Announcing Scars of Mirrodin

Posted in Arcana on March 18, 2010

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic's October 2010 large set, code-named "Lights," is called Scars of Mirrodin.

The Corrosion Begins October 1, 2010

Set Name Scars of Mirrodin
Block Set 1 of 3 in the Scars of Mirrodin block
Three-Letter Abbreviation SOM
Number of Cards 249
Release Date October 1, 2010
Prerelease Events September 25-26, 2010
Launch Parties October 1-3, 2010
Design Team Mark Rosewater (lead)
Mark Gottlieb
Alexis Janson
Erik Lauer
Matt Place
Mark Globus
Nate Heiss
Development Team Mike Turian (lead)
Aaron Forsythe
Erik Lauer
Mark Purvis
Matt Place

Standard now rotates only once each year, with the release of the October large set. So Scars of Mirrodin will enter Standard on its release and Shards of Alara block and Magic 2010 will leave. The Standard format after the release of Scars of Mirrodin will consist of Zendikar Block, Magic 2011, and Scars of Mirrodin.

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