Rosewater Gives Adventures In The Forgotten Realms Teasers

Rosewater teases card specifics, rules text snippets, and creature type lines for new set.

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With the first wave of Adventures in the Forgotten Realms previews dropping this week, Mark Rosewater took to his blog to give off a bunch of teasers for the new set.

Rosewater, the head designer for Magic, regularly gives teasers before set releases to get the community working together to predict upcoming cards and effects. First up are some card specific teasers:

  • A new enchantment subtype
  • A card granting -11/-11
  • A creature with a death trigger that make an equipment token
  • A legendary creature that makes a legendary Hamster creature token
  • Something only seen previously in Un-sets comes to black border
  • An artifact that’s a musical instrument that creates harmony counters
  • A card that can keep your opponent from winning the game
  • An ability that cares about attacking with a certain amount of power of creatures
  • Cards that let you decide where the story goes
  • A card that creates a legendary creature token named Vecna

Next are some hints using only snippets of rules text on the new cards:

  • “Enchanted permanent is a Treasure artifact”
  • “Ward – discard a card.”
  • “Exchange your hand and library”
  • “Skeletons, Vampires and Zombies”
  • “Spend this mana only to cast Dragon spells or activate abilities of Dragons.”
  • “For each different mana value among nonland cards in your graveyard.”
  • “Then if you have fewer than three cards in hand, draw cards equal to the difference.”
  • “Whenever you cast a creature spell that doesn’t share a creature type with a creature you control or a creature card in your graveyard,”
  • “You may cast [THIS CREATURE’S NAME] from your graveyard if a creature not named [THIS CREATURE’S NAME] died this turn.”
  • “When its power become 20 this way,”

Rosewater ended the post with some creature type lines appearing in Adventures in the Forgotten Realms:

  • Creature – Dwarf Citizen
  • Creature – Tiefling Wizard
  • Creature – Human Elf Monk
  • Creature – Elf Spider
  • Creature – Gnome Warlock
  • Creature – Halfling Rogue
  • Creature – Bird Bear
  • Legendary Creature – Dragon Knight
  • Legendary Creature – Devil God
  • Legendary Creature – Beholder

Fans took to Twitter and Reddit to start cracking the codes immediately.