June 2, 2016 by deltagamegirl22
With as popular as Magic the Gathering is, it’s no wonder that Wizards of the Coast is always looking for new and interesting ways to make their products better and more relevant.
This is really evident in one of the new products that they’ll be bringing out with the Kaladesh (the fall set), and it will be Planeswalker Decks to replace the preconstructed Intro Packs they’ve had forever.
The Intro Packs have always been criticized for being too soft. Yes, they have provided an entry point for a newbie getting into the game, but they’ve certainly not offered anything of real use or interest to the veterans. The new Planeswalker Decks are the answer to this. Now, these decks are still intended to be a go to option for newbies, but will offer more synergies to highlight the mechanics of the current sets.
Each set that comes out will get two new Planeswalker Decks that will feature a planeswalker from the current block with a deck built around the planeswalker.
Let’s face it, especially when you’re new, there’s nothing better than getting to play a planeswalker! As a nod to the veteran players and collectors, these decks will feature five different cards in each deck that won’t be included in the set but will be connected to the block for Standard legality – which means you could play these in standard format (Friday Night Magic, for example).
Each deck will also come with two Booster Packs, offering the perfect way to change up your deck (and of course feed the need to crack more packs, because, face it, it’s fun).
What do you think of this revamp on the Intro Deck/Planeswalker Deck concept?
"Now, these decks are still intended to be a go to option for newbies, but will offer more synergies to highlight the mechanics of the current sets..."