Core Set 2019 Review—Black

Down to the Core All hail the return of the Core Set! Historically, core sets have not been anything exciting for enfranchised players. They may have held a card or two like Cultivate or Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, but those were usually pearls amongst the pig’s feet. The last Core Set was Magic Origins, which was […]

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EDHREC Battlebond Review — Multicolor

Battlebond is upon us, and Wizards has been kind. We’ve got sick reprints; sweet new cards; the return of partner, but with a twist; friend or foe cards; and more! Even if you aren’t interested in playing Two-Headed Giant, the format Battlebond was designed for, you can’t not be excited about the set. Let’s jump right into […]

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Dig Through Time — Saviors of Kamigawa

Today on Dig Through Time we finish up Kamigawa block with a review of—Saviors of Kamigawa. This set gave us mechanics like sweep,epic, and channel which varied from good to bad. Sweep was bad; epic, an early attempt at a legendary sorcery, was only good on two cards; channel was okay, and probably paved the way for bloodrush. One technological development in […]

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Dig Through Time — Betrayers of Kamigawa

Hoooleeeee crap, it has been awhile. But! Dig Through Time is back today with a review of the second set of the infamous Kamigawa block—Betrayers of Kamigawa. This set came out 13 years ago in 2005 (can you believe that 2005 was 13 years ago?) and introduced one of the most popular, most requested aspects […]

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EDHREC Dominaria Set Review — White

It’s that time again! A new set is about to be released, we know what cards are in it, and we need to talk about them. This set is so dense with top-notch cards and so exciting that I’m just going to let them speak for themselves. Let’s skip the preamble and talk about all […]

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EDHREX Rivals of Ixalan Review — Red

Rivals of Ixalan spoilers have officially dropped in their entirety, and I have a fistful of tickets to hype train, so all aboard! Hello, it’s Dean from Dig Through Time, but today I’ll be taking you through the most promising red cards in RIX. Historically mono red has been the worst, or one of the worst, […]

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Dig Through Time — Urza’s Block

Welcome back to another Dig Through Time, and I apologize for the delay between our last column and today’s. Just an FYI, this series is going to become slightly more intermittent, dropping down to once a month or so for the time being, as my family welcomed my second baby on November 21st (fingers crossed […]

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Dig Through Time — Onslaught

Welcome back to another Dig Through Time—I apologize for the lateness of this article. I had some computer troubles, and some issues with work and getting ready for a second child. This week we’re going to check out 2002’s Onslaught set. Onslaught brought back the cycling mechanic which was first introduced during Urza’s Saga, and which we saw […]

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Dig Through Time — Weatherlight

Weatherlight came out in 1997 and kicked off the famous Weatherlight Saga—which has been compared to the more recent, more infamous Gatewatch, um…not-Saga? The set had three mechanics—flanking, phasing, and cumulative upkeep; while the Saga featured such famous characters as Squee, Gerrard, Captain Sisay, Hana, Mirri, and others. Flanking saw print again with last year’s Sidar Kondo […]

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Dig Through Time — Nemesis

We already covered Mercadian Masques back in February. Today we’re going to dig back in time to cover the second set in the Mercadian Masques block—Nemesis. Nemesis came out in 2000, and brought back Spellshapers, alternative casting costs, Mercenaries and Rebels from the previous set. Mercenaries and Rebels are still too parasitic to be very interesting, but the […]

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