Magic: The Gathering is a tabletop card game that contains lore and art beyond any competitors in the genre. The lore covers the entire multiverse, a never-ending series of universes with their own themes, laws, and characters. Some of those characters, Planeswalkers, have become the central figures in Magic’s lore. Jace, Lilliana, Chandra and their enemies have nearly become household names. MTG’s latest set, Unstable part of a series of Un-sets that pokes fun at the game from the designers’ point of view. The cards aren’t legal in competitive play, but they are perfect for games with friends. Yet, the mechanics and flavor introduced in this set are so artfully crafted that I sincerely hope that the wizards of the R&D department apply some of the elements in future legal sets. You can view the whole set on the Wizards of the Coast website.
There is something for every Magic player in this special set; secret spies (who happen to have very little talent), goblins with explosive issues, mad scientists whose degrees are questionable, and lots of squirrels. The best part of this entire set is the ability to be as silly and crafty as possible. I created a deck that blended two of the factions (Agents of S.N.E.A.K. and The Order of Widget) to be competitive and ridiculous at the same time. The trick to my deck is to keep your opponents laughing and off guard until you can let loose with some wicked combos.
The artwork in Unstable is beautiful but never forgets the humor the set hinges on. While most mechanics are meant to be silly, Contraptions show some promise as a potential new card in the proper sets for competitive play. These contraptions, when played correctly, can make your opponent nervous. The artifacts create a separate deck that the player may draw from once they play a spell that creates a contraption. The imagination involved in creating this idea is astounding. I would not be surprised if Wizards of the Coast (designers of Magic: The Gathering) were using this Un-set as a trial for certain mechanics that could see real play in the future. With the past few years of a stale and unappealing storylines and mechanics (minus Ixalan), we finally have a Magic set full of creative possibilities. Mixing the guilds up or brewing a deck that creates furry bundles of fury (squirrels) allows you to push the limits of what you imagined Magic could be. Apart from this, you can visit this site to find MTGA Codes – Magic the Gathering MTG Arena Codes Store.
Un-sets are well known for releasing unique land cards (the most common and important card in the game) and Unstable continues that tradition with full-art land cards that are gorgeous and well worth the asking price of a pack. However, if you are interested in collecting specific cards or in the mood for joining a comical guild, I highly recommend purchasing singles since they, as of the time of this writing, are selling for very affordable prices. With rares priced at a quarter or less, there is no reason to pass up picking up a few cards you like, even if it is just for the art. Magic players on strict budgets now have an opportunity to craft fun and hilarious decks on the cheap. Personally, I see no reason to not build at least two decks that are evenly matched so that you and a friend can sit down and play, regardless of how experienced they are with the game. At the very least, you with both laugh at the absurdity of the set.
This set is full of fun, beauty, and genius. Magic players, or even those interested in starting to play, should strongly consider investing in the set and making silver bordered (competitive card are black bordered) decks made of funny cards and witty combos. Now is the perfect time to simply relax and enjoy Magic for what it is meant to be; a game.