06 Mar 2019 4:04 PM +00:00 UTC

Magic: The Gathering Head Designer Explains Why There Are No Double-Faced Cards in Modern Horizons

Credit: Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast

Modern Horizons, the upcoming straight-to-Modern Magic: The Gathering set, promises to feature new cards and reprints not yet legal on the Modern format. With only two cards from the set revealed so far, fans are already speculating what cards will be made legal for Modern but according to Magic head designer Mark Rosewater, Modern Horizons won't have any double-faced cards.

When asked by a fan about the possibility of seeing double-faced cards in Modern Horizons, Rosewater replied on his Blogatog, "There are no double-faced cards in Modern Horizons. It's tricky to do then in supplemental sets."


That makes sense since they're only reprinting cards that are not Modern legal yet, and there are no double-faced cards that are not legal in Modern now. If Wizards of the Coast decides to create new double-faced cards, they probably would rather print them in a Standard-legal set instead of including them in the first straight-to-Modern set. While some fans of double-faced cards may be upset with Rosewater's confirmation, Rosewater recently explained why you should be excited for Modern Horizons.

Would you like to see double-faced cards in future straight-to-Modern sets? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Modern Horizons will be released on June 14. Prerelease events will take place on June 8 and 9. There will be 254 cards in the set. The prerelease events will be Draft, not Sealed. Previews will begin at the end of May.

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