This entry is part 25 of 37 in the series Generally Speaking

By Imshan AKA Sinis

For those of you who don’t know me personally, I haven’t actually been playing Magic for very long.  I originally played between Revised and Alliances, catching a bit of Mirage before boxing up my cards and moving on to other things.  Back then, cards were different than they are now; playing with modern cards, new frame aside, is like playing a different game because of the complexity in rules as well as the cards themselves.  When I started playing again, I bought a lot of singles from the sets that I passed over to fill out my decks.  Innistrad block is the first group of sets that I have extensively played with since 1997.

One of the things that has changed is how each of the colours work; in the time that I did not play, each of the colours managed to get options that were previously unavailable.  Card draw found its way into green and black, and different sorts of removal became the province of different colours.  Except for red.  Red has remained as stagnant as ever, and has not improved a whit since 1997. Read the rest of this entry »