8, Jun, 21

Magic: The Gathering Head Designer Explains Why There's A Shortage of Strixhaven: School of Mages Draft Boosters

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Magic: The Gathering retailers and fans are recently concerned about the lack of Strixhaven: School of Mages Draft boosters as well as Draft boosters for previous sets. With Wizards of the Coast printing other types of Magic booster products like Collector and Set boosters for recent sets, it’s safe to assume that the way the distributions are allocated may have something to do with the limited supply of Draft boosters, but expectedly, COVID-related printing issues played a part.

MTG head designer Mark Rosewater recently explained why there’s a shortage of Strixhaven: School of Mages Draft boosters.

Strixhaven’s draft booster shortage was a combination of trying to gauge set booster reaction during a pandemic along with COVID-related printing issues,” Rosewater explained on his Blogatog. “We have taken steps to adjust the percentage.”

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It sounds like more fans want Strixhaven Draft boosters over Set or Collector boosters, but due to how they are allocated to distributors, there’s not enough product to meet the demand. However, last month, Rosewater assured that more Strixhaven Draft boosters are on the way. The high demand of Magic: The Gathering and other trading cards have caused Walmart and other retailers to suspend and limit the sales of them.

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Strixhaven: School of Mages is now available on both tabletop and online play (MTG Arena and Magic Online). magical school-themed set is also available on Amazon.

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