"Memnarch or the vedalken salvage most of the large machines, leaving us only scraps. Scraps are enough."
I for one find it funny that people spend their time and energy complaining about this awesome article by @IamActuallyLvL1 but, as a community, say almost nothing about Andreas Petersen being DQ'ed for Bribery.
I didn’t find anything awesome about the article, but ok.
God, we always go to the SAME arguments whenever a RL discussion happens. Wow.
If they made a "better than" Black Lotus (and restricted it), every deck would play with 2 Lotus. That changes NOTHING.
Come on, I can't believe we're still at this stage in the discussion.
The remedy for this is to abolish the RL, and just reprint the Lotus and moxes.
Wotc usually hints at what’s coming next in a set or two prior. So, the new duals May look like the Thriving lands in Jumpstart but with The dual land types.
Which would be insane if they don’t ETB tapped.
Would make sense flavor-wise with Zendikar thriving now with the Eldrazi “dead”
On the other hand, they could also be a finished version of the playtest lands found in Mystery Convention Ed.
The pre-cons I enjoyed the most, and always recommend, were the Urza block With themes like Enchantments that “woke up” when something was cast, or cycling, reanimator, EhrnamGeddon, mono-Black discard, to u/w control. They had it all. ( a bit pricey now and sometimes difficult to find the more affordable opened decks)
Over the years they were less interesting and they discontinued the tournament packs, which were GREAT, but the worst had to be the intro decks. I believe started with Shards and ended in Lorwyn block.
Anything prior to that is decent. Only problem is they aren’t cheap and, like mentioned in an earlier comment, you’re better off just getting jumpstart..
Unless you really want the nostalgia