Let me preface this with apologizing to everyone who purchased Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt. Anyway…
Planechase 2012 (2012)
This set introduced the Phenomenon card type, which went into the Planar deck. These were not based on a location, instead acting as anomalies in the multiverse.
Magic 2013 (2012)
Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker is the first multicolored card to be printed in a core set.
From the Vault: Realms (2012)
The set symbol depicts a sunrise coming up over a mountain, or so I’m told.
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (2012)
The “plot” of this duel deck previewed the events of Return to Ravnica.
Return to Ravnica (2012)
Twenty five basic lands were printed in this set rather than the original. This was done in order to reprint basic land art from the original expansion.
Commander’s Arsenal (2012)
The mechanics Battalion and Evolve were originally entries from the second Great Designer Search.
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (2013)
Dragon’s Maze (2013)
The prerelease for Dragon’s Maze allowed individuals to choose their guild and act as a “maze runner.” Those who completed the maze mini-game during the prerelease were awarded a special code for a title on the Planeswalker Points website.
Modern Masters (2013)
Due the limited nature of the set, the MSRP per pack was raised to $6.99, the highest MSRP seen on a booster pack at the time.
Magic 2014 (2013)
Several rule changes occurred with the release of Magic 2014. Two of the most notable was an updated legendary rule, and allowing a sideboard to contain zero to fifteen cards rather than zero or fifteen.
From the Vault: Twenty (2013)
This set featured a significant card printed every year of Magic’s printing, one for each year. Also included in the set was an explanation of each card’s impact.
Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (2013)
Heroes vs. Monsters largely consisted of Theros cards and allowed them to be played prior to the release of Theros.
Alongside the release of Theros came a self playing Hydra deck for players to combat. The Hydra deck had its own rules and abilities. The cards in the Hydra deck are not legal in any format and most closely resemble tokens.
Commander 2013 (2013)
Commander 2013 introduced cards that directly referenced and worked with the Command Zone.
Derevi was a mistake, I don’t care what you say – Editor
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