Mar 29, 2023 — March of the Machine

March of the Machine Product Overview

Look inside each product so you know exactly where to point your customers.

Mar 29, 2023 — March of the Machine

March of the Machine Product Overview

Look inside each product so you know exactly where to point your customers.

In the wreckage of the Multiverse, only a spark of hope remains—it is up to the heroes who remain to take one last stand against the Phyrexians to overcome all odds. March of the Machine is coming soon, and today, we're going to run through the whole product lineup and give you the tools you need to guide your customers to the products that are best for them.

Before we dive into each product, there are two special card types to cover: Battle cards and Multiverse Legends.

About Battle Cards

One new gameplay mechanic coming with March of the Machine is Battle, which is a whole new way your players can immerse themselves in the fight to save the Multiverse.

All Battle cards are double-faced cards that enter the battlefield on the "Battle" side—and the player who casts the Battle card chooses an opponent to protect it. Players can attack Battle cards the same way they can attack Planeswalkers. On the other side of a Battle card is the reward for winning it. When you win the Battle, its controller casts the card on the backside of the Battle for free.

Invasion of Ravnica

Battle cards will deliver on the story theme of the multiverse in peril in a big way, and players can find battle cards in several Boosters in the set, which we'll cover after we discuss the Multiverse Legends.

What is a Multiverse Legend?

Multiverse Legends refers to a non-Standard-legal bonus sheet of cards, similar to the Retro Artifact cards from The Brothers' War. This sheet of reprinted cards will have the set code MUL, and feature special treatments from sixteen planes across the multiverse.

In addition, a selection of Legends from March of the Machine will appear in these Booster Fun treatments, making them a fun throwback to fan-favorite Booster Fun of sets' past. Some planes are receiving a Booster Fun treatment for the first time, such as Ravnica and Ixalan.

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon; Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite; and Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger

There are a couple key things to keep in mind with Multiverse Legends:

  • If the set code is MUL, they are from the bonus sheet and are not Standard-legal.
  • If the set code is MOM, it is planar Booster Fun from the main set, not a Multiverse Legend.

Multiverse Legends and planar Booster Fun appear in Draft, Set, and Collector Boosters, so you'll see them mentioned multiple times in this overview.

Prerelease Packs—First Way to Play

At Prerelease, players will find one of three mechanically unique promo cards alongside their usual year-stamped foil promo card. Each Prerelease promo card is not Standard-legal, instead carrying the set code MOC, indicating they're legal for Commander. This also means that only the year-stamped foil promo can be used in a player’s Sealed pool.

Goro-Goro and Satoru, Katila and Lier, and Slimefoot and Squee promo cards

alt-art frame of Goro-Goro and Satoru, Katila and Lier, and Slimefoot and Squee promo cards

Each of these special Prerelease promo cards may be found in traditional foil, nonfoil, or borderless alt-art versions—featuring treatments from the planes Kamigawa, Innistrad, and Dominaria respectively. They are only found in the Prerelease Packs, so be sure to encourage players to register for your event if they want one!

Aside from these awesome promos, players will also be cracking open six Draft Booster packs. Used at WPN Prerelease events, players get their first hands-on experience with the set from the pool of cards they open.

Draft Boosters—Great for Play

As always, Draft Boosters contain 15 Magic cards, and are the best booster for players hopping into a Limited format event, like Booster Draft or Sealed Deck. They may contain any of the following:

  • 1 Battle card
  • 1 full-art basic land
  • 1 nonfoil or traditional foil Multiverse Legend
  • 1 Rare or Mythic Rare card from the main set

Battle cards, Multiverse Legends, and one Rare or Mythic Rare card can always be found in a Draft Booster. Full product contents can be found on our product page.

Draft Boosters are great for Limited play—if your players are seeking a little more spice, you may guide them to Set Boosters.

Set Boosters—Just for Fun

March of the Machine Set Boosters contain 12 Magic cards, and your players may find any of the following types of cards inside:

  • 1 Art card
  • At least 1 Rare or Mythic Rare card from the set
  • 1 basic land
  • 1 Battle Card
  • 1 Multiverse Legends card
  • 1 traditional foil card of any rarity

Battle cards, basic lands, Multiverse Legends, one traditional foil card of any rarity, and at least one Rare or Mythic Rare card are always found in Set Boosters. Full product contents can be found on our product page.

Set Boosters are the best Magic booster to open just for fun; each one is packed with story and includes an art card that highlights some of the incredible artworks across the set.

Collector Boosters—Full of Foils

Some of your players are all about building decks oozing with aesthetic appeal—or they just plain love foils. Collector Boosters far and away have the most potential for Booster Fun variety in March of the Machine. They contain the following:

  • 1 traditional foil/foil-etched/Halo foil/Serialized Rare or Mythic Rare Multiverse Legend
  • 1 foil extended-art card or 1 foil planar Booster Fun Rare or Mythic Rare card from the main set (including Serialized Praetors)
  • 1 nonfoil extended art or 1 nonfoil planar Booster Fun Rare or Mythic Rare card
  • 1 nonfoil extended-art Rare or Mythic Rare card from the March of the Machine Commander or Jumpstart sets
  • 1 foil Rare or Mythic Rare
  • 1 foil full-art basic land

In addition to the above, players will find an assortment of foil Common and Uncommon cards. Full product contents can be found on our product page.

There is no dedicated slot for Battle cards in Collector Boosters, however, they do contain a foil token, which are great for Commander play or similar.

Commander Decks—with Planechase

March of the Machine Commander Decks are preconstructed, 100-card decks that are ready to play right out of the box. This time, each deck contains ten additional cards: Planechase cards, which allow players to "walk" through different Magic planes—some familiar, some new—and add unique gameplay elements that shake up the Commander table.

Players will "walk" to different Magic planes using a unique planar die found in each Commander Deck; planar dice are six-sided and include four blank sides, a side with the Planeswalker symbol, and a side with a Chaos symbol. Landing a roll on the Planeswalker symbol means the group moves onto a different plane.

Planechase card Isle of Vesuva

Planechase card Towashi

Planechase cards are oversized, and do not fit inside a normal deck box. Planechase is only available in Commander Decks, so if your players are hoping to walk across the planes in their Commander games, you know where to point them.

Jumpstart Boosters—New Player Friendly

Jumpstart remains the fastest way to introduce a new player to Magic. Each Booster has 20 cards, including the lands they need to play. All new players need to do is shuffle two packs together and play against their opponent!

March of the Machine Jumpstart Boosters contain Jumpstart cards based around five new themes, one for each mana color:

  • Brood – White
  • Overachiever – Blue
  • Expendable – Black
  • Reinforcement – Red
  • Buff – Green

March of the Machine Jumpstart is compatible with any previously released Jumpstart product, meaning you can encourage new players to mix-and-match with previous set Jumpstart packs, or even packs from Jumpstart 2022 to make even wilder combinations.

That wraps up the product overview—to get more specific details about each product, view all relevant articles, and download the latest marketing materials, you can head over to the March of the Machine product page.

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