Me acabo de levantar ahora mismo... (no es por restregarle nada a los que no tienen puente)... y tras bostezar me topo con una importante noticia que, a mi entender, es una muy, muy buena noticia: no hay cambios en la lista de prohibidas y restringidas de Legacy (y en general de casi todos los formatos).
Standard, Extended, Legacy, Vintage, Shards of Alara Block Constructed
En la web de Wizards podéis ver el anuncio oficial y la explicación, que a muchos nos satisface plenamente (no tanto así a otros).
We do not often get the chance to see Legacy played at high-level events. The last time we saw it was the team rounds at last year's World Championships, so we were excited to see the results of Grand Prix–Chicago. We were nervous going into the event because cards like Lion's Eye Diamond and Dark Ritual still roamed free. Magic developer Erik Lauer expressed his fear that the tournament would end up being a fight to the death between Dark Ritual and Force of Will where nothing else could compete. [?????]
Happily, this is not what happened. The results of Grand Prix–Chicago suggest that Legacy is in fact wide open. The Top 8 contained three decks each that played Dark Ritual and Force of Will, but there were significant variations among those sets of three decks, and another two players made it to the elimination rounds with neither of those two cards.
I spent some time perusing the top 128 decklists and got lost in an endless sea of variety. There were plenty of blue decks, but everyone disagreed about what they were supposed to play alongside their Force of Wills, Brainstorms, and Dazes. Some played Phyrexian Dreadnought and Stifle to win the game with. Others played Tarmogoyf, sometimes with Dark Confidant. Some eschewed creatures almost entirely and instead played Standstill alongside Mishra's Factory and Mutavault. Some players even went tribal with Faeries or Merfolk.
Of course, that's just the blue decks, and there were plenty of other decks running around. Non-blue tribes were represented by Goblins and Elves. There were decks built around both Life from the Loam and Survival of the Fittest. Some decks with as many as 43 lands were played on Day 2, as were storm combo decks with as few as 13. We are excited about the format's variety and how it plays, and we look forward to supporting it with more high-level events in the future.
En fin, me quedo con esta última frase: "Estamos emocionados con la variedad del formato y de cómo funciona, y tenemos ganas de apoyarlo con más eventos de alto nivel en el futuro." Les tomo la palabra a los de Wizards. La verdad es que no cabe hacerse ilusiones, pero bueno, quién sabe, a lo mejor dos GP de Legacy al año es un objetivo factible.
Llevamos una semana hablando del formato y en general hay una mayoría de jugadores que opinan que el formato está bien como está, aunque a algunos Tarmogoyf les resulte demasiado frecuente y a algunos menos les parezca perjudicial.
Ahora el formato seguirá una evolución tranquila y normal durante el resto del año y creo que no habrá grandes sobresaltos salvo por aquello que nos puedan aportar las nuevas colecciones.
Un saludo y buenos días o buenas tardes.
EDITADO: Tenía que ponerlo
Giancarlo se muestra conforme con el anuncio de Wizards...