Announcing Theros Block

Posted in Daily Deck on March 25, 2013

By Trick Jarrett

Patrick "Trick" Jarrett oversees web content and social media for Magic, and acts as the publisher of DailyMTG.com 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 NameTheros
BlockSet 1 of 3 in the Theros block
Number of Cards249
Prerelease EventsSeptember 21-22, 2013
Release DateSeptember 27, 2013
Magic Online Prerelease DateOctober 4, 2013
Magic Online Release DateOctober 7, 2013
Launch WeekendSeptember 27-29, 2013
Pro Tour Theros DatesOctober 11-13, 2013
Game DayOctober 19-20, 2013
Pro Tour Theros FormatsSwiss:
  • Standard Constructed
  • Theros Booster Draft
Top 8:
  • Standard Constructed
Official Three-Letter CodeTHS
Twitter Hashtag#MTGTHS
Initial Concept and Game DesignMark Rosewater (lead), Ethan Fleischer, Ken Nagle, Zac Hill, and Jenna Helland
Final Game Design and DevelopmentErik Lauer (lead), Zac Hill, Dave Humpherys, Doug Beyer, Shawn Main, and Tom LaPille
LanguagesEnglish, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Available inBooster Packs, Intro Packs*, Event Deck*, Fat Pack*

(Not available in all languages)



Illustration by Jaime Jones

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