Unfinity, a new set for Magic: The Gathering has just launched, and we’ve been able to get our hands on a few packs thanks to Wizards of the Coast, to preview what exactly helps this set stand apart from all the others – and it’s a doozy.
To start with, the Unfinity set (containing 244 cards) is centered around breaking the rules of Magic: The Gathering in ways you probably didn’t think would be legal – and some aren’t. You see, there are black-bordered ‘eternal’ cards that are legal for Commander, Legacy and Vintage play, but other wackier ones are signified by a special ‘Acorn’ holofoil sticker just for casual play. Either way, these are some pretty fun spins on the MTG formula. Here’s just a few of the more interesting pulls we got from our packs:
Essentially, you have to be a hype man for a creature you control on the battlefield to other people watching you play, with the resulting applause giving you not only trample and haste but a boost to attack.
In a similar vein, this Legendary Artifact literally lets you hand control of your opponent’s turn to someone watching the game, just to introduce a little chaos.
With this Legendary Artifact Creature, you get 15 seconds to draw a 4/4 sketch creature token, with its abilities decided on how many helpful features you’re able to get down in that time. Genuinely a hilarious mechanic.
A great name for a creature, certainly, but this card also makes use of the ticket and sticker systems added in Unfinity. Stickers can be used to just bedazzle your cards, but they can also be used to add abilities to existing cards, their use governed by ‘tickets’ you collect.
This card’s a good example of the new ‘attraction’ artifact cards, which are placed into their own deck, and accessed via special cards like ‘Lifetime Pass Holder’. You can only activate that card’s effect though, if you roll a highlighted number with a six-sided die.
As you’ve no doubt noticed as well, the art is really fun among all of these cards, with a neat 50’s-esque retro futuristic vibe that’s part Fallout and part Jetsons. Unfinity is available now.