I am live-blogging the WOTC M:TG seminar. Forgive any typos. The initial section of the presentation covered how MTG performed in 2008. Changes for 2009 include a new kind of core set, new game day events and more specialized releases, such as two new duel decks.
Alara Reborn comes out 4-30-09–Same set size as “Conflux.” This is the third and final set in “Shards of Alara.”
M:TG 2010 Core Set–A new kind of core set(out 7-17-09):
50% new content
New Core Set every year
Will be prereleased, have launch cards and game days
Core set will be required for tournament play
From The Vault: Exiled
15 Foil cards, limited print run.
Were all banned cards at one point Includes cards with new art. Sorry, they did not list which cards.
Zendikar out 10-2-09
New Planeswalker vs Planeswalker dueldeck in Q4
There are some new novels coming out.
Strong marketing focus on game days and release events in 2009.
New Event Type: “Game Day” Four weeks after release of new product.
XBOX MTG game comes out in Q2. It contains a free promo card and is designed to get players into a local store.
Trask, The Last Tyromancer