On May 4th in the year 2007, WotC released a set by the name of "future sight", a set designed to show what mechanics and keywords may one day show up in the future of magic. Purple mana was considered, delve and graft found their first prints, and one card was printed that has become the focus of this very post.http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=136137&type=card
This is Shah of Naar Isle, a noble efreet from the plane of Wildfire... Now I know what you're thinking: "What's Wildfire?? I've never heard of it."
Well two years later, on September 4th, 2009, the original Planechase set was released. Planechase was a supplemental (and incredibly underplayed/underrated) set that delved deep into planar lore and introduced the mechanical ramifications of a duel taking place on a plane. Segovia, the plane of tiny warriors, shrunk all your creatures. The Alaran Shards gave various buffs to creatures in their colors. And Wildfire?http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=198070&type=card
Wildfire burned every player sitting at that damn table. Putting this into your planar deck guaranteed the ire of your fellow players, but the feeling of being able to bolt players for a couple drops of mana and the roll of a dice? Absolutely thrilling.
But just this year, the lead of design in mtg stated with the subtly of a hippopotamus that wildfire would definitely never get a set release. A set needs to contain all five of magic's lands, and an even distribution of its colors. So, therefore, "a cool fire world" would never be able to see play.
... I'm determined to prove him wrong. Enter this new custom set: Elemental Chaos, where the five shard-planes of Daybreak (w), Riptide (u), Nightfall (b), Wildfire (r), and Greenwood (g) battle for the victory of their color. Thats right, a set that would make mono-colored decks relevant again, with unsubtle mono-colored effects.
I hope you'll join me in designing it!