Tempest Remastered

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Tempest Remastered
TPR logo.png
 
Set symbol
Symbol description
A combination of the symbols of the Tempest block
Design team
Adam Prosak (lead)
Dan Emmons
Development team
Ian Duke (lead)
Bryan Hawley
Tom LaPille
Ryan Spain
Art Director
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 sets
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 would be available until May 27, 2015 but is expected to return on a later date. 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]

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.

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