Saturday, September 1, 2012

Recent Core Sets: Color and Card Type Balance

Not counting the dual lands, there are 907 type-unique cards in Tenth Edition, Magic 2010, Magic 2011, Magic 2012, and Magic 2013.

Here is the color balance for the type collection. I think these numbers are useful to design balanced cubes.

Here are the converted mana cost (CMC) curves:

Tribal balance is very much lacking in this type group, as well as in each expansion blocks: too many humans! There are many creature types, and with 28 you have 75.7 percent of all creatures in this selection.