03/06/2012 Ask Wizards

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This thread is for discussion of this week's Ask Wizards, which goes live Tuesday morning on magicthegathering.com.
Honestly I would prefer for the hybrid frames to be used for all two-colour cards because the gold frame is just ugly and gaudy and doesn't really communicate what it should. Three colour+ cards would still be gold, but a more subdued one.
Wow, those vintage arts look very nice. As stated though, I think vintage is too prohibitive for me to play. Well, relative to the amount of people that actually play it. I much prefer modern design.

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Honestly I would prefer for the hybrid frames to be used for all two-colour cards because the gold frame is just ugly and gaudy and doesn't really communicate what it should. Three colour+ cards would still be gold, but a more subdued one.

There's really no reason why 3+ color cards couldn't be striped.
Vintage would not be so prohibative is wotc got off their **** and reprinted cards on the reserved list.
Vintage would not be so prohibative is wotc got off their **** and reprinted cards on the reserved list.

They want it to be prohibitive.
That way, players are funneled into formats that require replacing half of our cards every year (Standard), or replacing all of our cards for each event (Limited).

"Buy once, use forever" isn't a business model Wizards wishes to pursue.
Funny that they are doing another alternate art Timetwister trophy rather than moving on to other Vintage staples like Time Vault, Bazaar of Baghdad, Mishra's Workshop, Yawgmoth's Will etc.  Why repeat cards they've already made trophies for?
Vintage would not be so prohibative is wotc got off their **** and reprinted cards on the reserved list.


Wizards wanted to abondon the reserve list, the collector community stopped them (it's assumed, we never really got an explanation).  Go look up all the articles that were written about it in spring of 2010.  It seemed like everyone - wizards people, big name secondary market dealers - were for abolishing it.  Then something happened, probably some legal snag, and they tightened it instead of loosening it. 
That battle has been fought.
Wizards wanted to abondon the reserve list, the collector community stopped them (it's assumed, we never really got an explanation).

The general assumption is that the lawyers stopped them.