Scars of Mirrodin Announcement March 18, 2010Posted by Norm in Scars of Mirrodin.
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Today Wizards of the Coast announced the next block Scars of Mirrodin. Just in time to distract you from ruining your computer by drooling over Rise of the Eldrazi spoilers.
This confirms most of the rumors that the set is going to feature artifacts and be a revisit to Mirrodin. I’m pretty excited about an artifact set because I wasn’t playing magic when Mirrodin block was in standard.
I’m no spoiler expert but I expect that we won’t see a cycle of artifact lands, but if we do we won’t see any abilities that let you sac all your artifacts to annihilate your opponent. I do expect affinity to come back in some form. I mean why not, it is an exciting mechanic that has a lot of great potential. For a quick look back at affinity check out Mike Flores’s Top Decks article today and scroll about halfway down. I’ve only played against affinity once, at a recent PTQ, and smashed it with mono red.
Anyway here are the set details.
|Set Name||Scars of Mirrodin|
|Block||Set 1 of 3 in the Scars of Mirrodin block|
|Number of Cards||249|
|Release Date||October 1, 2010|
|Prerelease Events||September 25-26, 2010|
|Launch Parties||October 1-3, 2010|
|Design Team||Mark Rosewater (lead)
|Development Team||Mike Turian (lead)