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25, Mar, 24

MTG Outlaws of Thunder Junction Spoiler Season Starts Tomorrow!

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The most exciting part of the MTG release schedule for any set is a new spoiler season. Suddenly, players are exposed to hundreds of new cards over the course of a few weeks. Powerful abilities, new mechanics and rampant speculation across formats hit the internet all at once. It’s an exciting time to be a Magic player.

Spoiler season kickoff is also one of the most chaotic times to be an MTG fan. It becomes incredibly difficult to keep track of everything getting spoiled all at once. Fortunately, we’re here to help highlight everything that hits the internet, but if you want to get involved with the official announcements, here’s what you need to know.

MTG Outlaws of Thunder Junction Spoiler Kickoff

According to the official Magic: the Gathering Twitter page, the debut for the Outlaws of Thunder Junction spoiler season starts at 9AM Pacific time. For reference, that’s 12 PM EST time.

If you don’t have time to tune in, we’ll have all of the breaking information ready for you to peruse here at your leisure.

Traditionally, players can expect a bunch of new cards to be revealed at these events. Mechanics are also commonly highlighted.

Once this event has come and gone, players can expect to find spoilers for Outlaws of Thunder Junction all across the internet. If you want to keep tabs on where each new Outlaws of Thunder Junction MTG card will appear first, you can take a look at this official Wizards of the Coast article.

What do we Know so Far?

Oko, the Ringleader

Even though this is the official kickoff to the new Outlaws of Thunder Junction spoiler season, its technically not the first information we’ve seen for MTG’s Western-themed set. A First Look generally occurs before spoiler season begins. We already saw some of what is to come there.

Alongside the scary, but much less threatening return of Oko to the TCG, we also have some crazy reprints and a new mechanic. While the Committing a Crime mechanic is unlikely to be the only new mechanic in Outlaws of Thunder Junction, it does put a spin on an interaction as old as time.

Whenever you target something of your opponent’s, aside from cards in exile, you are Committing a Crime. This includes any permanent on the battlefield, their graveyard, hand, or even your opponent themselves.

Oko provides an example of a payoff associated with Committing a Crime. Should you commit one and activate his +1 ability afterwards, you only need to discard one card instead of two.

To celebrate the new mechanic, we put together a list of cards that can repetitively commit crimes with little effort.

Bonus Sheets

One of the most confusing things about this upcoming release is the presence of multiple Bonus Sheets. Generally, only one Bonus Sheet is associated with a new MTG set, but because Wizards of the Coast decided to abort an Epilogue set associated with Outlaws of Thunder Junction, we have two instead.

The Bonus Sheet originally associated with the main set is called Breaking News. This Bonus Sheet is meant to detail some powerful cards that are capable of Committing a Crime. Legality for cards on this Bonus Sheet will not be affected by this reprint. Currently, Thoughtseize and Crime/Punishment have been confirmed as reprints.

The other Bonus Sheet, originally an Epilogue set, is called The Big Score. This Bonus Sheet will offer mechanically unique cards at a Mythic Rare rarity. They will all be Standard legal as was originally intended.

Read all About it!

While that’s mostly everything that’s been revealed so far, we did get to see quite a few new MTG cards at the First Look. Tinybones, in particular, looks like an incredibly interesting card to build around.

If you’re interested in seeing all the new Outlaws of Thunder Junction cards previously shown off at Magic Con Chicago, you can check that out here.

If you want to catch up on everything you need to know for the Outlaws of Thunder Junction spoiler season kickoff, we wrote about the set in detail here.

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