[PCH2] Planechase 2 - Introducing Phenomena, New Legendary Creatures/New Cards

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    http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/848

    The four new Planechase decks (Chaos Reigns, Night of the Ninja, Primordial Hunger, and Savage Auras) will contain all-new planar decks that contain a new kind of oversized card, and an assortment of new, Eternal-legal Magic cards.

    Next, the new kind of oversized card. These are phenomenon cards (plural: phenomena) that represent the sort of perils that lurk between planes. Here's one now!




    Each deck has eight new plane cards and two new phenomenon cards, and these cards are not shared between decks; there are a total of 32 new planes and 8 new phenomena.

    Finally, there are brand new cards that are legal in Eternal formats. It's probably worth mentioning that there's a cycle of multicolored Legendary creatures. Like this one!




    And speaking of multicolored Legendary creatures, we've been asked to mention that other Commander-specific products are on their way. That's all we can say! Now, back to Planechase.

    There are a total of 21 new Magic cards in the set, spread across the four decks. Each deck has six of the cards (counting by name), although some appear in multiples.

    Planechase (2012 Edition) comes out on June 1, 2012. Each of the four decks contains a sixty-card Magic deck, a ten-card planar deck, and a planar die. The MSRP for each deck is $19.99. This release will be available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.

    Initial Concept and Game Design: Mark Globus (lead), Kelly Digges, Dave Guskin, and Ryan Miller

    Final Game Design and Deck Development: Mark L. Gottlieb (lead), Ryan Miller, Lee Sharpe, and Ken Troop, with contributions from Matt Tabak
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  • #2
    Just saw that. Awesome but not unexpected. Also I wonder what the other Commander products are?
  • #3
    Sweet! Loved me some Planar Magic! That legend is also sick, going into my Riku deck for sure!
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  • #4
    Honestly hate Planechase, but I welcome new potential cube cards with open arms.


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  • #5
    YES. That legend is instantly my favorite commander in those colors.

    It's amusing to think about how many of these will be sold in my area versus how many games of planechase will actually occur, solely because of the new cards.

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  • #6
    Very nice. We don't often play Planechase, but when we do, we often play it with our EDH decks. The fact that they're also including a few new multicolored legends along with new Planechase cards will make our games of Planechase EDH that much more fun and derpy and stuff.

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  • #7
    One more good thing from this announcement: A Ninja deck! Possibly new Ninja as well?
  • #8
    That new legend that cascades twice seems absolutely disgusting a general in EDH.

    Phenomenon's seem pretty interesting. I know the one they spoiled makes sense in a twisted sort've way since planeswalking can be potentially wonky or something.

    Overall, quite excited for this set though. I like planechase a lot.
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  • #9
    Sweet! I'm hoping we'll get a new Bant legend. Grin
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  • #10
    I was just getting ready to pick up a stack of Planar cards for my casual playgroup to kind of mix things up. Seeing that they haven't completely dropped it just cements that. I'm honestly genuinely looking forward to this.
  • #11
    Quote from The Slime Lord
    Very nice. We don't often play Planechase, but when we do, we often play it with our EDH decks.




    If I'm assuming correctly, Phenomenon are basically one-shot planes, right? Would you reveal a plane directly afterwards?
  • #12
    I <3 every time I see "Then do it again." on a card's reminder text.

    I just remember someone saying
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    On-topic: looking forward to it, Planechase always seemed neat but I wasn't around when the first batch of sets came out. I wonder if this means there'll be a three-year cycle of Planechase, Archenemy, Commander?

    Though I suppose there needs to be room for that Cube thing, and they wouldn't hint at new Commander decks before new Archenemy decks.
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  • #13
    My girlfriends Animar deck just BROKE!



    I love planechase. Its so much fun.


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  • #14
    If I'm assuming correctly, Phenomenon are basically one-shot planes, right? Would you reveal a plane directly afterwards?


    That's what the reminder text implies, yeah. They seem a bit like Schemes for Planechase, honestly.
  • #15
    I hope the cycle of legends are all off-colored wedges.

    Even with the Commander legends, would always enjoy more of them, as they are in some of the most awesome color combinations (RUG, BUG, WUR).




    If I'm assuming correctly, Phenomenon are basically one-shot planes, right? Would you reveal a plane directly afterwards?


    I literally lol'd.


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  • #16
    They mentioned new, eternal legal cards that were in the original planechase packs but I thought all four decks were 100% reprints. Am I missing something or was that a typo?

    Edit: disregard this question. I read the announcement wrong and I thought they were talking about the old planechase stuff when they mentioned new cards.
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  • #17
    Ninja of the Ninja

    This sounds like fun. Probably lots of bouncing, instant speed shenanigans, and hopefully a card that gives all of your creatures the ninja ability. I'm hoping for a new ninja legend too. The deck might be blue, black, and... green? Do you think they'll push the wedge colors some more?
  • #18
    Quote from Entropy

    Though I suppose there needs to be room for that Cube thing, and they wouldn't hint at new Commander decks before new Archenemy decks.


    That cube thing was confirmed to be a MODO only thing. I should know, I was the one who took the time to look at the actual filing.

    Anyway, should be interesting to see what other cards this brings us, and if any become legacy playable like flusterstorm and scavanging ooze did.
  • #19
    Well, Wizards just earned $20. Possibly more if any of the other decks are fun with cool planes.

    Seriously, that legend is INSANE. RUG always gets the best stuff.

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  • #20
    Very cool! Eager to see this! Smile


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  • #21
    Quote from sirpsychosexy
    They mentioned new, eternal legal cards that were in the original planechase packs but I thought all four decks were 100% reprints. Am I missing something or was that a typo?


    This new Planechase set has brand-new cards, not the original series. That one was all reprints.
  • #22
    Quote from sirpsychosexy
    They mentioned new, eternal legal cards that were in the original planechase packs but I thought all four decks were 100% reprints. Am I missing something or was that a typo?


    There are a total of 21 new Magic cards in the set, spread across the four decks. Each deck has six of the cards (counting by name), although some appear in multiples.

    ^ shows you what you need to know.


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  • #23
    Holy crap that creature is AMAZING. I don't know if I want to just throw it in my Animar deck or make it my new general.

    I'm very excited about this, I cannot wait! Releasing new cards like this was the best idea Wizards has had in a long time.They get to print so many fun cards that could never be printed in a normal expansion.


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  • #24
    Quote from sirpsychosexy
    They mentioned new, eternal legal cards that were in the original planechase packs but I thought all four decks were 100% reprints. Am I missing something or was that a typo?


    There are no reprints there making a whole new set of planechase


    Also that Maelstorm Wanderer is going to be crazy swingy. I could cascade into a preordain, lightning bolt or into Karn Liberated, Jace TMS
  • #25
    Wow, that body, that cascade cost, that mana cost. It's two cascades, on top of being a universal haste effect? WOW!

    Wait, this ISN"T Commander2.0? Really? Way to get my hopes up, then throw it to the ground and smash it.

    Still, I live planechase to an extent. It's not Archenemy(ugh), but they always are good to play with newer players, who doesn't care too much.

    Also, one note, if they keep making these new cards that are only useful for casual play, I'm digging them. I like how they say, "look, I know we make cards that don't really appeal to everyone's interest. But hey, if it makes you feel any better, have some toys to play with."
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