This format consists of the most recent "Core Set" and the two most recent "Block" releases. You may use any printing of a card that has an appearance in a standard legal set. Modern is the newest constructed format. Modern was created by Wizards of the Coast in the Spring of as a response to the increasing popularity of the Legacy format, which although popular proved difficult to access due to the high price of staple cards. Modern allows cards from the 8th Edition core set and all expansions printed afterwards.
Legacy decks may consist of cards from all Magic card sets, any edition of the core set, and all special sets, supplements, and promotional printings released by Wizards of the Coast. Cards from expansions and special sets like From the Vault, Commander, Duel Decks, etc are legal in the Legacy format on the date of release of the expansion or special set. These are various special releases that feature selected highlights throughout Magic's history. This also includes Planechase and Commander format legal cards that are used in their respective format.
The World Magic Cup has started. Iconic Masters is here. Wizards has updated the mothership, and it is NOT a disaster. On the down side, toxic attacks have driven away one of Magic's more interesting people, and that is sad. Plus more news, prices and deck tech - all just a click away. Friday, December 1, Diaries of the Apocalypse: Tribal Week Gianluca Aicardi. The Tribal format, the Tribal players, the Tribal decks, and everything else. Friday, December 1, Freed from the Real Thursday, November 30, Limited Edition Iconic Masters Draft Shane Garvey.
Shane takes you through the newest Magic draft format, Iconic Masters! See every pick of every pack and the thought process behind them. I take a look at the latest Masters Set and identify the cards that are worth picking up for your Modern collection.More...