Okay, let’s cover what we know for sure so far (as revealed at SDCC and further clarified in Mark Rosewater’s Blogatog - major source here):
- Khans block is a Large-Small-Large block.
- The middle set (“Dewey”) gets drafted with each of the large sets (source).
- The wedges that each clan represents are centered around a single color, with one ally color and one enemy color (rather than the expected “centered around a color and its two enemy colors”).
- There is a “very good reason” why the wedges are oriented thus (source).
- The block is not a wedge block, but KTK is a wedge set. (source)
- The story is a time-travel story, and is about change. (source)
Now, putting this all together, here is my wild speculation (this is ALL CONJECTURE ON MY PART and in no way official from anywhere):
I came to a similar conclusion
Yesterday the new block for Magic was announced, Kahns of Tarkir. Along with the announcement, it was revealed that this first expansion will be blizzaralara or a wedge set, but not a wedge block. Also its been revealed that its a time travel set that includes Teferi. Tarkir is known to be the home plane of Sarkahn Vol, a planeswalker obsessed with dragons in a world were dragons are extinct.
So. This is my theory. Magic: Back to the Future.
The first set, Kahns, is set in present day Tarkir, with wedge magic, but something is wrong (or Sarkahn just wants the dragons back) and he uses Teferi to go back in time to an earlier Tarkir.
The small second set “dewey” is set in the past Tarkir, where Sarkahn, Teferi, and others will change the past (however intended or not) and return to the present or future.
The large third set “louie” will be an alternate present or future where the changes made by Sarkhan and co are shown. Perhaps new epic dragons and other craziness.
I think wizards is working on their epic storyline that will connect new phyrexia, the eldrazi and nicol bolas together toward a climactic event that might be a great point to have a movie… planeswalkers are being shown in worlds with their own agendas (Kiora in theros, Liliana in Innistrad, everyone in RTR)
It seems we are moving toward some massive cross-plane climax (the souls in m15 are a clue)
After all, Rosewater talks about advanced design and working years ahead. A great story within the game of magic would require parts of the story to be told over a long, long timeline requiring a lot of advanced planning. Its what I would do, or at least like to see.
Thanks for reading my speculation regarding the new announcements about Magic, my favorite game ever. Maybe I will do this again sometime.
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