While not a mix of sugar, spice, and everything nice, Loren wishes to share his love of Magic with everyone. Loren plays Modern (not well) and EDH (not well). He lives in northern Arizona with his girlfriend and vault of artist-signed cards.

DankShort: Talking Trivia Part 6

My oh my, Part 5 was exciting! The first From the Vault! The first Duel Deck! I hope there’s more firsts in this list (I’m writing the introduction prior to making the list.) Alara Reborn (2009) No lands or colorless cards were printed in this set. Magic 2010 (2009) Magic 2010 was the first core set since Beta that featured new cards created solely for the set.   From the Vault: Exiled (2009) The theme of From the Vault: Exiled was reprinted cards that were at one point either banned or restricted in a format over the course of Magic.

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DankShort: Talking Trivia Part 5

Wow, there sure are a lot of sets… No one told me this when I started. Anyway, here’s Part 5! Coldsnap (2006) Coldsnap is the third set in the Ice Age block, alongside Ice Age and Alliances. This makes playing the entire set together difficult due to the scarcity of Ice Age and Alliances boosters. Coldsnap was marketed as the “lost” set of the block, as though it had been accidentally forgotten in a filing cabinet for years. It was a VERY small set, so they tried to play that up as a ‘feature’ for drafting. This is most evident

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DankShort: Talking Trivia Part 4

Welcome to Part 4! In the words of Mario, “here we go!” Legions (2003) Only creatures were printed in Legions. No enchantments, sorceries, or artifacts. Scourge (2003) The card was originally from a rejected “You Make the Card” competition submission. 8th Edition (2003) 8th Edition introduced a new card frame. While retaining some elements of the original frame, such as texturing, the new look was cleaner overall and remained in place until the release of Magic 2015. Mirrodin (2003) The art by Dan Scott was done in the likeness of Jen Thoren as his Magic Invitational card. Darksteel (2004) was

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DankShort: Talking Trivia Part 3

Welcome to Talking Trivia Part 3! I hope you have liked the series thus far. Urza’s Destiny (1999) Urza’s Destiny was the first non-supplemental set to remove “summon” from a creature’s card type and instead have “creature” followed by the creature type. Starter 1999 (1999) were misprinted with a rare set symbol where in reality they were a common. Mercadian Masques (1999) This set gained immense yet short lived popularity in 2017 due to a hoax Legacy deck on MTGO called “Pirate Stompy.” Nemesis (2000) The only new keyword to be created in Masques (Mercadian Masques, Nemesis, and Prophecy) block

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