At this point, I don't think anybody would really be shocked by a return to Kamigawa. ._2cHgYGbfV9EZMSThqLt2tx{margin-bottom:16px;border-radius:4px}._3Q7WCNdCi77r0_CKPoDSFY{width:75%;height:24px}._2wgLWvNKnhoJX3DUVT_3F-,._3Q7WCNdCi77r0_CKPoDSFY{background:var(--newCommunityTheme-field);background-size:200%;margin-bottom:16px;border-radius:4px}._2wgLWvNKnhoJX3DUVT_3F-{width:100%;height:46px} They all felt like a watered down version of their former self. WOTC could overcome the challenges that the plane faced during its début through rigorous play testing and responding to what the community is looking for when returning to Kamigawa. 1? I would be over the moon. Although the block model would have lent itself to that much more comfortably tbh. Sweep, Channel, Flip cards, Epic, and the “7 cards in hand” mechanics did poorly. Join us discussing news, tournaments, gameplay, deckbuilding, strategy, lore, fan art, cosplay, and more. So I think it's probably a good idea to not return to the plane, if half the magic-playing population would be pissed off at how they did it. Returning to Kamigawa could be a redemption for the plane that fell flat on its face in late 2004 and early 2005. Now this fall they will release Theros, a completely new storyline and plane. Even if making a return to Kamigawa is risky (for reasons discussed above), it's just one set not a whole block of three. Through the Breach, Sensei divining top, Blazing Shoal, Goryo's Vengeance, Desperate Ritual, Nourishing Shoal, Time of need, Disrupting Shoal, Glimpse of Nature, Azusa, Gifts Ungiven, Kiki-jiki, Sakura Tribe Elder, Lava Spike, Pithing Needle, Umezawa Jitte, Kira. Also give me a modern take on homelands and fallen empires while you’re at it ;), (Dominaria was sort of a modern fallen empires). Yes, it's possible for Wizards to make just one set for a return to Kamigawa. "Weirdo planeswalker", you mean jace right? They could easily alternate it but that could make storytelling restrictive if they can't visit a known plane if they're already on one. Email us at jakeandjoelaremagic@gmail.com -Title Song provided by The Passion HiFi I actually think this may be in the current 7 year plan. A diverse community of players devoted to Magic: the Gathering, a trading card game ("TCG") produced by Wizards of the Coast and originally designed by Richard Garfield. And don't forget the hint, finally could definitely mean Kamigawa. A Japanese plane with a weirdo planeswalker will be good. You know, WotC's Japanese-only (RIP Kaijudo) gane. I think that it is indeed plausible, and the reason I think so is the pattern of the last few sets. the rest i don't really care about. A Japanese themed plane is one of the most requested planes Maro gets, and creating a new one just to escape the "Kamigawa" branding would be stupid. Sorry, completely unrelated: is your username a reference to the Edge Chronicles? ._3-SW6hQX6gXK9G4FM74obr{display:inline-block;vertical-align:text-bottom;width:16px;height:16px;font-size:16px;line-height:16px} We're giving away a booster box of MTG at every 1,000 subscriber milestone on our way to 10,000 subscribers! In his podcasts, Mark Rosewater explained why Wizards does not typically attempt to "fix" old, poorly-rated sets by giving them newer, better ones. It's one of my favourite planes in visual terms. The legends matter theme didn't work that well, it was better executed in Dominaria last year. My money is that a Norse-themed set is next. But it is unlike anything we would expect in the Magic the Gathering multiverse, as now it appears cybernetic modifications and a lawless future may be the state of the plane that we all know and love. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. We have not put a limit on how many in a row can be something (other than it has to average out over the long haul).". They often put things intended to synergize with future sets into Standard, it's called "seeding." Other mecanics (Bushido, Ninjutsu), were not really considered to be good by either Wizards, players, or both. Actually, those are the two mechanics that were the best of the bunch (and are both quite solid). I came here to say this exact thing. Jake and Joel are comedians living in Los Angeles and Boston, respectively, with a passion for Magic: the Gathering and all things Standard, EDH, Finance, & MTG Arena. It is confusing why Mark Rosewater and others don't want to return to Kamigawa. Arcane was a parasitic mecanic, with little to no synergy with other sets. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Wizards' PR department would have its hands full for sure. It looks to me that they're trying to expand to the Japanese market more aggressively with deck boxes etc. Is it possible for Lorwyn and Shadowmoor to be 'combined'? Something similar was done in the Theros block, and Khans of Tarkir has legendary khans and dragon lords. I get the trepidation on WotCs part, and I don't expect Kamigawa 2, but I think it's not as crazy a prospect as it appeared a few years ago. Many older players of MtG remember some of their favorite blocks of yesteryear, from Urza's Saga to Mirrodin to Invasion. Alara is not really possible anytime soon (RTR was a multicolour set, it would be screwed up if alara wasn't multicoloured). I totally agree with your comment though, while I am quite enjoy SOI right now, I am looking forward for a new setting in the near future. Not only was it heavily parasitic, most of the new mechanics were poorly received. The legends matter theme didn't work that well, it was better executed in Dominaria last year. Returning to Lorwyn could be fun. While there are many ways around it ( a 'prequel' or some sort of reimagining or something), kamigawa is not a popular set. I would love to see the new artists' takes on a japanese plane. At the same time, I get people who say they're offputting and impossible to relate to. Or, perhaps a new planeswalker native to Kamigawa could rise to prominence, giving Tamiyo some company. The new block structure will allows them to have Return to Kamigawa be a one set block. Or just turn the Samurai and Ninjas up to 11, focus on intrigue and war between powerful families in feudal Japan, and do like a Khans of Tarkir/Legend of the 5 Rings hybrid. I think that would be a great way for Wizards to print some new Kamigawa cards without having to worry about the issues of doing a full Return to Kamigawa block. My question is, to you, community: how would you feel if the next upcoming set would be in Kamigawa?