Magic: The Gathering Head Designer Says 2023 Will Have The "Most Ambitious Set Ever"

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While Magic: The Gathering fans are waiting for the next set, Dominaria United this September and The Brothers' War later this year, Mark Rosewater, the head designer of Wizards of the Coast's popular trading card game, has already teased that 2023 will have the "most ambitious design" for a premier set that he's ever worked on.

Magic: The Gathering head designer Mark Rosewater
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Magic: The Gathering head designer Mark Rosewater


"I think 2023 has the most ambitious design for a premier set I’ve ever done," Rosewater said on his Blogatog on Sunday, when a fan asked if he can share any information about any of the Magic: The Gathering premier sets coming in 2023.

When asked what his previous most ambitious Magic: The Gathering set, Rosewater said that it's 2019's War of the Spark, a set which heavily featured Planeswalker cards. Rosewater later explained that War of the Spark was “the most recent design where I felt I pushed boundaries, not the most boundary pushing set of all time”.

On Aug. 1, he said that the "most boundary pushing set" is 2007's Future Sight, a set that featured "futureshifted" cards.

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Wizards of the Coast hasn't revealed any details about the upcoming Magic: The Gathering sets of 2023, but they're expected to continue a storyline that begins with Dominaria Reunited, and it'll likely involved the return of Phyrexians, creatures from Phyrexia that are made through artifice and organ rearrangement. The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth set crossover set is also set to release next year, so expect a lot of exciting new MTG cards in 2023.

Dominaria United is set to release on Sept. 9. You can read more news for Magic: The Gathering's latest set on