Magic: The Gathering's Jumpstart Preview Round-Up: June 20th, 2020

Hello and greetings to all fans, players, and collectors of Wizards of the Coast's classic trading card game Magic: The Gathering! Previews for Magic's July release, the Sealed-centric expansion they've called Jumpstart, have mostly come and gone; we have not gotten a full spoiler for the entirety of the new set, and previews are still seemingly ongoing. However, new cards, reprint or otherwise, aren't going to be previewed until the entire set is up in full. However, that won't slow our roll – let's look at some new cards for the set!

The artwork for Muxus, Goblin Grandee, a new card from Jumpstart, an upcoming Sealed-based expansion set for Magic: The Gathering. Illustrated by Dimitry Burmak.
The artwork for Muxus, Goblin Grandee, a new card from Jumpstart, an upcoming Sealed-based expansion set for Magic: The Gathering. Illustrated by Dimitry Burmak.

First, up for our Jumpstart previews, we have a Goblin King who isn't precisely Jareth, nor is he a, well, Goblin King. This is Muxus, Goblin Grandee.

Magic: The Gathering's Jumpstart Preview Round-Up: June 20th, 2020
Muxus, Goblin Grandee, a new card from Jumpstart, an upcoming Sealed-based expansion set for Magic: The Gathering.

Muxus has been known to Magic: The Gathering players for all of one full day, and they're already figuring out lines of play that can break both he and any Goblins he might be able to bring onto the battlefield. Grandee, indeed.

Steel-Plume Marshal, a new card from Jumpstart, an upcoming Sealed-based expansion set for Magic: The Gathering.
Steel-Plume Marshal, a new card from Jumpstart, an upcoming Sealed-based expansion set for Magic: The Gathering.

Steel-Plume Marshal is another white-aligned, attacking-matters creature in a long line of that kind of card. It makes us wonder when white will get more cards that run the gamut beyond combat tricks and life gain. We hate to see that it's so bland, but that seems to be the case for white over the span of recent sets. Next!

Inniaz, the Gale Force, a new card from Jumpstart, an upcoming Sealed-based expansion set for Magic: The Gathering.
Inniaz, the Gale Force, a new card from Jumpstart, an upcoming Sealed-based expansion set for Magic: The Gathering.

Now we're talking business. Inniaz, the Gale Force is a weird sort of amalgam of the aforementioned Steel-Plume Marshal, the Batallion mechanic in general, and Mystic Barrier, with just a dash of Aminatou, the Fateshifter added into the mix. The idea that Inniaz's winds are so strong that they can blow loyalties in a particular direction is rather disgusting, as one could expect for a blue card. This creature will undoubtedly see play at the helm of quite a few Commander decks, for sure.

What do you think of Jumpstart? Does this Magic: The Gathering expansion set have merit? Let us know in the comments below!

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Josh Nelson is a Magic: The Gathering deckbuilding savant, a self-proclaimed scholar of all things Sweeney Todd, and, of course, a writer for Bleeding Cool. In their downtime, Josh can be found painting models, playing Magic, or possibly preaching about the horrors and merits of anthropophagy. You can find them on Twitter at @Burning_Inquiry for all your burning inquiries.