Ancient Kamigawa and Environment Design

We bring the past into the present! Returning guest thesixthroc describes how they tried errata and custom cards to bring original Kamigawa to the present. Along the way we dive into designing for an audience, the cost of errata, highlighting hidden themes, and… Channel—Mutate??

thesixthroc’s Kamigawa list:

Unusual Kamigawa Block Themes

Splice onto Arcane


Hand Size Matters

Mana Value Matters


Goal is to make the card feel “more like itself” and be unconstrained by normal set conditions (constructed, complexity, etc).

Add an ability to help it function

Modernize a common ability among several cards in the set

Rework an ability using new technolgoy

Power level adjustment

Total rework