– Ice Age
. At its release in 1995, Ice Age
was the largest set ever, with 383 cards, and the game's first true standalone expansion. It was also the first set to have an official Prerelease—just one, which took place in Toronto. The set came out before the concept of blocks had formalized into the three-set model, so while Alliances
made a great sequel, it wasn't until Coldsnap
, a decade later, that the Ice Age
block officially gained its third set of the block.