From the frozen vaults deep below Wizards of the Coast, Coldsnap, the legendary Lost Third Set of the Ice Age Block is coming out at last. It's not part of Ravnica Block, it's not part of the block after that. But -- get this -- it will be tournament-legal!
Terisiare, the island continent that was home to the Brothers’ War and the Ice Age, is in a state of rebirth known as the Thaw. The icy shell that encased the continent is melting away. Most of the inhabitants of Terisiare rejoice as the ice gives way to warmth and the rebirth of the land. But, in this time of great change, there are some who see it as a time to angle for power: a secretive society of mages poised to shroud the continent with their icy brand of magic.
A tournament-legal expansion designed to complete the Ice Age block, Coldsnap returns players to the lands and characters of Kjeld, Krov, the Fyndhorn Forest, Soldev, Koilos, and more. We can't tell you much about this set yet, but keep watching magicthegathering.com for more as the set nears. The Coldsnap minisite launches Wednesday, June 21, and exclusive card previews begin the week of June 26!
Coldsnap features 155 tournament-legal cards, with randomly-inserted premium cards. The set includes 65 commons, 50 uncommons, and 40 rares. It will be available in booster packs, theme decks, and Fat Packs (which include six booster packs, Jeff Grubb's classic Ice Age novel The Gathering Dark, a player's guide including images of every card in the set, two card boxes featuring custom art, six color dividers, a Coldsnap Spindown life counter, and more).
The Gathering Dark
by Jeff Grubb
Terisiare lies in ruins. Nations have fallen, goblins raid the land, and an oppressive faith throttles the city-states. Now deep within the walls of the Conclave of Mages, Jodah must decide if unlocking his own immense power is worth taking a step into the dark lands. The epic of the Ice Age begins.
The first book of the Ice Age cycle and one of the most popular Magic novels ever, The Gathering Dark was first published in 1999 and will be included in Coldsnap Fat Packs.