Quote from ravnic »Great idea and the choices are pretty much personal preference, as most basic lands have sweet art
But I wonder why you don't use lands from before MM. Since you have listed 30 sety exactly, does this mean, the oldest lands are always rotating out? this would be pretty sad. Or is it just because you don't want to run lands with text instead of the big mana symbol? I'd understand this, but I wish they would've printed basics with big symbols from the beginning, because the old sets had some great art. Oh, and - in this case - you should consider the coldsnap theme deck versions to get some great artworks you'd be missing otherwise:
http://magiccards.info/query?q=t:"basic land" e:cstd/en&v=card&s=cname
especially the Mountains from Tom Wänerstrand and the Plains from Christoper Rush are incredibly good looking.
Quote from whobetta »Quote from msten19 »Vulturous Aven and Rakshasa Gravecaller have both been excellent so far.
Hey I have been wondering how these are doing, so generally, are you seeing you are able to exploit something like a 1/1 token or a creature that is nullified via Temporal Isolation?
I just feel like having them in my hand and having to WAIT for there to be an opportunity is a fairly large drawback no?
Quote from msten19 »Vulturous Aven and Rakshasa Gravecaller have both been excellent so far.
Quote from majikian »Gravecaller has been fine so far for me too. The "waiting for an opportunity" factor hasn't really come up, finding a spare Sea Gate Oracle/Arbor Elf/Reassembling Skeleton/whatever hasn't been too difficult, and the absolute worst case is still a 3/6 or two 2/2s. Got quite silly with recursion engines a couple of times in testing. I'm a bit more skeptical about the Aven but I haven't seen it in action much yet.
Quote from wtwlf123 »The best art is the RKF art on the 5th edition quake. But it's hard to beat classic Beta for me. And there's also the foil 7th option, which is cool because it's an old-frame red foil, and those look great.