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A fat pack is a special Magic product from WOTC, consisting of several of their products. The fat pack is useful to both beginners and thorough collectors.

Fat packs were first introduced with Mercadian Masques. There has been a fat pack for every expansion and Core Set since.

History

Fat packs originally had a MSRP of U.S. $24.95. They contained three booster packs, a tournament pack, two premium cards, a visual guide of the set and a novel. For small sets, the tournament pack was exchanged for three extra boosters.

Ninth Edition

Starting with Ninth Edition, fat packs were redesigned with a cardboard piece surrounding two boxes. This cardboard piece could be unglued from itself and inside was a panorama art-piece. [1] Six color-coded plastic card dividers were added to keep the cards separated in the card boxes. The two premium cards were removed and a 40-card land pack was added. [2]

Ravnica: City of Guilds

Starting with Ravnica: City of Guilds, the visual card encyclopedia in the back of the player's guide was changed from completely alphabetical to by color then alphabetical within each color. [3]

Shadowmoor

Starting with Shadowmoor, the fat pack was redesigned so that the panorama art-piece surrounded just one card box (disposable cardboard inserts allowed it to contain the contents, once the inserts and contents were removed the card box is the same size as previous card boxes). The art-piece is 2¼" smaller in unwrapped length. The color-coded card dividers were removed. The number of boosters increased from 6 to 8.

Shards of Alara

Starting with Shards of Alara, the fat pack's content was changed replacing the novel with a brief introduction of the expansion's respective novel or Planeswalker's Guide. The Pro Tour Player card was removed. [4]

Mirrodin Besieged

In the Mirrodin Besieged, the fat pack's content was changed removing the brief introduction of the expansion's respective novel. The amount of boosters increased from 8 to 9 and the land pack now contained 80 lands. Two deck boxes were added.

Innistrad and Dark Ascension

The first two sets of the Innistrad block exchanged 10 basic land for 10 checklist cards.

After the demise of the core sets

After 2015, fat packs (as well as intro packs and Deck Builder's Toolkits) will be re-figured to accommodate starter level players. [5]

Contents

Below is a list of the fat packs and their variable contents. In addition to the listed contents, most fat packs contain a rules - or "Learn-to-Play" insert and all of them contain a player's guide with a complete visual encyclopedia of the set. Spindown life counters often come in five different colors.

Set Date Boosters Basic lands Card box Deck box Spindown Counter Literature Remarks
Magic Origins 2015-07 9 80 1 2 1
Dragons of Tarkir [6] 2015-03 9 80 1 2 1
Fate Reforged 2015-01 9 80 1 2 1
Khans of Tarkir 2014-09 9 80 1 2 1
Magic 2015 2014-07 9 80 1 2 1
Journey into Nyx [7] 2014-05 9 80 1 2 1
Born of the Gods [8] 2014-02 9 80 1 2 1
Theros [9] 2013-09 9 80 1 2 1
Magic 2014 2013-07 9 80 1 2 1
Dragon's Maze [10] 2013-05 9 80 1 2 1
Gatecrash [11] 2013-02 9 80 1 2 1
Return to Ravnica 2012-10 9 80 1 2 1
Magic 2013 [12] 2012-07 9 80 1 2 1
Avacyn Restored [13] 2012-05 9 80 1 2 1
Dark Ascension [14] 2012-02 9 70 1 2 1 The pack also contains ten checklist cards for use with double-faced cards
Innistrad [15] 2011-09 9 70 1 2 1 The pack also contains ten checklist cards for use with double-faced cards
Magic 2012 2011-07 9 80 1 2 1
New Phyrexia 2011-05 9 80 1 2 1 40 basic land are from Scars of Mirrodin and 40 from New Phyrexia
Mirrodin Besieged 2011-02 9 80 1 2 1 40 basic land are from Scars of Mirrodin and 40 from Mirrodin Besieged
Scars of Mirrodin 2010-10 8 40 1 1 Excerpt from Test of Metal
Magic 2011 [16] 2010-07 8 40 1 1 Excerpt from Test of Metal
Rise of the Eldrazi [17] 2010-04 8 40 (full art) 1 1 Excerpt from Zendikar: In the Teeth of Akoum
Worldwake [18] 2010-02 8 40 (full art) 1 1 Excerpt from Zendikar: In the Teeth of Akoum
Zendikar [19] 2009-10 8 40 (full art) 1 1 Excerpt from Path of the Planeswalker
Magic 2010 [20] 2009-07 8 40 1 1 Excerpt from The Purifying Fire
Alara Reborn [21] 2009-04 8 40 1 1 (gold) Excerpt from Alara Unbroken
Conflux [22] 2009-02 8 40 1 [23] 1 Excerpt from Agents of Artifice
Shards of Alara [24] 2008-09 8 40 1 (5 versions) 1 Excerpt from A Planeswalker's Guide to Alara
Eventide [25] 2008-06 8 40 1 1 Eventide novel Includes one random Pro Tour Player Card
Shadowmoor [26] 2008-05 8 40 1 1 Shadowmoor anthology Includes one random Pro Tour Player Card
Morningtide [27] 2008-02 6 40 2 1 Morningtide novel. Includes one random Pro Tour Player Card
and six color-coded plastic card dividers.
Lorwyn [28] 2007-10 6 40 2 1 Lorwyn novel. Includes one random Pro Tour Player Card
and six color-coded plastic card dividers.
Tenth Edition [29] 2007-07 6 40 2 1 Includes one random Pro Tour Player Card
and six color-coded plastic card dividers.
Future Sight 2007-05 6 40 2 1 Future Sight novel Includes one random Pro Tour Player Card
and six color-coded plastic card dividers.
Planar Chaos [30] 2007-02 6 40 2 1 Planar Chaos novel Includes one random Pro Tour Player Card
and six color-coded plastic card dividers.
Time Spiral [31] 2006-10 6 40 2 1 Time Spiral novel Includes one random Pro Tour Player Card
and six color-coded plastic card dividers.
Coldsnap [32] [33] 2006-10 6 40 (snow) 2 The Gathering Dark classic novel. [34] Includes one random Pro Tour Player Card,
six color-coded plastic card dividers
and a life counter with a circle spinner featuring Darien, King of Kjeldor. [35]
Dissension 2006-05 6 40 2 Dissensiom novel. Includes one random Pro Tour Player Card,
six color-coded plastic card dividers
and a life counter with a circle spinner featuring Rakdos the Defiler.
Guildpact 2006-02 6 40 2 Guildpact novel. Includes one random Pro Tour Player Card,
six color-coded plastic card dividers
and a life counter with a circle spinner featuring Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind.
Ravnica: City of Guilds 2005-10 6 40 2 Ravnica novel. Includes six color-coded plastic card dividers
and a life counter with a circle spinner featuring Sisters of Stone Death.
Ninth Edition 2005-07 6 40 2 1 Includes six color-coded plastic card dividers
and a special oversized 9th Edition card.
Saviors of Kamigawa 2005-06 6 1 Saviors of Kamigawa novel Includes two premium cards (a basic land and a random common).
Betrayers of Kamigawa 2005-02 6 1 Betrayers of Kamigawa novel Includes two premium cards (a basic land and a random common)
Champions of Kamigawa 2004-10 3 1 Champions of Kamigawa novel Includes a tournament pack and two premium cards (a basic land and a random common)
Fifth Dawn 2004-06 6 1 Fifth Dawn novel Includes two premium cards (a basic land and a random common)
Darksteel 2004-02 6 1 Darksteel novel Includes two premium cards (a basic land and a random common)
Mirrodin 2003-10 3 1 Mirrodin novel Includes a tournament pack and two premium cards (a basic land and a random common)
Scourge 2003-05 6 1 Scourge novel Includes two premium cards (a basic land and a random common)
Legions 2003-01 6 1 Legions novel Includes two premium cards (a basic land and a random common)
Onslaught 2002-10 3 1 Onslaught novel Includes a tournament pack and two premium cards (a basic land and a random common)
Judgment 2002-05 6 1 Judgment novel Includes two premium cards (a basic land and a random common)
Torment 2002-02 6 1 Torment novel Includes two premium cards (a basic land and a random common)
Odyssey 2001-09 3 1 Odyssey novel Includes a tournament pack and two premium cards (a basic land and a random common)
Apocalypse 2001-06 6 1 Apocalypse novel This is the first Fat Pack that includes a spindown life counter
Also includes two premium cards (a basic land and a random common)
Planeshift 2001-02 6 Planeshift novel Includes two premium cards (a basic land and a random common).
Invasion 2000-09 3 Invasion novel Includes a tournament pack and two premium cards (a basic land and a random common)
The visual guide is a pullout section from TopDeck Magazine #13.
Prophecy 2000-06 6 Prophecy novel Includes two premium cards (a basic land and a random common)
The visual guide is a pullout section from TopDeck Magazine #8.
Nemesis 2000-02 6 Nemesis novel Includes two premium cards (a basic land and a random common)
The visual guide is a pullout section from an unreleased TopDeck Magazine #4.
Mercadian Masques 1999-09 3 Mercadian Masques novel Includes a tournament pack and two premium cards (a basic land and a random common)
The visual guide is a pullout section from TopDeck Magazine #1.

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References

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