Wizards of the Coast already announced the Magic: The Gathering Standard-legal expansions coming next year, and now Wizards of the Coast has shared details of the product line for one of the upcoming sets, Ikroia: Lair of Behemoths.
The Wizards Play Network website recently released some information about the Ikoria: Lair of Behemoth products, and while the details mostly revealed what most fans were already expecting about the set's Draft Boosters, Collector Boosters , Themed Boosters, Prerelease Packs, and Bundle, there are a few interesting things worth noting.
The product description for the Ikoria Prerelease Pack confirms that there will be a "set of double-sided keyword counters". This could be similar to the punch-out counters we've seen in the Amonkhet set.
The double-sided keyword counters might have something to do with the innovative "create a monster" mechanic that MTG head designer Mark Rosewater teased. "You get to play with monsters, and you get to make monsters," Rosewater said last September. "It's one of the craziest mechanics we've made in quite a while."
Another interesting they revealed is that the Commander: Ikoria series will have five brand new pre-constructed decks set in Ikoria, described as "Magic's plane of beasts and monsters."
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is definitely the MTG set I'm most excited about next year, but before that comes out, Theros Beyond Death will be released in January. This is the first MTG set featuring this world, and I'm excited to find out what "one of the craziest" mechanic is all about.
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths will officially be released on April 24, 2020. Prerelease events will take place from April 17-19.