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Announcing Gatecrash

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The letter I!f you were at the Magic panel at San Diego Comic Con this weekend, you already know this. But if you weren't, you may be interested to know that Magic's February 2013 set, code-named "Line," is called Gatecrash.


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Set Name Gatecrash
Block Set 2 of 3 in the Return to Ravnica block
Number of Cards 249
Guilds Orzhov, Dimir, Gruul, Boros, Simic
Prerelease Events January 26-27, 2013
Release Date February 1, 2013
Launch Weekend February 1-4, 2013
Game Day February 23-24, 2013
Pro Tour Gatecrash Dates February 15-17. 2013
Official Three-Letter Code GTC
Twitter Hashtag #MTGGTC
Design Team Mark Rosewater (co-lead)
Mark Gottlieb (co-lead)
Joe Huber
Dave Humpherys
Ethan Fleischer
Shawn Main
Development Team Dave Humpherys (lead)
Zac Hill
Mark Globus
Mark Purvis
Max McCall
Gavin Verhey
Languages English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Available in Booster Packs, Intro Packs*, Event Decks*, Booster Battle Packs*, Fat Pack*

(Not available in all languages)


With all the traditional stuff out of the way, let's run through some of the additional details that were revealed in San Diego. First of all, you might notice that it's a 249-card set. So that means it gets drafted by itself. It also means that unlike the original Ravnica: City of Guilds block, in which the guilds were distributed 4-3-3, the guilds could be done this way:

  • Return to Ravnica: Five guilds
  • Gatecrash: The other five guilds
  • "Sinker": All ten guilds

And here's which guilds will be in which set!

Return to Ravnica

Azorius

Izzet

Rakdos

Golgari

Selesnya

Gatecrash

Orzhov

Dimir

Gruul

Boros

Simic


Illustration by Michael Komarck

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