Core Set 2019, also known as Core 2019, is the 18th Magic core set. It is the first core set to be reintroduced under the Three-and-One Model and will be released on July 13, 2018
Core sets were discontinued after Magic Origins in 2015, but are reintroduced with Core 2019. The reintroduction makes it possible to move away from the Two-Block Paradigm, and create room to print three large standalone sets each year. Thus, the codename Salad was transferred from the small set in the proposed Dominaria block, to this core set. Like Magic 2010 to Magic Origins before, new core sets will contain a mix of new and reprinted cards. However, they will be primarily geared toward incoming players. They also will have a stronger integration with the Welcome decks, Planeswalker decks and Deck Builder's Toolkit, allowing for an easier transition between the products. The expansion symbol of the set, picks up the design earlier used for Magic 2010 to Magic 2015.
Core Set 2019 contains 280 cards (presumably 20 basic land, 101 common, 80 uncommon, 53 rare, and 15 mythic rare) and includes randomly inserted premium versions of all cards. Additional cards are found in the set's planeswalker decks.
More than 30 white, blue and red commons were accidently packaged in Dominaria boosters, and found two months before release.
Core Set 2019 features a story arc.
Core Set 2019 is sold in 16-card boosters (one card being a marketing card), five planeswalker decks, the Core 2019 bundle and a Deck Builder's Toolkit.
Core 2019 features five planeswalker decks, that come with only one booster. These have been designed to better integrate with Welcome Decks.
- ↑ a b Wizards of the Coast. (January 15, 2018.) “Core Set 2019 Release Date Changed”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- ↑ Product information
- ↑ .Wizards of the Coast. (June 14, 2017.) “25th Anniversary Announcement Day 2017”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- ↑ Mark Rosewater. (September 20, 2017.) "So what made you guys bring back core sets?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
- ↑ Mark Rosewater. (April 05, 2018.) "Why do you still refer to Core Set 2019 as Salad?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
- ↑ Mark Rosewater. (April 04, 2018.) "What would the second set of Dominaria have been?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
- ↑ Mark Rosewater. (June 12, 2017.) “Metamorphosis 2.0”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- ↑ Some early M19 spoilers (Reddit)
- ↑ Commons leaked in Dominaria Packaged Product
- ↑ Mark Rosewater. (May 12, 2018.) "Many major leaks and several by wizards. Is this a deliberate part of spoiler seasons now?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
- ↑ a b Blake Rasmussen. (April 30, 2018.) “News From the Editor: Odds & Ends”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- ↑ Product information (WPN)
- ↑ News.toyark.com (picture)
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