This thread is for discussion of this week's Savor the Flavor, which goes live Wednesday on magicthegathering.com.
loved the article. i would like to see this stuff around preview season instead of much later, because i think i would enjoy the cards more when i was opening them if i had the background then.
I bought the shards of Alara planewalker guide and agree, it not worth publishing these guides even though I am interested in the content. Just don’t think it should have cost as much as it wasn’t value for money.
I do like to read this stuff, but find the current way pretty bland, there just pages of text with a few bit of card art. Given the modern web technology available, I’d like to see these spiced up and made into something like a mini website attached to its appropriate Plane under the Planes of Existence part of the site.
Within the mini site, you could have a link for Races, under which all the know races for that plane are listed, and then each has it own page. Much link how a MMORPG would do. Same with the plane’s regions or other places of interest. After that you could list any number of other stuff relevant for that plane. In all it would be a one stop place to learn about that plane
If I was a new player coming to this site, say in two years time and didn’t know about these guides but was interested in learning about past sets (much like I did do when I joined during Ravnica), if I check the Zendikar plane under the Planes of Existence all I’d get is a short blurb about the world. I would miss out on knowing about some interesting stuff that might prompt me to buy the book to learn to story.
Bottom line, like these but like to see them done different.