Sunday, January 28, 2018

Masters sets

In the beginning, we had Modern Masters. The idea behind Masters was to reprint some Modern  format iconic staples, which would not appear in any Standard set. Over time, we had three Modern Masters and Wizards realized,  that they have to be very careful about how quickly they reprint cards, because otherwise doing more Modern Masters becomes hard. We, players, must admit that Masters sets are well-developed and give a lot of fun to draft. It was one of the factors why Modern Masters sets and Eternal Masters were financial successes.

Senior Magic Designer Gavin Verhey revealed last week that future Masters sets will be based around specific themes rather than formats. Limiting Masters sets to only reprinting cards from a single format was unnecessarily constraining Wizards ability to reprint cards. Modern, Legacy, and Vintage players all need reprints, and switching to thematic Masters sets will allow Wizards to reprint a much broader range of cards every year.

Iconic Masters was the first of these. Masters 25, coming out in March, is the next thematic set. We will be celebrating the Magic's 25th anniversary. A set with cards from magic's entire history.

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