I know that R&D at Wizards has their sets for the next year or so, but they have kept open a door for people to send in their own ideas for future sets. Why don't we try to come up with something like new mechanics for these sets?... My idea is something the opposite of fading and almost like threshold. I call it Succession. Succession: - you place counters on permanents to give them abilities when they reach a certain number of counters activating the succession ability. This is separate form threshold because it does not involve your graveyard. These could be on all types of permanents - enchantments get stronger, artifacts do more, creatures "grow" in some way. Then there could be the Anti-Succession cards - removing counters, destroying types of permanents with succession or the like... What do you think?