Compilation of Known Information

  • #1
    This thread is to be used as a reference tool before posting anything concerning Gatecrash in the Rumor Mill, and also to keep track of the progression of information on the set thus far. The first post will be kept updated until it’s time for the partial spoiler to take over.



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    Fight for your Guild!

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    Release

    Set Name: Gatecrash
    Block: Set 2 of 3 in the Return to Ravnica block
    Three-Letter Abbreviation: GTC
    Twitter Hashtag: #MTGGTC
    Number of Cards: 249
    Rarity Distribution: Unknown
    Release Date: February 1, 2013
    Prerelease Events: January 26-27, 2013
    Launch Weekend: February 1-4, 2013
    Magic Online Release Date: Unknown
    Game Day: February 23-24, 2013
    Start Previews on Daily MTG: December 31, 2012

    Launch Promo: Consuming Abberation :symub:, Foundry Champion :symrw:, Treasury Thrull :symwb:, Rubblehulk :symrg:, Fathom Mage :symug:
    Buy a Box Promo : Nightveil Specter

    Characteristics
    • A large set of 249 cards.
    • Prerelease will be 5x boosters plus 1x guild booster. A guild pack has 15 cards of those colors, including a promo prerelease card (which there will be 5 promos, one for each guild, the same as the Intro Pack rares), guild spindown, guild sticker, a letter from your guild leader and a prerelease challenge card.
    • The prerelease cards from each guild may be played in the prerelease!
    • Triple-drafted by itself
    • Guild oriented
      1. Orzhov - Extort
      2. Dimir - Cipher
      3. Gruul - Bloodrush
      4. Boros - Battalion
      5. Simic - Evolve
    • Each guild gets a new mechanic. There are some mechanical connections to the previous Ravnica block. However, none of the old Ravnica keywords will appear.
    • There are two planeswalkers in the set, one of which is Gideon. The second is Domri Rade.
    • The 5 guild leaders are legendary creatures, all which are new or new versions of characters.
      1. Orzhov - Obzedat, Ghost Council
      2. Dimir - Lazav, Dimir Mastermind
      3. Gruul - Borborygmos Enraged
      4. Boros - Aurelia, the Warleader
      5. Simic - Prime Speaker Zegana
    • Hybrid cards will be in the set. The Hybrid 1-drop cycle is not continued.
    • The uncounterable cycle will not be continued.
    • Bolas will have no involvement in this block. (Maro)
    Design Team:
    • Mark Rosewater (co-lead)
    • Mark Gottlieb (co-lead)
    • Joe Huber
    • Dave Humpherys
    • Ethan Fleischer
    • Shawn Main
    Development Team
    • Dave Humpherys (lead)
    • Zac Hill
    • Mark Globus
    • Mark Purvis
    • Max McCall
    • Gavin Verhey

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    Lazav
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    Ghost Council of Orzhova
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    Borborygmos
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    Aurelia
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    Zegana

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    Last edited by TK-421: 1/10/2013 2:16:02 AM

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  • #7
    These are a few known cycle arts. Watch out, some are MASSIVE.

    Boros

    Dimir

    Gruul

    Simic

    Orzhov

    Boros

    Dimir

    Gruul

    Simic

    Orzhov

    Boros

    Dimir

    Gruul

    Simic

    Orzhov

    Boros

    Dimir

    Gruul

    Simic

    Orzhov
    Last edited by TK-421: 11/30/2012 12:53:02 AM

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  • #8
    Some more random artwork from the set.

    Boros:

    Gruul:

    Simic:

    Orzhov:

    Dimir:


    And the guild letters you'll be getting on the prerelease:




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  • #10
    More art:

    Shockland art:

    Last edited by Thundermaw: 11/1/2012 5:38:23 PM

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  • #11
    We also have the art for all 5 Dual lands not sure how to uplaod but the are pretty easy to find
  • #16
    Quote from Santiago Mendez
    As Ogrefoot stated, the charms are missing the Simic and you have included the new art for the Gruul Signet as a charm.


    Ditto the Dimir "Charm" shown here- it's the Signet.

    I'm almost certain the last image on this page is Dimir Charm;
    While it doesn't look the least bit portable, it is done by Zoltan Boros,
    who did all the Charm art in RtR.

    Azorius
    SimicSimic
    Orzhov
    Reprint Stasis!
    Control needs more love.
    Dimir

    EDH:

    :simic:Momir Vig, Simic Visionary:simic:
    :izzet:Melek, Izzet Paragon:izzet:
    :dimir:Oona, Queen of the Fae:dimir:
    :azorius:Bruna, Light of Alabaster:azorius:
    :boros:Gisela, Blade of Goldnight:boros:
    :golgari:Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord:golgari:
    :dimir:Sen Triplets:orzhov:
    :simic:The Mimeoplasm:dimir:
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  • #17
    Here it is the Simic Charm
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  • #22
    Quote from Santiago Mendez
    As Ogrefoot stated, the charms are missing the Simic and you have included the new art for the Gruul Signet as a charm.

    Whoops! Sorry
    Quote from YamiJoey
    I assume the stone with paint is the signet, and the hammer is the Charm?

    This is the conclusion I and Barinellos came to.
    Quote from empathogen
    Ditto the Dimir "Charm" shown here- it's the Signet.

    I'm almost certain the last image on this page is Dimir Charm;
    While it doesn't look the least bit portable, it is done by Zoltan Boros,
    who did all the Charm art in RtR.

    I don't think that's the charm. It looks like a building roof, and it's not really the right style for a charm (it's a very rough shape of the symbol). I checked all these with Barinellos, who I really respect in regards to storyline, and we both agreed on Dimir. Feel free to argue it though.
    Quote from Negator87
    a bit disappointed by the Ghost Council of Orzhova, I hope it's not the same card but something better...


    It will be a new card, like Isperia and Niv-Mizzet were.

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  • #23
    Quote from TK-421

    I don't think that's the charm. It looks like a building roof, and it's not really the right style for a charm (it's a very rough shape of the symbol). I checked all these with Barinellos, who I really respect in regards to storyline, and we both agreed on Dimir. Feel free to argue it though.


    Well, FWIW, the art you have up for Dimir Charm is by Raoul Vitale,
    who did the art we now know for a fact are Izzet Signet and Golgari Signet.

    And as I mentioned before, they seem to have Zoltan Boros doing all the Charm art.
    I'm not 100% certain that art I pointed to is Dimir Charm
    (I agree that the art style is very different from the others,
    but I see no better options among the art we have, especially not by Zoltan Boros),
    but I'm 99.9% sure the art posted in this thread is actually Dimir Signet.

    You also might want to ask Tonda,
    as I believe he did some number-crunching with the spoiled art that correctly identified all the GTC Shockland art.
    He also grouped the Signets and Charms.

    Azorius
    SimicSimic
    Orzhov
    Reprint Stasis!
    Control needs more love.
    Dimir

    EDH:

    :simic:Momir Vig, Simic Visionary:simic:
    :izzet:Melek, Izzet Paragon:izzet:
    :dimir:Oona, Queen of the Fae:dimir:
    :azorius:Bruna, Light of Alabaster:azorius:
    :boros:Gisela, Blade of Goldnight:boros:
    :golgari:Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord:golgari:
    :dimir:Sen Triplets:orzhov:
    :simic:The Mimeoplasm:dimir:
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  • #24
    CAN PROBABLY GO UNDER THUNDERMAW'S "MORE ART"
    Have you guys looked through the various Ravnica Achievement art on the Planeswalker Points site?

    Some of the 'homeless' ones might be upcoming cards in GTC or DGM - i.e. this one from Daniel Ljunggren is not currently assigned to any card (very large):
    Is that a new MOX??!?!? OMG OMG OMG OMG
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  • #25
    So.. If this is legit, it look's like we might have a very early leak of some of the upcoming Gatecrash cards. (And there may be a Gruul-aligned planeswalker by the name of Domri Rade?)

    Since this was made before the inconsistency in our rules was pointed out, there's no warning. But I've removed the Sioux Falls Craigslist link. -TK

    Sorry about that TK, here though are some photos of the "alleged" GTC Mythics, in the almighty spoiler box ofcourse.









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  • #26
    We have this beauty here too...

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  • #27
    So is it safe to assume that there will also be basic lands in this set as the art would showcase the other 5 guilds? Also it seems as if we may know the names of the other guildmages as the ability land in old ravnica links itself to each guildmage (Skarrg, Rix Maadi, Prav, Vitu Ghazi, Nivix.)
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  • #28
    Quote from Harbinger
    So is it safe to assume that there will also be basic lands in this set as the art would showcase the other 5 guilds? Also it seems as if we may know the names of the other guildmages as the ability land in old ravnica links itself to each guildmage (Skarrg, Rix Maadi, Prav, Vitu Ghazi, Nivix.)


    I don't think the RTR basic land art really showcases particular guilds. In particular, the reason there are 5 of each in RTR rather than 4 isn't because of the 5 guilds; it's because they wanted to bring back one of each basic land from the original Ravnica.

    In any case, GTC won't have basic lands; you can tell from the card counts. RTR, including its 25 basic lands, had 274 cards; while GTC has 249 cards. I.e., the same size as RTR but without the basic lands.
  • #29
    MaRo confirmed during RTR previews that the difference between the two set sizes was due to basic lands, which caused many of us to be confused because normally there's only 20 basics.

    tl;dr There's no basic lands.

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  • #30
    here are the spanish shocklands. found the pics on ebay





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  • #31
    Those are just mock-ups, since they're supposed to have flavor text now.
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  • #32
    Italian Shocklands...
  • #36
    Quote from Harbinger
    So is it safe to assume that there will also be basic lands in this set as the art would showcase the other 5 guilds? Also it seems as if we may know the names of the other guildmages as the ability land in old ravnica links itself to each guildmage (Skarrg, Rix Maadi, Prav, Vitu Ghazi, Nivix.)


    ya the guildmage thing is covered in the [GTC] Name & Number crunch... they were also at PAX w/ lots of photos floating around
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  • #37
    How do we know that the hybrid one-drop cycle is not continuing?

    Nevermind. I finally found it:

    http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/32748492715/was-the-cycle-of-one-drop-hybrids-only-a-return-to

    However, is it important that he says "it's a Return to Ravnica thing" rather than "it's only a Return to Ravnica thing?"
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  • #38
    Quote from Pulse_of_Shift
    How do we know that the hybrid one-drop cycle is not continuing?

    Nevermind. I finally found it:

    http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/32748492715/was-the-cycle-of-one-drop-hybrids-only-a-return-to

    However, is it important that he says "it's a Return to Ravnica thing" rather than "it's only a Return to Ravnica thing?"


    FUUUUUUUU-
    dammit, you just ruined my day, MaRo!
    Hopefully you made at least one new (U/G) one-drop!

    Also, thanks for finding the proof, Pulse, even if it's news I despise.
    Maybe it should be added to the main post so it becomes more common knowledge? Wink

    Grrrr... Gatecrash better have some really cool stuff to make up for these incomplete cycles.
    At this point, I'm heavily resenting they saved my favorite guilds (Simic, Dimir, Orzhov, Boros) for the second set :p

    Azorius
    SimicSimic
    Orzhov
    Reprint Stasis!
    Control needs more love.
    Dimir

    EDH:

    :simic:Momir Vig, Simic Visionary:simic:
    :izzet:Melek, Izzet Paragon:izzet:
    :dimir:Oona, Queen of the Fae:dimir:
    :azorius:Bruna, Light of Alabaster:azorius:
    :boros:Gisela, Blade of Goldnight:boros:
    :golgari:Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord:golgari:
    :dimir:Sen Triplets:orzhov:
    :simic:The Mimeoplasm:dimir:
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  • #39
    This art was released in the GTC Planeswalker Guide Part 1:

    Dimir:


    Boros:









    Some other spoilers:
    Also the minotaur image is Commander Grozdan, that leads the part of the Legion that hunts Rakdos Guild.

    And the Girl from this spoils seems to be Lieutenant Anksa, investigator of corruption, in charge of hunting down Dimir and Orzhov.

    Replaced image leeching. -TK
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  • #40
    Didn't see this yet in the Compilation of Known Information, the Gatecrash Booster Battle Pack, it is on the WPN site.
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  • #42
    Scanning through the new Ravnica article on the mothership, I might have found some new cards and their names.

    Commander Grozdan (What I could only presume is a Legendary Creature)

    Flamekin (Some sort of Elemental Soldier)
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    I personally prefer 75 islands. There is nothing than the look on your opponents face once they start trying to play around your counter magic and you know you're sitting on a deck full of islands and nothing else.

    It also allows you to board in 15 cards and completely mess with their head between the boarded games.
  • #43
    These aren't new cards names. This minotaur won't be a legend. That's not the first time they put an art under a description of a legendary creature which will be put on a normal creature card (remember that legendary loxodon from Selesnya ?)
    Plus, we have already seen flamekins in Ravnica, and they don't match this art. It will surely be put on a boost Boros card.
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