"Unsanctioned" Spoiled In Full! – "Magic: The Gathering"

Are you a Magic: The Gathering superfan? Do you love full-art basic lands? Are you simply jonesing for silver?

Well, dear superfan, Wizards of the Coast has finally revealed new details for their new boxed set – Unsanctioned! This is the first bit of information since the initial announcement back around the time we had heard about Mystery Boosters, and boy howdy, I'm suddenly a ton more excited than I was when it was first revealed!

"Unsanctioned" Spoiled In Full! - "Magic: The Gathering"
"Why do you write like you're running out of brine?" Source: Wizards of the Coast

Unsanctioned, according to the original announcement, contains five 30-card half-decks, all in silver-border and meant to be combined with each other for the sake of immeasurable amounts of wacky goodness. The box also contains two spindown dice, ten tokens, a reusable box, and ten full-art lands (for all those of you who care more about these than you do about silver-bordered shenanigans. You monsters).

"Unsanctioned" Spoiled In Full! - "Magic: The Gathering"
The above quip about monsters was a joke. Only about one-fifth of you are. Can you guess what color I'm poo-pooing? If not, don't be blue. Source: Wizards of the Coast

Unsanctioned will be printed in English but will be available online, at local gaming stores, and at mass market stores across the globe. How delightful!

"Unsanctioned" Spoiled In Full! - "Magic: The Gathering"
Much like a Squirrel in a fascinator, this box is fascinating! …Sorry. Source: Wizards of the Coast

What we have learned since then is that Unsanctioned will have some really quality reprints from the older silver-bordered sets. We will be seeing cards like Jack-In-The-Mox, Strategy, Schmategy, and Chicken À La King, among others.

"Unsanctioned" Spoiled In Full! - "Magic: The Gathering"
Source: Wizards of the Coast

Unsanctioned releases on Leap Day this year – February 29th, 2020. Color me excited! But enough about me and my whims. What do you all think of this release? Are you anticipating this to be the best Magic: The Gathering release of 2020? Whatever you think, I think you're right! But let us know anyway.

About Joshua Nelson

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.

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