The dates and rewards for the Chaos Impact Sneak Preview have been announced in the European Official Websites.
By participating, you get 5 packs of the new set, as well as an Ultra Rare promo of Gladiator Beast Vespasius.
Playmats featuring the cover card, Firewall Dragon Darkfluid, will also be randomly awarded.
Players will be able to destroy their own cards to Summon Monsters, and a new Level-8 fiend absorbs opponents’ Monsters as Link Material. Other highlights include support for Marincess, new Gladiator Beasts including one that negates all Monster effects, and new cards for decks Aromage, Dinowrestler, Evil Eye, Salamangreat, Tenyi, and more.
Chaos Impact’s 100 cards include 48 commons, 28 rares, 14 super rares, 10 ultra rares, and eight secret rares. Name and content are tentative as of this date.
Legend Story Studios will release Flesh and Blood: Welcome to Rathe, the first set for a new trading card game, into retail stores in the US, Australia, and New Zealand on October 11. This game has been in development for seven years, but is now ready for a full retail release, the company said in an announcement.
Flesh and Blood is set in the fantasy world of Rathe, where players equip various hero cards with weapons and armor to do battle against each other. The first Flesh and Blood set, Welcome to Rathe, includes four heroes to start: Dorinthea Ironsong (Warrior), Bravo, Showstopper (Guardian), Rhinar, Reckless Rampage, and Katsu, the Wanderer (Ninja). The game features a unique resource system that allows players to play out their full hands on each turn, and gameplay that rewards player skill over luck of the draw.
Legendary Story Studios will offer Flesh and Blood organized play programs for retailers in an effort to build play communities. They are also planning an international tournament circuit, dubbed The Calling, with cash prize pools.
Flesh and Blood: Welcome to Rathe will come in 66-card pre-constructed Hero Decks which will retail for $10.99, and 15-card booster packs which are priced at $3.49. Boosters are packaged into 24-count displays which is enough to support an eight-person draft pod.
Wizards of the Coast revealed the names the new Standard-legal Magic: The Gathering sets scheduled to be released in 2020. The announcement was made on their Twitter after a Throne of Eldraine spoiler countdown.
In Q1, Magic: The Gathering players will be returning to Theros, the planewalker Gideon’s antiquity-themed home plane. Gideon was killed in the War of the Spark timeline, so the title of the set, Theros: Beyond Death, might be an allusion to a plotline to rescue him from the underworld.
Q2 will see the release of a new plane, Ikoiria: Lair of the Behemoths. According to Mark Rosewater, Magic’s lead designer, “It’s a monster world!” where players will get to make their own monsters.
Core 2021 will hit stores in Q3, and it is expected to be akin to their yearly base sets.
Finally, Zendikar Rising is set for Q4. The Eldrazi are gone from Zendikar, and now, the native inhabitants take shape on a plane of adventure.
Wizards of the Coast unveiled its Throne of Eldraine Holiday Gift Bundle, a holiday gift package, to hit retail stores on November 15. This will be the second time in three years that Wizards of the Coast has repackaged its holiday product since doing away with the Holiday Gift Boxes during the Kaladesh cycle (see “Rolling for Initiative–‘Magic: The Gift Pack’ – Why the Change?”).
The new Throne of Eldraine Holiday Gift Bundle comes with the following: 20 regular basic lands, 20 foil basic lands, 10 Throne of Eldraine Draft Booster packs, a foil alt-art bundle promo card, an oversized Spindown life counter, and a Collector Booster. This product will also feature ‘special packaging’, which has not been revealed.
The biggest sales point for the Throne of Eldraine Holiday Gift Bundle for brick-and-mortar stores is that each bundle will come with a Collector Booster. The Collector Boosters are aimed at Magic players who want higher-end cards for their decks, and these boosters come loaded with collectible special frame and foil cards (see “Wizards of the Coast Unveils ‘Throne of Eldraine’ Product Line”). Collector Boosters are intended to be high demand products, and their inclusion in the Bundle is designed to drive sales over the Holiday season.
Ultra PRO will release their second series of seven Magic: The Gathering: War of the Spark Alternate Art Play Mats, featuring Planeswalker art by Japanese artists, in November.
These play mats showcase the popular alternate art found on Planeswalker cards in the Japanese edition of the War of the Spark packs and in Core 2020 Edition Prize packs. These six play mats have the art for the following planeswalkers on them: Vraka, Tamiyo, Ugin, Ral Zarek, Arlinn Kord, and Ashiok. The most notable art piece in this round of play mats is the rendition of Taimyo done by well-known manga illustrator Fuzichoco (R.O.D. Rehabilitation).
Each mat is 24′ by 13.5″, has a soft fabric top, and non-slip rubber backing. The Magic: The Gathering: War of the Spark Alternate Art Play Mats will retail at $21.99.
Wizards of the Coast unveiled the product line for Magic: The Gathering – Throne of Eldraine which will be released on October 6. Here are all the listed products:
Throne of Eldraine Planeswalker Decks. Planeswalker decks are for players who want to learn basic strategies for Magic: The Gathering. There are two different Planeswalker decks that come in a display of six. Each deck comes with a foil Planeswalker card not found in booster packs, 1 ready-to-play 60-card deck, 2 Throne of Eldraine booster packs, 1 strategy insert, and 1 MTG Arena code card (code card available only in certain regions).
Throne of Eldraine Booster Packs and Booster Displays. Standard booster packs come with 15 cards with different rarities: 1 mythic rare or rare, 4 uncommons, 8 commons, 1 land, and 1 token. Throne of Eldraine features additional borderless planeswalkers, extended art frame cards, and showcase frames as chase cards in the set. A display of boosters comes with 36 packs.
Throne of Eldraine Bundle. The Bundle, formerly called “Fat Packs,” comes with an array of Throne of Eldraine products. The newest rendition of the Bundle includes 10 Throne of Eldraine booster packs, 20 foil land pack, 20 regular land pack, 1 foil promo card, 1 oversized spindown life counter, 2 reference cards, and 1 reusable card storage box.
Throne of Eldraine Prerelease Pack. Available to retailers for prerelease events through distributors. Prerelease packs will come 18 packs per case. Each pack contains 6 Throne of Eldraine booster packs, 1 foil promo-stamped rare or mythic rare from Throne of Eldraine, 1 spindown life counter, and 1 MTG Arena code card (code card available only in certain regions).
Throne of Eldraine Theme Booster. The Theme Boosters are centered around a specific mana color of cards. There are five Theme Booster colors; two of each type come in a display. Each Theme Booster contains 35 cards from Throne of Eldraine and 1 rare or mythic rare.
Brawl Decks. This new product type is a ready-to-play deck for the Brawl format. There are four decks. Each deck has seven Standard-legal cards otherwise unavailable in Throne of Eldraine booster packs. Brawl Decks come with the following: 60-card singleton deck, the seven exclusive Throne of Eldraine cards, one foil legendary creature card, 1 Life Wheel, and 1 strategy insert.
Throne of Eldraine Collector Booster. An entirely new premium booster pack geared more toward collectors and players looking to “bling out” their decks. Each pack comes with 15 cards from Throne of Eldraine: one rare or mythic rare with extended art, one foil rare or mythic rare, nine foil commons or uncommons, three special frame cards, one ancillary card (cards not found in traditional boosters, such as the Buy-a-Box promo), and one foil token.
The 3 World Premiere cards that will be introduced in the Gold Sarcophagus tin have been revealed. As a refresher, you get 1 of these 3 cards in your tin, and they are all Prismatic Secret Rare.
TN19-EN014 Dark Ruler No More Normal Spell Card Negate the effects of all face-up monsters your opponent currently controls, until the end of this turn, also, for the rest of this turn after this card resolves, your opponent takes no damage. Neither player can activate monster effects in response to this cards’ activation.
TN19-EN013 Nibiru, The Primal Being 11 stars LIGHT Rock-Type Effect 3000/600 During the Main Phase, if your opponent Normal or Special Summoned 5 or more monsters this turn (Quick Effect): You can Tribute as many face-up monsters on the field as possible, and if you do, Special Summon this card from your hand, then Special Summon 1 “Primal Being Token” (Rock/LIGHT/Level 11/ATK ?/DEF ?) to your opponent’s field. (This Token’s ATK/DEF become the combined original ATK/DEF of the Tributed monsters.) You can only use this effect of “Nibiru, the Primal Being” once per turn.
TN19-EN012 Dimension Shifter 6 star DARK Spellcaster-Type Effect 1200/2200 If you have no cards in your GY (Quick Effect): You can send this card from your hand to the GY: until the end of the next turn, any card sent to the GY is banished instead.