From the computer to the tabletop, this is all about games. Updated each week-end.
As well as the Games Workshop previews I talked about yesterday, a new supplemental set for magic was announced this week-end. Due to time differences, I was tucked up in bed for both sets of announcements.
Commander Legends will release on 4 November this year, and is squarely aimed at Magic’s most popular format.
Booster packs for this set are 20 cards, unlike the usual 15 card packs seen in other sets. Unlike Jumpstart, the extra cards aren’t made up of lands, but rather the packs have been designed to draft in a slightly different way. To help players build Commander-style decks in a draft format, players will pick two cards at a time, rather than the usual one.
As a player who plays either draft or casual multiplayer, this set is of greater interest to me than anything else released for Magic in 2020. The set is roughly evenly divided between reprints and new cards. There are plenty of new commanders, and even a new land cycle.
The other two cards in cycle are in the set too, don’t worry! Pictured above are the enemy pair versions of basic lands first seen in the Battlebond set a few years ago. I immediately bought playsets of those lands, and I’ve been using them in decks ever since. I will probably do the same with these.
The Battlebond origins of the cycle is referenced in the flavour text for these cards, which is a nice touch.
We probably won’t know the full contents of the set until mid-October or so, and I will do my usual art review of the set once it’s fully revealed.