My apologies for starting this discussion... "I" was the one who suggested Legends was more a "standalone" than an expansion... That was strictly based on the size of it in comparison to normal expansions. It was also meant strictly for the purposes of this format. I did not mean to imply that WotC ever thought of it as standalone. As has been mentioned - Standalone was the original name for "Block". It was Richard Garfield's intent (in Ice Age) to use a different cardback and thus create a completely seperate game from his original one. That idea was scrapped and never heard of again... Eventually they came up with the "Block" - and then with Type 1 vs Type 2 tournaments - and eventually Type 1.5... These were the forebearers of Standard, Extended, Legacy, and Vintage.... However, as Spidey pointed out, it was unlikely Legends would have been chosen anyway... While there are a few very good cards in the set (Underworld Dreams & Mana Drain as 2 examples) - it's mostly junk... Well, unless you count the Master of the Hunt deck I *almost* made... Again, let's get back to deckbuilding.