Kamigawa block

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The Kamigawa block is the tenth block, consisting of the large expansion Champions of Kamigawa ({CHK_symbol}) and the two small expansions Betrayers of Kamigawa ({BOK_symbol}) and Saviors of Kamigawa ({SOK_symbol}). The block came out in 2004-2005. [1] [2]

Sets[edit | edit source]

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Description[edit | edit source]

The theme of this block is based on Japanese mythology. Nowadays, Mark Rosewater considers it a low point in block design. [3]

Keywords introduced in this block: Bushido, Channel, Epic, Ninjutsu, Offering, Soulshift, Splice, Sweep.

Flip cards, arcane (the first sorcery and instant subtype), and shrine (the new enchantment subtype) appeared in this block.

Development codes[edit | edit source]

The development codenames for the sets of Kamigawa block were Earth, Wind and Fire. According to Mark Rosewater it was Blood, Sweat, and Tears, but R&D decided that they didn't want back-to-back large expansions with codenames both starting with "B". [4] Blood, Sweat and Tears later would be used for the Battle for Zendikar block and part of the Shadows over Innistrad block.

Theme decks[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Magic Arcana. (April 08, 2004.) "Announcement: The Kamigawa Block", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]
  2. Mark Rosewater. (June 17, 2013.) "Modern Tales, Part 1", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]
  3. Mark Rosewater (October 31, 2014) "2004" Drive to Work
  4. Mark Rosewater. (August 12, 2002.) "Codename of the Game", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]