~Hey there folks,
Just catching up right now with the latest 'n' greatest news from the world of MTG - I had played Daddy-Daycare for the past few days as my 3 critters were at home (and NOT at school).
Let's yatter about the recent From the Vault announcement . . .
It is said there were once fifteen Magic: The Gathering cards so potent, they were banned or restricted from the known realms of competition. But in the years that have passed, the game has evolved and these elder cards are once again in play. Master these weapons from ages past and give your opponent a beating of historic proportions.
Contents* 15 Premium foil cards, including 8 with new art
* An exclusive spindown life counter
* A collector’s guide
* Each card has been printed using a foil process unique to the “From the Vault” series.
* The 15 cards are all printed in the current card frame – for several, it is for the first time.
* 8 cards have new artwork commissioned from artists including Rebecca Guay, John Avon, and Randy Gallegos.
* From the Vault: Exiled will be available world-wide in English only, and will have an extremely limited print run.
* All cards are black-bordered and tournament legal. This means that these cards are legal for use in any tournaments where the original printings are still legal.
This product expected to be available August 28 2009, for the suggested retail price $ 34.99 (US dollars)
** A note about the Reserved List - Reserved cards will never be printed again in a functionally identical form. A card is considered functionally identical to another card if it has the same card type, subtypes, abilities, mana cost, power, and toughness. No cards will be added to the reserved list in the future.)
Provided here is a list of banned cards which DO NOT appear on the reserve list as indicated in this most recent Arcana posting.
Aether Vial, Amulet of Quoz, Ancient Den, Ancient Tomb, Arcbound Ravager, Balance, Berserk, Black Vise, Brainstorm, Bronze Tablet, Burning Wish, Channel, Chaos Orb, Chrome Mox, Crop Rotation, Dark Ritual, Darkpact, Darksteel Citadel, Demonic Attorney, Demonic Consultation, Demonic Tutor, Dingus Egg, Disciple of the Vault, Divine Intervention, Doomsday, Enlightened Tutor, Entomb, Fact or Fiction, Falling Star, Fastbond, Flash, Frantic Search, Gauntlet of Might, Gifts Ungiven, Goblin Lackey, Goblin Recruiter, Great Furnace, Gush, Hermit Druid, Hurkyl's Recall, Hypnotic Specter, Icy Manipulator, Imperial Seal, Ivory Tower, Jeweled Bird, Kird Ape, Land Tax, Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero, Lotus Petal, Mana Crypt, Mana Drain, Mana Vault, Maze of Ith, Merchant Scroll, Mind Twist, Mind's Desire, Mishra's Workshop, Mystical Tutor, Necropotence, Oath of Druids, Orcish Oriflamme, Personal Tutor, Ponder, Rebirth, Recall, Regrowth, Rishadan Port, Rukh Egg, Seat of the Synod, Sensei's Divining Top, Serendib Efreet, Skullclamp, Sol Ring, Squandered Resources, Strip Mine, Stroke of Genius, Tempest Efreet, Thawing Glaciers, Timmerian Fiends, Tinker, Tree of Tales, Trinisphere, Underworld Dreams, Vampiric Tutor, Vault of Whispers, Voltaic Key, Windfall, Worldgorger Dragon, and Zuran Orb.