Magic: The Gathering R&D Director Answers If Mystery Boosters are Pioneer Masters or Not

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By Jake Vyper | More Articles MTG Writer/Streamer
October 24, 2019  11:34 PM


Earlier this month, Wizards of the Coast announced that a new Magic: The Gathering "Mystery Booster" will be revealed at MagicFest Richmond in November 8-10, and since the new Pioneer format was announced earlier this week, fans are speculating the mysterious product to be related to the new format with some people guessing that it's Pioneer Masters, and now we finally get an answer from Wizards of the Coast.

During a livestream interview at, MTG R&D director Aaron Forsythe was asked if "Mystery Booster" is Pioneer Masters, and Forsythe answered, "Pioneer conversations and Mystery Booster design were ships passing in the night. They've nothing to do with each other. Great theory. Sad we couldn't you know reward your sleuthing with something more satisfying than that, but no."

You can watch Forsythe talk about it in the Twitch clip below: 

Now that we know that the Mystery Booster has nothing to do with Pioneer, what do you think it could be? 

We'll have to wait until MagicFest Richmond in a few weeks to find out. CFB Events is already inviting players to be a part of this historical MTG event by registering in the "Mystery World Premiere Sealed Double-Up" for $75 at MagicFest Richmond. You can register at CFB Events's website now

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