At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Wizards of the Coast gave fans their first official look at Throne of Eldraine, a new Magic: The Gathering set that will be available this fall. Inspired by fairy tales and Arthurian mythology, it appears as though Throne of Eldraine looks to rival some of Magic: The Gathering's most compelling worlds, such as those that were created for Innistrad and Lorwyn, which is certain to excite fans that enjoy the fantasy aspect of Wizard's legendary TCG.
Magic: The Gathering's Throne of Eldraine set was developed with a top-down philosophy, which means that the concept of the set's world was defined first, and then individual cards and mechanics were designed to fit that concept. As such, fans should certainly expect fairy tales to permeate Throne of Eldraine to its very core, from its artwork to its keywords, and Wizards has already offered a taste of this through the images shown at Comic-Con.
With respect to the cards that will be included in the MTG Throne of Eldraine set, very little is known at this time. That said, Wizards did reveal that the Magic: The Gathering planeswalkers Will and Rowan Kenrith, who have their origins in Eldraine and were introduced in 2018's Battlebond set, will make an appearance.
Additionally, it was indicated that Throne of Eldraine will give fans access to a whopping three special card variants, an intriguing prospect indeed for MTG collectors. These Throne of Eldraine variants will be borderless planeswalkers, extended art frames, and Showcase cards, which are making an appearance for the first time with this set. Both borderless planeswalkers and Showcase cards will be found in standard Throne of Eldraine booster packs, while extended art cards will only come by way of Collector Boosters.
For those that are curious, Collector Boosters are part of a revision Wizards is making to booster packs with Throne of Eldraine. More specifically, starting with this new set, there will be three different booster types available for every set. These three boosters will be the standard Magic: The Gathering booster packs, now renamed as Draft Boosters, Theme Boosters, which contain 35 cards of a single color, and Collector Boosters, which focus on rare MTG cards and variant.
As the set's October release date approaches, Magic: The Gathering Throne of Eldraine spoilers are certain to emerge, giving players a closer look at the card they can expect to play alongisde their MTG scry lands. Until then, though, fans can simply enjoy dreaming of what the fairy tale plane of Eldraine might be like.
The Magic: The Gathering Throne of Eldraine expansion set will release October 4, 2019.
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