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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ravnica: City of Guilds - Primer



This primer is a collection of related information released by Wizards of the Coast at magicthegathering.com prior to or around the time of the release of Ravnica: City of Guilds. Reviews and Read Throughs are influenced by this information. (Will continue to be updated as new articles are posted.)


Block Trailer (Not Book Trailer)



Block Design and the Guilds

08-29-05 - The State of Magic Design 2005
09-05-05 - The Plane of Ravnica and the Guilds 
09-05-05 - Returning to the Multicolor Block Theme
09-12-05 - A New Block Structure Because of the Guilds
09-19-05 - Designing the Four Guilds of Ravnica 
09-23-05 - Ravnica Guild Mechanics and Hybrid Rules  
09-30-05 - Developing Hybrid
10-14-05 - The Hybrid and New Gold Card Frames
11-04-05 - The Guild Cycles 
11-02-05 - The Non-Guild Flavor of Ravnica


The Selesnyan Conclave

10-03-05 - Green/White Color Philosophy
10-05-05 - The Flavor of the Selesnya Guild
09-09-05 - Developing Convoke 
10-07-05 - Developing the Selesnya Guild


The Golgari Swarm

10-24-05 - Black/Green Color Philosophy
10-26-05 - The Flavor of the Golgari Guild 
10-28-05 - Developing the Golgari Guild 


House Dimir

11-07-05 - Blue/Black Color Philosophy
11-09-05 - The Flavor of the Dimir Guild
09-16-05 - Developing Transmute
11-11-05 - Developing the Dimir Guild


The Boros Legion

12-05-05 - Red/White Color Philosophy
12-07-05 - The Flavor of the Boros Guild 
12-09-05 - Developing the Boros Guild


Names and Flavor Text

10-12-05 - Alliteration in Card Names
10-10-05 - Ten Types of Flavor Text and Ravnica


Art and Style

09-21-05 - The Magic Style Guide, Part 2 & Ravnica Land Concepts 
09-12-05 - An Artist's View of Basic Land and Ravnica 


General Information

09-26-05 - Ravnica Sortable Spoiler
09-26-05 - +1/+1 Counters 
11-14-05 - Designing Gold Cards
10-03-05 - Ravnica Design Philosophy Document
11-21-05 - Magic: the Puzzling - Ravnica
11-23-05 - Magic: the Puzzling - Ravnica Answers

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