Fetchlands Reprints are the Half-Life 3 of Magic

When they were spoiling Theros, development made a big deal out of how they would no longer print half cycles for allied or enemy only when talking about the scry lands. So if they do fetchlands , it's 99% cetain it will be the full cycle and not just onslaught fetchs. They could always surprise people and could have gone with manlands though which I've seen be played more and more.

Daymo:
When they were spoiling Theros, development made a big deal out of how they would no longer print half cycles for allied or enemy only when talking about the scry lands. So if they do fetchlands , it's 99% cetain it will be the full cycle and not just onslaught fetchs. They could always surprise people and could have gone with manlands though which I've seen be played more and more.

I wish they reprint the manland I love them.

Fetchlands are good if you have shocklands or even better the woundrous biland of ye olde magic otherwise they are not that interesting.

I would like a reprint of the filter land from Lorwyn/Shadowmoor

While WotC could very well reprint fetches in any number of supplemental products, like the next Commander set, this won't introduce that many new fetches into the wilds.

Nope. Nope nope nope. I really hope they do not do that. Some people might actually want to buy these commander decks for the commander decks, doing that will ensure that they're solely bought for the fetchlands and the resale value. Thankfully I'm pretty sure that WotC wouldn't do this for that exact reason.

I may be wrong, but I strongly suspect WotC is too worried about stepping on the toes of people selling the card to consider reprinting them. Even if they did, I'm not sure that would be a good thing at all. How much is the price going to drop? Down to $20 at the very lowest? If they're the only multicolored land you have access to, standard is going to get seriously expensive. I've been liking the trend of being able to buy a dual land for under $5, it would be nice if that continued

I think it's getting to the point that they NEED to re-print fetch-lands in a set. Maybe even make them also available in something like an event deck or other products either concurrently or close to that release. It's got to the stage where Wizards supports modern but the format is nearly as expensive as legacy because of land bases. That means the format is less likely to grow. With the prices we've seen recently it's getting towards panic stations for the price of some modern staple cards.

There aren't creatures like "True Name Nemesis" (which has actually tanked in value since people realized a LOT of people own one) that only work in one deck type. Fetches go in almost EVERY deck in their respective formats. A land base shouldn't be the bulk of the price of your decks.

There is also the problem some have brought up that if they did bring out fetches in a regular block or set product then it would be completely unaffordable and destroy any purpose that product originally had. It would be like having collectors item prices (like a from the vault) on a product meant to be part of normal play. Having it in a set is really the only way to go. It will also make people buy that set and lots of it.

The Almighty Aardvark:

While WotC could very well reprint fetches in any number of supplemental products, like the next Commander set, this won't introduce that many new fetches into the wilds.

Nope. Nope nope nope. I really hope they do not do that. Some people might actually want to buy these commander decks for the commander decks, doing that will ensure that they're solely bought for the fetchlands and the resale value. Thankfully I'm pretty sure that WotC wouldn't do this for that exact reason.

I may be wrong, but I strongly suspect WotC is too worried about stepping on the toes of people selling the card to consider reprinting them. Even if they did, I'm not sure that would be a good thing at all. How much is the price going to drop? Down to $20 at the very lowest? If they're the only multicolored land you have access to, standard is going to get seriously expensive. I've been liking the trend of being able to buy a dual land for under $5, it would be nice if that continued

We're seeing more and more modern staple reprints, which means they realize their base is becoming more players as a whole, making them more likely to reprint cards.

I agree with the "it'll happen when it happens" viewpoint, largely because I don't have as much use for the fetchlands as other players would. The chance of me building a deck for competitive Modern (and thus having more interest in fetchlands) is roughly the same as Time Walk returning to Standard. =P

If they do turn up in a set, and I happen to acquire one or more, they'll probably get traded off or sold. These days I only really play Magic at Prereleases - or against myself using proxied decks - so they'll be more of a hindrance than a help.

I'm in the situation of playing a Modern deck that's only expensive because of the fetches. If they reprinted I could finally lose the proxies and get what should be a two hundred quid deck completed. Modern as a format is too dependent on fetches not to reprint them soon or lose the format the way of Legacy.

Fetches will not be in KoT. See here: http://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/the-game/modern/554589-aaron-forsythe-no-fetchlands-anytime-soon

Basically, Magic R&D chief Aaron Forsythe said they want to reprint them, but the urgency of the reprint only became apparent recently, and there is a long turnaround time. I mean, MaRo said recently on his blog that design (though not development) is over on "blood", the set that will be released in fall 2015. That's 15 months away.

In fact, that's my guess as to when we'll see a fetchland reprint. It fits the time frame, and they won't take 10 land slots in a core set (that's a lot of space). They're also not very enticing to new players (core sets' target audience) because they cost life to play, and they won't see the interaction with shocks/ABUR duals, they would be disappointing to them.

Another thing: they will reprint all 10 fetches. MaRo has said repeatedly that they now believe that printing fixing for all 10 color pairs equally is better for the game then only priting half.

And it won't break modern. People believe it would break legacy when they printed the enemy fetches, but literally nothing changed. Jund will still generally need to lava axe itself to thoughtseize yourself on turn one.

Do we even need more fetchlands when we have cards like Market Festival?
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Evil Smurf:
Do we even need more fetchlands when we have cards like Market Festival?

I might remember that for FNM when I need to distract someone.

ForumSafari:

Evil Smurf:
Do we even need more fetchlands when we have cards like Market Festival?

I might remember that for FNM when I need to distract someone.

I'm glad I could help.

 

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