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Magic: The Gathering 2015 Core Set in July

Magic 2015 - Hunt Bigger GameWizards of the Coast have announced that the 2015 Magic: The Gathering Core Set will hit stores this July. The set will clock in at 269 cards and be available in Booster Packs, Intro Packs, Fat Packs, and a brand new thing called Clash Packs. The tagline for the set is “Hunt Bigger Game.”

This set is slight bigger than the 2014 set, which had 249 cards, and brings some changes to the actual card design. A new holofoil stamp will appear as a small silver oval in the bottom center of all rares and mythic rares going forward. A second change in this set is that collector info will appear in the lower left of the card. This indicates that card’s unique collector number, rarity, set, and language.  A small dot between the set and the language will appear as a star on premium cards. Some style changes to the cards are also coming including a custom new font, a decreased border size, larger art and text boxes, and designer credits for some cards will now be included at the bottom of the flavor text box.

MTG Clash Pack_MDBeyond design changes, Clash Packs are new as well. Clash Packs will alternate with Event Decks in releases. These new packs introduce new players to more advance play and deck customization. These packs come with two ready to play 60 card decks, six premium foil cards with alternate art, a deck box, a strategy guide, and rules reference card. They’ll retail for $29.99.

The set’s pre-release even will occur July 12-13. Launch weekend will be July 18-20. The Pro Tour even will be in Portland, Oregon on August 1-3, and Game Day will be August 9-10.

WotC will support the release with the normal program of events.  Pre-release events will occur on July 12-13.  Launch Weekend will be July 18-20.  The Pro Tour Event will be held in Portland, Oregon on August 1-3.  Game Day will be August 9-10.

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