Wizards Asks: 09/07/2010

Posted in Feature on September 7, 2010

By Wizards of the Coast

What was your favorite thing about the original Mirrodin block?

Alexis Janson: My favorite thing about Mirrodin is definitely the Myr—specifically, Gold Myr, Silver Myr, Leaden Myr, Iron Myr, and Copper Myr.

I found Mirrodin block draft to be a very fun experience for two specific reasons. I love building four- and five-color decks. I enjoy the puzzle of which cards to splash and how to balance my mana as well as the allure of using the most powerful cards available. Mirrodin block draft commonly lead to these types of decks. I also love equipping up tiny creatures and crushing my opponents—an experience that was new in Mirrodin block. The mana Myr were perfect companions for both of these. They enabled the multicolor decks that I love, and once they did that job, they were perfect targets for Equipment.

From a different perspective, I’ve always loved the visuals of mana-related cycles. Vibrant, heavily hued cards always catch my eye, and these cycles produce five different takes on a similar concept, each with its own dominating hue. Mana-producing artifacts such as the Myr are some of the most colorful, visually-appealing cards to me. In this case, the Myr also happen to be completely adorable—something to help solace you as my Gold Myr picks up a Sword of Fire and Ice and smashes your face in.

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