Pack Crackin': Magic Origins

Magic Untapped cracks open some Magic Origins booster packs.

Six years ago to the month, Magic: The Gathering replaced their annual core set with something new.  That set is known as Magic Origins and it's purpose was to more-or-less tell the origin stories of five of the game's planeswalkers: Jace BelerenChandra NalaarLiliana VessGideon Jura, and Nissa Revane.  In fact, each planeswalker has a double-faced card that showcases the character before their spark ignited on the front, and their post-spark planeswalker selves on the back.

Of course, the set boasts a nice assortment of other desirable and powerful cards as well, such as Starfield of NyxSword of the AnimistArchangel of TithesAlhammarret's Archive, and Hangerback Walker.  There are also a few desirable non-rares, with Sphinx's Tutlage and Elemental Bond topping that list.

Magic Untapped only spent $9 ($2.99 per pack) on this trio of Magic Origins booster packs (in French, no less), which were purchased from ABU Games in Boise, Idaho.

Watch the video below to see how fortunate (or unfortunate) our pulls were.

By the way, Wizards of the Coast is once again foregoing an annual core set to try something new.  This time around, it's the Dungeons & Dragons themed Standard-legal set, Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, due out July 23.  Be sure to check out the Magic Untapped YouTube page on July 5 for our special preview card, provided to us by WotC themselves!

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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.