Unraveling Planar Chaos previews from creative, design, and development viewpoints.
The Riddles of Planar Chaos
Saturday, January 13, 2007
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JANUARY BONUS EPISODE
It's time to move into the present -- an alternate reality present, that is. Magic creative director Brady Dommermuth talks about the new set and how the nostalgia of Time Spiral morphed into the twisted present of Planar Chaos He also shows a few pieces of art that provide clues to as-yet-unrevealed cards that the most astute Magic fans may be able to riddle out. If you don't have iTunes, you can see the images by clicking here.
So what is up with the color pie? Longtime R&D member Bill Rose and relative newcomer Devin Low discuss how design and development attacked the color shifting in Planar Chaos, including a color mechanic argument Bill's been having since his Alpha playtesting days. Want a preview card? Watch the podcast in iTunes to see one of the most controverisal cards in the set.
This Month in Magic is all about Planar Chaos. The prerelease events are January 20-21, and the release tournaments run Feb. 2-4 when the set goes on sale.
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