There are a lot of sets that are "Modern legal" for Magic: The Gathering. Considering the format goes all the way back to 2003, that makes sense. The thing is, Magic: The Gathering goes all the way back to 1993 and there are a whopping 36 that aren't legal in the format (we're counting the core sets as one set in our math). Add onto that all of the non-modern supplemental sets that have come out since such as Commander and Conspiracy, and we're talking about some 45 or so non-modern legal sets. That's quite a lot.
Thankfully, the fine folks at Wizards of the Coast have a solution with the recently-announced Modern Horizons. The 254-card set is the game's first straight-to-modern solution and WotC is making use of that by making all of the set's reprinted cards from sets that are not Modern legal. That said, we here at GeekNifty thought it'd be neat to take a look at each of those non-Modern legal sets and pick one reasonable, non-Reserve List card to include in Modern Horizons.
Are all of our picks amazing? No. And that'd by design. As much as we'd like to see a bunch of powerful and high demand cards, we're trying to think like WotC and figure out what cards we'd put in the set if we were them.
Check out what we've decided upon:
Modern Horizons is scheduled for release June 14 (June 13 on Magic Online) in traditional 15-card boosters that include one rare, three uncommons, ten commons, and one basic land.
What non-Modern reprints do you hope to see in the set? Let us know in the comments below!