Robert Chesley

Friendly Reminder: The New Magic 2012 Core Set Hits Stores Today

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Gather your allies and prepare yourself for the Magic 2012 Core Set.

From the official press release:

Magic: The Gathering players rejoice – the ultimate battle of wits awaits with the Magic: The Gathering 2012 Core Set! Available today at retail stores around the world, the new Core Set features Planeswalkers, creatures, and other iconic surprises to make up your arsenal of spells ready for you to command.

Coming on the heels of the already-successful launch of Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 for Xbox LIVE Arcade, PSN and PC, the Core Set is the perfect way to play Magic face-to-face with actual cards.

The Magic 2012 Core Set is available in:
– Booster Packs

– Intro Packs

– Fat Packs

– Event Decks

The one bit of news in this press release was the announcement of the “Event Decks”. While we have been getting them for the past few sets (since Mirrodin Besieged), it was never officially known if the core set would get in on this action. I am a huge fan of the Event Decks as they provide a great starting point to build competitive decks easily and cheaply.

Other Magic News, if you are a member of Magic Online there is a survey attached to the Player Rewards newsletter. If you ever want to see different formats or Leagues to return. Fill it out. It is one of the ways Wizards gauges interest in new products and ways to make the Magic Online experience better.

As for Magic 2012 itself, there are a lot of really cool cards that I can’t wait to get my hands on. Look for my top 10 cards I’m excited about this weekend as I get my first chance to play with the new cards.

If you are looking for a store to purchase these new cards (and if you are looking to jump into the game, the Core Set is not a bad place to start). Then go to There you can find out where to play as well as to purchase new Magic cards.

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