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MTG Vanguard

Happy Monday MTG peeps,

The other day at Friday Night Magic, we were yattering with a few other players about some older Magic: the Gathering formats which not only gave us a titch of nostalgia but also left us with a need to re-explore (or explore for the first time) some of the older sets.  We might just be picking through some of the older stock at MTG Mint Card to start this journey.

One set we've heard of but cannot claim to know much about is Vanguard.  This was a supplemental product from Wizards of the Coast from 1997 which used oversized (3" by 5") cards to modify normal rules for casual play.  From what we researched, there appeared to be four separate product releases fro Vanguard with each set having eight cards

 A Vanguard card is selected before the game begins, adjusting a player's starting and maximum hand size and starting life total. Any abilities printed on a Vanguard card are played exactly like those of an in-play Magic card; however, these abilities have no color, and damage from them isn't damage from a permanent of any type or a source of any color. A Vanguard card isn't a Magic card, so it can't be affected by spells or abilities. 

Since had not started playing MTG until after Lorwyn was released we would certainly love to hear from you as to what you enjoyed (or even disliked) about these Vanguard cards - Do drop us a line below!

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