Please note: The card images as they appear here are not as they will appear in Vintage Masters, which will use the modern card frames, Power Nine art from the Magic Online Cube, and new art for a number of cards. Actual card images will be posted soon.
Starting with Vintage Masters, an old favorite joins Magic Online. Originally printed in Arabian Nights, City in a Bottle introduces a unique and interesting effect. Notably, when it was originally printed, it specifically only recognized cards printed in the same expansion: Arabian Nights. Why was that? Arabian Nights was the only expansion at that point!
The Oracle text for this card now reads:
Whenever a nontoken permanent originally printed in the Arabian Nights expansion other than City in a Bottle is on the battlefield, its controller sacrifices it.
Players can't play cards originally printed in the Arabian Nights expansion.
The change that took place for the card is a subtle, but important, change. The new rules text now states that it only cares about cards which were originally printed in Arabian Nights, and it no longer cares about what the actual expansion symbol on the card is. This means that you can safely play your Arabian Nights Mountains against City in a Bottle, but you can't play your Ali from Cairo that was printed in Masters Edition IV or City of Brass printed in Modern Masters.
Since few players know all the cards this affects, we are creating a reference page that will help players understand which cards this effects on Magic Online when it comes time to play that City in a Bottle.
Arabian Nights cards online (including Vintage Masters)
Ali from Cairo
Bazaar of Baghdad
Bottle of Suleiman
City in a Bottle
City of Brass
Drop of Honey
Eye for an Eye
Island of Wak-Wak
Library of Alexandria
Old Man of the Sea
Ring of Ma'rûf
Arabian Nights cards not online
Army of Allah
Island Fish Jasconius
Sandals of Abdallah