Wizards of the Coast has announced that they will reprint the Magic: The Gathering Mystery Booster set, released earlier this month (see “Wizards of the Coast Unveils ‘Magic: The Gathering Mystery Booster’”) and allocate the boosters to WPN member stores free of charge.  Consumers that buy those boosters from stores will know that 100% of their purchases will go to supporting that local game stores.

WotC will also allow local game stores to take admission fees up to $10 for tournaments they run on MTG Arena.  This program will run at least until June 1.

It’s great to see what is likely the largest publisher for hobby game stores begin concrete steps to help preserve the network in this difficult era of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

WotC also announced changes to the dates of Ikoria: Lair of the Behemoths today, along with other accommodations around the release (see “WotC Pushes Back ‘Ikoria’”).