Magic the Gathering (MTG) is a collectable card game for 2 or more players. Each game represents a battle between powerful wizards, known as Planeswalkers, who have the ability to travel the multiverse. Players will cast spells, summon creatures, and deploy artifacts to overcome their opponents. Typically, a player will win by reducing their opponent’s starting life points to zero, but there are other paths to victory.
To play the game, each player will need a deck of at least 60 cards. Players may use pre-constructed decks or customised decks created from their personal card collection.
Released on 17 July 2020, Jumpstart is a supplemental set, marketed alongside the Core Set 2021 (M21). In regards to new content, it's light, consisting of only 37 new cards. The rest of the set is comprised of 458 cards re-printed from older sets, or cards with alternate artwork. There are 169 cards from M21 which are also available in Jumpstart products. Jumpstart cards will not be legal to play in Standard, Modern or Pioneer formats. Arena players can only use them when playing Historic format matches.
Despite being closely tied to M21, Jumpstart is a separate, standalone product, designed to play primarily as a two player variant. Its aim: Introduce a new, easy, and quick, way to play magic, fusing "the best parts of Limited and Constructed"
Jumpstart takes the speed of Constructed, and the feel of Limited. It is sold in twenty-card, mono-coloured booster packs. Each booster pack contains creatures and spells that share a theme, and the mana required to cast them. The concept behind Jumpstart is 'shuffle and play'; take two boosters and shuffle them to create a forty card deck, then play.
Player Count: 2+
Time: Depending on format 20 - 70 minutes