Monday, December 24, 2012

2012 Magic is over, so what's coming in 2013?

So the Holiday Gift Box was the last MTG item to be released this year... What do you have to look forward to next year? Well... for starters... these:

  • Gatecrash (Februrary 1)
  • Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (March 15, featuring Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded and Sorin, Lord of Innistrad)
  • Dragon's Maze (May 3)
  • Modern Masters (June 7)
  • Magic 2014 (maybe? July release...)
  • From the Vault (possibility, if so, release August 30)
  • Duel Decks: ??? vs. ??? (September release, if following pattern, will be tribal based)
  • "Friends" codename of next set (October)
  • New Commander set (???)

Given that Modern Masters will be showing up in June, which is normally the release time for the "Summer of Multiplayer" set release (Planechase, Archenemy, Commander), I assume Archenemy will not be coming out this year. Planechase had 2009 & 2012, so I would have assumed Archenemy would get 2013 since it had 2010...

Also, I'm assuming on Magic 2014. Probably that will be the name, but I'm not sure...

From the Vault, if it has another release, is August 30 for one reason: the previous five times, it was released on the last Friday of August... Not sure what it will be, but I'm hoping in the next couple of years, we'll have "From the Vault: Planewalkers".

The Duel Deck in September will be tribal since each year, there is a tribal dual deck set and a planeswalker duel deck set. First was Elves vs. Goblins and Jace vs. Chandra. Most recently were Knights vs. Dragons & Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas and then Venser vs. Koth & Izzet vs. Golgari. With Sorin vs. Tibalt, I'm expecting September's release to be a tribal duel deck based on previous sets.

The new Commander sets will be done each year as a replacement for the Premium Deck Series. It was revealed that they would do this when they announced Commander's Arsenal this year, which was a rushed product since they didn't have the two year production time to push new Commander decks through...

Well, that's all I know and can assume. Feel free to comment and ask questions about the upcoming 2013 timeline and my predictions about it.

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