Kamigawa block

From MTG Salvation Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

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]

CHK logo.png
BOK logo.jpg
SOK logo.png

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][4]

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". [5] 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. (May 9, 2016.) "Because Salt Makes Mistakes Taste Great", magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Mark Rosewater. (August 12, 2002.) "Codename of the Game", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast. [dead link]