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Would y'all be interested in tracking cards' Oracle changes?

June 6, 2019 05:45:46 PM

Andrew Villarrubia
Judge (Level 2)

USA - South

Would y'all be interested in tracking cards' Oracle changes?

Hey folks! I maintain www.vensersjournal.com for policy and rules diffs. I've recently heard a small number of people asking about Oracle changes like Yawgatog used to do (https://www.yawgatog.com/resources/oracle-changes/).

Is this something you want and would actually use? Mostly just taking a poll to see if there's actually enough interest in this to make it worth the time investment. Thanks! :)

Edited Andrew Villarrubia (June 6, 2019 05:46:12 PM)

June 9, 2019 06:28:01 PM

Jorge Requesens
Judge (Level 3)

Iberia

Would y'all be interested in tracking cards' Oracle changes?

Hi Andrew!

Thanks for your work with the diffs! :-)

For me CR, IPG & MTR diffs are very useful. I don't use Oracle changes.

Regards ^^

June 9, 2019 07:44:22 PM

Bartłomiej Wieszok
Judge (Level 2), TLC, Tournament Organizer

Europe - Central

Would y'all be interested in tracking cards' Oracle changes?

I have similar attitude as Jorge. I want to know what is the difference between CR, IPG and MTR when they got updated since those are crucial to our work and knowing changes is vital there. However Oracle changes are not so often, not so important (most of them are non functional) and if I'm unsure about oracle text of a card I would be always interested in current text and not old ones.

June 10, 2019 05:52:47 AM

Isaac King
Judge (Level 2)

Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Would y'all be interested in tracking cards' Oracle changes?

I disagree that oracle changes are not often or important- there are multiple cards seeing standard play right now that have different oracle text than printed.

That said, due to the nature of the updates we get, I believe it's less useful to have a database of oracle changes. The update bulletin already lists them all, whereas it doesn't list the exact changes made to the rules.