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Planar Chaos
PLC logo.jpg
Set symbol
PLC symbol.png
Symbol description
overlapping planes
Design team
Bill Rose (lead)
Matt Place
Mark Rosewater
Paul Sottosanti
Development team
Devin Low (lead)
Zvi Mowshowitz
Brian Schneider
Henry Stern
Mike Turian
Art Director
Jeremy Jarvis
Release date
February 2, 2007
Themes and mechanics
Timeshifted cards,
Split cards,
Rebels,
Slivers,
Thallids,
Spellshapers
Keywords and/or ability words
Echo,
Flanking,
Flash,
Kicker,
Madness,
Morph,
Split second,
Suspend,
Vanishing
Set size
165
(60 commons, 55 uncommons, 50 rares,
45 Timeshifted)
Expansion code
PLC
Development codename
Crackle
Time Spiral Block sets
Time Spiral Planar Chaos Future Sight
Magic: The Gathering chronology
Time Spiral Planar Chaos Future Sight

Planar Chaos is the forty-first Magic expansion and was released in February 2007 as the second set in the Time Spiral block. Prerelease Events were held on January 20, 2007. [1] [2]

Set details[edit]

Planar Chaos contains 165 all new black-bordered cards (50 rare, 55 uncommon, and 60 commons), including a 45 card "timeshifted" subset. The theme of this expansion is "the (alternate) present"; to fit the theme of of the block ("time"). [3] [4] Its expansion symbol is a depiction of two overlapping planes. [5] There are no artifacts in Planar Chaos.

Timeshifted[edit]

See also Planar Chaos/Trivia#Timeshifted_references.

The 45 timeshifted cards in Planar Chaos (also known as colorshifted or planeshifted) represent cards being reprinted from an alternate reality. They are each functionally identical to an old card, with the crucial exception of their color (and possibly with a different creature type, or referencing a different color or land type in its abilities). Cards that were timeshifted in Planar Chaos had a slightly different border, and their title and types were written in white instead of black. In contrast to Time Spiral, they had regular colored expansion symbols.

Marketing[edit]

Planar Chaos was sold in 15-card boosters, four preconstructed theme decks and a fat pack [6]. The decks and the fat pack contained a Pro Tour Players Card. The booster packs featured artwork from Radha, Heir to Keld, Jedit Ojanen of Efrava and Darkheart Sliver. [7] The prerelease card was the foil alternate art Oros, the Avenger.[8] The release card was Hedge Troll. The set was accompanied by the novel of the same name, written by Scott McGough and Timothy Sanders.

The booster packs included eight "normal" commons, three "timeshifted" commons, two "normal" uncommons, one "normal" rare and one "timeshifted" rare or uncommon card (there are three times as many "timeshifted" uncommon cards than there are "timeshifted" rare cards, making it three times as likely that an uncommon will appear in this slot).

Additional art for several tokens was designed for Magic Online. [9] [10]

Flavor and Storyline[edit]

Main article: Planar Chaos (novel)

Dominaria’s temporal fabric is no longer fraying at the edges — it’s ripping down the middle. [11] [12] [13] [14] The time rifts have not only merged the past with the present, but also splintered the timeline into thousands of alternate histories. [15] These divergent Dominarias overlap with the known world in bizarre ways, combining the familiar with the shockingly new. Teferi, having lost his Planeswalker's spark, still struggles to mend the planar rifts before they corrode the very structure of the multiverse. With his allies Jhoira and Venser, he has already succeeded in restoring the wayward region of Shiv to its natural place in Dominaria, healing one rift. But danger awaits them as the trio attempts to teleport to Urborg: the chaos of an alternate Dominaria… [16]

Mechanics[edit]

Split second and Suspend were introduced in Time Spiral. Echo [17], flanking, flash, kicker, madness, morph are all keywords used in previous sets. Planar Chaos marked the first appearance of spells with Echo costs that did not match their casting costs, as well as the first appearance of single color split cards.

Vanishing is introduced in this expansion, which works similarly to fading from Nemesis. Vanishing uses time counters to interact with suspend cards and induces sacrifice at the removal of the final counter to make the mechanic more intuitive than its predecessor. [18]

In keeping with the theme of alternate realities converging, Planar Chaos features numerous cards with abilities "usually" assigned to another color:

Creature types[edit]

The following creature types are introduced in this expansion: Hellion.

The following creature types are used in this expansion but also appear in previous sets: Angel, Ape, Assassin, Avatar, Beast, Bird, Cat, Centaur, Cleric, Dragon, Drake, Druid, Elemental, Elf, Fungus, Gargoyle, Giant, Goblin, Horror, Illusion, Insect, Kavu, Knight, Lhurgoyf, Merfolk, Phoenix, Rebel, Rogue, Serpent, Shade, Shaman, Shapeshifter, Sliver, Snake, Soldier, Spellshaper, Sphinx, Spider, Spirit, Treefolk, Troll, Vampire, Wall, Warrior, Wizard, Wurm, Zombie.

Cycles[edit]

Planar Chaos has 10 cycles and 3 vertical cycles:

Vertical cycle[edit]

Notable cards[edit]

Theme decks[edit]

The preconstructed theme decks are: [24] [25]

Theme deck name
Colors included
White Blue Black Red Green
Endless March
Ixidor's Legacy
Rituals of Rebirth
Unraveling Mind

Trivia[edit]

Main article: Planar Chaos/Trivia

References[edit]

  1. Magic Arcana. (May 08, 2006.) "Announcing Planar Chaos", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Brian David-Marshall. (January 15, 2007.) "Planar Chaos Prerelease Primer", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Mark Rosewater. (January 08, 2007.) "Chaos Theory", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Rei Nakazawa. (January 08, 2007.) "Order and (Planar) Chaos", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Magic Arcana. (October 26, 2006.) "Planar Chaos Logo & Symbol", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Magic Arcana. (March 27, 2007.) "Fat Pack Cardbox Art", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Magic Arcana. (January 04, 2007.) "Planar Chaos Booster Packaging", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Magic Arcana. (January 16, 2007.) "Planar Chaos Prerelease Card", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  9. Magic Arcana. (March 15, 2007.) "Planar Chaos Token Art 1", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  10. Magic Arcana. (March 22, 2007.) "Planar Chaos Token Art 2", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  11. Rei Nakazawa. (February 05, 2007.) "Flavor From the Chaos", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  12. Wizards of the Coast. (January 03, 2007.) "The Many Fractured Dominarias", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  13. Wizards of the Coast. (January 10, 2007.) "Familiar Faces from Strange Realities", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  14. Wizards of the Coast. (January 17, 2007.) "Chaos Reigns", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  15. Magic Arcana. (January 11, 2007.) "Dominaria’s Greener Alternate Pasts", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  16. Michael G. Ryan (January, 2007) Destiny. Magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  17. Mark Rosewater. (March 12, 2007.) "You Can Say That Again", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  18. Mark Rosewater. (January 15, 2007.) "Utter Chaos", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  19. Magic Arcana. (February 06, 2007.) "Planar Chaos Charms", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  20. Blake Rasmussen. (August 28, 2014.) "The Dragons of Planar Chaos", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  21. Aaron Forsythe. (January 19, 2007.) "The Rebirth of Cool", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  22. Aaron Forsythe. (January 12, 2007.) "A Trip to the Library", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  23. Magic Arcana. (March 06, 2007.) "Boom/Bust Mural", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  24. Magic Arcana. (December 14, 2006.) "Unwrap the Planar Chaos Theme Decks", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  25. Jay Moldenhauer-Salazar. (April 02, 2007.) "Preconstructing Planar Chaos", Daily MTG, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.

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