Core Set 2021/Trivia

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Maro's Core 2021 Teaser[edit | edit source]

Mark Rosewater gave his traditional teaser with the following hints.[1]

The new core set has a lot of exciting new cards, including:[edit | edit source]

  • A brand new planeswalker (from a plane we've visited). — Basri Ket (Amonkhet)
  • A card that lets you draw half of your library. — Peer into the Abyss
  • A +1/+1 tribal lord for a creature type that's never had one. (A creature type with over fifty cards already in print.) — Pack Leader (Dogs)
  • A character with a Vanguard card and a legendary creature card gets a second of the latter. — Barrin with Barrin, Tolarian Archmage
  • A card with thirty-one different options. — Sublime Epiphany
  • A card that gains all activated abilities of a certain subset of cards in a place it’s never done it before. — Conspicuous Snoop
  • A card that uses a nonevergreen named ability over twenty years old. — Teferi, Master of Time (phasing)
  • A card with the words “battlefield”, “cast”, “creature”, “converted mana cost”, “end of turn”, “exile”, “graveyard” and “mana cost”. — Idol of Endurance
  • An aura inspired from a cycle from Urza's Saga block. — Demonic Embrace (the Embraces from Urza's Saga).
  • A nonevergreen enchantment subtype returns. — Shrine from Champions of Kamigawa.

Core 2021 also has a number of fun reprints, including:[edit | edit source]

  • A popular character first introduced through flavor text. — Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
  • A French Vanilla mythic rare. — Baneslayer Angel
  • A popular aura that started as part of a cycle. — Faith's Fetters
  • A card with unique protection. — Runed Halo
  • Two cards played in tournaments that have been reprinted over twenty times with at least five different pieces of art.— Duress and Shock
  • A card that's never previously appeared in a premier set. — Grim Tutor
  • A card that's never been reprinted before which has a 2, 3, 5, and 6 all appear on the card. — Massacre Wurm
  • A Human Monk. — Azusa, Lost but Seeking
  • A card from the Time Spiral timeshifted sheet. — Tormod's Crypt

New cards with flavor inspired by familiar planes[edit | edit source]

Alara[edit | edit source]

Amonkhet[edit | edit source]

Dominaria[edit | edit source]

Eldraine[edit | edit source]

Ikoria[edit | edit source]

Innistrad[edit | edit source]

Ixalan[edit | edit source]

Kamigawa[edit | edit source]

Kaladesh[edit | edit source]

Mirrodin[edit | edit source]

Ravnica[edit | edit source]

Regatha[edit | edit source]

Tarkir[edit | edit source]

Theros[edit | edit source]

Zendikar[edit | edit source]

Unknown planes[edit | edit source]

Allusions[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mark Rosewater (June 1, 2020). "Maro's Core 2021 Teaser". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  2. a b c d e Paul Scott Canavan (June 15, 2020). "Nine Lives dropped!". Twitter.