Saturday Nite Live Streaming with Jadiri Gamer on fandomfare
Live Streaming with Jadiri Gamer wish we would have got more time in the arena tonight it seemed like things were running all as they
Hello, Magic fans! Melissa DeTora here, and I’m back in article form to show you a sweet new card from Ravnica Allegiance. If you’re new here or not familiar with who I am or what I do, I am part of the Play Design team in MagicR&D. My team is responsible for the competitive balance of Magic‘s most popular formats, mainly Standard and Limited. I used to write a weekly Play Design column here on DailyMTG, but that column is much more sporadic now and usually written by other members of Play Design. In this column we talk about Play Design philosophy and explain how and why we do what we do. Today, I’m going to get into our thought process and goals for today’s preview card, and dig a bit into our philosophy of how we design for Standard.
Our story begins during Guilds of Ravnica set design. We were trying to craft a Limited format in which players could draft any of the five guilds, and branch out into three colors when the cards and mana fixing fell their way. Many of our Limited sets have ten draftable color pairs. Ravnica sets are unique in that generally the draftable color pairs are whatever guilds are represented in each set