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Magic 2014 Update Bulletin

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The letter F!our years ago, the Magic 2010 rules changes hit, revolutionizing not only what a core set could be, but redefining the game as we know it. It helped pave the way to unprecedented growth and success for Magic since then. This year's core set update isn't quite that dramatic, but it does includea significant set of changes, and it's time to review them with all of you.

Thanks to Magic 2014 Duels of the Planeswalkers on sale on a variety of formats, some of the new rules have been known for a while now. I wrote a preview article a while back, but now it's time for the whole enchilada. Several cards received new Oracle wordings to reflect the rules changes, including all cards that mentioned indestructible or unblockable.

In addition to the cards that were updated due to the rules changes, we poked our heads under the hood and changed a handful of other cards, too. Some nonstandard templates were brought in line. Some mistakes were corrected. Fun was had. As always, my thanks go out to the players, judges, rules enthusiasts, and anyone else who took the time to let us know about cards they felt needed a good scrubbing.

The work you see here is possible only through the efforts of many, from the templating team to rules gurus around the world. Unfortunately for them, I get to write the article, so I get to plug my social media contacts. If there's an Oracle wording or rule you think isn't quite as awesome as it could be, let me know about it. What do you think of the changes? What new decks are you thinking about? What would you use to get stains out of silk? Reply to this article using those links down there. I'm excited to hear your feedback.

The rules changes detailed within take effect on July 13. That's this Saturday! I hope that most of you will be enjoying the Magic 2014 Prerelease at a game store or other location near you.

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