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  • #1
    This thread is to be used as a reference tool before posting anything concerning Dragon's Maze 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.




    Ten Guilds, One Destination!


    Release

    Set Name: Dragon’ s Maze
    Block: Set 3 of 3 in the Return to Ravnica block
    Three-Letter Abbreviation:DGM
    Twitter Hashtag: #MTGDGM
    Number of Cards: 156
    Rarity Distribution: Unknown
    Start Previews on Daily MTG: April 8, 2012
    Release Date:May 3, 2013
    Prerelease Events: April 27-28, 2013
    Magic Online Release Date: May 13, 2013
    Pro Tour Dragon's Maze: May 17-19, 2013
    Game Day: May 25-26 2013

    Launch Promo: Maze's End
    Buy a Box Promo : Render Silent
    Maze participation: Foil plains

    Characteristics
    • A small set of 156 cards, as follow-up on two large sets.
    • Features all ten guilds from Ravnica and their respective mechanics.
    • Features split cards which may be "fused" (cast together)
    • Booster packs do not contain basic lands. Instead each booster contains either a Guild Gate, a Shockland or a mythic rare land in the appropriate ratio of their rarities.
    • The Shocklands have the original expansion symbols of ''Return to Ravnica'' and ''Gatecrash''
    • The Gates are part of ''Dragon's Maze'' and have a ''Dragon's Maze'' expansion symbol making them part of the set and thus marking the first time cards other than Basic lands are printed multiple times within the same block. They have new art.
    • Maze's End is a mythic land that enables you to search your library for a Gate card; if you control ten or more Gates with different names, you win the game.
    • There is one planeswalker in the set (Ral Zarek)
    • Ten guild champions
    • Azorius - Lavinia of the Tenth
      Boros - Tajic, Blade of the Legion
      Dimir - Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker
      Golgari - Varloz, the Scar-Striped
      Gruul - Ruric-Thar, The Unbowed
      Izzet - Melek, Izzet Paragon
      Orzhov - Teysa, Env(o)y of Ghosts
      Rakdos - Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch
      Selesnya - Emmara Tandris
      Simic - Vorel of the Hull Clade

    • Bolas has no involvement in this block (MaRo)
    • The draft format is ''Dragon's Maze'' - ''Gatecrash'' - ''Return to Ravnica''.

    Trailer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZf08OBag4o

    Flavor
      A massive puzzle spans the city-world of Ravnica, and all ten guilds race to be the first to crack the mystery. Rumors abound that whoever navigates the maze of clues could command world-shaking power. Will your guild take the prize?

      The Implicit Maze is a system of mana paths or leylines through the guildgates and districts of Ravnica that has manifested after the Guildpact was destroyed. On instruction of Niv-Mizzet and using Jace Beleren's notes, it was discovered by Ral Zarek. The maze was created by Azor I to be revealed in case the Guildpact dissolved. In this way, the founder of the Azorius Senate tried to foster an atmosphere of peaceful collaboration. At the end of the maze in the Forum of Azor lies great power. In order for it to be solved, all the guilds of Ravnica must participate at once. Niv-Mizzet has announced that each guild will have to send one champion as its delegate in the running of the maze. At an appointed time, the champions will meet at the Transguild Promenade, and embark on a race through the twists and turns of the maze. The one who triumphs, gains the power behind it for his or her guild. Others will fall to its dangers.

    Prerelease
    • Each player attending the prerelease receives the same promotional card, which can ‘’’not’’’ be played in the sealed deck.
    • In the prerelease sealed format, players choose their guild and receive a guild pack of the appropriate guild which also supports a secret second guild. The which will share one color with the chosen guild. It will always be from the opposite set as your chosen guild (Return to Ravnica <> Gatecrash).
    • Each guildpack contains four Dragon's Maze booster packs, one Guild Prerelease pack from the guild, and one secret Guild Prerelease pack.
    • The two guild packs will be the same as they were in their original Prerelease, but will not have that set's Prerelease promo for those guilds.
    • The guild Prerelease packs will not contain a Spindown life counter, sticker, or guild welcome letter.
    • There's also a maze! Players will work collectively to advance their chosen guild through the ‘’Implicit Maze’’ each round. There are prizes for each guild that gets all the way through the maze, and special prizes for the first guild that does it.
    • The Implicit Maze Kit includes 1 Large Implicit Maze activity poster, 10 Guild progress markers, Guild insignia buttons, Foil basic land promo cards and Planeswalker Points Achievement cards
    • When the maze is completed, all participating players will receive a premium (foil) basic land promo card.

    Initial Concept and Game Design:
    • Alexis Janson (lead)
    • Mark Rosewater
    • Erik Lauer
    • Aaron Forsythe
    • Shawn Main
    • Dan Emmons
    Final Game Design and Development :
    • Zac Hill (lead)
    • Erik Lauer
    • Mark Globus
    • Mark Gottlieb
    • Masami Ibamoto
    • Sam Stoddard
    ATTACHMENTS
    • DragonsMaze
    • DGMsymbol
    • ruricthartheunbowed
    • Azoriusgate
    • Vorel
    Last edited by Hunter: 4/8/2013 12:02:41 AM
  • #2
    Ral Zarek




    Ruric Thar, the Unbowed


    Melek, Izzet Paragon


    Exava, Rakdos Blood Witch


    Tajic, Blade of the Legion


    Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts


    Mirvos, Mind Drinker


    Lavinia of the Tenth


    Emmara Tandris


    Varolz, The Scar-Striped


    Vorel of the Hull Clade


    Guildgates

    Boros

    Golgari

    Simic

    Rakdos

    Selesnya

    Izzet

    Azorius

    Orzhov

    Gruul

    Dimir

    Maze's End




    The Boros Legion takes the initiative!


    Jace Beleren deciphers the Implicit Maze



    Sort of Voidslime



    Aurelia in action



    Assorted other pics from Paxeast




    Playmat



    From Uncharted Realms





    ATTACHMENTS
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    • Varolz
    • Orzhovgate
    • Gruulgate
    Last edited by Hunter: 4/13/2013 3:34:22 AM
  • #4
    Launch Weekend: February 1-4, 2013


    Is this correct?

    Also, any word on how this maze thing will work for MTGO?
  • #5
    probably for gatecrash.
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  • #6
    Yeah, now that you mention it, those are definitely the dates for Gatecrash.

    I've never been more excited for a prerelease. I mean, I haven't been playing for that long, but the whole cooperative maze thing is really interesting. I wonder if they'll normalize the guild teams to make it more fair.
  • #7
    Sorry: Should be April 27-28, 2013
    ATTACHMENTS
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    • Maze's End
    • Dimirgate
    • Ruric
    Last edited by Hunter: 3/28/2013 12:31:32 AM
  • #8
    Quote from Hunter
    Flavor
      The Implicit Maze is a system of mana paths or leylines through the guildgates and districts of Ravnica that has manifested after the Guildpact was destroyed. On instruction of Niv-Mizzet and using Jace Beleren's notes, it was discovered by Ral Zarek. The maze was created by Azor I to be revealed in case the Guildpact dissolved. In this way, the founder of the Azorius Senate tried to foster an atmosphere of peaceful collaboration. At the end of the maze in the Forum of Azor lies great power. In order for it to be solved, all the guilds of Ravnica must participate at once. Niv-Mizzet has announced that each guild will have to send one champion as its delegate in the running of the maze. At an appointed time, the champions will meet at the Transguild Promenade, and embark on a race through the twists and turns of the maze. The one who triumphs, gains the power behind it for his or her guild. Others will fall to its dangers.


    I believe that it was safe to presume that the "dragon" in the title of this set would be Niv-Mizzet, but is the maze a literal, physical maze, or is it symbolic and figurative, a metaphor for something else? I myself had imagined that the word referred to Niv-Mizzet's complex and labyrinthine schemes and how they would affect all of Ravnica. And what makes the maze Niv-Mizzet's? If he did not create the system of leylines, why is the the set named in his honor?
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  • #9
    Pro Tour Dragon's Maze is May 17-19. Game Day should be May 25-26. Magic Online release date should be May 13. Thanks!
  • #10
    Quote from DemonDragonJ
    I believe that it was safe to presume that the "dragon" in the title of this set would be Niv-Mizzet, but is the maze a literal, physical maze, or is it symbolic and figurative, a metaphor for something else? I myself had imagined that the word referred to Niv-Mizzet's complex and labyrinthine schemes and how they would affect all of Ravnica. And what makes the maze Niv-Mizzet's? If he did not create the system of leylines, why is the the set named in his honor?


    It's either another dragon or it's called in Niv Mizzet's name because he "discovered" it and announced it to Ravnica's folks.
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  • #11
    It is obviously called Dragon's Maze because Niv-Mizzet discovered it and is organizing the event.

    The Maze is actually Azor's. lol
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  • #12
    When will spoilers start?
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  • #13
    Quote from gmax666
    When will spoilers start?

    oficial spoilers--1 or 2 weeks before the pr


    Quote from Hunter

    Prerelease Events: April 27-28, 2013


    soo spoilers will start at april 16 /(or) 22
    Edit: . . .
    Last edited by leslak: 3/9/2013 4:55:45 PM
    about Kalonian Hydra
    Quote from Georg51
    Then you have to make a fool of yourself by suggesting that I would ever lose to you playing this soon-to-be junk Mythic.
  • #14
    Dude...

    All spoilers are public in monday before the prerelease and spoiler season will take three or two weeks. So I am assuming it will start 1st or 8th April, maybe few leaks will be available sooner.
  • #15
    Quote from Sabre
    Dude...

    All spoilers are public in monday before the prerelease and spoiler season will take three or two weeks. So I am assuming it will start 1st or 8th April, maybe few leaks will be available sooner.

    :o....

    sorry .tried to help but i ****** the dates. but i think that spoiler will start 8th april cause 1st april they will announce a lol upcoming product Grin Flamingo
    Last edited by TK-421: 3/10/2013 1:23:22 AM
    about Kalonian Hydra
    Quote from Georg51
    Then you have to make a fool of yourself by suggesting that I would ever lose to you playing this soon-to-be junk Mythic.
  • #16
    IMO, the spoiler will officially start on April 8th. So, in 30 days. Can't wait.
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  • #17
    I hope they will spoil one real card and one fake card on April Fools at least. Hopefully something no would think would be reprinted ever, like Dark Ritual and Counterspell for example. Two classic cards that both seem really unlikely to see the light of limited ever again at the moment. There's plenty of cards they could use for this.
    @_@

    Reprint Misdirection and Dominate . There, now you can you lose to your own cards instead of being mad at blue.
  • #18
    This is a small set, which always have two weeks of spoilers. That's why I listed April 15th
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    Last edited by Hunter: 3/23/2013 2:38:07 PM
  • #19
    Quote from Dr_Discomfort
    Hopefully something no would think would be reprinted ever

    Ante cards? Anyway, it's good to know we're one month from official spoilers. Thanks, Ral, for briefing in... oh wai... OMG

    On less disturbing note, 'looks at prerelease dates again' Dear husband, on your birthday... I'll be your second head.
  • #20
    I haven't had a chance to investigate, but any idea how this will draft? Will we be drafting 15 cards from this booster, since the one slot will now always be a non-basic land?
    *sigh*
  • #21
    Is there any evidence that they will reprint something that no one thinks, or was it just to make a 1st april joke???

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  • #22
    I originally thought the name of this set was horrible, but the flavor is actually pretty sweet. There is something awesome about all of the guilds sending in champions to fight for some sort of mysterious prize.
  • #23
    glad i see the dimir champion's title is mind drinker
    sounds like mill :laugh:(ruffles and tinkers standard mill deck)
    love the altered art for maze's end, it looks great(glad it's a mythic promo)
    Last edited by Soulbanana: 3/24/2013 8:34:58 AM
    Quote from soramaro
    Yeah, Magic2014 really is underwhelming ... just like Dragon's Maze, Gatecrash, Return to Ravnica, Avacyn Restores, Dark Ascension, Innistrad, New Phyrexia, Mirrodin Besieged, Scars of Mirrodin and all sets before those. Rolleyes
    Get over it, it's just a children's card game.


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  • #24
    I haven't found this picture on this site yet...
    So here is Maze's End promo card.
    ATTACHMENTS
    • Maze
  • #25
    Very, VERY disappointed that massacre girl isn't the Rakdos champ
  • #26
    Quote from KingChewie
    I haven't found this picture on this site yet...
    So here is Maze's End promo card.


    Thx, it was already in the second post
    ATTACHMENTS
    • Raxdos Guildgate
    • Mirvos
    • Lavinia
    • SelesnyaGate
    • MazesEnd
    Last edited by Hunter: 3/26/2013 2:26:09 PM
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