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This week we're taking it back to a topic that we wanted to do almost two months ago, but we couldn't fit it in. It's all about what does or does not constitute the mythic rarity. Our last Mythic Conscription (Episode 398) caused a lot of consternation among our fan base. A significant number of you out there disagreed with how we assessed some of the mythics in Champions of Kamigawa, with the major schism coming from the mythic-ness of the Myojin and/or the Dragons. There was so much feedback about it that we decided to do this discussion!

We're taking it all the way back to the original definition of mythic as described by Mark Rosewater. There was another article on MTGGoldfish written in December of last year discussing how the mythic rarity has changed in the intervening 8 years. We're going to take a look at those, talk about them until we're all blue in the face, and then relate it all back to that fateful Champions of Kamigawa Mythic Conscription. We hope you guys enjoy, and do give us more feedback to let us know what you think!

LINKAGE:
Episode 398 (the one that kicked off this discussion) - http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-398/
The first introduction of mythic rarity - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/year-living-changerously-2008-06-02
Episode 30 (our first reaction to mythic rarity) - http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-30-and-now-for-something-not-completely-different/
A question on Rosewater's tumblr - http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/134445511588/mister-rosewater-do-you-think-wizards-has-failed
The Goldfish article on the changing mythic rarity - http://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/the-changing-definition-of-mythic-rare

 

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