A Week Of MTG Announcements Summed Up!
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Wizards of the Coast have been making big announcements every day this week and now we can tell you all about each of them via a quick (and hopefully helpful) summary. So sit back and enjoy!
- Starting in 2018, blocks will be removed from Magic design and all Magic sets will be created as large (249+ cards) stand alone sets, drafted by themselves. Sets may still overlap mechanics and story elements, but will no longer be tied together.
- Core Sets are returning, starting with the Magic 2019 core set in July 2018.
- Ixalan and its second set: ‘Rivals of Ixalan‘ will be a set based in a jungle world inhabited by Dinosaurs and Pirates. The gorgon planeswalker Vraska is making a return as a Pirate lord, sailing the high seas of the plane!
- Explorers of Ixalan will be an out-of-the-box multiplayer experience available from November 24th, 2017
- Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins will be arriving November 10th, 2017
- From the Vault: Transform will be arriving November 24th, 2017, featuring some of the most famous transforming cards in the game (such as double-faced cards).
- The expansion after the Ixalan block will be returning to Magic’s original setting: Dominaria! Releasing April 28th, 2018!
- As a part of Magic’s 25th anniversary celebration, there will be special 25th anniversary Masters 25 set launching March 16th, 2018, featuring some of the best cards in Magic’s long 25-year history!
- The third silver-bordered set is finally coming! Unstable (following on from Unglued and Unhinged) will be launching December 8th, 2017, just in time for Christmas!
- Aetherworks Marvel is now banned in Standard!
- The general structure of the Pro Tour is being changed for 2018, but most importantly, there will be a 25th anniversary Pro Tour in 2018 which will be a Team Trios event!
- Hour of Devastation spoilers have begun! Check out our website for more details and preorder the latest singles as they are announced!
That’s certainly a lot to digest! Magic is evolving a lot going into its 25th year, so stay with us here at Manaleak.com throughout it all!