The Prerelease for Theros Beyond Death is just around the corner with events worldwide from January 17 to January 20. With every card finally revealed, we hope you're excited to journey back to the world of Theros this weekend.
But before you do, we have a small update to the promo packs you'll be receiving at your local game store. Starting with Theros Beyond Death and continuing with Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths and Core Set 2021, some promo packs will contain a card that may not be Standard-legal.
With 2020 being the year of Commander for Magic, we felt it was the perfect time to experiment with broadening the appeal of the promo packs such that it aligns with the different ways people like to enjoy the game. To do so, we're opening up the promo pack slot that is normally reserved to a curated list of Standard-legal rares to include some rares outside the format that are focused on Commander. This change only affects that one slot in the promo pack.
Of course, we wanted to keep the Theros feel of the promo packs intact, so there are only 20 non-standard cards you could see in the full list of 121 cards.
Here are the non-standard cards you may see in your Theros Beyond Death promo packs, along with the set printing from which they are being pulled:
|DOM||Helm of the Host|
|M15||In Garruk's Wake|
|AKH||Pull from Tomorrow|
|DTK||Sidisi, Undead Vizier|
|M15||Soul of New Phyrexia|
|ORI||Sword of the Animist|
As stated earlier, this is an experiment, and that means we'd love to hear how you feel about it over the course of Theros Beyond Death, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths, and M21!
Be sure to have fun this weekend at one (or two, or three) Theros Beyond Death Prerelease events.
Find out about your local events here, and you can see the rest of the (Standard-legal) curated list here: