Well, it is still Monday in most of the United States. Sorry for the delay, but here we are looking at the cards from Exodus of the Reserved List, seeing if they could come back to Standard if the List was abolished (rated Yes, Maybe, No, Hell no, and OH HELL NO), and then look to see how an alternate version could exist in Standard.
As promised, we keep looking at what is on the damn Reserved List of Magic: The Gathering, seeing what could be placed in Standard if the list was abolished, and then look at what could happen to have a similar card be printed with the list still around. Today we are looking at all 7 cards on the Reserved List from the Stronghold expansion.
Welcome back to Magic Monday. Today we are looking at the second half of the cards from the Tempest expansion on the Reserved List. Like before, we rate the chances of a Standard-legal reprint if the List was abolished (Yes, No, and Hell No), and then we look at what could be done to alter the card just enough that a similar card could show up in a new expansion.
Back on Geekdom101 I started reviewing Magic: the Gathering‘s Reserved List, and looked at what would happen to each card if it was no longer Reserved; that is, it could be reprinted. To be gimmicky I rated each card’s chance on the MPAA ratings scale, where G meant it would easily be put into Standard, and going into PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17 (which basically meant no chance in Hades it would be reprinted even if there was no Reserved List). I got up to Homelands, maybe Alliances, but seeing the huge amount in Mirage scared me enough to do other things. However, I wanted to really do Tempest‘s, as that is still my favorite set ever. So, beginning now we will go thru a handful of cards every Monday and evaluate them as follows: