So Magic the Gathering is a game, the collectible card game, but I think most of you reading this know that already. I played way back when the Revised Edition was the main set. I was probably a senior in high school at the time. When they started changing rules and taking certain cards out of print I stopped playing and eventually I needed a large chunk of cash for a new car and I cashed in my collection and never looked back.
23 years later my son and I were looking for a hobby to share. Something that we could do and enjoy together. That is when I found the game again. We bought a Duel Deck and had a ton of fun with that for two weeks and then found a local game shop and are enjoying not only playing but building up a collection of cards.
As a way to commemorate my return to the game and his beginning in the game I found a 30 day MTG blogging challenge and I want to share that with you all here.
With that being said:
Day Eleven Least Favorite Block or Set
I am going all the way back to the beginning. I am going old school and I am gonna call out Arabian Nights as my least favorite set. It was the first expansion set and if my old man memory is not failing me I do believe it came out before revised and most of the cards that people cared about were reprinted there.
I dislike this set so much because as I was originally building up my pool of cards I was mostly buying Unlimited starters and boosters. I wanted to add some flavor to my mix but these Arabian Nights boosters were ridiculously expensive. I don’t remember what that cost was, but I do remember being off put my how much they were asking…and honestly for cards that are not worth it. It’s a really crap set and one of the smaller sets.
On top of all that this is the set where Kird Ape debuted and if you have ever lost a game to Kird Ape you should hate this set. I really fucking hate Kird Apes. Red Green was among the first dual color decks that I played against and these little cheeky bastards were a staple of that pairing.
I seem to recall that originally Arabian Knights was meant to be played as a separate game. I am not sure how accurate that is but I remember not like the price of these 8 card boosters so much that we all bought starter decks for that WoTC Vampire game that was out for like a minute. It sucked and soon enough the Revised set came out and we all came back home.
Let me give a big shout-out to MTG The Walkers Lounge on Facebook, A great place for all things MTG.
Check out the rest of my 30 MTG blogging challenge here