The MTG Community - A Great Time for Legacy [Edward Eng - Battlemage, Level 41]

As mentioned in my latest Financial Picks - MTG Hit List article, I'd talk about how it's a great time to get into Legacy even with the recent SCG announcement. First of all, the format isn't going to die. With the exception of Vintage, Legacy is one of the only 'pure' Constructed Magic formats. The gameplay intricacies are immensely deep. And people will continue to love playing the format.

Yes, SCG has taken away some support of the format. But they're still going to have 5k Legacy Premier IQs at every Open. And yes, they're changing the prize payout structure. But I'm pretty sure SCG will have great prizes on the wall.

SCG is a business. They know what they're doing. They want to move more product. And besides, what do you normally do when you win cash from tournaments? You buy more Magic stuff (i.e. cards, accessories, tournament entries). It's not like you're living off of cash wins to pay for your car, school, house, or whatever. And if you're actually doing that, then you probably shouldn't be playing Magic.

Additionally, people are panic-dumping their Legacy cards. Thus, if you have extra cash or trades, I'd pick up Legacy staples on the cheap. As Warren Buffet said, "Be fearful when people are greedy. And be greedy when people are fearful." This is a perfect opportunity to put his words into action.

Aside from picking up cheap Legacy staples, I also suggest grinding the Legacy Premier IQs. If you do, I'm sure you'll gain a lot of value from the prize wall in light of all the people who think the format will die.

As for me, I recently came back to the game. And I just started playing Legacy. Some cards were around in the 90s when I was young, but the format wasn't there at the time. I played in the last SCG Invitational (Legacy / Standard) and it was a blast! And I intend to play more Legacy going forward. So I hope to see you at the tables at the upcoming Legacy Grand Prix.

Peace, love, and have fun…

Edward Eng


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