Magic Makes Some Changes
According to the Mark Rosewater article released today, Magic is going through a metamorphosis. Basically instead of having a full block of 3 sets and a core set come out every year, the will be 2 blocks of 2 sets coming out every year. Still four sets a year. The real change is how long each set will be legal in standard. A core set was legal for a year and an expansion block was legal 2 years from when the first set of the block was released. Starting in a year, each set is legal for 18 months regardless of what block it is a part of.
Rosewater explained the change by citing the meta-game and it’s lack of change. This will liven up the action and problem’s won’t be solved so quickly.
I think this is overall a good change. I’m excited to see how this works with limited as well. I only wish I didn’t have to wait a year for this to go into effect.