After some consideration, we've come up with a great solution which handles all these issues. There is after all another expansion that really can vitalize this format, and that is not a part of modern block structure. The people who are sceptical about legalizing Fallen Empires wont have to worry about Hymns wrecking their meta, and the people wanting to have access to new tech will get their fair share. This set even have some "triple-lands", giving the most grinchy naysayers easy access to mana fixing. The set I'm talking about is of course Homelands.
Homelands was released in 1995, but is in many ways an "older" expansion than Ice Age. Where Ice Age is a part of the modern block structure, today with Ice Age/Alliances/Cold Snap, Homelands is still keeping it oldschool as a stand-alone expansion. The themes and the artwork from Homelands is much closer to expansions like The Dark than art from Mirage or newer expansions. It will fit the artistic style of the format well.
|Finally more mana fixing!|
|A faster clock than Erhnam in the Ehrnamgeddon decks.|
|Also combos well with Animate Dead and Sengir Autocrat.|
Red even gets access to two new Tribes! You can be sure that we'll see a lot of the Minotaurs and Dwarves during the coming season. Add some combat tricks like Ambush and Aliban's Tower, and Red would be a winner even without the Shatter-machines of Joven and Chandler.
The legalization of Homelands will be in effect by n00bcon, so make sure to get your hands on your Dry Spells and Evaporates as soon as possible if you want to try them out! To peak your intrest even further, check out this Homelands booster ripping video by n00bcon 4 top8 competitor Xerent.
Feel free to give feedback and new tech ideas!