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Magic: the Gathering – Shards of Alara

Posted on September 20, 2008 by Flames

Alara was whole once. But that was millennia ago. Where once there was a plane, now there are five: the Shards. The plane of Alara was a world rich with mana, a world in balanceā€¦ until the Sundering. In a cataclysm of unimaginable proportions, Alara was rent asunder into five separate worlds, each a refraction of the others.

We can’t tell you everything about the Shards of Alara set yet, but keep watching for more information as we release it, including three weeks of official card previews beginning Monday, September 8. In the meantime, keep checking the Visual Spoiler to see all of the Shards of Alara cards officially previewed anywhere. Make sure to mark your calendars for the weekend of September 27 for the Shards of Alara prerelease events, your first chance to get your hands on the cards before they’ve been released in stores.

A Planeswalker’s Guide to Alara

A Magic: The Gathering Field Guide
by Doug Beyer and Jenna Helland

You are a planeswalker, one of the most powerful mages in the multiverse. Countless planes of existence are yours to master. Now you have arrived on the fractured plane of Alara. Where do you begin? You begin with this lavishly illustrated guide that brings the Shards of Alara to life and gives Magic fans a look behind the scenes with concept art and insider information available nowhere else. The Planeswalker Guide feature full-color illustrations drawn from early concept art and final card art to bring the worlds of Magic to life.

A Planeswalker’s Guide to Alara is available at

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