2014 is already off with a bang. Just when you thought it was time to get revved up for Born of the Gods spoiler season, the mothership (and notable Twitter prankster @mtgaaron) decided it was time to frame the issues that will be facing Magic in core set Magic 2015. I am sure by now most of you Internet wheelers and dealers have read all about it, but just in case here, is the announcement.
Big Daddy Forsythe highlighted several key changes in his article, so let’s jump right in and see our tweeters first reactions . . .
I don't mind the new card look, I really don't like the thinner border or font though— Jon Johnson (@jjflipped) January 6, 2014
@WalkThePlanes That cardname font is weeeeeird— jon corpora (@feb31st) January 6, 2014
2) If you're going to holo-stamp, do it on every card, not just Rare/Mythic. Huge uniformity break that will drive people like me insane— James Clarke (@Fenaris) January 6, 2014
The new card design seems fine. Black space seems a little excessive and the authentication egg could be more elegant. @wizards_magic— Kranny (@kstube) January 6, 2014
@cavemankellen the border at the bottom is a little weird but we'll get used to it Biggest problem is the Foil watermark only on R/M not C/U— RealEvilGenius (@RealEvilGenius) January 6, 2014
Like $100 bills, new rare Magic cards will have an authenticating strip to reduce counterfeiting. Cards are basically money. #nosurprise— Travis Limbert (@TRenewer) January 6, 2014
The Collector Info
@PVDDR New card frame clearly evolved from someone in their 40's trying to read the collectors info on a red card.— Brian David-Marshall (@Top8Games) January 6, 2014
My favorite part of the new #mtg frame? Language indicator with collector info. Finally I will be able to tell if a card is T or S Chinese!— Don Wiggins (@TheSundry) January 6, 2014
@mtgaaron Agree. Big one is the rarity letter. I'm not color-blind, but I assume that it helps anyone who is.— Ari Lax (@armlx) January 6, 2014
Decreased Border Size
Do not like the new card face - shocking I know. Legitimately Decipher-esque.— Nina Illingworth (@CardboardWitch) January 6, 2014
Things I don't care about: Card Frame changes.— Robert Chesley (@urzishra) January 6, 2014
New card face makes me a sad panda.— Zvi Mowshowitz (@TheZvi) January 6, 2014
@MarcelMTG It appears as though they lessened the opacity on the textbox overlay to show more of the background texture.— TheProxyGuy (@TheProxyGuy) January 6, 2014
Oh, and If We Are Putting our Wishes Out There for Wizards to See . . .
My wish list for M15. Lands that people want. Day of Judgement, Zombies, more hexproof, more protection creatures, bolt, path, 10 walkers.— Joel Niddrie (@JoelNiddrie) January 6, 2014
. . . I Wish for Magic 2015 to Tinker me an Angel!
If you didn’t give a hoot about the card frame changes, here are a few other topics that popped up around the big Magic 2015 reveal:
So garruck is the face of m15 and it looks like he is still cursed. Interesting. New green/black garruck maybe? pic.twitter.com/YRAgEW3PtE— Matthew Beverly (@MattyStudios) January 6, 2014
@JackLacroix cannot wait to pair it with Wheel of Fortune in CMDR.— RealEvilGenius (@RealEvilGenius) January 6, 2014
@JackLacroix so you want to play Waste Not in legacy to pair it with Hymn? No Jack. Just no.— RealEvilGenius (@RealEvilGenius) January 6, 2014