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Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
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Set Information
Set symbol
Design Mark Rosewater (lead)
Release date Q1 2022
Development codename Hockey
Streets of New Capenna Standard
Midnight Hunt Crimson Vow Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty

Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty is the 91st Magic expansion. It is expected to be released on Q1 2022.[1]

Set Details[]

Public domain name registries connected to this name were filed by NetworkSolutions in October, 2020.[2] A further registration with the gg domain was filed by Wizards itself in May 2021.[3] The set was already hinted at in a public Magic survey from November 19, 2019 that featured multiple pieces of Planeswalker art with descriptions referencing a future Kamigawa.[4]

Storyline[]

Neon Dynasty is set in the current era on Kamigawa, more than 1200 years after conclusion of the original Kamigawa block in 3326 AR.[5][6][7] The plane's feudal past has met futuristic modernity, with ninjas and samurai now carrying a cyberpunk aesthetic.

The set features the new planeswalker Keito, a cyber ninja.[5] The current emperor of Kamigawa is "someone familiar."[5]

Themes and mechanics[]

The designers have taken some design elements from the first block and meshed them with science fiction elements.[5] The new block features all-new gameplay mechanics[5] (which according to Mark Rosewater does not mean that all of the mechanics are "new"[8]).

References[]

  1. Adam Styborski (August 24, 2021). "What Happened In Magic Showcase 2021?". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mtgspoilerthrowawayaccount (October 14, 2020). "The MTG Spoiler Thing". Coolstuffinc.com.
  3. Paynswalker (May 5, 2021). "The Hot New Trend in MTG Domains (and a minor confirmation)". Reddit.
  4. Public Magic survey. Imgur mirror (November 19, 2019).
  5. a b c d e Magic Showcase 2021 (live) (Video). Magic: The Gathering. YouTube (August 24, 2021).
  6. Mark Rosewater (August 24, 2021). "Is Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty concurrent with the rest of Magic's story, or is it set in the future?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  7. Mark Rosewater (August 25, 2021). "The numbers". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  8. Mark Rosewater (August 26, 2021). "On the product page of Kamigawa ND it say "All new mechanics". Can we take this literally?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
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