The Best Variant Cards in Core Set 2021

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Since the introduction of Collector Boosters with the release of Throne of Eldraine, Magic collectors and art buffs have added some new crown jewels to their collections. Each major expansion brings new borderless and alternate-art cards for us to collect, admire, and add to our decks. Looking for the coolest cards in Core Set 2021? Let’s take a tour through …

Tribal Cards to Add to Your Jumpstart Pack

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Getting into Magic can be a chicken-and-egg situation: you can’t play without a deck, but how do you build a deck without knowing what any cards do? The upcoming Jumpstart set solves this issue in a fun and natural way, meaning this might be the best product ever for teaching new players! Jumpstart gives curious first-timers their titular boost by …

The Best Reprints in Core Set 2021

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Nothing like the advent of a new spoiler season to remind us how fast 2020 is speeding by! Core Set 2021 is an important one: it’s coming at a time of significant change in competitive Magic, and it’s the last set to release before the next Standard rotation. That makes it something of a signpost for where Wizards of the …

What are Core Sets?

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Magic: the Gathering is a complex game, and there’s a lot to learn with the release of each new set. But if you’re ever feeling lost, Magic‘s core sets are here for you. Let’s take a look at the history of core sets and what makes them an accessible starting point for new players. What is a Core Set? Magic‘s …

Planeswalkers in Core Set 2021

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Whenever a new set is released, many players look to the new Planeswalkers for deck-building inspiration. That’s not surprising: Planeswalkers are often the flashiest and most powerful cards in a set, so it is only natural to try and maximize their effectiveness.  It’s still reasonably early in Core Set 2021 preview season, with many exciting cards still yet to be …

Jumpstart

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Do you find building Magic: The Gathering decks to be challenging or time-consuming? Do you ever wish you could just open a pack of cards and play? Check out Jumpstart, a brand-new Magic: The Gathering play experience, coming July 17, 2020! What is Jumpstart? Jumpstart is a new Magic: The Gathering variant that makes it easier than ever before to …

Core Set 2021

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Each summer, Magic: The Gathering releases a new Core Set to provide an easy entry point for new and returning players. Core Sets are full of reprints of old favorite cards — perhaps even some you might remember if you played years ago. Their draft environments strike a balance between simplicity and complexity, providing a good first experience and plenty …

Preconstructed Decks for New Magic Players

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When you first learn to play Magic: The Gathering, building your first deck can be daunting. If you’ve only played a handful of games, you may not have enough cards in your collection to put a full deck together. And even if you were lucky enough to inherit some spare cards from friends, you may be stymied by decision paralysis …

Double Masters

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Masters sets are back, and they’re double the fun! Wizards recently announced Double Masters: a new Magic set coming August 7, 2020. Like previous Masters sets, Double Masters‘ card pool consists entirely of reprints from throughout Magic‘s history, compiled to provide a Cube-like draft experience. Here’s what we know so far about this exciting new set. What’s In a Pack? …

Ikoria Ability Counters

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Keyword abilities have existed since Magic: The Gathering‘s inception. If you’ve played the game enough, you’re likely familiar with terms like “trample,” “lifelink,” and “deathtouch.” Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths introduced a new twist on the keyword abilities we know and love. While creatures in Magic still have keyword abilities natively, they can also gain those abilities via ability counters. Like …