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Magic 30 years

The year 2023 is the thirty-first year of existence for Magic: The Gathering, celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Events[ | ]

Date Event
January 13 Release of Dominaria Remastered.
January 13 The video game Smite features a Magic: The Gathering crossover event.
January 30 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: Winter Superdrop 2023.
February 10 Release of Phyrexia: All Will Be One.
February 17–19 MagicCon Philadelphia, USA
February 28 Release of Alchemy: Phyrexia.
March 9 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: Legendary Flyers (Not That Kind).
March 17 Release of Secret Lair: More Borderless Planeswalkers in North America.
  • First Secret Lair exclusive to WPN stores.
March 18–19 Arena Championship 2.
  • Won by {JPN} Hiroshi Onizuka.
March 21 Introduction of Shadows over Innistrad Remastered to Historic on MTG Arena.
March 28 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.
March 31 Release of Secret Lair: More Borderless Planeswalkers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
April 11 Gladiator: Minsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes is banned. Nexus of Fate and Teferi, Time Raveler are unbanned.
April 21 Release of March of the Machine.
April 22 A massive leak for March of the Machine: The Aftermath spoils nearly the entire set.
April 24 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: Spring Superdrop 2023.
May 5–7 MagicCon Minneapolis, USA

Standard Rotation is officially changed to a three-year cycle.[3]

May 8 Release of Secret Lair: From Cute to Brute.
May 12 Release of March of the Machine: The Aftermath.
May 23 MTG Arena becomes available on Steam.
May 27–28 Arena Championship 3.
  • Won by {USA} Benjamin Broadstone.
June 20 Gladiator: Demonic Tutor is banned.
June 23 Release of Universes Beyond: The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth.
June 26 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: Summer Superdrop 2023.
June 30 The One Ring (serialized 001/001) is revealed to have been found in Canada.[4]
July 18 Release of Historic Anthology#7 and Explorer Anthology#3 on MTG Arena.
July 28–30 MagicCon Barcelona, Spain
August 2 Post Malone purchases the The One Ring (serialized 001/001) from the finder for $2,000,000, making it the most expensive Magic card sold to date.[6]
August 4 Release of Commander Masters.
August 5 Magic: The Gathering's 30th birthday.
August 7 Annual Banned and restricted list announcement.[7]
August 10 Release of Secret Lair Commander Deck: Angels: They're Just Like Us but Cooler and with Wings.
August 29 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: Fall Superdrop 2023.
September 7 Sheldon Menery, former Magic judge and "Godfather of Commander", passes away after a long battle with cancer.[8][9]
September 8 Release of Wilds of Eldraine.

Release of Starter Kit 2023.
Alchemy Rotation: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, Innistrad: Crimson Vow, Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, Streets of New Capenna, Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate and the Alchemy 2022 sets leave the format.[10]

September 14 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: Dan Frazier's Mox Box as part of Festival in a Box: Las Vegas 2023.
September 18 Release of Ponies: The Galloping 2, the Secret Lair Drop for Extra Life 2023.
September 22–24 MagicCon Las Vegas, USA

Hasbro Pulse Con

October 2 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: October Superdrop 2023.
October 7-8 Arena Championship 4.
  • Won by {JPN} Shinya Saito.
October 10 Release of Alchemy: Eldraine.
October 13 Release of Universes Beyond: Doctor Who.

Wizards of the Coast ends its partnership and judge certification program with Judge Academy.[12]

October 16 Wizards of the Coast announce that Draft boosters and Set boosters will be retired and replaced with Play boosters, starting with Murders at Karlov Manor.[13]
November 3 Release of The Lord of the Rings Holiday Release.

Wizards of the Coast announces several terminology changes that will be implemented over the coming set of releases.[14]

November 9 The Oracle wording on Gatherer and Magic Online are updated to remove the Cat subtype from Rakshasa creatures.[15]
November 17 Release of The Lost Caverns of Ixalan.
November 20 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: Secretversary 2023.
December 4 The banned and restricted list announcement for The Lost Caverns of Ixalan.
December 5 Release of Alchemy: Ixalan.
December 8 Release of Secret Lair: Calling All Hydra Heads through WPN stores.
December 11 Release of Secret Lair Drop Series: Doctor Who: Regeneration.
December 12 Khans of Tarkir is released on Magic: The Gathering Arena with minor changes.

Wizards of the Coast introduces the Timeless format.[18]

Publications[ | ]

References[ | ]

  1. Riley Knight, Holley Conrad (February 19, 2023). "Cosplay Contest - #MCPhilly (Video)". Magic: The Gathering. YouTube.
  2. Riley Knight, Holley Conrad (May 8, 2023). "Cosplay Contest (Video)". Magic: The Gathering. YouTube.
  3. Aaron Forsythe & Billy Jensen (May 7, 2023). "Revitalizing Standard". magicthegathering.com. Archived from the original on May 7, 2023.
  4. PSAcard (June 30, 2023). "The One Ring is found, authenticated, and now rules them all.". Twitter.
  5. Filipa Carola, Nissa Cosplay (August 1, 2023). "Cosplay Contest at MagicCon Barcelona (Video)". Magic: The Gathering. YouTube.
  6. Oli Welsh (August 2, 2023). "Post Malone has bought Magic’s $2M One Ring card". Polygon. Archived from the original on August 2, 2023.
  7. Michael Majors & Carmen Handy (August7, 2023). "August 7, 2023 Banned and Restricted Announcement". magicthegathering.com. Archived from the original on August 7, 2023.
  8. Gretchyn Melde (September 8, 2023). "Sheldon Menery". Facebook.
  9. Wizards of the Coast (September 8, 2023). "Remembering the Legend of Sheldon Menery". magicthegathering.com. Archived from the original on September 8, 2023.
  10. Wizards of the Coast (May 7, 2023). "Updates to Standard and Alchemy on MTG Arena". magicthegathering.com. Archived from the original on May 7, 2023.
  11. Riley Knight, Holley Conrad (September 27, 2023). "Cosplay Contest and Grand Championship (Video)". Magic: The Gathering. YouTube.
  12. Wizards of the Coast (October 7, 2023). "Wizards of the Coast and Judge Academy Partnership Ends". Magic.gg.
  13. a b Mark Rosewater (October 16, 2023). "What are Play Boosters?". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  14. Wizards of the Coast (November 3, 2023). "Card Updates Coming with Khans of Tarkir on MTG Arena". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  15. [Rakshasa Gatherer search: Rakshasa]. Wizards of the Coast (November 9, 2023). Archived from [Rakshasa the original] on November 9, 2023.
  16. a b c d Dan Musser (December 4, 2023). "December 4, 2023 Banned and Restricted Announcement". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  17. Gavin Verhey (December 4, 2023). "Explanation of Pauper Bans for December 4, 2023". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  18. a b Dave Finseth (December 4, 2023). "Introducing Timeless, a new MTG Arena format". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
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