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Remembering Rise of the Eldrazi

I wouldn't suggest playing this in Draft, no matter how much ramp you have. But hey, still an awesome card, right?

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I'm not usually someone who gets super nostalgic about draft sets, but everyone is allowed to have their one, and for me that one was Rise of the Eldrazi. Seriously, the set had it all. Outside of the one aggro deck you could play if you wanted, you could do basically anything in the format, from drafting ramp to fatties to freaking defenders. It was a thing of beauty.

I wouldn't suggest playing this in Draft, no matter how much ramp you have. But hey, still an awesome card, right?

Of course, it existed for all of about three months before it was forgotten about.

Until now, that is.

Evan Erwin is a great guy who you probably know from the long-running Magic Show. But he's got another show worth checking out, Forgotten Lore. And here he is, talking about my favorite set! Well worth a listen.

You can find the full clip here.

Corbin Hosler

Corbin Hosler is a journalist living in Norman, Oklahoma (also known as the hotbed of Magic). He started playing in Shadowmoor and chased the Pro Tour dream for a few years, culminating in a Star City Games Legacy Open finals appearance in 2011 before deciding to turn to trading and speculation full-time. He writes weekly at QuietSpeculation.com and biweekly for LegitMTG. He also cohosts Brainstorm Brewery, the only financial podcast on the net. He can best be reached @Chosler88 on Twitter.

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