Happy Saturday MTG peeps,
San Diego Comic Con this weekend played host to a Magic: The Gathering panel who had provided some very cool previews from the Return to Ravnica block to a room packed with Magic the Gathering fans.
The panel speakers were:
• Director of Magic R&D Aaron Forsythe
• Head designer Mark Rosewater
• Art director Matt Cavotta
• Organized Play program manager Scott Larabee
• Brand manager Mark Purvis
Some select news about the Return to Ravnica block . . .
Return to Ravnica - fall Large set, with the release date of October 5, 2012 will have 5 guilds conisting of Azorius, Rakdos, Selesnya, Golgari, and Izzet. Each guild will have a new keyword specific to them as well a an appropriately coloured legendary creature card representing leadership of that guild.
The second set in RTR block is named Gatecrash, being released in January, 2013. This small set will have 5 guilds - Dmir, Gruul, Orzhov, Boros, and Simic.
The third and final set in RTR block (codename 'Sinker'), to be released in April, 2013 is a small set and will have cards representing all 10 guilds.
There is to be a Return to Ravnica PreRelease Guild PreRelease Pack. This will contain the following -
• 5 Return to Ravnica Boosters
• 1 Guild booster with guild prerelease card
• 1 Guild spindown life counter
• 1 Guild sticker
• 1 Letter from your Guild leader
• 1 Guild-themed achievement card
Finally - the run-dwon of the Guild leaders for the Return to Ravnica block.
Azorius: Isperia, sphinx
Rakdos: Rakdos, demon
Selesnya: Trostani, dryad triumvirate
Izzet: Niv-Mizzet, dragon
Golgari: Jarad, elf zombie
Dimir - Lazav, shapeshifter
Gruul - Borborygmos, cyclops
Orzhov - Obzedat, ghost council
Boros - Aurelia, angel
Simic - Zegana, merfolk
Return to Ravnica and Gatecrash will each have 5 guild leaders which are two-color mythic rare legendary creatures. Each guild will get a new keyword. No old guild keywords are comingback