. I'm thinking M14 will try to accomadate RTR block and whatever block comes next. I think there's a reason doom blade is not reprinted in m13 even though it had been printed for so long.
Blue is very tempo-y in RTR. Detain, Evolve and Cipher and overload all involve/require battlefield and creature control. I can see why too, since the aggro builds are becoming faster and faster. I think blue spells will be cheaper to come
Mill will see some print b/c of Dimir and Golgari. Perhaps even grind, since dimir is here.
It'd be cool if M14 will have flashback as their showcase. Consuming Aberration, Goblin Electromancer, Guttersnipe, Ash Zealot and Rest in Peace will be very happy =D
Except we just had Flashback in Innistrad. Did Scry, Bloodthirst, or Exalted appear in Core Sets anywhere close to their original or most recent blocks? It's too soon to revive Flashback. I would sooner expect Madness or Threshold to return, but I would also like to see a keyword that isn't used in black for once. To demonstrate:
It's funny that they've always managed to include vampires in the keyword pool. To be fair, blue got more scry cards than black in M11 and red and green got their fair share of Bloodthirst cards in M12 as is only proper, but each core set introduces more and more black cards with that set's special keyword and it'd be nice to see them take a break.
I now see the logic in Faultier's Festering Goblin suggestion. On its own it's inferior to Fume Spitter but when combined with a sac engine and especially with retrieval...
They could start printing the painlands at uncommon, but I suspect many would feel that to be a waste of space.
However, while mana fixing is nice, the usual deck is an allied two-color deck. Monocolor is relatively rare, I think, because if you have a two-color deck, the usual advice is that you don't need to have more lands in the deck in that case.
Even going to two colors should be a choice that has a cost as well as benefits - having more flexibility.
Coming up with weird ideas to make everyone happy since 2008! I have now started a blog as an appropriate place to put my crazy ideas.