Check Out 'Magic: The Gathering 10th Edition'!
What: Magic: The Gathering® Tenth Edition
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Developer: Wizards of the Coast
Format: Trading Card Strategy Game
Price: Theme Decks: $8.99; Booster Pack: $3.99
Release Date: July 13, 2007
Release Event: Magic Game Day celebrated at local retail stores and hobby shops July 14
Tenth Edition Overview:
'Magic: The Gathering®' Trading Card Game’s Tenth Edition is the “greatest hits” of Magic™, featuring some of the best and most popular cards of all time. As with each core set, Tenth Edition is an excellent entry point for imaginative strategy gamers who want to give Magic a try, while offering the classic cards and depth of strategy that long-time players have come to expect. Fans will also be excited to see that every card in the set is black bordered – a first for a core set since Beta’s release in 1993. With powerful cycles, incredible combo cards, and a few surprise reprints, Tenth Edition is the most exciting core set since Alpha.
The set contains 383 cards (121 rare, 121 uncommon, 121 common, 20 basic lands
All cards are black bordered
Legendary creatures are included for the first time in a core set
The set will debut Tips and Tricks cards, a 16th card in booster packs which will feature gameplay rules, card combos, organized play information and even creature tokens
Several aspects of 10th Edition were selected by players voting on www.magicthegathering.com including cards, art, flavor text and the expansion symbol
Old favorites such as Incinerate, Lord of the Pit and Howling Mine will feature incredible new artwork from some of the best fantasy artists in the business
Many other cards, such as Glorious Anthem, will also include updated flavor text
The redesigned Two Player Starter featuring Tenth Edition booster packs was designed to introduce new players to Magic: the Gathering and includes previews of land cards from the upcoming Lorwyn set which releases in October
Worldwide Magic Game Day:
Along side the release of Magic: The Gathering’s 10th Edition Core Set, Wizards of the Coast invites Magic players to participate in Worldwide Magic Game Day on July 14; a celebration of Magic: The Gathering for its fans, both old and new.
Magic Game Day will have something for everyone, including learn to play demos, league play, tournaments, contests, prizes and promo cards for those in attendance. Bring a friend and come hang out with other Magic fans to be among the first to play Magic: The Gathering Tenth Edition.
More than 1,000 hobby shops across the country will be participating in the celebration. Check out where Magic Game Day will be celebrated in your area at:
Magic Game Day Info
About Magic: The Gathering:
'Magic: The Gathering®' is the first, and most widely played collectible trading card game. Within the game, players take on the role of planeswalkers-- powerful wizards who battle others for glory, knowledge and conquest. Each player’s deck of cards represents the player’s arsenal of weapons, which includes spells and creatures. With thousands of different cards available, the MagicTM game offers an unrivaled depth of game play in which each game is different from the last. Each card is adorned with beautiful and unique illustrations inspired by familiar elements of myth and legend. These elements weave together to provide a strategically rich and satisfying game play experience.
'Magic: The Gathering' was created by Richard Garfield, Ph D. and originally introduced to the public in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast. The game successfully combines the appeal of collectable trading cards with the depth and fun of strategy games. Magic introduced an entirely new gaming genre to the world and currently has more than eight million players worldwide.
The world-wide popularity of Magic has also spawned an organized tournament system and a community of professional Magic players.