It’s a very exciting day for Magic the Gathering fans, as the long-running trading card game’s latest expansion Streets of New Capenna is out now!
The set bears a striking noir, art-deco theme that tells the story of five crime families fighting for control of New Capenna, a city built by angels and ruled by demons. Each of the five families bears three colours and a unique mechanic that suits their individual traits:
The Obscura 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.
The Maestros 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.
The Riveteers 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 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.
The Brokers 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.
The Streets of New Capenna drop includes Draft Boosters, Set Boosters, and Collector Boosters, with factionalised Theme Boosters and Commander Decks. You can pick them up right now at EB Games or JB Hi-Fi. The new expansion is also available digitally in MTG Arena.
You can see the very sexy cinematic trailer for the new expansion here: