Earlier today, Wizards of the Coast posted a completely encrypted update, announcing a set called GVYJTHQXGR.
Less earlier today, a Reddit user named stumpyraccoon used a cipher tool to break the code and reveal the actual announcement. Magic the Gathering: Conspiracy, an upcoming, black-bordered set that’s based on drafting and multiplayer mayhem. So far, revealed cards include Cogwork Librarian, an artifact creature that can be traded for additional cards mid-draft and Magister of Worth, an angel who lets the entire table vote on the fate of every creature, living and dead.
Below, you’ll find stumpyraccoon’s fully deciphered translation of the Wizards MTG announcement. Get ready for a conspiracy!
Decoded Magic the Gathering Conspiracy announcement
Pick. Plot. Play.
Experience a Magic format where the intrigues begin long before the first spells are cast! Revolutionary new abilities impact every part of the play experience, starting with the draft itself.
The first-ever multiplayer-focused booster set has new Magic cards with new mechanics that enhance multiplayer play. Returning favorites from throughout Magic’s history round out the set and cultivate an environment of deception and treachery. The Magic: The Gathering–Conspiracy set is designed to be drafted with six to eight players who then split into groups of three or four players for free-for-all multiplayer games.
Number of Cards: 210
Release Date: June 6, 2014
Three-letter abbreviation: CNS
Twitter Hashtag: #MTGCNS
Initial Concept and Game Design: Shawn Main (lead), Dan Helland, David Humpherys, Kenneth Nagle, and Matt Tabak
Final Game Design and Development: David Humpherys (lead), Dan Emmons, K. Joseph Huber, Sam Stoddard, and Gavin Verhey, with contributions from Matt Tabak
Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese Simplified
Available in: Booster Packs
- Multiplayer Booster Draft Format
- 15 Card Booster Packs (MSRP $3.99)
- 36 Packs per Display
- Black-Bordered Cards