Need a reason to justify spending your hard earned money on Wizards of the Coast’s newest Advanced Magic: the Gathering product line, the Magic 2012 Core Set? How about ten of them!
M12 is perfect for learning and teaching how to play Magic
It doesn’t matter if you’ve just started playing Magic: the Gathering with Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, are a returning player, or are just looking for an easy way to teach a friend how to play – The Magic 2012 Core Set is the perfect starting place.
Because there are only a limited number of keywords to memorize in M12 compared to an Expert Magic expansion set, you and your friends won’t suffer from information overload.
The best way to learn how to play Magic the Gathering or to teach a friend how to play is to pick up a couple of the new M12 Intro Packs (Sacred Assault, Blood and Fire, Entangling Webs, Mystical Might, and Grab for Power). For just $12.99 you’ll get a full 60 card deck, a how to play insert, and an unopened booster pack of M12 (a added $3.99 value!).
Must own staples
Whether you’re a new player or have almost two decades of card casting experience under your belt, the Magic 2012 Core Set features many staple cards that every Magic: the Gathering player should own.
From must own rares like Adaptive Automaton and Day of Judgment to must own uncommons such as Mind Control and Timely Reinforcements, there are a plethora of M12 cards that you’ll find yourself using for years to come. Because you’ll be utilizing many of the cards in M12 in your deck over the next few years it helps to make your financial decision to invest in the Magic 2012 Core Set a wise one.
The Titan cycle returns
Primeval Titan and friends proved to be a big hit in M11, and they’ve come back for another year to dominate Magic’s most popular Constructed format Standard once again. Unfortunately, this cycle of mythic rare creatures commanded epicly high secondary market values over the last year. The result was a limit to the amount of players that could enjoy using them because they weren’t affordable to all. Thanks to their inclusion in M12 though, you’ll now have another chance to own a play set of the Titans from participating in limited events and trading.
Old favorites reprinted
M12 features many popular classic Magic: the Gathering cards from older sets. Several old favorites that have returned in the Magic 2012 Core Set include Grim Lavamancer, Sengir Vampire, and Volcanic Dragon.
Awesome new planeswalkers
If you haven’t had a chance to check them out yet, prepare to be astonished. Each of the three new planeswalkers in M12 (Garruk, Primal Hunter, Chandra, the Firebrand, and Jace, the Memory Adept) are simply amazing.
Fun Interactions with older cards
With interesting new effects like Sundial of the Infinite and Personal Sanctuary beckoning for decks to be built around them, M12 will make you reevaluate the usefulness of older Magic: the Gathering cards with temporary abilities or nasty drawbacks that might have kept them from being useful until now.
New toys for Commander
Commander fans have a lot to gain from M12. Swiftfoot Boots is an auto-run no matter who Commander may be, while Scrambleverse makes a fine addition to the Political Puppets deck for use with your Zedruu, the Greathearted, and Rune-Scarred Demon is a natural inclusion alongside Kaalia of the Vast.
M12 fits all budgets
The Magic 2012 Core Set is now available with several different products and price points. M12 Booster Packs ($3.99) make a great great impulse buy, however M12 Booster Battle Packs ($9.99) and M12 Fat Packs ($34.99) will yield you more value for your money. M12 Event Decks ($24.99) make a great way to enter the tournament scene with a the foundation for a competitive deck.
Something for everyone
It doesn’t matter if you are a casual or competitive Magic: the Gathering player: the Magic 2012 Core Set has something for you. Be it aggro, control, or combo, M12 has it all.
More than just a game
Magic: the Gathering is more than just a game. It can be a social vehicle. You never know what old or new friends you’ll run into or make when you attend a Magic: the Gathering event. So what are you waiting for? Get out and play some Magic!
To find a local game shop to purchase the Magic 2012 Core Set and play with other Magic: the Gathering players, please visit the Wizards Store Locator.
Magic 2012 Core Set card lists:
White card list, Blue card list, Black card list, Red card list, Green card list, Artifact and Land card list
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