I really don’t like it. All the transformations, double-faced cards and everything. Well, I’m an old Magic player and I really find this double-face cards irritating.
Don’t get me wrong, I like the theme: to see some classic horror creatures finally in a set. I’m so sick and tired of Twilight and such gay-Vampire movies, one can assume that we are all going gay with such trend in horror.
What I don’t get is why they did double-face cards. When I want to draft, I now have to hide my picks, and if I hide it, one would automatically assume that I picked double –faced card. On the other hand, if I don’t pick the double-faced card, everyone will see that. Yes, you are not allowed to see other players picks and packs, but in reality who follow that rules? I don’t know what someone is picking, but when I have fun in irl draft, I don’t look at my cards on the table. I’m joking with a friend next to me, so I look at their hands. Now, if I do that, I’d know whether they have any double-faced cards in that booster.
Why WoTC did this? I suppose that they are considering Magic Online more and more worthy, because you can’t see whether someone picked double-faced card or not. Only on MTGO I won’t have to use opaque sleeves and to switch my card every time I want to transform.
I don’t like Transformers in the set, but otherwise Innistrad looks magnificent. Morbid ability is interesting, and there are few pictures of some interesting dual lands I need to collect. WoTC probably put them in this set as a precaution for bad result this set could bring.
Returning of a flashback is awesome, ever since Odyssey I loved those flashback cards. One of my favorite fun decks, Squirrels, is heavily using flashback abilities.
I’m wondering how competitive cards will be in this set, as M12 is a little bit disappointment in its power level. I really hope that this set would be worthy of one expert set, as I’m going to get bored otherwise pretty soon. I can’t wait to see more cards to prove that.
What do you think about curses? Well, if you ask me, I’m giving a thumb up for that. I loved those enchant worlds back when the Magic was still a fairly new game. This reminds me on those in some way, but if WoTC ever release enchant worlds I’d be more than happy. This curses are potent threat, if the R&D team did their job right. That one we saw in Barker yesterday’s post isn’t something that we would use much (better read ever).
I really hope that this transform thingy won’t mind the drafts, or I’m going to hate R&D team some more. I understand that those Kamigawa cards aren’t the right solution, but taking the Magic out of the Magic card is never a good thing. I hope that Wizards will learn that soon enough. Cheers guys!