Vintage Masters....P9 is back

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Vintage Masters....P9 is back

Post by dragsamou » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:36 pm

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Post by l0qii » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:47 pm

It is for Magic Online only, so no worries here. I don't play MTGO very much but I approve of how they have routinely been releasing old cards in that format. It'll be interesting to see what else made the set.

Also, we have seen all this P9 art before right?

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Post by dragsamou » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:52 pm

l0qii wrote:
Also, we have seen all this P9 art before right?
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Most of it, yes:
http://www.magiclibrarities.net/468-rar ... index.html
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Post by psrex » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:55 pm

l0qii wrote:It is for Magic Online only, so no worries here. I don't play MTGO very much but I approve of how they have routinely been releasing old cards in that format. It'll be interesting to see what else made the set.

Also, we have seen all this P9 art before right?
There was a time not long ago when the MTGO cube had the P9 in it, and it used the same art as will be coming out with Vintage Masters. At the the time that the P9 came out in the MTGO cube, some of the art was new.

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Post by kalimno » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:05 pm

Most of the art was comissioned as Vintage Champs Awards. Hiromichi has one.

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Post by mystical_tutor » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:08 pm

Call me an old stick in the mud but I really like the original art better. Specially the Moxs.

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Post by ouallada » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:42 pm

Some of the new art is pretty sweet, and more in line with the newer art direction. The older moxes were more elegant in design, remnants from simpler times etc etc.

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Post by thulnanth » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:49 pm

mystical_tutor wrote:Call me an old stick in the mud but I really like the original art better. Specially the Moxs.

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Gary, you're an old stick in the mud!! :-P

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Post by GlobalBoosterHunter » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:57 pm

ouallada wrote:Some of the new art is pretty sweet, and more in line with the newer art direction. The older moxes were more elegant in design, remnants from simpler times etc etc.
Agreed, they would look out of place to new players.

Old players and collectors like me would prefer the older versions.

With any luck a sucessful run online might mean they would do something in a card version for the anniversary or something similar...

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Post by BillBo » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:46 am

I'm tempted to believe it's another way of testing the market. In a first step, they did it for MM and cards didn't lose value. Now they launch P9 for MODO. Third step will be, "hey, it works," and we see them reprinting Legacy staples.

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Post by GlobalBoosterHunter » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:50 am

Well they would be great for casual play and could be used as proxies for all those who have the real thing.

The only thing is they did unbalance the game play. Although a first turn win would be great it would be terrible if it happenned too often.

The other argument is that whoever had the best cards would automatically win, I guess with more of them out there this would balance out.

I still think that if they were printed they will be hoarded, maybe in case they become tournament legal one day.

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Post by dragsamou » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:04 am

kalimno wrote:Most of the art was comissioned as Vintage Champs Awards. Hiromichi has one.
Hi Ari

Yes indeed, as I mentioned already, except Timetwister and Black Lotus
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Post by random » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:06 am

It's weird they didn't try and milk the P9 by only releasing 1 or a few at a time... Unless the set is surreal/massive in size LED will remain the most $$ card on MTGO.
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Post by Keevy Bogsbury » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:34 am

mystical_tutor wrote:Call me an old stick in the mud but I really like the original art better. Specially the Moxs.

Gary
This was exactly what I was thinking immediately after reading only the first post and visiting the link. :-P

I found it funny that the topic shifted to the art so quickly.

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Post by Alien_Starfighter_Pilot » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:40 am

I really like the new art for Time Walk...

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