Hello everybody, and welcome to another edition of the Magic Show. This week we’re going in-depth in Zendikar with Ken Nagle, one of the designers of the set, who sat down to talk to me about its mechanics, the power (and hype) of Lotus Cobra, the origins of Landfall, Ascension spells, Vampires, Planeswalkers, and more! Let’s go!
– The first Zendikar Design Meeting
– Lotus Cobra
– On the taking of Oran-Rief, the Vastwood
– The Vampire Tribe
– The “Bloodied” Effect
– The Creation of Sorin Markov
– Obsidian Fireheart
– Ascension cycle
– On Traps
– On the “Strictly Better” Enters the Battlefield tapped lands
– How the Pros Will Enjoy Zendikar Limited
– Zendikar Reprints
A HUGE thanks to Ken Nagle at Wizards of the Coast for his time, and to the great players at Richmond with whom great times were had this past weekend!
Until next time Magic players, this is Evan Erwin. Tapping the cards…so you don’t have to.
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It’s late, it kills me, but it will be worth it. It’s always worth it, isn’t it?