Including New 'Guild Kit' Format
Posted by William Niebling on May 18, 2018 @ 8:43 am CT
The three-set arc continues the on-going storyline depicted in recent Magic releases, concerning the plans of Nicol Bolas and the heroes that are joining forces to resist him. These sets build towards the storyline’s climax: the showdown with Bolas.
Because of the centrality of guilds to the Ravnica setting, each set will be supported by Guild Kits. This new packaging format includes a 60-card deck built using cards themed to a single guild, drawn from all three Ravnica blocks. Additional guild-related accessories will also be included. The specific accessories haven’t been revealed, but will include the likes of pins, stickers, and spindown counters. Each set’s Guild Kits will follow about a month after the set releases.
For this third visit to the guild-dominated world of Ravnica, the artwork will depict a different season than earlier Ravnica blocks, with a more autumnal look and characters clad in costumes appropriate for the season and each guild’s different philosophies.
On June 8, Wizards of the Coast will release the Battlebond set (see "'Magic: The Gathering – Battlebond' Unveiled") and the Commander Anthology Volume II (see "Preview: 'Magic: The Gathering – Commander Anthology Volume II'").