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New Format Comes
Today on the Magic Arcana, Wizards of the Coast
a new product for Magic: The Gathering. Planechase is a whole
new way to experience your favorite game. This multiplayer,
casual format simulates planeswalking by adding a new card to
the game. Through this brand new card type, players can battle
each other across a variety of diverse worlds, each with its own
unique effect on the game.
There will be four Planechase Game Packs released on
September 4th, 2009: Elemental Thunder, Metallic Dreams,
Strike Force, and Zombie Empire.
Each game pack will contain 10 all-new plane cards, a
ready-to-play 60-card deck, a six-sided planar die and a
Planechase strategy insert with multiplayer rules.
Each of the 60-card decks
include 8 rares, and will be composed of cards from
throughout Magic's history - including a preview card
The 10 oversized plane cards comprise a planar deck. They
feature all-new artwork depicting some of the more
exotic realms of the Magic multiverse.
Each of the cards in the 60-card decks will be
black-bordered and tournament legal. This means that these
cards are legal for use in any tournaments where the
original printings are still legal.
Planechase release events will be held September 4-6,
2009. Watch magicthegathering.com this summer for details.
Initial Concept and Game Design: Brian Tinsman
(lead), Aaron Forsythe, Peter Knudson, and Kenneth Nagle
Final Game and Deck Development: Mike Turian (lead),
Dave Guskin, Peter Knudson, Scott Larabee, and Mark Purvis,
with contributions from Mark L. Gottlieb