Magic: The Gathering has been a cornerstone of the card gaming community for decades. With its rich lore, intricate mechanics, and breathtaking artwork, it's no wonder that the game has garnered such a dedicated following. As with every new set, the anticipation builds, and The Lost Caverns of Ixalan is no exception. Let's embark on a journey to uncover the mysteries of this upcoming set.
MTG - The Lost Caverns of Ixalan release date
Set to launch on November 17, "The Lost Caverns of Ixalan" promises a new take on a fan-favorite plane. The set is themed around a Mesoamerican-inspired plane teeming with pirates, merfolk, vampires, and dino-riding humans. It's a blend of the familiar and the new, ensuring that players old and new will find something to love.
Never seen before in the world of MTG, a set that takes place almost entirely underground! Alongside this new setting, a Jurassic World crossover will also be appearing alongside Caverns of Ixalan! You can read more about that here.
A glimpse into the past
Before we delve into the caverns, it's essential to understand the backdrop. The Sun Empire, a dominant force in the Ixalan plane, was previously at odds with the Dusk Legion, a formidable army of vampire conquistadors.
However, the sudden and brutal invasion by the Phyrexians, a new and powerful enemy, forced these adversaries to unite. This massive invasion has left an indelible mark on the plane, splitting its history into two distinct eras: "Before the war" and "After the war."
A new setting awaits
One of the most exciting aspects of "The Lost Caverns of Ixalan" is its unique setting. Instead of the open skies and vast landscapes we're accustomed to, this set plunges players into an underground world. This subterranean theme choice was deliberate, even before Ixalan was chosen as the backdrop. While the specific set mechanics remain under wraps, this setting hints at a gameplay experience unlike any other.
Cards and products on the horizon
The MTG community is abuzz with speculation and anticipation. While the official card list remains a closely guarded secret, early information suggests that a precious resource named Cosmium has been discovered underground, throwing the plane into chaos. As for products, details are scant, but given Magic's history, fans can expect diverse offerings tailored to both novices and veterans.
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan is shaping up to be a landmark addition to the MTG universe. Its unique setting, rich backstory, and potential for groundbreaking mechanics ensure this set will be a hit. Whether you're a seasoned planeswalker or just starting your MTG journey, "The Lost Caverns of Ixalan" promises an adventure like no other.