Latest Developments: A Matter of Structure

One of the goals of Theros block was to do a traditional three-set block that we had done so many times in Magic’s past, but had moved away from in recent years. It’s been a long time since we’ve done a typical third set in Magic. Long enough that it’s hard to say what typical even means. Dragon’s Maze came after two large sets, and Avacyn Restored and Rise of the Eldrazi were large sets themselves.. New Phyrexia before that was a huge tonal change in the block, and Alara Reborn was 100% gold. Typical might just be atypical for most of our audience at this this point.