Happy Sunday MTG peeps,
Today, the semi-finals are starting at the 2014 World Championships and most Magic: the Gathering players are glued to their monitors to see who is victorious in this great tournament.
A rather exciting and important announcement was made by Wizards of the Coast only about an hour ago on the streaming coverage provided by Twitch TV. In this, the very next Modern Masters release was announced. Although perhaps not our fav format, we've been loving tinkering with Modern format and have amassed a small collection of the staples over the past few years from MTG Mint Card. It appears that this year's set, like the previous year's will have a number of cards the designers have included which will lend itself rather well to drafting. The biggest initial complaint from the community is that although the print run is limited, it would not be as limited as that of the the previous Modern Masters - the issue was the MSRP of $10, a solid increase from from $7.
From the previewed art, it looks like we can expect Etched Champion. They've also previewd Emrakul (the Aeons Torn). In fact, it appears that all cards may be reprints with an opportunity to get that hard to find card you may have been looking for. Anywhoos - let's get to the announcement -
Draft Like A Master
Modern Masters (2015 Edition) takes players back to some of the most remarkable planes from recent history, including Zendikar, Mirrodin, Ravnica, Lorwyn, Kamigawa, and Alara. Featuring new artwork on a number of cards, every card in Modern Masters can be added to your favorite Modern-format decks. But first, enjoy a fresh Limited experience that combines some of Magic's most iconic cards in new ways.
Every box of Modern Masters (2015 Edition) contains 24 booster packs—each with 15 randomly inserted game cards, including one premium card in every pack—making it perfect for exciting draft play.
Set Name: Modern Masters (2015 Edition)
Number of Cards: 249
Release Date: May 22, 2015
Twitter Hashtag: #MTGMM2015
Initial Concept and Game Design: Erik Lauer (lead), Ben Hayes, and Ken Nagle
Final Game Design and Development: Tom LaPille (lead), Ben Hayes, Max McCall, and Adam Prosak
Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese Simplified
Modern Masters (2015 Edition) will be releasing on Magic Online May 29. The digital MSRP will be $6.99. It will not be available for redemption.
Additionally, to celebrate the second Modern Masters set, we're running a triple Grand Prix weekend, May 30–31, 2015, in the following cities:
Las Vegas, Nevada
All three Grand Prix will run Modern Masters Limited, with Sealed on Days One and Two and a Top 8 Draft.