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Magic: The Gathering releases Tenth Edition
By M&C News Jul 26, 2007, 19:12 GMT
Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game’s Tenth Edition is the “greatest hits” of Magic - featuring some of the best and most popular cards of all time.
As with each core set, Tenth Edition is an excellent entry point for imaginative strategy gamers who want to give Magic a try, while offering the classic cards and depth of strategy that long-time players have come to expect.
Fans will also be excited to see that every card in the set is black bordered – a first for a core set since Beta’s release in 1993. With powerful cycles, incredible combo cards, and a few surprise reprints, Tenth Edition is the most exciting core set since Alpha.
The set contains 383 cards (121 rare, 121 uncommon, 121 common, 20 basic lands
All cards are black bordered
Legendary creatures are included for the first time in a core set
The set will debut Tips and Tricks cards, a 16th card in booster packs which will feature gameplay rules, card combos, organized play information and even creature tokens
Several aspects of 10th Edition were selected by players voting on magicthegathering.com including cards, art, flavor text and the expansion symbol
Old favorites such as Incinerate, Lord of the Pit and Howling Mine will feature incredible new artwork from some of the best fantasy artists in the business
Many other cards, such as Glorious Anthem, will also include updated flavor text
The redesigned Two Player Starter featuring Tenth Edition booster packs was designed to introduce new players to Magic: the Gathering and includes previews of land cards from the upcoming Lorwyn set which releases in October
Magic: The Gathering is the first, and most widely played collectible trading card game. Within the game, players take on the role of planeswalkers - powerful wizards who battle others for glory, knowledge and conquest. Each player’s deck of cards represents the player’s arsenal of weapons, which includes spells and creatures.
With thousands of different cards available, the Magic game offers an unrivaled depth of game play in which each game is different from the last. Each card is adorned with beautiful and unique illustrations inspired by familiar elements of myth and legend. These elements weave together to provide a strategically rich and satisfying game play experience.
Magic: The Gathering was created by Richard Garfield, Ph D. and originally introduced to the public in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast. The game successfully combines the appeal of collectable trading cards with the depth and fun of strategy games. Magic introduced an entirely new gaming genre to the world and currently has more than eight million players worldwide.
The world-wide popularity of Magic has also spawned an organized tournament system and a community of professional Magic players.