Modern Horizons 2, the upcoming straight-to-Modern Magic: The Gathering set, promises to print unique new cards for the fan-favorite eternal Constructed format, and last week, Wizards of the Coast gave us our first look at some of them, including the first-ever Enchantment Land, Urza’s Saga! Now, senior MTG designer Gavin Verhey has shared some interesting details about one of the weirdest cards ever printed yet, and even teases that this is just one of the “many wild cards you’ll find in Modern Horizons 2“.
In a recent episode of Good Morning Magic!, Verhey discusses the design of Urza’s Saga (the card, not the 1998 set), which is named after the beginning of “perhaps the most broken block in all of Magic history”. Verhey notes that the first-ever Enchantment Land is the first of its type if you don’t count the Enchanted Prairie playtest card from Mystery Booster.
According to Verhey, Alison Steele came up with the original idea for the Urza’s Saga card originally. He also highlights Titus Lunter’s original artwork for Urza’s Saga, giving us a closer look at both the regular version and the sketch version (also featured in a brand new sketch frame) of the art, which depicts the three different stages of Urza’s life. There are some interesting details in Lunter’s art like the Weatherlight illustration in the corner.
Watch Verhey talk about the details of the Urza’s Saga card below:
Modern Horizons 2 is scheduled to release on June 18, 2021. The official preview season will begin on May 24. You can check out spoiler section here. Modern Horizons 2 products are also now available to pre-order online.