Here we are folks, Part 10, the last installment of Talking Trivia. To celebrate the occasion, we have a deluxe super oversized edition!
Duel Decks: Zendikar vs. Eldrazi (2015)
This was the first Duel Deck to include spindown dice.
Battle for Zendikar (2015)
The Masterpiece series was first introduced in Battle for Zendikar and featured the Expeditions.
Commander 2015 (2015)
The only way to obtain these cards on MTGO was to redeem them in six card prize packs.
Oath of the Gatewatch (2016)
Oath of the Gatewatch introduced a new basic land type; Wastes. These specifically produce colorless mana.
Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed (2016)
Six preview cards for Shadows Over Innistrad were in this Duel Deck (I’m sensing a theme).
Shadows Over Innistrad (2016)
The art of Tamiyo’s Journal featured a puzzle that led to the flavor text on Clue tokens. When successfully decoded, a hint for Eldritch Moon was found.
Eternal Masters (2016)
The development codename for Eternal Masters was “Jitterbug.”
Eldritch Moon (2016)
Meld cards were a riff off of transform cards, and first released in this set.
From the Vault: Lore (2016)
This is the first From the Vault to include tokens.
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (2016)
The name for this set when it was announced was Conspiracy: Reign of Brago. The next day it was changed to Conspiracy: The Empty Throne. It was then changed two days later to be Conspiracy: Take the Crown. This name change was designed to directly reference to the events between the original Conspiracy and this one.
Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (2016)
The set symbol is a hedron with a set of horns around it.
In addition to the introduction of Vehicles and Energy, Kaladesh also introduced Planeswalker decks in lieu of intro decks.
Commander 2016 (2016)
The first four colored legendary creatures came out in this set.
Planechase Anthology (2016)
Planechase Anthology included an exclusive planar die.
Aether Revolt (2017)
The card Dark Intimations foreshadowed a future Nicol Bolas appearance.
Modern Masters 2017 (2017)
Like Modern Masters 2015, Modern Masters 2017 does not have the words “the Gathering” follow “Magic” on its packaging.
Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might (2017)
This set contains eleven rares, the most of any duel deck.
Amonkhet released a four sided die to be used as -1/-1 counters.
Commander Anthology (2017)
I bought a Commander Anthology with my tickets at GP Atlanta 2017. There’s nothing interesting about this set, so I figured I’d brag.
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (2017)
A rules change for Archenemy alongside this set now allows Teammates to block for each other.
Hour of Devastation (2017)
The first ever Horse lord was released in Hour of Devastation.
Commander 2017 (2017)
The keyword Eminence debuted in Commander 2017.
Due to the double sided cards of this set being on a different printing sheet, there were some issues of double sided cards being on the incorrect cardstock.
Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins (2017)
This is the second duel deck to feature goblins as a headlining faction.
Iconic Masters (2017)
Mark Rosewater is not a fan of the name of the set due to the many iconic cards not printed in it.
Explorers of Ixalan (2017)
This set features a board game component that is to be played alongside traditional Magic cards, a game variant that has not been seen before.
I picked this up at a discounted price, and really enjoy it. The pre-built decks are balanced against each other, and the board-game component is enjoyable and well-designed. I would NOT recommend purchasing it at MSRP, but if you find it discounted it’s good fun – Editor
From the Vault: Transform (2017)
The set symbol has a mirrored version of itself on either side of each card.
Unstable was only printed in English.
Rivals of Ixalan (2018)
The first non-dragon Elder creatures were released in Rivals of Ixalan.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read through this series. I tried to include the most interesting anecdotes and make the series fun and have something for everyone. The goal was to give a new perspective on Magic that is not commonly seen. Truly, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.