Posted by Yehuda Berlinger as CCGs
Along with the usual banned and restricted list of cards, Wizards of the Coast announced that the legal duration of cards in Magic: the Gathering CCG’s Extended format is now 4 years instead of 7 years.
If you don’t know, there are essentially three major tournament formats intended to let players use cards from different time periods:
Four years, instead of two, adds some life to your cards (if you must go to tournaments), but it’s hard to see the point of the format, now.
What’s easy to see, however, is a dramatic drop in prices and demand for three years worth of Magic packs and singles.
The format hasn’t been doing well and legacy has been doing great. Rumors have it that a new format is in the works that will fill the gap between the two. No rotations, but not so far back as to dip into the hyper-expensive cards. Something like Masques block forward. This helps pave the way for the new format.