MTG Arena artwork for the Toad Rider from Kamigawa

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After two sets filled with dreary darkness and dark dreariness, MTG Arena's freshly released Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty expansion has taken things in the completely opposite direction. The Japan inspired Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty brings with it an assortment of colorful and futuristic characters like biker mice, cyber-ninjas and mechanized goblin samurai, as well as more traditional things like spirits, sagas, and the fan-favorite shrines!

You can get a pretty good idea of the sort of atmosphere and style Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty is going for through the recently posted cinematic trailer. Have a gander, it's quite the pretty one:

As for the cards and their mechanics, that you can read more about over at the official card gallery. Wizards of the Coast has sorted them all neatly by color, so it shouldn't take you too long to figure out just what each of the color combinations is trying to do.

When it comes to the actual gameplay, however, I'm happy to say that Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty has so far been an absolute blast to mess around with. This goes doubly so for the Limited formats (Draft and Sealed) as the sheer amount of synergies between common and uncommon cards is allowing for some really diverse and interesting decks to flourish. So unlike Innistrad: Crimson Vow Draft that got really old, really quickly, I have a feeling Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty is going to end up keeping my interest for quite a while.

My little musings aside, you can learn more about Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, as well as read the accompanying manga, over at the MTG website. Enjoy!

Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty cyber-ninja artwork