Two things sparked this post. One, a podcast episode by Yo! MTG Taps, and surprisingly enough, the newest Star Wars movie. (Minimal Spoilers Included) In the podcast episode, the hosts talked about several reasons Magic might be on the decline. The one that struck me the hardest was that Wizards is playing all their trump cards. Wizards is returning to the two most popular planes, Zendikar and Innistrad. This may indicate a desperate gold grab before they run out of ideas for planes, if so, it seems to have worked, because the BFZ prerelease was the most attended ever. Or it may indicate that they want some of their older players to feel nostalgic, and return to the planes that they most enjoyed. What supports the first argument even more is Expeditions. What drives up sales more than slipping a hundred dollars into a Magic pack? So, how is all this related to Star Wars?
[Minor Spoiler Ahead] Well, the plot of Episode 7 is very similar to the plot of Episode 6. This made me feel really nostalgic and fuzzy inside. This may be what Magic is aiming for, so for now, I would say that Magic is still stable, but we should start worrying if we see Return to Return to Ravinica. 🙂 Have a good day!