SDCC’12: Ravnica Announcements



Here are some of the highlights from Magic: The Gathering’s Panel at Comic-Con, mostly having to do with the highly anticipated Return to Ravnica.

From Mark Rosewater’s Twitter ( @maro254 ):

All ten guilds are returning in the Return to Ravnica block. Each guild will get a new keyword. No old guild keywords are coming back.

Return to Ravnica will be a large set coming out this fall. It will feature 5 guilds (Azorius, Rakdos, Selesnya, Izzet & Golgari).

Gatecrash is the name of the 2013 winter set. It too will be a large set with 5 guilds (Dimir, Gruul, Orzhov, Boros & Simic).

How draft will work. Fall – RTR, RTR, RTR. Winter – GTC, GTC, GTC. Spring – “Sinker”, GTC, RTR. RTR = Return to Ravnica; GTC = Gatecrash.

Return to Ravnica will have 2 planeswalkers, one of which is Jace. Gatecrash will also have 2 planeswalkers, one of which is Gideon.

RTR & GTC will each have 5 guild leaders, two-color mythic rare legendary creatures.

I’m certainly surprised that no Keywords are coming back. What do you think?