Revealed at Gamescom

Posted in Arcana on August 15, 2014

By Dan Barrett

Based in London, UK, Dan is responsible Magic’s community across Europe. He loves cats, running, and attacking for 2.

Thursday was the first public day of Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, and Magic has a significant presence at the show. You can see a number of pictures in our Facebook photo album.

We took this opportunity to show our fans there a few exciting new things, but we certainly wouldn't want you at home to miss out on the excitement, so here's a brief recap of what we showed off:

Changes to Intro Packs

As of Khans of Tarkir, the face cards in Intro Packs will not just be premium rare cards…but alternative art premium rare cards that you won't be able to open in booster packs.

Here's a first look at the alternative artworks of the Khans of Tarkir Intro Pack rares:

Art by Matt Stewart

Art by Anastasia Ovchinnikova

Art by Peter Mohrbacher

Art by Steven Belledin

Art by Eric Deschamps

Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning

Next, we showed off two new cards from Khans of Tarkir that you'll find in the upcoming Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning, releasing September 5:

Mardu Heart-Piercer shows off the Mardu clan's raid ability, which plays into their swift and aggressive strategy.

Thousand Winds is from the Jeskai clan, and shows how the trickiest clan uses the ancient dragon magic of morph to hide their true form.

Commander (2014 Edition)

Finally, we revealed a new legendary creature from Commander (2014 Edition), releasing November 7. He's from the plane of Innistrad, has a sister named Gisa, and has already created a Messenger and a Mindcrusher. His name? Geralf.

Hungry for more new cards? You don't have long to wait—official previews for Khans of Tarkir begin right here on on September 1!

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