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Unfinity Preorders and Launch Party, October 7-9

Unfinity releases October 7, with a launch day draft and fun participation goodies! You can also preorder boxes to build your cubes and crack cards playable in Commander and eternal formats – that’s right, for the first time you can get black border cards in an un-expansion for Magic.

What Unfinity can I buy?

There are a few ways to get your Unfinity fun going. Click the link to preoreder or preregister today, or keep going for more details.

Every box you preorder will come with a copy of Chaos Confetti, from the original Unglued set.

Unfinity Preorders and Launch Party, October 7-9

Is this card playable in Commander? It might be fun once. Can I use it in my at home draft? Sure! It also makes an excellent and silly prize. Is it fun? Absolutely. 

All participants in Launch Day drafting on October 7 at 6 pm will get a Water Gun Balloon Game promo.  Unfinity Preorders and Launch Party, October 7-9

Tell me more about Unfinity

Read on to find out all the details about the set’s contents, formats, and where the cards can be played.

Unfinity Preorders and Launch Party, October 7-9

How do eternal cards work in Unfinity?

Unfinity Preorders and Launch Party, October 7-9

If a card has an acron-shaped security seal at the bottom, it is an Unfinity only card. If a card has an oval security stamp (or no security stamp at lower rarities), it’s legal in eternal formats (which includes Commander, Legacy, and Vintage). We have dubbed these “eternal” cards.

Examples of Unfinity Acorn cards.

Unfinity Preorders and Launch Party, October 7-9

Assembled Ensemble is an acorn card because it mechanically references art which is something the black border rules don’t allow. Killer Cosplay is a card that’s a little more subtly an acorn card. Like Richard Garfield, PhD, the card that inspired it, it’s broad in scope, messing with mechanical space that’s difficult to balance for competitive formats. It’s also a card that’s hard to track for the opponent because few players have memorized all the mana costs in Magic. If we didn’t make it an acorn card, it would have to be costed in a way that few would ever play with it. Because acorn cards can’t be played in tournaments, we have more latitude to make the card that the casual player can enjoy. And yes, that is a Lhurgoyf costume.

What is an Eternal Card?

Unfinity Preorders and Launch Party, October 7-9

Saw in Half is an eternal card because nothing the card does can’t be done in black border. It’s in this set because it’s a top-down circus design. It’s also a quirky card that we hope eternal players can have fun exploring. The Space Family Goblinson is an eternal card because die-rolling is now something that eternal cards can do. It’s in this set because it’s synergistic with the rest of the design and allows us to tap into another fun top-down trope. And yes, Guest is also a new creature type.

New Unfinity Commanders

There are 30 legendary creatures in the set, the majority of which are two-color and over a third of which are eternal, allowing the Commander players a whole bunch of quirky commanders. Each of these 30 legendary creatures has a Booster Fun card treatment done in a retro-pop style.

Unfinity Preorders and Launch Party, October 7-9

 

The Unfinity Shock Lands

But wait, the Booster Fun goodies don’t stop there. One of the hallmark qualities of any Un- set is full-art basic lands. Unfinity does not disappoint. The set has a cycle of what we’re calling the planetary space-ic lands, with each basic land type illustrated as a landscape of an alien world. The cards are full art, bleeding the art all the way to the edge. They show up in roughly seven out of every ten Draft Boosters (71.9% of the time, technically).

Unfinity Preorders and Launch Party, October 7-9

We didn’t stop there. There’s a second cycle of space-ic lands, called the orbital space-ic lands, this time from the vantage point of space. This treatment will show up in roughly one out of every four Draft Boosters (24% of the time, technically). The Collector Booster will have two slots, one traditional foil and one galaxy foil, that the orbital space-ic lands will show up in roughly 24% of the time.

But wait, there’s even more. We took the ten shock lands from the Ravnica blocks and made space card treatments out of them. Like the space-ic lands, the shock lands are also borderless. The borderless shock lands show up one out of every 24 booster packs in Draft Boosters and one out of 24 in each of the two slots, traditional foil and galaxy foil, in the Collector Boosters. Plus, each Draft Booster and Collector Booster display comes with a Box Topper booster that includes a traditional foil borderless shock land.

Unfinity Preorders and Launch Party, October 7-9