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Magic 2014 introduces Sealed Deck construction

by Alice O'Connor, May 07, 2013 10:30am PDT

Making your own deck is one of the finest parts of playing Magic: The Gathering, but sadly we haven't been able to do this in the Duels of the Planeswalkers video games. This year's installment, Magic 2014, will finally introduce deck construction, in a way, with a digital version of sealed deck. You'll get to open virtual booster packs and make a deck out of the cards, then throw down against other wizards.

"Each sealed pool is comprised of 84 cards, mimicking paper TCG booster packs," Wizards of the Coast said in today's announcement. Whether that pool is the same every time or randomised like actual boosters, that's a mystery for now. You'll get to fight five mono decks in the sealed deck campaign, then rumble with a 'boss' deck that's probably all sorts of multi-coloured--which is only sensible in sealed, really.

WotC also announced today that the swarming Sliver creatures, which all boost each other's abilities, will be in Magic 2014. It'll offer "a new take" on the beasties with 10 new Sliver creatures and a spell which tosses out Sliver tokens. Lovely!

Magic 2014 is due this summer, getting a downloadable release on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, iOS, and Android. Look, new screenshots of opening boosters and making a deck:





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