umbralunanox asked: What set(s) would you recommend aspiring developers to look at / learn from?
Look at sets where Erik Lauer was the lead developer. He is the strongest developer we’ve probably ever had (and we have had a number of good developers).
alsadius asked: Given the "say good things about Kamigawa" question seems to keep coming up, I'm curious if you can find something good to say about Homelands.
I like the way it tried to bring flavor more to the forefront and including elements of the game (Sengir and Serra for example) that players had communicated they liked,
jwiley129 asked: What's your favorite card from a non-expert level expansion?
Either BFM or Squirrel Farm, both from Unglued.
pookha asked: On the booster pack question. A few years ago, I was able to buy some 8 card boosters. Were those an experiment? No plans to do those again. As I remember it, they didn't always have a rare.
Those were something made especially for mass market and I believe they had less than eight cards.
a-screaming-clear-area asked: Was NWO used on Shards of Alara?
New Works Order was created while Shards of Alara was in development so it was retrofitted with New World Order, but the first set designed with it in was Zendikar.
chaoticslinky asked: I know you're not a developer but is "Slivers you control gain annihilator 1" ok?
Not at a cost most players would want to play. Giving all your creatures annihilator 1 is crazy powerful.
junkmidrange asked: Could White have card draw effects where the consequence is the opponent gaining something, like a decent creature token or significant life gain? I understand that some color needs to be last in card draw, but last shouldn't necessarily mean none. Right?
White gets cantrips and the occasional slow card drawer, but it’s last in card drawing for a reason.
magicpdx asked: Have you thought about using the podcasts you scrapped due to too little content and doing multiple in the same drive?
It’s not just an issue it’s not enough content. It’s also that it’s not working well as a podcast.
magic--the--memeing asked: Are you also going to celebrate when your page count passes the current year, 2014?
Doubtful. 30,000 is a bit more of a milestone.
mikakele asked: Which would you say you are more proud of: Innistrad or Huey?
I’m very proud of both. They’re very different so they are hard to compare.
commandozacko asked: Congrats on the 30k^2, MaRo!
And the fact I did it six weeks shy of Blogatog’s third anniversary was unexpected (well, to me - I don’t think I realize how much I post).
astralwizard85 asked: With nods to the greats like "Squee's Toy" and "Apes of Wrath" what are some of your favorite puns you've gotten onto cards in the most recent years?
I don’t do names these days so sadly none. My puns are relocated to my column titles and “Tales from the Pit”.
ultron87 asked: Is a direct reprint of Modern Masters something that could happen?
I’m pretty sure the answer is no.
Well, this was quite for week for my social media. I just passed my 30,000th post here on Blogatog and I got my 30,000th follower on Twitter.
I just wanted to say thanks to all of you for your time and attention. Hopefully I’ve kept you entertained and I look forward to the next 30,000 posts. That’s like a couple months, right? : )
nskkuzmich asked: Why Green does not get "normal" card draw nowadays, while it is been considered secondary in this category? It only gets stuff like "Play a spell, then if creature enters the battlefield this turn you may draw a card... if it is a creature card." Ah, and it is too good for green too so it would be GU or GR or GW.
Green card drawing is tied to creatures as black’s is tied to sacrifice, usually life payment.