Purple was revealed as the sixth color of Magic on stream

Circulating the web right now is a clip from Channel Fireball showcasing a new card back with six colors instead of the traditional five. The hype is real, but is Purple really going to happen?
The whole ordeal happened during a Twitch stream where Maria Bartholdi‏ showcased the new Sol Ring promo card for the viewers. Observant viewer @TheMaverickGal noticed something weird about the back of the card before the reveal happened. It clearly had an extra Purple color!

Interesting card back…

So it really did happen, multiple people starting speculating, retweeting and got hyped. Tolarian Community College jumped in and retweeted the news too and it started gaining real traction all over social media.

Twitch Clip can be seen here

Purple has been discussed before

Wizards have been talking about the sixth color of MTG earlier. Back in Planar Chaos, it was going to be added as a color between blue and black making it WUPBRG. It was intended to only be in that one set, but in the end, they decided to not follow through with it. The reason was that they did not want players to get invested in the color and then never be able to update their purple decks. 

Read more about their intent on making Purple in the following article: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/color-purple-2007-01-29 

Purple would open up a lot of cool possibilities and be a refreshing addition to the established color wheel, but it does sound like a really hard challenge with how balanced the game is right now. We also “recently” got Colorless cards in Battle for Zendikar which do kind of represent a sixth option in the color wheel. So it is also a bit weird for them to go in that direction now.

Fake News?

Maria did comment on the thread with the following

His post can be seen here: https://www.deviantart.com/lordnyriox/art/Magic-the-Gathering-Six-Color-Card-Back-640666595 

So, unfortunately, this is all because of a goof when googling for a  card back image to use for their Sol Ring Promo, which does look amazing by the way. Oh well, it was a fun little hype train to jump on even if just for a little while. What do you think about a new color? and what mechanism would it have?

Source: https://aetherhub.com/Article/Wizards-just-revealed-Purple-as-the-sixth-color-of-Magic-by-a-mistake

Capcom secret-reveals ‘Project Battle,’ a Capcom card battling game

So, this one really came out of nowhere! Just last night, video game personality Maximilian Doodstreamed an early build of a brand new Capcom game called Project Battle. This is a card battling game where you play using classic Capcom characters like Ryu and Mega Man X. Franchises shown off in the stream include Street Fighter, Mega Man, Darkstalkers, Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Devil May Cry, and probably more. No platforms, pricing, or even a final name for Project Battle have been revealed yet.

YouTube channel Duel Links Meta is revealing details about how the game plays though, which you can view below. The game seems comparable to Hearthstone. You select a Capcom character, each of which has three special abilities. Then you build a 30-card deck. The short, 1:48 video describes it a lot better than I can, because the truth is I’ve never played of any these digital card battlers.

Apparently, in these previews Project Battle is being played on a custom emulator that demonstrates how Capcom would desire the game to look. So this game is genuinely very early in its development.

Well, in any case, consider my curiosity piqued. Capcom has a bunch of beloved franchises (Mega Man!), and I might consider knocking them around in a card battling format.

Stay tuned for more developments, and check out images below.

‘MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION’ POWERS UP ‘DRAGON BALL SUPER’

Bandai has revealed details for the Dragon Ball Super Card Game: Magnificent Collection.

The Magnificent Collection will be available in two separate editions, one featuring Gogeta and the other featuring Broly. Each comes with a deck comprised of reprints with a new look similar to Event Pack cards. The Gogeta and Broly Leader Cards have new art and feature the same silver foiling and finish as tournament pack cards.

Each version contains two copies of 18 new non-foil promo cards, for a total of 36 cards. Each set will include five of the 18 promos randomly included in foil, for a total of 41 promo cards in all.

Each set contains a total of 92 cards. There are 6 sets per box, and 4 boxes per case.

Dragon Ball Super Card Game: Magnificent Collection releases in October and has an MSRP of $39.99.

Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/43419/magnificent-collection-powers-up-dragon-ball-super

‘FINAL FANTASY TCG: OPUS IX COLLECTION BOOSTER – LORDS AND CHAOS’

‘FINAL FANTASY TCG: OPUS IX COLLECTION BOOSTER – LORDS AND CHAOS’

Plus Prerelease Kit

Posted by Nicole Bunge on May 16, 2019 @ 3:36 pm CT

Square Enix will release Final Fantasy Trading Card Game: Opus IX Collection on July 19.

The Final Fantasy TCG: Opus IX Booster -Lords and Chaos set will include cards of the franchise’s most iconic Boss characters from Final Fantasy IV, VI, VII, XIV, XIV Morbius Final Fantasy and more. Original, exclusive art from Final Fantasy series artists will be included in this booster. The set will include 16 full art cards. The set includes 48 Common, 36 Rare, 26 Hero, 14 Legend, and 140 Premium cards. Each booster pack includes 12 cards, inclusive of 1 Premium foil card.  For collectors, the Buy-A-Box program will include a full art promo featuring Final Fantasy XIV antagonist Nael van Darnus.

The Final Fantasy TCG: Opus IX Pre-Release Kit will be available for pre-release events held from Saturday July 13 – Friday July 19. The kit will include 6 Opus IX booster packs and two exclusive items: a Gunslinger PR-053 card and card sleeves.

Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/43227/final-fantasy-tcg-opus-ix-collection-booster-lords-chaos

New UFS Mexhanics with Seventh Cross

OFFICIAL UFS LGR GAUGE RULES

I.3.7 Gauge

I.3.7.1 Gauge grants the ability “E: If this attack deals X or more damage, search your deck and
discard pile for a character card that shares a name with your starting character and add it to your
staging area. X equals the rating of the Gauge keyword granting this ability.”

OFFICIAL UFS LGR FREEZE RULES

K.4.5 To “freeze” a card is to create the assigned rule effect “That card does not ready during the next
Ready Step.”

K.4.5.1 A “frozen” card is any card with this effect assigned to it.

Source: https://jascogames.com/seventh-cross-brings-new-mechanics-to-ufs-the-latest-update-to-the-ufs-lgr-is-now-live/

JAPANESE ALTERNATE-ART PLANESWALKERS

War of the Spark is all about Planeswalkers. With 36 different characters represented, the set truly showcases an all-out war for the fate of the Multiverse being fought on Ravnica.

We wanted to do something special to commemorate this event in Japan, so we worked with Japanese artists to create alternate-art versions of every planeswalker in the set. All 36 planeswalkers in War of the Spark were reimagined beautifully by artists well-known throughout Japan, including Yoshitaka Amano!

These alternate versions appear randomly in Japanese-language War of the Spark boosters, replacing the regular version of the planeswalker in the pack 50% of the time. We’ve made Japanese boosters available to retailers around the world, so you can find them nearby wherever you live.

These cards will also be available in Wizards Play Network promo packs during the Core Set 2020 play season, appearing in roughly 1:4 of packs. The alternate-art planeswalkers have only been printed in Japanese, but will appear in promo packs around the world.

Source:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/japanese-alternate-art-planeswalkers-2019-04-22?fbclid=IwAR0jFpEYkE-CJiK0AintkIN7xPXRehFphFP6HUKwVaHwiKg0XpdaR3l5FF0