Into the Scrapheap? Episode 10 (A Farewell Cameo)

The Return to Ravnica block didn’t just make the Invasion Cameos obsolete once, but actually twice. 3 mana for a simple 2-color mana-producing artifact was the old standard:

Seashell Cameo Drake-Skull Cameo Bloodstone Cameo Troll-Horn Cameo Tiger-eye Cameo

Now you get the same thing plus you can turn it into a creature, with the Keyrunes:

Azorius Keyrune Dimir Keyrune Rakdos Keyrune Gruul Keyrune Selesnya Keyrune

Or you get the same thing plus you can turn it into a new card, with the Cluestones:

Azorius Cluestone Dimir Cluestone Rakdos Cluestone Gruul Cluestone Selesnya Cluestone

Not to mention that you get access to all 10 2-color combinations in both of these!

This is a classic example of “strictly better”… which is a little sad, as I’m such a big fan of the Invasion set. At least the art on the cameos is better, IMHO.

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