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Rumor Mill timeline and Release Calendar

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    A guide of dates, names and events leading up to the release of previous and upcoming expansions. To compare when to expect which information.

    Every year sees the release of 4 sets and many standalone box sets.
    Type 2 and extended rotate every October with the release of the next block's big expansion. Core sets are released every summer, and for three months, both are legal.

    In general, card design for a big set will start about 20 months before the release date. After it leaves R&D's hands, it has to go through editing, typesetting, collation (randomization), manufacturing, and distribution. A big set released in October will be 'in the can' in February.

    (All the codenames before Alliances were essentially the names the products ended up with.)

    Aug 1993: Release Alpha
    Oct 1993: Release Beta
    Dec 1993: Release Unlimited
    Dec 1993: Release Arabian Nights
    Mar 1994: Release Antiquities
    Apr 1994: Release Revised
    Jun 1994: Release Legends
    Aug 1994: Release The Dark
    Nov 1994: Release Fallen Empires
    May 1995: Release Fourth Edition
    June 1995: Release Ice Age
    Aug 1995: Release Chronicles
    Oct 1995: Release Homelands
    Jun 1996: Release Alliances (a.k.a. "Quack")
    Oct 1996: Release Mirage (a.k.a. "Sosumi")
    Feb 1997: Release Visions (a.k.a. "Mirage Jr.")
    Mar 1997: Release Fifth Edition
    Jun 1997: Release Portal
    Jun 1997: Release Weatherlight (a.k.a. "Mochalatte")
    Oct 1997: Release Tempest (a.k.a. "Bogavhati)"
    Mar 1998: Release Stronghold (a.k.a. "Rachimulot")
    Jun 1998: Release Portal Second Age
    Jun 1998: Release Exodus (a.k.a. "Gorgonzola")
    Aug 1998: Release Unglued
    Oct 1998: Release Urza's Saga (a.k.a. "Armadillo")
    Nov 1998: Release Anthologies
    Feb 1999: Release Urza's Legacy (a.k.a. "Guacamole")
    Apr 1999: Release Sixth Edition (a.k.a. “Classic”)
    May 1999: Release Portal Three Kingdoms
    Jun 1999: Release Urza's Destiny (a.k.a. "Chimichanga")
    Jul 1999: Release Starter (a.k.a. "Starter 1999")
    Oct 1999: Release Mercadian Masques (a.k.a. "Archimedes")
    Nov 1999: Release Battle Royale
    Feb 2000: Release Nemesis (a.k.a. "Euripides")
    Apr 2000: Release Starter 2000
    Jun 2000: Release Prophecy (a.k.a. "Dionysius")
    Oct 2000: Release Beatdown
    Oct 2000: Release Invasion (a.k.a. "Beijing")
    Feb 2001: Release Planeshift (a.k.a. "Hong Kong)
    Mar 2001: Release Seventh Edition
    Jun 2001: Release Apocalypse (a.k.a. "Shanghai")
    Oct 2001: Release Odyssey (a.k.a. "Argon")
    Dec 2001: Release Deckmasters: Garfield vs Finkel (a.k.a. Deckmasters 2001)
    Feb 2002: Release Torment (a.k.a. "Boron")
    May 2002: Release Judgment (a.k.a. "Carbon")

    Onslaught (a.k.a “Manny”)
    Sept 28, 2002: prerelease (P)
    Sept 11, 2002: spoiler completed (P minus 17)
    Sept 11, 2002: pre-release foil known (P minus 17)
    Sept 5, 2002: first boosters opened (P minus 23)
    Aug 31, 2002: Inquest preview (P minus 28)
    Aug 30, 2002: Japanese info from“Game Gather” (P minus 29)
    Aug 28, 2002: Orb of Insight goes up (P minus 31)
    Aug 23, 2002: first reliable info from R_E’s sources (P minus 36)
    Aug 13, 2002: first art appears (P minus 46)
    Aug 10, 2002: Skirk Commando promo released to the public (P minus 49)
    Aug 8, 2002: Snake246 introduces morph, no one believes him (P minus 51)
    May 26, 2002: first look at expansion-symbol (P minus 128)

    Legions (a.k.a “Moe”)
    Jan 25, 2003: Prerelease (P)
    Jan 22st 2003: spoiler completed (P minus 3)
    Jan 18, 2003: first boosters opened (P minus 7)
    Jan 15, 2003: prerelease card known (P minus 10)
    Jan 10, 2003: start official previews (P minus 16)
    Jan 6, 2003: glitch in the autocard window reveals card names. (P minus 20)
    Jan 4, 2003: pictesters reveal many card from official site (P minus 22)
    Dec 28, 2002: Inquest preview (P minus 28)
    Dec 26, 2002: Japanese info from Krakauer (P minus 32)
    Dec 25, 2002: first art appears (P minus 33)
    Dec 15, 2002: Logo and symbol released by wizards (P minus 43)
    Dec 10, 2002: Hunter Sliver promo released in Japan (P minus 48)

    Scourge (a.k.a “Jack”)
    May 17, 2003: Prerelease (P)
    May 15, 2003: spoiler completed (P minus 15)
    May 12, 2003: pre-release foil known (P minus 5)
    May 11, 2003: first boosters opened (P minus 6)
    May 1, 2003: Inquest preview (P minus 16)
    April 29, 2003: Japanese info from Megane (P minus 18)
    April 28, 2003: Orb of Insight (P minus 19)
    Apr 13, 2003: first art appears (P minus 34)
    Apr 2, 2003 first reliable info from R_E’s sources (P minus 45)
    Mar 17, 2003: Set symbol and product-images (P minus 61)
    Dec 6, 2002: Forgotten Ancient from the first YMTC is finished (P minus 193).

    8th edition (a.k.a “Core Set”)
    July 28, 2003: Release (R)
    June 27, 2003: start official art-previews (R minus 31)
    June 10, 2003: Mopkin cracks Wizard’s Rollout and spoils the set (R minus R minus 48)
    March 31, 2003: Official announcement of the “Core Set” and “Core Game” (R minus 127)
    Mar 17, 2003: first product-images (R minus 141)

    Mirrodin (a.k.a “Bacon”)
    Sept 20, 2003: prerelease (P)
    Sept 12, 2003: spoiler completed (P minus 8)
    Sept 9, 2003: first boosters opened (P minus 11)
    Sept 2, 2003: start official previews (P minus 18)
    Aug 30, 2003: Inquest preview (P minus 21)
    Aug 30, 2003: Japanese info from Megane (P minus 21)
    Aug 29, 2003: first info from novel-readers (P minis 22)
    Aug 22, 2003: first pictures from Japan (P minus 29)
    Aug 17, 2003: partial spoiler started ((P minus 34)
    Aug 14, 2003: first look at expansion-symbol (P minus 37)
    Aug 12, 2003: first art on Magic Tutor (P minus 39)
    Aug 4, 2003: first reliable info from R_E’s sources (P minus 47)
    Aug 3, 2003: first product-images (P minus 48)
    July 25, 2003: GenCon info and concept art (P minus 57)
    June 2, 2003: first artist-info (P minus 110)
    April 4, 2003: novel cover and blurb (P minus 169)
    Mar 24, 2003: first look at logo (P minus 180)

    Darksteel (a.k.a “Lettuce”)
    Jan 24, 2004: Prerelease (P)
    Jan 21, 2004: spoiler completed (P minus 3)
    Jan 20, 2004: first boosters opened (P minus 4)
    Jan 17, 2004: prerelease card known (P minus 7)
    Jan 5, 2004: start official previews (P minus 19)
    Jan 3, 2004: Inquest preview (P minus 21)
    Dec 25, 2003: partial spoiler started (P minus 30)
    Dec 22, 2003: first reliable info from R_E’s sources (P minus 33)
    Dec 17, 2003: first info from MAGE-Magazine (P minus 38)
    Dec 16, 2003: first product-images (P minus 39)
    Dec 12, 2003: first cards and expansionsymbol at Starcitygames (P minus 44)
    Dec 7, 2003: first Inquest-hints (P minus 48)
    Dec 2, 2003: first art on PS-games.nl (P minus 53)
    Sep 24, 2003: first hints at Magicthegathering.com (P minus 162)
    July 7, 2003: novel cover and blurb (P minus 199)

    Fifth Dawn (a.k.a “Tomato”)
    May 28, 2004: Precons fully known (P plus 6)
    May 22, 2004: Prerelease (P)
    May 18, 2004: spoiler completed (P minus 4)
    May 12, 2004: first boosters opened (P minus 10)
    May 5, 2004: Orb of Insight (P minus 17)
    May 3, 2004: start official previews (P minus 19)
    April 29, 2004: Scrye preview (P minus 23)
    April 28, 2004: Japanese info from Megane (P minus 22)
    April 21, 2004: MAGE-Magazine preview (P minus 31)
    April 12, 2004: first reliable info from R_E’s sources (P minus 40)
    April 4, 2004: hints from Inquest-advertisement (P minus 48)
    April 2, 2004: precons info known (P minus 50)
    March 29, 2004: partial spoiler started (P minus 53)
    Mar 13, 2004: first hints at Magicthegathering.com (P minus 70)
    Mar 9, 2004: first hints for mechanics, from Japan (P minus 74)
    Mar 9, 2004: first look at logo (P minus 74)
    Mar 3, 2004: advertising-blurb mentions Cogs, Bringers, and Beacons (P minus 80)
    Jan 2, 2004: novel cover and blurb (P minus 172)
    Nov 18, 2003: YMTC2 completed (P minus 186)

    Champions of Kamigawa (a.k.a. “Earth”)
    Sept 18, 2004: Prerelease (P)
    Sept 18, 2004: Rumor Mill beaten bij wizard's autocard, spoiler completed (P)
    Sept 14, 2004: first boosters opened (P minus 4)
    Sept 2, 2004: Japanese info from Eulib (P minus 16).
    Aug 30, 2004: Inquest preview (P minus 19)
    Aug 30, 2004: official previews started (P minus 19)
    Aug 30, 2004: pre-release foil known (P minus 19)
    Aug 28, 2004: first reliable info from R_E’s sources (P minus 21)
    Aug 20, 2004: info from Lotus Noir (P minus 29)
    Aug 19, 2004: Grantisu-leak of 9 cards (P minus 30)
    Aug 18, 2004: official storyline previews started (P minus 31)
    Aug 15, 2004: partial spoiler started (P minus 34)
    Aug 6, 2004: Kitsune Healer promo released to the public (P minus 35)
    Aug 4, 2004: German Magazine advertisement (P minus 45)
    Aug 4, 2004: hints from Inquest (P minus 45)
    July 5, 2004: first official art on Magicthegathering.com (P minus 75)
    June 8, 2004: Expansion-symbol identified (P minus 102)
    June 1, 2004: striking advertisement blurb (P minus 110)
    June 1, 2004: first product images (P minus 110)
    Apr 8, 2004: first concept art (P minus 192)
    Apr 8, 2004: name and logo officially announced (P minus 192)
    Apr 4, 2004: novel cover and blurb (P minus 196)
    Mar 3, 2004: first artist-info about the “spirit-world” (P minus 228)

    Unhinged
    Nov 19, 2004: release ( R)
    Nov 18, 2004: Rumor Mill beaten bij wizard's autocard, spoiler completed (R minus 1)
    Nov 16, 2004: first boosters opened (R minus 3)
    Nov 11, 2004: Autocard-window ‘leak’ discovered (R minus 8)
    Nov 8, 2004: pre-release foil known(R minus 11)
    Nov 8, 2004: Jack-in-the-Box opened (R minus 11)
    Nov 8, 2004: official previews started (R minus 11)
    Nov 1, 2004: Inquest preview (R minus 18)
    Oct 24, 2004: first product image (R minus 26)
    Oct 18, 2004: promotional stickers (R minus 32)
    Oct 1, 2004: Ass-kicking poster with booster-picture (R minus 49)
    Aug 24, 2004: official confirmation of logo and expansionsymbol (R minus 88)
    Aug 1, 2004: logo known (R minus 111)
    Apr 5, 2004: official confirmation of release by MaRo (R minus 198)
    Apr 1, 2004: April Fools announcement by MaRo (R minus 202)

    Betrayers of Kamigawa (a.k.a. “Wind”)
    Jan 22, 2005: Prerelease (P)
    Jan 22, 2005: spoiler completed, wizard’s autocard online (P)
    Jan 19, 2005: first boosters opened (P minus 3)
    Jan 19, 2005: FAQ released (P minus 3)
    Jan 13, 2005: Japanese info from Megane (P minus 9)
    Jan 13, 2005: pre-release foil known (P minus 9)
    Jan 10, 2005: start official previews (P minus 12)
    Jan 6, 2005: Scrye preview (P minus 16)
    Jan 5, 2005: art on Magic Tutor (P minus 17)
    Jan 5, 2005: start official storyline vignettes (P minus 17)
    Jan 3, 2005: Inquest preview (P minus 19)
    Jan 1, 2005: Birth of the Salvation Rumor Mill (P minus 21)
    Dec 19, 2004: partial spoiler started (P minus 32)
    Dec 16, 2004: Ninja of the Deep Hours promo released to the public (P minus 35)
    Dec 16, 2004: English precons and booster-pics (P minus 37)
    Dec 15, 2004: first reliable info from R_E’s sources (P minus 38)
    Dec 14, 2004: Spanish precons and booster-pics (P minus 39)
    Nov 24, 2004: German precons and booster-pics (P minus 59)
    Nov 19, 2004: complete pic of product-family (P minus 64)
    Oct 21, 2004: logo officially announced (P minus 93)
    Oct 15, 2004: Expansion-symbol identified (P minus 99)
    Oct 15, 2004: first product images (P minus 99)
    Aug 4, 2004: novel cover and blurb (P minus 175)
    Apr 8, 2004: name officially announced (P minus 289)

    Saviors of Kamigawa (a.k.a. “Fire”)
    May 21, 2005: Prerelease (P)
    May 18, 2005: FAQ released (P minus 3)
    May 17, 2005: Spoiler completed (P minus 4)
    May 17, 2005: first reliable info from R_E’s sources (P minus 4)
    May 16, 2005: first boosters opened (P minus 4)
    May 12, 2005: Japanese info from Megane (P minus 9)
    May 12, 2005: pre-release foil known (P minus 9)
    May 12, 2005: more info from Lotus Noir (P minus 9)
    May 9, 2005: start official previews (P minus 12)
    May 7, 2005: partial spoiler started (P minus 14)
    May 7, 2005: eight cards from a Portugese precon (P minus 14)
    May 7, 2005: scan of precon-foldout: mechanics known (P minus 14)
    May 4, 2005: Oppressive Will promo released to Australian public (P minus 17)
    May 4, 2005: start official storyline vignettes (P minus 17)
    May 2, 2005: Orb of Insight goes up (P minus 19)
    May 2, 2005: Rumor-mill fails to report Scrye preview (P minus 19)
    May 2, 2005: no previews in Inquest (P minus us 19)
    May 3, 2005: official release of the novel (P minus 18)
    Apr 30, 2005: Retailers Guide to Anime, info on some mechanics (P minus 21)
    Apr 14, 2005: clear pics of boosters and booster-display (P minus 37)
    Apr 12, 2005: art on www.remori.ch (P minus 39)
    Apr 12, 2005: info from Lotus Noir (Shinen-mechanic) (P minus 39)
    Apr 7, 2005: first picture of booster-display (P minus 44)
    Apr 6, 2005: first picture of precons (P minus 45)
    Apr 4, 2005: Voluntad Opresiva promo released to South American public (P minus 47)
    Mar 21, 2005: first official sneak peek of packaging art (P minus 61)
    Feb 3, 2005: logo and expansion-symbol officially announced (P minus 107)
    Dec 30, 2004: first look at novel cover (P minus 142)
    Apr 8, 2004: name officially announced (P minus 409)

    9th edition (a.k.a. “Core Set”)
    July 29, 2005: Release (R)
    June 25, 2005: full spoiler revealed by R_E’s sources (R minus 34)
    June 6, 2005: first reliable info from R_E’s sources (R minus 53)
    Apr 18, 2005: official announcement of ‘9th’-logo (R minus 101)
    March 21, 2005: first official art sneak peek (R minus 129)
    Feb 23, 2005: More official Ninth Edition Product Shots (R minus 159)
    Feb 14, 2005: First official Ninth Edition Product Shots (R minus 168)
    Jun 6, 2004: public card selection started (R minus 418)


    Ravnica: City of Guilds (a.k.a. ”Control”)
    Oct 7, 2005: Release
    Sept 24, 2005: Prerelease (P)
    Sept 13, 2005: pre-release foil known (P minus 12)
    Sept 11, 2005: spoiler completed (P minus 13)
    Sept 5, 2005: start official previews on magicthegathering.com (P minus 19)
    Sept 2, 2005: first boosters opened (P minus 22)
    Sept 1, 2005: Guardian of Vhitu-Ghazi promo released (P minus 23)
    Aug 31, 2005: Orb of Insight goes up (P minus 24)
    Aug 30, 2005: official release of the novel (P minus 25)
    Aug 27, 2005: confirmation of the featured guilds by a R_E source (P minus 28)
    Aug 25, 2005: first content of the novel reported (P minus 30)
    Aug 19, 2005: art on http://www.cartagogo.com (P minus 36)
    Aug 19, 2005: reports from GenCon (P minus 36)
    Aug 19, 2005: first pic of complete product-line (P minus 36)
    Aug 16, 2005: special preview of dual land on magicthegathering.com (P minus 39)
    July 29, 2005: first picture of booster-display (P minus 57)
    July 2, 2005: partial spoiler started (P minus 84)
    June 17, 2005: first reliable info from R_E’s sources (P minus 99)
    June 8, 2005: first look at guild-symbols (P minus 108)
    June 8, 2005: logo and expansion-symbol officially announced (P minus 108)
    May 19, 2005: first look at land arts (P minus 128)
    May 19, 2005: first look of expansion symbol (P minus 128)
    May 19, 2005: Dark Confidant made public (P minus 128)
    May 7, 2005: first look at novel cover and logo (P minus 140)
    April 18, 2005: Dark Confidant (Maher’s Card) officially announced (P minus 149)
    April 6, 2005: first rumor about ‘guild’- mechanic (P minus 161)
    March 21, 2005: second official art sneak peek (P minus 187)
    Dec 16, 2004: name officially announced, first art sneak peek (P minus 283)

    Guildpact (a.k.a. “Alt”)
    Feb 3, 2006 Release
    Jan 21, 2006 : Prerelease (P)
    Jan 20, 2006: spoiler completed (P minus 1)
    Jan 10, 2006: pre-release foil known (P minus 11)
    Jan 9, 2006: start official previews on magicthegathering.com (P minus 12)
    Jan 6, 2006: release of the novel (P minus 15)
    Jan 5, 2006: info from Scrye, Inquest and Mana Rouge (P minus 16)
    Jan 3, 2006: Orb of Insight goes up (P minus 18)
    Dec 30, 2005: info from Lotus Noir (P minus 22)
    Dec 27, 2005: Italian cards on E-bay (P minus 25)
    Nov 30, 2005: Blind Hunter promo released (P minus 52)
    Nov 26, 2005: first pic of complete product-line (P minus 56)
    Nov 20, 2005: partial spoiler started (P minus 62)
    Nov 13, 2005: first art (P minus 69)
    Oct 25, 2005: logo and expansion-symbol officially announced (P minus 88)
    Oct 12, 2005: first look at expansion symbol (P minus 101)
    Sept 9, 2005: first reliable info from R_E’s sources (P minus 134)
    Aug 27, 2005: confirmation of the featured guilds by a R_E source (P minus 147)
    Aug 4, 2005: first look at novel cover and logo (P minus 170)
    Mar 21, 2005: name officially announced (P minus 266)

    Dissension (a.k.a. ”Delete”)
    May 5, 2006: Release
    April 22, 2006 : Prerelease (P)
    April 21, 2006 : Spoiler completed (P minus 1)
    April 10, 2006: start official previews on magicthegathering.com (P minus 12)
    April 7, 2006: pre-release foil known (P minus 15)
    April 4, 2006: info from Inquest (P minus 18)
    April 3, 2006: info from Kartefakt (P minus 19)
    April 3, 2006: Orb of Insight goes up (P minus 19)
    April 1, 2006: info from Lotus Noire (P minus 20)
    March 30, 2006: info from Mana Rouge (P minus 22)
    March 29, 2006: official peek preview Crime / Punishment (P minus 23)
    March 18, 2006: partial spoiler started (P minus 34)
    March 15, 2006: Gobhobbler Rats promo released to Japanese public (P minus 37)
    March 10, 2006: poster “Draft Graft” (P minus 42)
    March 10, 2006: first precon name revealed (P minus 42)
    Feb 27, 2006: art-previews in Inquest (P minus 53)
    Feb12, 2006: booster-pics officially revealed (P minus 68)
    Feb12, 2006: first picture of complete productline (P minus 58)
    Feb 5, 2006: picture of Japanese precons (P minus 75)
    Feb 3, 2006: first look at novel cover (P minus 77)
    Jan 17, 2006: rumor about split cards (P minus 93)
    Nov 21, 2005: first reliable info from R_E’s sources (P minus 154)
    Oct 25, 2005: first art sneak-peek (P minus 180)
    Oct 25, 2005: Prerelease move and and deviant # of cards announced (P minus 180)
    Oct 25, 2005: logo and expansion-symbol officially announced (P minus 180)
    Aug 27, 2005: confirmation of the featured guilds by a R_E source (P minus 239)
    Aug 4, 2005: name officially announced (P minus 255)
    May 20, 2005: Terry Soh proposes “Jin, the Master of Disruption” (P minus 320)

    Coldsnap (a.k.a. “the Lost Set” or "Splat")
    July 21, 2006: Release
    July 8, 2006: Prerelease (P)
    July 8, 2006: Spoiler completed (P)
    July 4, 2006: first boosters opened (P minus 4)
    June 29, 2006: info from Scrye (P minus 9)
    June 27, 2006: info from Becket magazine (P minus 11)
    June 26, 2006: info from Adult Swim (P minus 12)
    June 26, 2006: info from Mexican magazine Cartas de Combate (P minus 12)
    June 26, 2006: start official previews on magicthegathering.com (P minus 12)
    June 18, 2006: Orb of Insight goes up (P minus 20)
    June 7, 2006: partial spoiler started (P minus 31)
    June 7, 2006: info from Inquest (P minus 31)
    June 2, 2006: info from Mana Rouge (P minus 36)
    May 31, 2006: Chilling Shade promo released to the French public (P minus 38)
    May 27, 2006: info from Lotus Noire (P minus 42)
    May 25, 2006: French precons revealed (P minus 44)
    May 22, 2006: Fatpack officially revealed (P minus 47)
    May 18, 2006: booster-pics officially revealed (P minus 51)
    May 12, 2006: art sneak peak at invitational (P minus 57)
    May 5, 2006: first picture of complete productline (P minus 64)
    April 18, 2006: calender pictures (P minus 82)
    Feb 23, 2006: add mentioning snowcovered land and pitchcards (P minus 165)
    Feb 21, 2006: first art sneak-peek (P minus 167)
    Feb 21, 2006: expansion-symbol officially announced (P minus 167)
    Feb 20, 2006: logo revealed (P minus 168)
    Jan 25, 2006: YMTC3 completed, ‘Vanish into Memory’ announced as being part of Coldsnap (P minus 194)
    Oct 26, 2005: official announcement of the ‘lost set’, incl. # cards (P minus 260)
    Oct 24, 2005: first official rumor (P minus 262)
    Oct. 25, 2004: YMTC3 started (P minus 627)

    Time Spiral (a.k.a. “Snap”)
    Oct. 6, 2006: Release
    Sept 24, 2006: Spoiler completed (P+1)
    Sept 23, 2006: Prelease (P)
    Sep 11, 2006: info from Adult Swim (P minus 12)
    Sept 11, 2006: info from Kartefakt (P minus 12)
    Sep 8, 2006: info from E-Bay, purple set confirmed (P minus 15)
    Sept 5, 2006: info from Inquest (P minus 18)
    Sept 4, 2006: info from Lotus Noir (P minus 19)
    Sept 4, 2006: start official previews on magicthegathering.com (P minus 19)
    Aug 31, 2006: info from Japan (P minus 23)
    Aug 31, 2006: info from Mana Rouge (P minus 23)
    Aug 26, 2006: Orb of Insight goes up (P minus 26)
    Aug 24, 2006: Errant Ephemeron promo released to (P minus 30)
    Aug 23, 2006: Lotus Bloom sneak peak on magicthegathering.com (P minus 31)
    Aug 22, 2006: info from Scrye (P minus 32)
    Aug 18, 2006: rumor of purple expansion-symbol (P minus 36)
    Aug 10, 2006: GenCon info and art (P minus 44)
    July 28, 2006: TS is officially “confirmed” to have 301 cards (P minus 57)
    July 28, 2006: Gemstone Caverns in comic magazine 'previews' (P minus 57)
    July 7, 2006: rumor that TS will contain 422 cards or a separate Chronicles II (P minus 78)
    July 7, 2006: Japanese booster packs and precons revealed (P minus 78)
    May 17, 2006: bookcover revealed (P minus 129)
    May 12, 2006: book summary at amazon: Teferi returns (P minus 134)
    May 12, 2006: art sneak peak at invitational (P minus 134)
    April 18, 2006: calendar picture of female warrior (P minus 158)
    March 9, 2006: name, symbol and logo officially revealed (P minus 168)
    2005: persisting rumors about name and possible returning mechanics
    May 26, 2005: Tsuyoshi Fujita's “Unluckyman's Paradise” fan-favorite (P minus 479)

    Planar Chaos (a.ka. “Crackle”)
    Feb 2, 2007: Release
    Jan 20, 2007: Prerelease (P)
    Jan 17, 2007: spoiler completed (P minus 3)
    Jan 14, 2007: Russian boosters opened (P minus 6)
    Jan 10, 2007: info from Kartefakt (P minus 10)
    Jan 8, 2007: start official previews on magicthegathering.com (P minus 12)
    Jan 3, 2007: info from Inquest (P minus 16)
    Dec 30, 2006: prerelease card Oros, the Avenger known (P minus 20)
    Dec 29, 2006: info from Lotus Noir and Mana Rouge (P minus 21)
    Dec 27, 2006: info from Scrye (P minus 23)
    Dec 26, 2006: cards from Beckett Magazine (P minus 24)
    Dec 25, 2006: partial spoiler started (P minus 25)
    Dec 25, 2006: Japanese cards from Megane (P minus 25)
    Dec 23, 2006: Dead//Gone promo common released (P minus 27)
    Dec 19, 2006: first art at themagictutor.com (P minus 32)
    Dec 18, 2006: City Championship Calender with PC Images (P minus 33)
    Dec 12, 2006: official pics of productline (P minus 39)
    Dec 4, 2006: pics of the French precons (P minus 47)
    Nov 25, 2006: first look of a booster pack in Game Trade Magazine (P minus 56)
    Nov 23, 2006: teaser advertisement in Lotus Noir (P minus 58)
    Nov 16, 2006: preview of Inquest cover with Blood Knight (P minus 65)
    Nov 6, 2006: first reliable info from sources (P minus 75)
    Nov 4, 2006: dragon-advertisement in Previews (P minus 77)
    Oct 27, 2006: Japanese precon names revealed (P minus 85)
    Oct 26, 2006: symbol and logo officially revealed (P minus 86)
    Aug 11, 2006: bookcover revealed (P minus 174)
    May 8, 2006: name officially announced (P minus 235)

    Future Sight (a.k.a. “Pop”)
    May 4, 2007: Release (R)
    Apr 21, 2007: Prerelease (P)
    April 20, 2007: Spoiler completed (P minus 1)
    Apr 9, 2007: start official previews on magicthegathering.com (P minus 12)
    April 4, 2007: prerelease card Korlosh known (P minus 17)
    April 4, 2007: info from Lotus Noir (P minus 17)
    April 4, 2007: info from Inquest (P minus 17)
    April 2, 2007: info from Mana Rouge (P minus 19)
    Mar 27, 2007: Partial spoiler started (P minus 25)
    Mar 22, 2007: Scrye preview (P minus 30)
    Mar 15, 2007: Sprout Swarm promo common released (P minus 37)
    Mar 12, 2007: German precons revealed (P minus 40)
    Mar 8, 2007: Ultra-Pro reveals pictures for Portfolio, Deckbox and Sleeves (P minus 44)
    Feb 27, 2007: booster packs officially revealed (P minus 55)
    Feb 27, 2007: teaser ad in Becket’s Magazine (P minus 55)
    Feb 15, 2007: first look at productline (P minus 67)
    Feb 14, 2007: expansion-symbol and logo officially announced (P minus 68)
    Feb 11, 2007: chapter with logo released (P minus 71)
    Feb 9, 2007: first reliable info from sources (P minus 73)
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    Feb 29, 2012: official announcement

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    May 7, 2012: official announcement

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    Gatecrash (a.k.a "Line")
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    Jan 26, 2013: Prerelease
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    Aug 30, 2012: official announcement

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    Born of the Gods (a.k.a "Romans")
    Feb 2014 - Prerelease
    Mar 23, 2013: announcement on Pax East

    Journey into Nyx (a.k.a "Countrymen")
    May 2014 - Prerelease
    Mar 23, 2013: announcement on Pax East

    Magic 2015 (a.k.a. "M15")
    July 2014 - Prerelease

    "Huey"
    Oct 2014 - Prerelease

    "Dewey"
    Feb 2015 - Prerelease

    "Louie"
    May 2015 - Prerelease

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    July 2015 - Prerelease

    "Blood"
    Oct 2015 - Prerelease

    "Sweat"
    Feb 2016 - Prerelease

    "Tears"
    May 2016 - Prerelease

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    Last edited by Hunter: 4/5/2013 8:56:20 AM
  • #2
    Please help us out to fill the missing dates and information in here, supplying links to the threads/information that is relevant (for the most recent releases)
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  • #3
    Set names/logos announced in Arcanas:

    Shadowmoor: October 12, 2007
    Eventide: February 12, 2008
    Shards of Alara: March 18, 2008
    Conflux: July 30, 2008
    Alara Reborn: October 20, 2008
    Zendikar: March 25, 2009

    Planechase: May 12, 2009
    Jace vs Chandra: June 10, 2008
    Divine vs Demonic: December 10, 2008
    Garruk vs Lilliana: June 2, 2009
    FTV: Dragons: May 13, 2009 (also date of first art for Hellkite Overlord)
    FTV: Exiled: March 18, 2009
    Premium decks: Slivers: July 27, 2009
  • #4
    END OF DAYS - December 21, 2012


    lol

    Anyway, if I could ask a quick question, why hasn't Wizards announced anything after M13? Do they have some sort of contract with Hasbro? Did they run out of good nicknames? What's up?
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  • #5
    Quote from Hunter

    Magic 2011 (aka 12th Core Set)
    July 2009 - Prerelease (P)


    This should be July 2010.

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  • #6
    Quote from Mubutu
    lol

    Anyway, if I could ask a quick question, why hasn't Wizards announced anything after M13? Do they have some sort of contract with Hasbro? Did they run out of good nicknames? What's up?


    As far as I'm aware, they only start working on the sets a couple of years in advance. Chances are they just started designing for Rattle. I'm probably wrong though, don't quote me on it.

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  • #7
    Archenemy
    Jan 12, 2010: official announcement
    Jun 18, 2010: Release (R)
  • #8
    Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzereth
    Sep 3, 2010 - Release (R)
    May 27, 2010: Name, Logo and Symbol officially revealed (P minus 99)


    There are a couple of typos here, should be "Tezzeret" and "R minus 99"
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  • #10
    Premium Deck Series: Fire & Lightning
    Nov 19, 2009: Release (R)
    Jun 22, 2009: official announcement (R minus 150)

    Should this be 2010?

    Scars of Mirrodin (a.k.a. "Lights")
    Oct 1, 2010 - Release (R)
    Sep 25, 2010: Prerelease (P)
    Sep 6, 2009: Previews start on magicthegathering.com (P minus 19)
    Mar 18, 2010: Name, Logo and Symbol officially revealed (R minus 171)

    2010 again for Officaial Previews?

    Mirrodin Besieged (a.k.a. "Camera")
    Feb 4, 2011 - Release (R)
    Jan 29, 2011: Prerelease (P)
    Jan 17, 2009: Previews start on magicthegathering.com (P minus 12)

    2011 for Offical previews?
    EDH Decks:
    Grimgrin, The Corpse-Born:http://forums.mtgsalvation.com/showthread.php?t=385449
  • #11
    Quote from Crownclown

    Should this be 2010?
    2010 again for Officaial Previews?
    2011 for Offical previews?


    Fixed, thx
  • #12
    Wasn't quite sure where to ask this, but when will the Orb of Insight for MBS be up?
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  • #13
    Info about M12:

    http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/616
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  • #16
    Quote from vatechguy
    He has Commander listed as "Archenemy"


    "He" has fixed it
  • #18
    Quote from pitterlee
    We do not encourage, condone or support the breaking of NDAs or other legal contracts. Do not do it. It’s not worth the risk and consequences that it brings to you and us.


    what?

    Anyway, if I could ask a quick question, why hasn't Wizards announced anything after M13? Do they have some sort of contract with Hasbro? Did they run out of good nicknames? What's up?


    They work on sets years in advance, not the flavor, but the cards they want and when in standard and what cards are going to do to existing formats. If you read mothership articles referencing the 'future-league' and the 'future-future-league'.
  • #19
    Deck Builder's Toolkit 2012
    * Announced June 28, 2012 (http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1004)
    * Released "July 2012" (http://wiki.mtgsalvation.com/article/Deck_Builder%27s_Toolkit_2012)

    Deck Builder's Toolkit 2013
    * unannounced?
    * released when?

    Modern Masters is missing from the list.
    * Announced October 22, 2012 (http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1086)
    * To be released June 7, 2013
    Last edited by mqstout: 11/29/2012 8:35:34 AM
  • #20
    First thanks to the op for the informative thread.

    2nd should this contain info about magic online release dates and things of that nature it seems like that chould be important info aswell to add to the thread.
  • #21
    This was a big thing when it happened.

    http://forums.mtgsalvation.com/showthread.php?t=131996
  • #22
    Dragon's Maze release is May 3 not 13
  • #24
    ^ and the pre-release (for DGM) is 27th Apr not 22nd.
  • #26
    Magic 2014 Core Set
    Announcement: 07 January 2013
    Prerelease: 13 July 2013
    Release: 19 July 2013
    http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1141

    From The Vault: Twenty
    Announcement: 18 February 2013
    Release: 23 August 2013
    http://www.wizards.com/Magic/magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1171

    Theros
    Annoucement: 25 March 2013
    Prerelease: 21 September 2013
    Release: 27 September 2013
    http://www.wizards.com/Magic/magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1196

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  • #27
    Archived by request.

    She wants a ride on the pony, dude.
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