Magic: The Gathering Head Designer Clarifies That Jumpstart is Not A Limited Run Product

Magic: The Gathering head designer Mark Rosewater has taken it to clarify that the upcoming Jumpstart set is not a limited run product, so that means Wizards of the Coast will keep reprinting it "as long as there is demand for it (within the time frame of the product's lifespan."

Rosewater's statement follows recent criticisms against Jumpstart's inflated prices in online retailers. The head designer went on to explain the scarcity of the product. "Due to COVID-related issues, there is less product than we wanted or anticipated in the first wave," Rosewater wrote. "For all of you out there that are eager to get your hands on Jumpstart, I promise there's more coming."

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Last month, Wizards announced that they were expecting further delays with regards to the availability of Jumpstart product outside of North America due to complications related to COVID-19.

Jumpstart is a supplemental MTG booster set that features mostly reprints and some new cards. The set lets players meld an easy way of deckbuilding with the "shuffle up and play" speed of Constructed. There are forty-six themes in Jumpstart, and players can shuffle two packs to build a deck.

Jumpstart is set to launch on Magic: The Gathering Arena on July 16, one day after the paper release of the product.

Related: Arena Open Coming on August 1 Using the Historic Format

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