From 2006-2007, Magic: The Gathering released three sets that would change the game as we know it. Time Spiral, Planar Chaos, and Future Sight celebrated the past, present, and future of Magic, with throwbacks to classic cards, twists on popular themes, and inventive new designs that foreshadowed where the game might be headed.
If you weren’t around to experience the original Time Spiral block, you can relive the Magic with the upcoming set Time Spiral Remastered. Set to release on March 19, 2021, Time Spiral Remastered will bring together some of the greatest hits of this influential period in the game’s history.
Time Spiral Remastered is available for preorder now at Card Kingdom. We’ll be updating this page as the Time Spiral Remastered release approaches to provide you with the most up-to-date information on this product.
What is a “Remastered” Set?
Time Spiral Remastered will be the first “remastered” set created for tabletop play. Previously, Wizards of the Coast has rereleased cards from Tempest block on Magic Online under the name Tempest Remastered, and more recently, they’ve remastered the Amonkhet and Kaladesh blocks for MTG Arena.
These remastered sets have consisted of cards from their original blocks, distilled down to the most influential and essential cards for Constructed and Limited play. Tempest Remastered, Amonkhet Remastered, and Kaladesh Remastered were designed to be drafted, and the latter two contributed powerful cards to Arena‘s Historic format. Similarly, we can expect Time Spiral Remastered to have an excellent draft environment, while providing sought-after reprints for collectors and fans of non-rotating formats like Commander, Legacy and Pauper.
Timeshifted Cards Return
Time Spiral Remastered previews are still a ways away, but we’ve already seen a few cards that will appear in the set — and we can take some educated guesses about what additional cards we might see.
The most exciting feature of Time Spiral Remastered is its “timeshifted” cards. These cards are an homage to the timeshifted cards in the original Time Spiral set — pre-Mirrodin-era cards reprinted with a new hourglass expansion symbol. Much like The List today, timeshifted cards were a carefully curated subset of cards, and because there were 121 cards in the subset, each one was incredibly rare.
A new batch of hand-picked timeshifted cards will appear in packs of Time Spiral Remastered. But this time, there’s a twist: each timeshifted card will be from the Modern era of Magic, and each card will be reprinted in the pre-Mirrodin card frame for the first time.
Wizards has also revealed the Buy-a-Box Promo for Time Spiral Remastered: a new printing of Lotus Bloom, featuring the card’s original Time Spiral promo art in a pre-Mirrodin frame.
Note: Buy-a-Box Promo cards are available exclusively through local game stores; Time Spiral Remastered booster boxes preordered from Card Kingdom do not contain Buy-a-Box Promos.
What products can we expect?
Time Spiral Remastered will feature fewer unique products than other recent Magic sets. According to the WPN, Draft Boosters of Time Spiral Remastered will be the only sealed products available for the set — that means no Collector, Set, or Theme Boosters this time around.
Going Off: Preview Card Recaps
Throughout Time Spiral Remastered preview season, our team will be recapping the hottest cards from the set and waxing nostalgic about our favorites.
Check out Episode 1 of Going Off, our preview card recap series, focused on the white and blue cards from Time Spiral Remastered.
That’s all the info we have on Time Spiral Remastered at the moment, but we’ll be updating this page regularly through the set’s release on March 19th. Until then…