LGSs share their thoughts on MTG's upcoming Assassin's Creed set


Wizards of the Coast’s next entry into its Universes Beyond line, Magic: The Gathering – Assassin's Creed, is set to come out next Friday and Wizards Play Network members are letting their thoughts be known about the set.

As seen in comments on Facebook, the set, which will be sold as a Starter Kit, a Bundle, seven-card “epilogue”-style Booster Packs, and 10-card Collector Boosters, is receiving mixed responses by those who will be selling it.

“I ordered minimal,” says Justin Sattler of Mena Game Lounge in Mena, Arkansas.  “Anyone who was excited about Universes Beyond was unhappy about this set being that there was a lack of commander decks.”

In the U.K., David Moore of Dice & Destiny Tabletop Store in Canterbury says that it’s the first ever Magic set he is not ordering.

“Customers are not asking for it and the product range sucks,” he comments.

Meanwhile, Mike Hall of Blade Gaming in Roanoke, Virigina, says he’ll be “watching it sit and gather dust while people talk about Bloomburrow and Modern Horizons III,” and Whit Bottiger of Critical Hit Games MD in Abingdon, Maryland, says he will be “putting what little I ordered on the shelf and then forgetting it exists.”

But not all store owners and employees are down on the set as some are being creative with their plans for it.

Gary Nichols of Hit-Point Hobbies in Cairo, Michigan, says his store is planning on doing a chaos draft in pods of four with an Assassin’s Creed pack added, but with a twist.

“Everyone's names are on index cards and are passed out randomly,” he explains.  “Players can only kill the person who's name they have(unless they have their own name and then they're able to kill whoever), and take the name from whoever they kill.  Last person left alive in each pod wins prizes.”

Game Theory in Wasilla, Alaska, is taking their own spin on things as that store is planning on running a chaos draft and adding two Assassin’s Creed boosters to everyone’s card pool after drafting, though owner Amber Sumner points out “otherwise, we ordered very light.”

Magic: The Gathering – Assassin's Creed is scheduled for release on July 5.

Barry White

Barry White is a longtime Magic: The Gathering player, having started in 1994 shortly before the release of 'Fallen Empires.' After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno, he went on to a 15-year journalism career as a writer, reporter, and videographer for three different ABC affiliate newsrooms.