Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:59pm 02/02/22 | 0 Comments
Thanks to the now neon-powered folks at Wizards of the Coast we’ve got a brand new card to reveal from the upcoming Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty set for Magic: The Gathering. Which presents a feudal Japanese setting with a modern futuristic neon-drenched look and feel. After two sets dealing with Werewolves and Vampires, this is a definite change of pace for MTG - and a very cool one at that.
There’s nothing quite like a blend of magic and future-tech. The 302 card set is, well, set to make its digital debut in MTG Arena and in physical ‘carefully-open-the-packs’ form on February 10. The setting goes back to the original Kamigawa block released back in 2004, albeit now with a timeline 1,200 years later.
In a city of looming skyscrapers and vibrant cherry blossom trees, cyber ninja Kaito Shizuki searches for the missing Emperor of Kamigawa. With returning Planeswalkers Tamiyo and The Wanderer by his side, Kaito must journey through the neon Undercity to investigate an unfolding mystery; one that threatens the spiritual world of Kamigawa and the delicate balance between soul and machine.
Naturally the arrival of a new set means new mechanics for players, and on that front Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty puts a futuristic spin on what has come before. Reconfigure is an interesting one in that it imbues creatures, giving them the ability to equip themselves onto other creatures. Which in turn adds bonuses. Think of it as a form of augmentation or a MTG version of upgrading a few body parts cyborg-style.
Double-faced cards are also making a return in this new set, with WoTC noting that they will play a key role in how battles play out. Channel is another effect returning which is that thing where you discard a, err, card to get a temporary effect.
And it wouldn’t be Kamigawa without a small taste of samurai or ninja action, with the very cool Ninjutsu making a return, Which as per the namesake, and way of the ninja, allows you to slip past enemy defences to strike a precision blow of sorts. Legendary creatures are coming too, with five Spirit Dragons.
And with that out of the way let's get to our exclusive card reveal – Discover the Impossible. A one-shot Instant with the following description. And wonderful art by Ryan Pancoast.
Look at the top five cards of your library. Exile one of them face down and put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order. You may cast the exiled card without paying its mana cost if it’s an instant spell with mana value 2 or less. If you don’t, put that card into your hand.
Definitely something that could come in handy early in the game to get a better feel for how things might play out. Plus, having the ability to put a card in hand is always, well, handy.