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Magic 2012 Announced!

I was on vacation yesterday so this is a tad late, but Wizards has announced Magic 2012 (big surprise) and here it is:

Gather your allies.

Set Name Magic 2012
Three-Letter Abbreviation M12
Number of Cards 249
Release Date July 15, 2011
Prerelease Events July 9-10, 2011
Launch Parties July 15-18, 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

Standard rotates once each year, with the release of the October large set. Magic 2012 will enter Standard on its release without knocking anything out, then Magic 2011 and Zendikar block will leave Standard with the release of “Shake.” The Standard format between Magic 2012 and “Shake” will consist of Zendikar block, Scars of Mirrodin block, Magic 2011, and Magic 2012. After the release of “Shake,” it will consist of Scars of Mirrodin Block, Magic 2012, and “Shake.”

Spoiler can be found here, but there isn’t anything yet! Bold claim: there will be 20 basic lands.

And there’s some new Chandra art…

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