‘Plane Shift: Ixalan’ Book Review

Mount Readmore Book Review, 2018 22/200


Plane Shift: Ixalan By James Wyatt

pdf Edition

Finished on 1/9/2018


Description: Four mighty peoples face off in a desperate search for a legendary city of gold, hidden deep in the heart of Ixalan. Will you join the vampires of the Legion of dusk in their march of conquest? When you stand with the folk of the sun Empire-and the dinosaurs that serve them-in defense of their bands and heritage? We join the cunning mirthful computer Harold’s to trip and misdirect the invaders within the great forests? Or will you sail the Stormwreck Sea with the Pirates of the praising coalition, seeking plunder and power?

Genres: Fantasy, High Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, Tabletop, RPG

This is a setting expansion for Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition, for the Magic the Gathering plane of Ixalan. Arc pirates, Aztec dinosaurs, Conquistador vampires and jade-clad merfolk ahoy!

Spoiler-ific review

I don’t play much Magic the Gathering or Dungeons and Dragons these days, but I do enjoy reading about their setting and story on occasion. The ‘Plane Shift’ documents released by Wizards of the Coast allow Dungeons & Dragons players to set their campaigns with in Magic the gathering’s settings. This one contains fabulous art and rich world building for their newest setting, meant to be used by dungeon masters and their players to create awesome stories of their own.

This has no plot nor characterization nor pacing, and yet this is still fiction. I’ll say I had fun reading all 50 pages of it and leave it at that. If you’re curious about learning about the four warring cultures which inhabit the continent of Ixalan, this would be a good place to start.

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