Wizards of the Coast has released Streets of New Capenna, its latest set for Magic: The Gathering, and is now available across retailers worldwide.
Set in the brand-new Art Deco noir metropolis of New Capenna, the set centers around five unique crime families vying for control over the city. Streets of New Capenna contains 281 cards and will be available on tabletop.
A city built by angels and ruled by demons, New Capenna conceals a crooked underbelly beneath its extravagant parties and classy citizens. Five conniving syndicates feud for control over the supply of “Halo”, a rare resource highly sought after for its material beauty and magic-boosting power. But as the invasion of a bigger threat enters New Capenna, it’s up to Planewalkers Vivien and Elspeth to prevent the conflict between families from boiling into an all-out war.
Magic: The Gathering Streets of New Capenna Crime Factions
In Streets of New Capenna, players can choose which of the three-colour crime factions they want to join. Each faction is led by a different mob boss and is governed by a unique mechanic:
The Obscura are gifted magicians who channel their magic for means of deception, using illusions and orchestrating scenarios to manipulate and blackmail their adversaries.
Mechanic: Connive – draw a card and discard a card. If a non-land card is discarded this way, put a +1/+1 counter on the creature that connived.
Old-money vampires who are connoisseurs of art, the Maestros are shady assassins disguised among the elite and hell-bent on preserving the culture of Old Capenna.
Mechanic: Casualty – sacrifice a creature with power N or greater to copy any spell tied to this ability.
Reliant on brute force to get the work done, the unmatched craftsmanship skills of the Riveteers make them masters of intimidation and destruction.
Mechanic: Blitz – creatures with blitz can be cast for an alternate cost to gain ‘haste’ and ‘when this creature dies, draw a card. Sacrifice the creature at the beginning of the next end step.
The Cabaretti are a cult of druids known for throwing the most lavish parties in New Capenna, but their power over the masses reaches far beyond their illustrious dance halls.
Mechanic: Alliance – whenever another creature enters the battlefield, a unique effect is triggered.
While The Brokers seem to handle mundane legal matters and property disputes by day, these dubious solicitors secretly follow a grim doomsday prophecy.
Mechanic: Shield – if a creature with a shield counter would be destroyed or dealt damage, remove a shield counter instead.
As part of the launch, Magic: The Gathering has collaborated with five local artists from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines to present SEA-exclusive Family Treasure Tokens, depicting the five bosses of New Capenna’s crime families and Halo, a magical substance that is central to the set’s story arch.
Magic: The Gathering Streets of New Capenna is now available worldwide.