Zach Barash

@ImproPhilo

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Every War of the Spark Common Reviewed, Part 1

War of the Spark is fully spoiled, which means it’s time to prep for Limited! Today, it’s all the white, blue, and black commons.

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Lore of the Spark

The payoff for years of setup is finally here! We’re here with more than the usual amount of snark to sort out the story of War of the Spark.

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Drafting with All the Planeswalkers

How exactly will these uncommon Planeswalkers play in War of the Spark draft?

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Amassing a New Mechanic

Amass is one of the trickier mechanics to evaluate in a long time. Watch us do it anyway!

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Six Years and a Lifetime Ago

On his sixth anniversary at Hipsters of the Coast, Zach encourages you all to look back.

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Actionable Feedback

Zach offers a critical bit of life, Magic, and game design advice: how to give actionable feedback.

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Pending Planeswalker Party Possibilities

War of the Spark will contain thirty-six all new Planeswalkers, a truly wild design challenge. Find out just how it can be accomplished here.

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Tricky Faerie Templating

Subtle differences in templating can lead to inadvertent cheats.

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Design of a Card: Gilt-Leaf Winnower

Some card designs communicate a single concept with astounding clarity.

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Design of a Card: Ill-Gotten Inheritance

Ill-Gotten Inheritance is a controversial and surprisingly powerful enchantment that doesn’t lool like it should be either.

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The Sky is Not Falling

Magic is changing, but the sky is not falling.