Photo: Wizards of the Coast/Artist: Ittoku
Earlier today, Magic: The Gathering head designer Mark Rosewater posted a playful comic on his Blogatog that fired a massive shot at the Champions of Kamigawa block design team. "What if we held a mediocre design search?" the comic read. The punch line was written on the bottom of the comic: "How Champions of Kamigawa block happened." Many Magic players agreed with his opinion but now, he's just realizing that it came out harsher than he expected.
Sorry, today’s comic came across much harsher than intended. I was aiming for playful and missed. Apologies to Kamigawa’s designers. While the set had issues, there was lots of good stuff in it. #WotCStaff— Mark Rosewater (@maro254) January 17, 2018
On his Twitter page, Rosewater, a.k.a. MaRo tweeted an apology to the designers of Kamigawa.
Anyone can say that each Magic set has "lots of good stuff" in them. Although I'm not a fan of Kamigawa block overall, the sets still featured some beautiful art, wonderful Japanese mythos-inspired themes, and cool legendary dragons.
So what do you think about the Kamigawa block? Are you a fan of its design and mechanics? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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