- Feb 16, 2018
more reserved list woesstar city games https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/dt9ny0/additional_transparency_regarding_the_2020_scg/ said:The truth of Legacy is that the format has gotten smaller over the past few years. This is not due to the health of the format, or because we (as a business) want the format to head in that direction. The fact is that as a format, accessibility and affordability of cards is a huge factor. A decade ago, a Near Mint Badlands was $29.99 and an Underground Sea was $59.99. Today, those cards cost a literal 10x more (Badlands at $299.99 and Underground Sea at $599.99).
The existence of the Reserve List (https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Reserved_List) has stifled the ability for Legacy to grow as a format. Without any ability for some of the most expensive and crucial cards in the format to see reprint (most notably Dual Lands), it’s extremely difficult for new players to enter Legacy.
With the introduction of Pioneer, we felt that now was finally the time to move away from Legacy as a main SCG tour format. Pioneer is a format that immediately has struck a chord with the greater Magic community, and has a lot of room for growth. While I personally feel badly that Legacy is being cut as being a SCG Open or SCG Team Open format, it’s something that (by solely business metrics) should have happened 2-3 years ago.