The next Magic the Gathering set to come out is “Ixalan”, and this weekend there are “prerelease” events happening all over the world.
At a prerelease you receive a lot of cards from the new set and build a deck to play against others for prizes. They are a lot of fun, with a casual and friendly atmosphere. I always had a great time attending prereleases in Japan.
However, if you are using Japanese cards then knowing exactly what your cards do can sometimes be difficult!
Yesterday I wrote a long list of all the current “evergreen” keywords in Magic. These are certain to be relevant at a prerelease.
However, there are also keywords specific to the new set that are not on the evergreen list.
Let’s look at them today!
“tanken o okonau”
crew (literally: board as in board a boat)
The first two are new keywords and the latter three are returning keywords (i.e. we have seen them before in other sets).
As a bonus, here are the four creature types that form a tribal theme in Ixalan.
Finally, the set features “treasure” tokens.
If you attend an Ixalan prerelease I hope you open some Magic: the Gathering treasure!
I am happy to have finished this triplet to coincide with the Ixalan prerelease. The image editing for these entries disrupted my workflow somewhat regarding daily posts on time but I am now caught up and hopefully have found my “rhythm”!