I got to see an Unstable draft yesterday and it looks fun as hell. I didn’t play because this is Christmas time and I am broke.
Anyway, everyone seemed to have fun from beginning to end. Even the entire drafting process which I often find the worst part about draft. Everyone was happy. Getting value out of full art lands certainly helped. And one guy even opened a foil. That’s a ton of value.
I don’t think the lands look as good in person. Obviously I’m the minority with that opinion but it is what is. They still make sweet phone backgrounds though.
Someone opened a Spike, Tournament Grinder and had Umezawa’s Jitte to go with it. Hashtag life is unfair.
Understanding the contraptions mechanic was awkward for basically everyone. It’s real clunky to learn but once you have it, you won’t forget it.
I like how this Un-set is made to be 100% playable and not be completely absurd like some Unglued and Unhinged cards are.
Unstable is going to be great for kitchen table Magic. Earl of Squirrel just makes kitchen table squirrel tribal a thing. There’s no way it isn’t a thing now. Grusilda, Monster Masher and Dr. Julius Jumblemorph just scream “build around me”.
Speaking of them, there’s EDH/Commander stuff to talk about. Until the next banned and restricted update, the rules committee has decided that silver border cards are legal in EDH/Commander now. I don’t listen to the rules committee a whole lot. For me EDH is a casual house rules format. That being said I will definitely be adding Unstable cards to my EDH deck as long as they aren’t gross like Vile Bile or absurd like Chaos Confetti.