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Planechase Spoilers August 11, 2009

Posted by Norm in Casual, Spoilers.
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This week is one of those big weeks of announcements over at Wizards of the Coast. Zendicar textless lands and Planechase spoilers galore. Here are two of the plane cards we got to see on Monday.

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planechase_sanctum-of-serra

Not only did we get to see these cards we also got the rules rundown for these new cards and multiplayer format. I’m gonna sum up the rules in general but make sure you read the official announcement for the complete rundown.

Basically the Planar cards are a new type of card that is not a permanent and resides in its own game zone, the Command Zone. From what I’ve seen the Planar cards each contain two triggered abilities. One that triggers on it’s own  and another that happens when you choose to roll the new Planar Die.

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The die rolling feature is one of my favorite new accompaniments to Planechase. Basically at sorcery speed you can choose to roll one of the die, which does not use the stack, but effects of the die roll (ie triggers from the Planar card do use the stack). You can roll the die multiple times per turn but each one after the first (that turn) costs +1 mana each time. So if it is the third time this turn you are choosing to roll the Planar die you must pay 2 colorless mana to roll. Check out the official announcement for the full rules on rolling the die.

Great so how do you actually put a Planar card into the Command Zone? Glad you asked, when you buy your Planechase game pack you will get 10 planar cards that go with a 60 card deck that also comes in the game pack. Naturally you can mix and match decks and planar cards, but you have to start with 10 planar cards per player. They sit in their own stack called your “Planar Deck” and is in a seperate pile from your library. The starting player puts their top planar card into the command zone and that card stays there until a player rolls the planeswalk symbol on the die.

This is a very interesting new take on multiplayer and I can’t wait to try it out myself!

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1. CopySix - August 11, 2009

Absolutely beautiful art on the planes card. Wondering what the plane promo card will be ??? – foily / alt art ??

2. Mr Zetetic - August 13, 2009

I for one will be queuing up for these. They fit so nicely with the style of play I enjoy – It adds a whole new dimension to the game.

3. Reubenst - August 25, 2009

I think this is a great idea, to add a new spin on magic,

better than all there other ideas they have come up with in the last few months

4. manferd - August 25, 2009

I know Wizards of the Coasts is planning something since they want to change m10 rules…
but i never thought of something THIS COOL!

5. Murdy - August 28, 2009

I think some games should not be changed as much as they have been lately. The reason why most people started playing magic in the first place, was because it was a very portable and easily played game. Not only was it straight to the point, but for years we didn’t have to worry about rules changes. This is gonna effect a lot of things like now you have to have dice to play magic, it’s not an option. And these new cards basically we have to have another deck. I’ll give it a try because I love Magic, but sometimes the original can’t be surpassed by the new.

6. Mark Rosewater is Stupid - August 31, 2009

if WOTC wants to increase MTG sells then they should reprint powerful cards like Neviral’s Disk and Balance or make new real dual lands and better MOXES.

7. Terrova - September 4, 2009

YOYO Terrova here i just got back from the pre-release of planechase….anyways for a few of your questions answered the promo plane card is
(Tazeem) plane-Zendikar
creatures cant block
(~) when ever you role (~), draw a card for each land you control.

:D there a a few others that are pritty epic anyways if you wana know some more about it just send me an Email @ the_4runner@hotmail.com

have the message subject Planechase cause i have been getting some spam and crap so :D

creatures cant block :D!

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