Earlier today on the Zendikar Rising preview show, Wizards of the Coast (WotC) Product Architect, Mark Heggen, unveiled the 2021 Magic: The Gathering Release Schedule. Let’s check it out!
“Coming this winter, we are going to Kaldheim. This is Magic’s viking world and we have a whole set coming to kick off 2021.”
Kaldheim will be coming to the Magic multiverse in Q1 of 2021.
Strixhaven: School of Mages
“Next up, we are going back to school with Strixhaven. This is the the most elite Magical university in the multiverse, and it consists of these five colleges with their own takes on Magic.”
Strixhaven: School of Mages will be coming to the Magic multiverse in Q2 of 2021.
Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
Unveiled by Dungeons & Dragons Brand Manager, Shelly Mazzanoble, Dungeons & Dragons is coming to the Magic multiverse!
“For over 45 years, D&D has been the premiere tabletop role playing game and we are finally bringing our brands together for a full fledged card set that D&D and Magic players will not want to miss.” Heggen followed up, “This is a full black-border, Standard legal set set in the world of Dungeons and Dragons.”
Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures In The Forgotten Realms will be coming to the Magic multiverse in Q3 of 2021 and will be replacing Core Set 2021.
Innistrad Werewolves & Innistrad Vampires
“We’ve had so many ideas for how to bring back that kind of classic Innistrad feeling, fun stuff with werewolves, fun stuff with vampires. We actually couldn’t fit it all in one set, so we’re doing two Innistrad sets. Two full sized, full sized sets. The first one really focuses on werewolves, and the second one is more focused on vampires. And I’ve ever heard rumors of a vampire wedding…”
Innistrad Werewolves and Innistrad Vampires will be coming to the Magic multiverse in Q4 of 2021.
Time Spiral Remastered
“We took a look at the entire Time Spiral block and we kind of distilled them into a brand new draft experience. So, it pulls cards from all three of those (Time Spiral, Planar Chaos, and Future Sight) into a new way to play. If you were around originally for Time Spiral, this is a great way to dive back in and see those cards again. If you weren’t around, this is your chance to experience it.
Heggen also described Time Spiral Remastered “a really unique experience, a fun product” before unveiling that “in the spirit of time travel and retro love” WotC will be putting one card in each booster that appears on the original Magic: The Gathering border!
Modern Horizons 2
“So, speaking of things that fans are asking for, there’s another thing that we know you want, we hear you, and it’s the fetches. So, next year, we’re doing Modern Horizons 2. We’re bringing it back for a sequel, so a lot of the same kind of energy from Modern Horizons 1 is returning. And I can officially confirm that the five enemy fetches are in this set, they’re in boosters, Modern Horizons 2 featuring the enemy fetches. You’ve heard it here first.”
Modern Horizons 2 will be a print-to-demand set, featuring all five enemy fetch lands, in draft boosters, at rate. all five enemy fetch lands. In Draft Boosters. At rare.
It looks like 2021 may be the biggest year for Magic: The Gathering ever!