Fall Announcements! New Set, Duel Decks, Modern Masters 2017, Commander Anthology

The desert oasis of Amonkhet forges warriors. You have trained your entire life for a chance to face the Trials of the Five Gods and join the elite ranks of the Worthy. Using your strength, speed, and cunning, overcome deadly challenges and rise above the competition to claim an honored place in the Afterlife!

Hello everyone! It’s that time of year again! It’s announcement time! In case you didn’t know, we get these twice a year, and they tell us what’s happening in the next six months of the year.

First up, the next block is an Egyptian-themed block. The first set is Amonkhet and the second one is Hour of Devastation. It looks pretty cool, and I’m hyped to see what they’re going to go with the Gods theme again.

Nicol Bolas is among the most powerful beings in the Multiverse–don’t face him alone! Much like the original Archenemy release, Archenemy: Nicol Bolas pits you and two friends against a single powerful foe where you must work together to survive–or fall to Nicol Bolas himself.

The set contains four 60-card decks (with no new card content), four non-premium planeswalker cards with new art, and a 20-card scheme deck containing 20 all-new, unique schemes. Playable right out of the box without any additions!

They are re-continuing Archenemy! In this one, instead of fighting a player, you fight Nicol Bolas. This seems like a really cool product because of the scheme cards, and a good opportunity to reprint some much needed cards in a non-Standard set. It also includes four alternate art planeswalkers. That also seems like a good place to reprint planeswalkers, because they don’t reprint planeswalkers in standard sets.

In the same spirit as Duel Decks: Anthology and Planechase Anthology,Commander Anthology gathers four previous Commanderproducts–”Heavenly Inferno,” “Evasive Maneuvers,” “Guided by Nature,” and “Plunder the Graves”–together in one convenient package. Includes four dice, tokens, and all cards included in the original decks.

This is Commanders: Anthology. It contains one deck from each commander product. The MSRP is 164.99$. It still seems like a pretty good deal though, since you’re getting the Kaalia of the Vast deck.

Modern Masters 2017 Edition takes players back to some of the most remarkable sets from recent history, representing everything from Eighth Edition through Magic 2014–including trips through Innistrad and Return to Ravnica. Featuring new artwork on a number of cards, every card in Modern Masters 2017 Edition can be added to your favorite Modern-format decks. But first, enjoy a fresh Limited experience that combines some ofMagic‘s most iconic cards in new ways. Every box of Modern Masters 2017 Edition contains 24 booster packs–each with fifteen randomly inserted game cards, including one premium card in every pack–making it perfect for exciting Draft play.

Modern Masters 2017 is coming. DAMNATION! DAMNATION! That’s all I have to say.

Mind vs. Might represents the age-old clash between mages and warriors, brains and brawn. Clever plots or raw power-which will you choose?

The next duel deck is Mind vs. Might Duel Decks. It seems pretty cool, not much to say at this point.

My ratings for the new announcements:

New Block – 8/10

Archenemy – 8/10 (Mostly hyped for reprints)

Commander Anthology – 7/10

MM 17 – 8/10

M vs M Duel Decks – 6/10

What do you think? Comment below!

 

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