Geeking Out Over This Magic Discovery

This is just a quick clip, but I think it’s so cool.

Magic: The Gathering is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and yesterday they announced something really cool: In a warehouse in the middle of nowhere, they found bunch of boxes of a very old set, and they decided to add randomly add cards from those boxes to an upcoming set.

It seems that some people are skeptical about this “discovery”; the timing certainly is convenient. But even if Wizards of the Coast have known about these boxes for a long time and were saving them for a special opportunity–even a special marketing opportunity–so what? I love the story and the idea of finding something old in a new pack of cards.

I’ve founded Stonemaier Games 10 years ago, and this makes me wish I had set aside something like this so we could include it as a “relic” at some point in the future.

Watch this 6-minute video and let me know what you think.

1 thought on “Geeking Out Over This Magic Discovery”

  1. It is certainly exciting, however, for Stonemaier, I feel more assured than I do by Magic, by that I mean if something happens and I lose my copy of Scythe, 10 years from now, as long as Stonemaier is still making games, I’m reasonably confident that I’ll be able to acquire another copy of Scythe.

    With Magic, they have a Reserved list policy, which states they will never reprint a specific list of cards. Certain formats require these cards, so the average person can never play those older formats. I love that you just have everything we would ever want available at any given time!

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