Announcing Theros Block

Posted in Arcana on March 25, 2013

By Trick Jarrett

Patrick "Trick" Jarrett oversees web content and social media for Magic, and acts as the publisher of and Magic content on the web. He's an ardent Commander player and lover of the game he's played since Ice Age.

PAX East was this past weekend and during our Magic panel we announced this September's new set: Theros. But not only did we announce Theros, we also announced the two other sets in the Theros block: the February, 2014, set which was code-named "Romans," is called Born of the Gods and the May, 2014, set, code-named "Countrymen," is called Journey into Nyx.

Now let's talk about just the details for this fall's set:

Theros Logo
Set Name Theros
Block Set 1 of 3 in the Theros block
Number of Cards 249
Prerelease Events September 21-22, 2013
Release Date September 27, 2013
Magic Online Prerelease Date October 4, 2013
Magic Online Release Date October 7, 2013
Launch Weekend September 27-29, 2013
Pro Tour Theros Dates October 11-13, 2013
Game Day October 19-20, 2013
Pro Tour Theros Formats Swiss:
  • Standard Constructed
  • Theros Booster Draft
Top 8:
  • Standard Constructed
Official Three-Letter Code THS
Twitter Hashtag #MTGTHS
Initial Concept and Game Design Mark Rosewater (lead), Ethan Fleischer, Ken Nagle, Zac Hill, and Jenna Helland
Final Game Design and Development Erik Lauer (lead), Zac Hill, Dave Humpherys, Doug Beyer, Shawn Main, and Tom LaPille
Languages English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Available in Booster Packs, Intro Packs*, Event Deck*, Fat Pack*

(Not available in all languages)

Illustration by Jaime Jones

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