Magic: The Gathering 2012 Core Set features 249 black-bordered cards, including randomly inserted premium versions of all cards in the set. It is available in booster packs, intro packs, and fat packs.
The Battle Rages On
The Magic: The Gathering game expands every year, introducing new worlds filled with deadly perils, ancient adversaries, and fantastic new adventures. At its center is the Magic core set, the game in its purest form: evocative spells, menacing creatures, and infinite possibilities. But even at its core, the experience is ever-changing. The Magic 2012 core set boldly continues this tradition.
Prerelease Date: July 9-10, 2011
Release Date: July 15, 2011
Launch Party: July 15-18, 2011
Magic Online Release: August 1, 2011
Game Day: August 13-14, 2011
Design Team: Mark Globus (lead), Doug Beyer, Aaron Forsythe, Ken Nagle
Development Team: Tom LaPille (lead), Kelly Digges, Peter Schaefer, Mike Turian, Steve Warner, Dave Humpherys