Magic the Gathering Origins Booster BoxSKU: GC0039
What is it about Gideon's past that makes him so eager to fight for justice? Why can't Jace remember his home world, and how does that relate to the symbol on the back of his cloak? What traumatic experience triggered Nissa's spark to ignite, and how did that turn her attentions to the Eldrazi? These questions tie to the backstories of Planeswalker characters, and all of them will be answered in Magic Origins.
Magic Origins is a set that explores what it means to start out on a magical journey, and how we change as we progress through our lives. It focuses on five of Magic's most prominent characters, letting you explore their backstories and transformations as they became Planeswalkers. You'll get to see their home worlds, learn about the joys and crises of their early lives, and discover how they became the Multiverse-traveling Planeswalkers we know today.
Magic Origins is designed to be accessible to introductory players, like a core set, but with new mechanics that express these themes of growing over time. Magic Origins also plants the seed for Magic's future storylines, allowing you an insider's glimpse of what's to come. Magic Origins serves as the prologue for some epic stories, and it's your chance to be there at the start.
Magic Origins is the 17th and last Magic core set. It is grouped as a two-set block with Dragons of Tarkir for the purposes of Standard rotation under the new regime. This set is strongly integrated with its digital counterpart Magic Duels: Origins. The set contains 272 cards, which is 3 more than the current default for large sets (101 Commons, 80 Uncommons, 55 Rares, 16 Mythic Rares, 20 Basic Land). An additional 15 cards appear in the sample decks. As a first since Alpha, this Core Set features two new mechanics. R&D considers Magic Origins not to be the "last core set", but a "new beginning" relating to the start of the Two-Block Paradigm and a new treatment of the storyline. The latter involves telling coherent, in-depth stories about the characters and carrying those out over story arcs across multiple sets. To enable this storytelling, there are more new cards in this set than in previous Core Sets.
Each box contains 36 booster packs, each pack contains 15 cards including at least 1 Rare and 3 Uncommon cards!
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