at Adventures in the Forgotten Realms: the first official crossover set between Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons. The article seems to indicate another top-down set design, emphasizing the flavor and even some of the mechanics of D&D. Adam Styborski writes that:  “Adventures in the Forgotten …

Modern Horizons 2 Predictions

Tom Anderson Products

In case you’ve been bewildered by the sheer rate of releases, we’re only a month away from perhaps the most important set of the year: Modern Horizons 2.  By June 11th, we will be almost exactly two years on from the original Modern Horizons set, so there’s been plenty of time to think through its unprecedented impact on Constructed. Urza, …

Upgrading Commander 2021: Witherbloom Witchcraft

Tom Anderson Commander

Witherbloom Witchcraft and the other Strixhaven precon decks feel like a new evolution in Commander products, full of top-class new cards and many viable paths to upgrade them. Check out our reviews for those other decks, too, if you want – but if you already know your home is with the B/G Bog Goths, read on! THE COMMANDER Willowdusk, Essence …

Upgrading Commander 2021: Silverquill Statement

Tom Anderson Commander

Each of the new Strixhaven-themed Commander precon decks is a treasure trove, worth exploring in its own right. But if you’re still waiting to be convinced after reading our other reviews, listen in: the Silverquill Statement deck can be very persuasive… And this deck makes quite a statement indeed. The designers have gone out of their way avoid any mechanics …

Strixhaven Draft Guide

Tom Anderson Limited

If you want to draft Strixhaven, get ready to go back to school. This new set doesn’t concern itself with enabling a “vanilla” Magic experience — instead, it feels like drafting someone’s highly specialized Cube. Unprecedented mechanics like learn, an unusual set makeup, and a swathe of high-impact bombs from both the set proper and the Mystical Archive cards all …