Tempest Remastered

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Tempest Remastered
TPR logo.png
Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description A combination of the symbols of the Tempest block
Design Adam Prosak (lead)
Dan Emmons
Development Ian Duke (lead)
Bryan Hawley
Tom LaPille
Ryan Spain
Art direction Matt Wilson
Release date May 6, 2015
Themes and
mechanics
en-Kor, Flowstone, Spikes, Slivers
Keywords and/
or ability words
Buyback, Shadow
Set size 269 (15 mythic rares, 53 rares, 80 uncommons, 101 commons, 20 basic lands)
Expansion code TPR[1]
Magic Online Masters series
Vintage Masters Tempest Remastered N/A
Magic: The Gathering chronology
Dragons of Tarkir Tempest Remastered Modern Masters 2015

Tempest Remastered is a Magic Online-only reprint set that was released on May 6, 2015. It was available until May 27, 2015, but was expected to return on a later date.

Description[edit | edit source]

Tempest Remastered was intended to support the Legacy format, and got sought-after cards into the hands of players.[2] It did not perform as well as Wizards of the Coast had hoped.[3]

For Tempest Remastered, R&D revisited the Tempest block. The 621 cards from Tempest, Stronghold and Exodus were reduced to the best 269 and the best playing archetypes. The set contains 101 commons, 80 uncommons, 53 rares, 15 mythic rares, and 20 basic lands.[4] There's no new art, but the cards have received new card frames. Several rarity shifts allowed for a better draft environment.[5][6] Green received lots of rarity downshifts because it was easily the worst color in the original set. On the other hand, a couple of strong red and black creature-removal spells were removed. The Licids were considered a failure, and didn't make it either.[7]

Because digital isn't bound by the Reserved List, Tempest Remastered was able to feature 22 cards from that list.

Booster packs[edit | edit source]

Tempest Remastered was available in booster pack form, with each booster retailing for $3.99. Each pack contained:

Each pack had a chance at a premium card replacing one of the common slots, with the same odds as other Magic booster packs.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Product Info
  2. David Whitfield. (October 21, 2013.) "Announcing Tempest Remastered", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Worth Wollpert (November 9, 2015). "Magic Online in 2015—A Look Back". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Wizards of the Coast (March 30, 2015). "Tempest Remastered Card Image Gallery". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Marshall Sutcliffe (April 29, 2015). "Tempest Remastered Primer". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Sam Stoddard (May 1, 2015). "Remastering Tempest". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  7. David Whitfield (March 31, 2015). "Adam Prosak and Ian Duke Tempest Remastered Interview". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.