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10.22.2012

Modern Masters

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Happy Monday MTG peeps,

The big question on most every Magic: the Gathering player's mind at the moment is 'New Tarmo or Old Tarmo'?  The 'old Tarmogoyf' was a Future Sight rare with art from Justin Murray and featuring that unique card template indicative of Future Sight.  The 'new Tarmogoyf' is a Modern Masters special edition mythic rare in a traditional card template and illustrated by Ryan Barger.

Some of you may be saying 'Wait, wut'?  Do not worry - let's get up to steam.  Aaron Forsythe just joined the Pro Tour Webcast on the weekend to announce "Modern Masters" a product targeted at Modern players.  Aaron also announced that there would be held a There will be a Modern Masters Limited Grand Prix next year.  

This would be a short production run of a booster pack set featuring cards from 8th Edition to Alara Reborn.  All told, there will be a total of 229 card with 15 mythics, 53 rares, 60 Uncommons, and 101 Commons.  Booster packs will be similar to 'normal' booster packs - 1 rare, 3 uncommons and 11 commons and a land BUT instead of a land, there would be a premium foil card.
We here at MTG Realm have not yet taken a dip into Modern (or legacy for that matter) but are now giving it some serious thought.  We do have a truck load of cards, mostly from Lorwyn block on and think that with some select purchases from MTG Mint Card, we could easily get into a Modern deck list.  Some cards items of note - some cards to receive a reprint may shift rarity for various reasons - you may note that the mythic rarity was not introduced until Alara block.  Here is the 4.1.1. -

• Release date 7th June, 2013
• 229 Reprint Cards for the Modern Format, many with new art
• Cards are reprints from Eighth Edition through Alara Reborn
• New never before printed tokens
• 15-card booster packs, one premium per pack
• Designed to be drafted
• 24 packs per box
• $7 MSRP
• English only, global distribution
• Conservative print run

So far we have a solid confirmation of Tarmogoyf but there was another art provided on the mothersite - could this be City of Brass ?

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