23 Aug 2021 10:11 AM +00:00 UTC

Mark Rosewater Confident That Magic: The Gathering Will Have Another Card Type

It's been more than a decade since Magic: The Gathering introduced a card type, and fans have been wondering if Wizards of the Coast will create a new one. We've seen some interesting creations as of late, including Dungeons with Forgotten Realms.

With the new Dungeon and Saga designs being so popular, many have asked, will MTG ever create a new card type? MTG head designer Mark Rosewater actually shared his thoughts a few years ago on the subject when asked about it on his Blogatog.

"I believe Magic has a lot of years ahead of it, and one day we'll add another card type," Rosewater said. "It'll be a challenge though."


Sounds like it will be difficult for them to create design space for a new card type. Note that Rosewater is not referring to a new card sub-type like Sagas, Adventures, and Vehicles. He's referring to a new card type (Enchantment, Instant, Planeswalker).

The last time WotC introduced a new MTG card type is when they released the first Planeswalker cards in Lorwyn (2007). There are currently eight different card types (artifact, creature, enchantment, instant, land, planeswalker, sorcery, and tribal). Tribal is still supported under the current Comprehensive Rules. However, it has effectively been retired and there hasn't been a new tribal card printed in nearly 10 years (Rise of the Eldrazi was the last set that featured tribal).

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I'm guessing that the new card type would have something to do with architectures or "structures" that would influence how creatures are positioned in the game.

What card type do you think they will create for MTG in the future? Let us know in the comments section below.