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Origins

Magic_origins Magic Origins is a core set, but it's built around the origin stories of five Planeswalkers: Gideon Jura (formerly Kytheon Iora), Jace Beleren, Liliana Vess, Chandra Nalaar, and Nissa Revane. Each of them has a home plane, and each of them unlocked their potential as a Planeswalker and traveled to a new plane. Release date: July 17, 2015.

Magic 2015

M15_core_set Magic 2015 Core Set features 269 black-bordered cards, including randomly inserted premium versions of all cards in the set. Magic 2015 is available in booster packs, intro packs, clash pack [new!] and fat packs. Release date: July 2014

Magic 2014

M14_core_set The Magic 2014 Core Set features 249 black-bordered cards, including randomly inserted premium versions of all cards in the set. The Magic 2014 Core Set is likewise available in booster packs, intro packs, and fat packs. Release Date: July 2014

Magic 2013

M13_core_set The Magic 2013 Core Set features 249 black-bordered cards, including randomly inserted premium versions of all cards in the set. The Magic 2013 Core Set is likewise available in booster packs, intro packs, and fat packs. Release Date: July 2012

Magic 2012

M12_core_set The Battle Rages On. The Magic: The Gathering game expands every year, introducing new worlds filled with deadly perils, ancient adversaries, and fantastic new adventures. At its center is the Magic core set, the game in its purest form: evocative spells, menacing creatures, and infinite possibilities. But even at its core, the experience is ever-changing. The Magic 2012 core set boldly continues this tradition. Magic: The Gathering 2012 Core Set features 249 black-bordered cards, including randomly inserted premium versions of all cards in the set. It is available in booster packs, intro packs, and fat packs.

Magic 2011

M11_core_set The Battle Rages On! The Magic: The Gathering game expands every year, introducing new worlds filled with deadly perils, new wars between ancient enemies, and fantastic new adventures. At the center is the Magic core set, representing the game in its purest form: evocative spells, menacing creatures, and infinite possibilities. But even at its core, the experience is ever changing. The Magic 2011 core set continues that tradition. Magic: The Gathering 2011 Core Set features 249 black-bordered cards, including randomly inserted premium versions of all cards in the set. It is likewise available in booster packs, intro packs, and fat packs.

Magic 2010

M10_core_set The Magic 2010 core set is a game-changer. That's because it's packed with 50% classics from the past and 50% classics-in-the-making. That's right—new content in a core set! This historic release also heralds the return of Lightning Bolt – a blast from the past that's sure to electrify your game. Magic: The Gathering 2010 Core Set features 249 black-bordered cards, including randomly inserted premium versions of all cards in the set. It is likewise available in booster packs, intro packs, and fat packs.

10th Edition

10th_ed_set The Magic: The Gathering core set presents Magic in its truest form. This painstakingly crafted compilation acts as a "greatest hits" collection, a foundation to start building your own collection, a reliable place to find some of the most powerful tournament-defining cards, and a practical guide to the fundamentals of the game. This is the tenth version of the core set in the history of the game, and it stands out from all others for one unprecedented reason: The inclusion of legends. They're powerful, they're fun, and they've never been seen in a core set before. Tenth Edition features 383 cards, including randomly inserted premium versions of all cards in the set. It is likewise available in booster packs, preconstructed theme decks, fat packs, and two-player starter packs.

9th Edition

9th_ed_set Featuring cards selected by magicthegathering.com readers, the Core Set - Ninth Edition features possibly the best assortment of cards ever to appear in a Magic base set. And the rumors are true: Hypnotic Specter and Kird Ape are back! There's a brand new Fat Pack with everything the experienced gamer needs to not just play, but enjoy the heck out of the game. And if you're new to the game, the Core Game will be right up your alley! It's packaged with a helpful cd-rom with detailed tutorials, or you can dive right in to the two decks. Don't forget to read through the helpful play guide first, though! Ninth Edition is the latest in a long line of great base sets for Magic. If you don't get some, you'll be left behind! Ninth Edition features 350 cards including some of the greatest Magic cards of all time. And of course, the set also features randomly inserted premium black-bordered versions of all cards in the set and is likewise available in booster packs, booster boxes, fat packs, and more.

8th Edition

8th_ed_set Comeback of the Decade In 1993, the Magic: The Gathering trading card game started a gaming revolution. Today, six million players worldwide agree the Magic TCG is the best. The Core Set - Eighth Edition marks the 10th Anniversary of Magic and to celebrate the event, this set was created with a very special concept in mind: it contains at least one new card never before printed in a Core Set from every Magic expansion ever produced by Wizards* (34 sets in all!). Over the last year, the Magic Research & Development team has worked closely with the players and visitors to this website to help make the Core Set the set you wanted it to be. Packed full of old famous cards such as Rukh Egg and Underworld Dreams, Eighth Edition will be redefining decks for years to come. In addition, Eighth Edition introduces the new improved cardface design that allows for larger art, more card text, and enhanced premium design. Once you get a look at the new cards, you'll start to realize just how many great cards are in the Core Set this time around. So welcome back your old favorites and see why the Core Set - Eighth Edition is what Magic is all about.

7th Edition

7th_ed_set One solid reason to get into Seventh Edition. With the Magic: The Gathering - Seventh Edition set, old favorites like Serra Angel, Shivan Dragon, and Mahamoti Djinn return - with a vengeance. We wanted this set to kick arse, so that's why we've plastered the set with lavish, all-new art and included black-bordered premium cards. OK. That's actually a buttload of reasons, so what are you waiting for? An invitation? The Seventh Edition base set includes randomly inserted black-bordered foil-finished premium cards in a 350 white-bordered card set featuring 110 rares, 110 uncommons, 110 commons and 20 basic lands.

6th Edition

6th_ed_set Magic: The Gathering players had something to look forward to with Classic (Sixth Edition). For the starter-level Magic player that was ready to make the leap to advanced Magic play, the Classic two-player game was the logical next step. Newer Magic players enjoyed access to cards from earlier expansions and exposure to a richer play environment, while expert players found Classic a cost-effective way to play in sealed-deck tournaments. Classic featured 350 cards, including cards from these Magic expansions: Visions, Mirage, Alliances, and Weatherlight.

5th Edition

5th_ed_set Released in March of 1997, Fifth Edition was by far the largest version of the Magic: The Gathering; basic set. Fifth Edition contains a total of 429 cards, not including the basic lands.

4th Edition

4th_ed_set Released in April 1995, Fourth Edition was a new version of the Magic: The Gathering; basic set. In a continuing attempt to balance and add new flavor to the game, fifty-one cards were removed from the Revised Edition and 122 cards from previous expansions were added, bringing the total cards to 378.

3rd Edition

3rd_ed_set The Revised Edition of the basic set was released in April 1994 with 306 cards. The white-bordered set "cleaned up" several rules and graphical oversights from the previous Unlimited basic set.

Unlimited

Unlimited_ed_set These first 10 million cards sold out quickly, and in December 1993, the Unlimited Edition was released. This white-bordered set consisted of the same 302 cards as the Beta print run.

Beta

Beta_ed_set After the Alpha print run of 2.6 million cards, some corrections were made and the remaining 7.3 million cards were released as the "Beta" set (302 cards).

Alpha

Alpha_ed_set Premiered at Origins '93 in July of that year, Magic: The Gathering; was first released to the general public on August 5, 1993. The "Alpha" set consisted of 295 cards.

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