Modern Masters - Modern Legal Booster Product Announced at Pro Tour RtR

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    Aaron Forsythe Article http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/218

    Announcing Page: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1086

    Aaron Forsythe just joined the Pro Tour Webcast to announce "Modern Masters" a product targeted at Modern players.

    A short run booster pack set of cards from 8th Edition to Alara Reborn. 229 card set. 15 mythics, 53 rares, 60 Uncommons, 101 Commons.

    Some cards shift rarity for various reasons.

    Developed with draft in mind by Lead Developer Erik Lauer. You can draft "Storm vs. Faeries vs. Dredge"!

    $6.99 MSRP per pack

    24 packs per box.

    No basic lands. Instead of land you get a foil.

    Release June 7th, 2013.

    Available in English only, but distributed worldwide.

    Contains no cards currently on the Modern ban list.

    There will be 1 Modern Masters Limited Grand Prix next year.

    20 to 30 cards with new art. Some of the Tokens are appearing in paper for the first time.

    First Preview Card:

    Tarmogoyf at Mythic with new art and modern card frame.
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  • #2
    Oh boy, here comes the "Modern Player's Arsenal".
    So, if this happens to be true, this could be a way to reprint the staples without ruining Standard. I just hope that this doesn't become some sort of FTV or any product that goes ten times the price of it's MSRP.

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  • #3
    Oh Boy oh Boy oh BOY! Modern Chronicles!!!! HORAY! (At least I hope)

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  • #4
    This is extremely exciting and could potentially be a very good way to get people into the format. We'll just have to see the contents and the price first.
  • #5
    I've already got my disappointed hat ready for when this is a $250 limited print run of 10 foil staples.

    (Fingers crossed that I get to wear my super-excited hat, which I also have at the ready.)
  • #6
    Good thing the owner of my LGS only sells things at MSRP, I'm excited to see what this is. I've been meaning to get into modern.
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  • #7
    Quote from Plaguefather
    Oh Boy oh Boy oh BOY! Modern Chronicles!!!! HORAY! (At least I hope)


    Modern Chronicles... lol everything from 8th edition and up is reprinted in white bordered.
  • #8
    Quote from bfellow
    Modern Chronicles... lol everything from 8th edition and up is reprinted in white bordered.


    I know, Exciting thought, eh?! Monocle

    I really hope it is something like Chronicles, Modern DESPERATELY needs it right now. Things like Bob, Goyf, Jac--- Oops, forgot he was banned because he's like, 100$...:nike:

    Sorry, I went a bit haywire with the smilies function.

    In all seriousness, I hope we get some AWESOME modern staples, like Fetchlands, Bob, Goyf, Jace, and all the other awesome staples. Cryptic would be nice too...

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  • #9
    This is three rounds away on the coverage.

    Best guess is Modern Event Decks, similar to the Standard ones.
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  • #10
    Quote from Plaguefather
    In all seriousness, I hope we get some AWESOME modern staples, like Fetchlands, Bob, Goyf, Jace, and all the other awesome staples. Cryptic would be nice too...

    All in one set would make a fair ammount of players sell their cars to buy the product, but they could deliver hard-finding playables along with main staples (Bob, goyf, etc) in a regular way, like a 'yearly' product. But, please, no Desert ever again.

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  • #11
    Quote from Drafter_il_Dal
    This is three rounds away on the coverage.

    Best guess is Modern Event Decks, similar to the Standard ones.


    this would be the best magic related news I have heard all year
  • #12
    Maybe this will somehow get older cards into modern.

    It really is a joke that the original, allied color fetch lands are not modern legal.

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  • #13
    Quote from Zameck Engineer
    But, please, no Desert ever again.


    Ahh haa haa! Referring to what i like to call the FTV: Desert Incident?

    Seriously, there's too many staples in modern right now for too many competitive decks to just release event decks. IT'd have to be some sort of large set of cards. Like Chronicles, or think of it as "Modern Core Set"

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    Quote from Plaguefather
    Ahh haa haa! Referring to what i like to call the FTV: Desert Incident?

    Seriously, there's too many staples in modern right now for too many competitive decks to just release event decks. IT'd have to be some sort of large set of cards. Like Chronicles, or think of it as "Modern Core Set"

    I love the card Desert, but I'm just a grain of sand in here. (Get the reference? Huh? Huh?) - Yet, the card is useless except in places like my mind, where I can create pointless homebrew formats that having cards is a must)

    The thing is, a product without fillers would be nice. I don't know if the Event Deck recipe will work right, because, remember the PDS product.

    I'm just really afraid of the price, you know...

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  • #15
    Quote from Zameck Engineer
    I love the card Desert, but I'm just a grain of sand in here. (Get the reference? Huh? Huh?) - Yet, the card is useless except in places like my mind, where I can create pointless homebrew formats that having cards is a must)

    The thing is, a product without fillers would be nice. I don't know if the Event Deck recipe will work right, because, remember the PDS product.

    I'm just really afraid of the price, you know...


    Premium Deck Series problem was that it was printed in MUCH higher volumes to distribute to mass market stores, and the fact that premium decks sat on shelves gathering dust didn't help things either, they were forced to put more outrageous things in Graveborn just to get it to sell. They didn't like what they were being forced to do just to get the product to sell at major retailers.

    Event decks are a much SMALLER print run and are only distributed to specialty stores.

    However, I'm hoping that this is a Mass Market product like a Chronicles set or Modern Core Set. This way Modern is more accessible to a LOT more people. Just like the Commander decks did last year.

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  • #16
    Let's see how well Wizards wants to make money.

    Reprints of non-modern Legal cards would be really cool, in a Chronicles-style set.

    Not gonna happen, though :/


  • #17
    I don't mind a lot of reprints as long as it doesn't ruin the secondary market prices. And make them non foil. Foils in constructed formats suck. A normal face tarmogoyf would be sweet for those with futureshifted ones, since the frame difference will make pimpness distinction easier.
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    Please let this be something good and not the horrible joke that Commander's Arsenal was. I don't even play Modern, but there are a lot of pricey Modern cards that I would really like to have for casual/EDH purposes. I really hope this is something that makes a lot of them easier/cheaper to get.


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  • #19
    Considering the PDS got cancelled because 'not enough people were buying it' which is bs imho, I doubt this announcement will be anything similar.

    It could be a new pack series, smaller packs, with old modern cards, mostly rares and mythics. It would be randomized from a 'cube', that would change every year. This way, we still have to crack packs which is where WOTC makes their money, we get the staples we want, and all without effecting standard. Maybe, even as a kicker, the cards in this series will have their last expansion symbol instead of a new one, so that you can't tell if that Bob came from Rav or this release, to avoid that 'not real' feeling.

    Or maybe it's the MTG:Cube product we want so bad. Would have it's own card backing for easy tracking, but sleeved, it could be used as a proxy in other formats.

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  • #20
    Quote from Karric

    Maybe, even as a kicker, the cards in this series will have their last expansion symbol instead of a new one, so that you can't tell if that Bob came from Rav or this release, to avoid that 'not real' feeling..


    That would destroy the secondary market for the originals. WotC has never reprinted a card that was identical to the original, outside of MTGO nonfoil redemption sets. That set idea would be far more likely to work as a "Modern Core Set" that's not standard legal & has a new expansion symbol.

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  • #21
    Quote from Karric
    Considering the PDS got cancelled because 'not enough people were buying it


    It's not because not enough people were buying it, it's because they overextended into mass market territory... If they had limited it to Game Stores, it wouldn't have been cancelled in my opinion.

    But, they did, and it was. So let's move on.

    They in all seriousness COULD release a Modern-border Non-Standard legal set with Modern staples and even bringing older cards that are very much needed into modern (I.E. Onslaught Fetches, Stifle, etc.)

    How much longer do we have to wait now? lol, I heard the announcement was at the end of round 14,

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  • #22
    I assume it's going to be either:

    Duel Decks: Dark Confidant vs Vendilion Clique

    or

    Duel Decks: Tarmogoyf vs Mutavault
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    Announcement likely going to happen after this round
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    Duel Decks: Jund vs. Jund
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  • #25
    An FTV: Modern would be awesome...

    Goyf, Bob, new art Mistbind Clique and Lightning Helix to balance card value...
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