Magic: The Gathering Head Designer Teases Brand New Planeswalker & More Core Set 2021 Details

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By Jake Vyper | More Articles MTG Writer/Streamer
June 01, 2020  04:20 PM

 

The official previews for Core Set 2021 will begin later this week, but before we find out what new and reprinted Magic: The Gathering cards will be reprinted in the set, you may want to check out what Magic Head Designer Mark Rosewater is teasing for the upcoming expansion. 

Over on his Blogatog, Rosewater shared a Core Set 2021 teaser with a list of card details as well as a confirmation of a brand new planeswalker. Check out the teaser:

• A brand new planeswalker (from a plane we’ve visited)

• A card that lets you draw half of your library.

• A +1/+1 tribal lord for a creature type that’s never had one. (A creature type with over fifty cards already in print.)

• A character with a Vanguard card and a legendary creature card gets a second of the latter.

• A card with thirty-one different options.

• A card that gains all activated abilities of a certain subset of cards in a place it’s never done it before.

• A card that uses a nonevergreen named ability over twenty years old.

• A card with the words “battlefield”, “cast”, “creature”, “converted mana cost”, “end of turn”, “exile”, “graveyard” and “mana cost”.

• An aura inspired from a cycle from Urza’s Sagablock

• A nonevergreen enchantment subtype returns

Core 2021also has a number of fun reprints, including:

• A popular character first introduced in flavor text.

• A French Vanilla mythic rare.

• A popular aura that started as part of a cycle.

• A card with a unique protection.

• Two cards played in tournaments that have been reprinted over twenty times with at least five different pieces of art

• A card that’s never previously appeared in a premier set.

• A card that’s never been reprinted before which has a 2, 3, 5 and 6 all appear on the card.

• A Human Monk.

• A card from the Time Spiraltimeshifted sheet.

 

The nonevergreen enchantment subtype could be Shrine, Curse, Cartouche, or Saga, but I'm betting that it will be Shrine; The "popular character first introduced in flavor text" sounds like Ugin or maybe Norin the Wary. 

What do you think about the Core Set 2021 details Rosewater teased? Who do you think is the new planeswalker, and what plane do you think they're from? Let us know in the comments section below

Related: Delayed MTG Secret Lair Orders May Come With THB Collector Booster Box

Core Set 2021 is set to release on July 3 with Prerelease events scheduled from June 26 to July 2. Card previews begin on June 4. 

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