Revelaed today during Magic: The Gathering's opening celebrations for Magic's 30th anniversary, an advent calendar-esque "30th Anniversary Countdown Kit" of Secret Lair cards will go on sale November 1, 9am PT. It costs $149.99, and you should receive it on December 1, with each card having a 30 percent chance to be foil.
The Secret Lair page will launch on October 24, and will be on sale until November 4 or until stocks run out, whichever comes first. While technically called the Secret Lair 30th Anniversary Countdown Kit, you start in December and open one pack a day, so it's an advent calendar as far as we're concerned. Wizards even wrote, "What you use a countdown kit for in the month of December is up to you."
Wizards of the Coast hasn't revealed all of the cards that will be included in the drop, other than that there will be one for each year of Magic's life. It has confirmed on its website, "These cards are not only some of the highlights of Magic, but also feature tournament-winning cards from each of those years. These aren't just nostalgic—they're also tried-and-true tournament winners (well, almost all of them) that you'll want to play, too."
Also revealed during today's stream was the news that the Dominaria Remastered set will include retro frames and brand new art. Cards like Birds of Paradise have variants with a standard frame, retro frame, and no frame, where the new art spills across the entire card. Jester's Cap and Time Stretch also showed off their variants.
MTG Arena is also getting Shadows Over Innistrad this year. "Magic: The Gathering Arena is also going to be revisiting some older sets," said Blake Rasmussen. "In the first half of 2023, MTG: Arena will be releasing Shadows Over Innistrad Remastered. A lot of those cards are coming to Arena to enter the Explorer format and to get it closer to Pioneer. Explorer Anthology 2 is going to release later this year, 2022, and we'll have more information on that coming up. But know that it's on the way and it will be here before it's 2023."
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