Regarding WotC’s Recent Statement on Depictions of Racism

Throughout Magic’s history, there have been insensitive, bigoted, and stereotypical decisions made about set designs, card artwork, and Magic’s story. On June 10th, Wizards of the Coast announced their intent to ban a set of older Magic cards and adjust their presentation on Gatherer.

We fully support Wizards’ decision to discuss openly how these cards are not appropriate for Magic. However, we want to be clear that we also believe that these changes are minor gestures within a grander scope of issues in Magic and within Wizards of the Coast.

  • The Scryfall team supports calls for Wizards of the Coast to take strong, transparent steps to diversify and improve their hiring process, diversify their permanent and contracted staff, and to make inroads on shaping their company to better match the demographics they serve.

  • We support anyone speaking up about their positive or negative experiences with Wizards of the Coast, professional or otherwise.

  • The Scryfall team supports all efforts to elevate participation in our community from black and brown players and creators.

  • We want an inclusive future for Magic where often-marginalized voices are given space to flourish. And we want the community to continue to keep all organizations involved in Magic accountable for that future.

It is important that Wizards of the Coast continues to acknowledge their role in perpetuating systemic racism and confronts their prejudices and biases, as we all should as we strive for a more just and inclusive world.

What is Scryfall doing?

You can make arguments both for and against Scryfall as a “museum” and as a “public utility” of Magic knowledge. Our goal is still to be the most comprehensive search engine of Magic cards, and very few other sites have the same ability to archive Magic data like we can. We could set that goal aside in this instance and delete the images of these cards as Gatherer has done, but we believe keeping the images will enable people to understand and learn from this game’s past.

We will however work to divest ourselves from these cards and warn users about them:

  • These cards will no longer appear in most casual Scryfall searches, you must specifically search for their sets or their names, or add include:extras to your search terms.

  • Scryfall will be asking other search engines to de-index our pages for these cards.

  • Scryfall will no longer refer sales and web traffic for these cards.

  • Scryfall will no longer sync prices and store IDs for these cards. (Some of our partners have also already taken steps to remove these products for sale.)

  • When you look up these cards on Scryfall, you will now see an overlay that requires you to click through to view the card’s image.

  • We have also merged in the changes to Multiverse IDs and card legality

For Scryfall API developers, these specific technical points also apply:

  • These cards are now marked as Scryfall “extras”, so you must opt-in to receiving them with the include_extras flag where applicable.

  • We have added a new "content_warning": true field to these cards, so that downstream you can also decide how to properly handle them.

  • Cards with "content_warning": true will omit several sales URLs and prices.

Finally, we are listening to community feedback about these changes, and continuing to evolve our response as wider discussion happens. Nothing we’ve done here is necessarily final and permanent. Our site has always evolved with the community’s desires and we’ll continue to do so.

Supporting the Black Lives Matter movement

Members of the Scryfall team have made private contributions to nonprofits and fund drives supporting the BLM movement. We are also announcing that we plan to run a public fundraiser auction to benefit Black Lives Matter and Fair Fight .

The Scryfall team will be auctioning a complete collection of every basic land card, with all proceeds going to these two organizations. Please look for more news about the fundraiser very soon.

We love you,
The Scryfall Team

Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is now high-resolution. ⇢

Theros Beyond Death is now high resolution. ⇢

Salvat 2011 is now high resolution. ⇢

Throne of Eldraine is now high-resolution (mostly). ⇢

Core Set 2020 is now high-resolution. ⇢

Modern Horizons is now high-resolution. ⇢

War of the Spark is now high-resolution. ⇢

Ravnica Allegiance is now high-resolution. ⇢

Ultimate Masters is now high-resolution. ⇢

M19 Gift Pack is now high-resolution. ⇢

GRN Guild Kit is now high-resolution ⇢

Guilds of Ravnica is now high-resolution. ⇢

GRN Ravnica Weekend is now high-resolution. ⇢

Renaissance is now available. ⇢

Rinascimento is now available. ⇢

Commander 2018 is now high-resolution. ⇢

Commander Anthology Volume II is now high-resolution. ⇢

Core Set 2019 is now high-resolution. ⇢

Global Series Jiang Yanggu & Mu Yanling is now high-resolution ⇢

Signature Spellbook: Jace is now high-resolution ⇢

Battlebond is now high-resolution ⇢

Dominaria is now high-resolution. ⇢

Oracle text has been updated for the April 17 Dominaria rules change ⇢

1v1 Commander bans have been updated for the Apr 16 B&R annoucement ⇢

Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors is now high-resolution ⇢

Masters 25 is now high-resolution ⇢

142 cards mentioned in the early Dominaria release notes are now available ⇢

Commander Anthology is now high-resolution ⇢

Legacy Cube has been updated for the Feb 28 return ⇢

From the Vault: Transform is now high-resolution ⇢

XLN Treasure Chest is now high resolution ⇢

Modern bans have been updated for the Feb 12 B&R announcement ⇢

Penny Dreadful legality has been updated for their supplimental rotation ⇢

Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins is now high-resolution ⇢

Explorers of Ixalan is now high-resolution ⇢

Rivals of Ixalan is now high-resolution ⇢

Standard bans have been updated for the Jan 19 B&R announcement ⇢

Penny Dreadful has been rotated for the Rivals of Ixalan release ⇢

Silver-bordered cards now once again marked not legal for Commander ⇢

Unstable is now high-resolution ⇢

Iconic Masters is now high-resolution ⇢

Ixalan is now high-resolution ⇢

Commander 2017 is now high-resolution ⇢

Summer Magic / Edgar is now available ⇢

Modern Masters 2017 is now high resolution ⇢

Hour of Devastation is now available

All cards from Hour of Devastation (HOU) are now indexed. Find them with ++e:hou. Happy hunting!

Amonkhet is now high resolution ⇢

Renders for Vintage Masters are now high-resolution ⇢

You're nothing but maggots in the sand! Archenemy: Nicol Bolas is now available ⇢

Welcome Deck 2017 now available

All cards from Welcome Deck 2017 (W17) are now indexed. Find them with ++e:w17.

Amonkhet and Amonkhet Invocations now available

All cards from Amonkhet (AKH) and Amonkhet Invocations (MP2) are now available. Good luck on those trials… you’ll need it. 🌄

Planechase Anthology is now high-resolution ⇢

Modern Masters 2017 now available

All cards from Modern Masters 2017 (MM3) are now indexed. Find them with ++e:mm3. Happy hunting!

Legendary Cube and You Make the Cube now available

All cards from the MTGO prize sets Legendary Cube (PZ1) and You Make the Cube (PZ2) are now indexed. 📦😎

Kaladesh Inventions is now high-resolution ⇢

Aether Revolt is now high-resolution ⇢

Magic Online theme decks now available

We’ve archived two older Magic Online sets: Theme Decks (TD0) and Mirrodin Pure vs. New Phyrexia (TD2). Find them with ++e:td0 and ++e:td2 These also have high-res images!

Friday Night Magic reorganized with high-res images

Friday Night Magic promos have been organized into yearly sets, and now include high-resolution images. See them all with ++b:fnm

Plane, Scheme, and Phenomenon cards marked “extra”

Plane, Scheme, and Phenomenon cards have been hidden from default results. You must now specifically search for their sets or types. See the docs for more info.

Commander 2016 now available

Complete Commander 2016 information is available. Try ++e:c16.