Today Wizards of the Coast announced they’ll be producing a special limited edtion “Magic: The Gathering” set featuring of some of the game’s most powerful cards. “Modern Masters” will contain 229 Modern-legal cards, including the all-powerful Tarmogoyf and a piece of art that looks suspiciously like City of Brass. Cards in “Modern Masters” won’t be legal to play in Standard, unless one of them is reprinted in a normal expert expansion set.
“Modern Masters” is big news for “Magic: The Gathering” players who’re looking to enter into eternal formats or get their hands on pricey tournament staples for their “Commander” decks.
“Modern Masters” seeks to alleviate the demand for some hard to acquire cards that fetch high prices on the secondary market. In order to help the cards maintain their value and avoid the “Chronicles” debacle, the set will boasts a limited edition print run and have an increased MSRP of $6.99.
Watch Video: Aaaron Forsythe announces “Modern Masters” at Pro Tour Return to Ravnica
According to Aaron Forsythe, here’s the “Modern Masters” rarity breakdown:
- 101 Commons
- 60 Uncommons
- 53 Rares
- 15 Mythic rares.
“Modern Masters” is comprised with “Magic” cards from “Eighth Edition” to “Alara Reborn.” They’ll come in 15-card booster packs in English only, with one premium foil in each pack (replacing the land slot) and “never before printed tokens.” 20 to 30 of the cards in the set will boast new alternate art.
There will be 24 booster packs per a box, and the set has been designed to be drafted. In fact, there will even be a “Modern Masters” limited Grand Prix next year.
“Modern Masters” hits retail shelves June 7, 2013.
You can discuss “Modern Masters” on Twitter with the hashtag #mtgmm.
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