Announcing Magic: The Gathering Commander 2013

Posted in Feature on July 22, 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.

San Diego bore many fruits from our Magic: The Gathering panel this past weekend. One such exciting thing was to officially announce the follow-up to our 2011 release of Magic: The Gathering Commander with this year's Magic: The Gathering Commander (2013 Edition).

There are five new one hundred-card decks in this release, each will contain fifteen new cards to Magic. Where the first release had five decks which were wedges from the mana pie (that is one color and its two enemy colors.) These five decks all follow are a central color of mana and its two allies, what we refer to as shards of the color pie.

There are going to be, in total, 51 new cards legal in Eternal formats (Vintage and Legacy) but they are not legal in Standard, Block Constructed, or Modern. Want to see two of them? Visit mtgcommander.net and see what we revealed this past weekend at San Diego ComicCon and PAX Australia!

Release Date: November 1, 2013
Magic Online Release Date: December 20, 2013
Three-Letter Abbreviation: C13
Twitter Hashtag: #MTGC13
MSRP: $29.99 (per deck) *Applies to U.S. Only
Languages: English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish
Initial Concept and Game Design: Mark L. Gottlieb (Lead), Dan Emmons, Ethan Fleischer, Scott Larabee, and Steve Warner
Final Game Design & Development: Billy Moreno (lead), Ethan Fleischer, Ron Foster, Mark Globus, and Dave Guskin, with contributions from Matt Tabak

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