First Look At Murders At Karlov Manor (Short Recap)

  • Murders at Karlov Manor (MKM) will be the first set to come in Play Boosters.
  • The set Debut and the start of preview season proper will be on January 16th, with the prerelease date set for February 2nd, Arena’s release on February 6th, and a full release set for February 9th.
  • The set tells the story of a detective, Alquist Proft, and his two assistants, Kaya and Kellan, trying to solve a string of mysterious murders across Ravnica.
  • Investigate will be making a return for this set, as well as a heavy emphasis on Clue tokens.
  • Reprints such as Lightning Helix and Shock were shown off, as well as a card called Novice Inspector, which is exactly the same as Thraben Inspector except that it’s a Detective instead of a Soldier.
  • Unlike previous visits to the plane, his is not a Guild-based set, but rather a set that takes place on Ravnica. There will be more Story Spotlight cards than is typical for a set.
  • Crashing Footfalls was revealed as one of the 10 Special Guests for this set. As a reminder, Special Guests are now part of The List and may appear in Play Boosters. Any card you find in a Play Booster is legal in Limited, but cards from The List are not Standard legal. They retain whatever their current set legality already is.
    • 87.5% of the time you will get a common from the set. 9.38% of the time you will get either a common or uncommon from The List. 1.58% of the time you will get a Rare from The List. 1.58% of the time you will get a Special Guest.
    • The List is a pool of 40 cards from Magic’s history selected to fit within the specific Limited environment they appear in. 10 of these cards are Special Guests, which will have new art and are on-theme for the set they appear in.
  • After this set releases there will be a special boxed set called “Ravnica, Clue Edition” which will be a Magic variant based on Clue and set within Ravnica. Each box will contain 8 ready-to-play boosters (like Jumpstart) as well as one Shock Land box-topper.
    • Additional rules and play experience information will come on January 16th, however the iconic Clue Weapons, such as the Lead Pipe, will appear in the main MKM set. This is not true for the Locations Lands or Suspects Creatures.
  • The first story chapter is up now, with the remaining story set to start on January 8th. One episode will release every day until it’s finished on January 18th.