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10th Edition

The Magic: The Gathering core set presents Magic in its truest form. This painstakingly crafted compilation acts as a "greatest hits" collection, a foundation to start building your own collection, a reliable place to find some of the most powerful tournament-defining cards, and a practical guide to the fundamentals of the game. This is the tenth version of the core set in the history of the game, and it stands out from all others for one unprecedented reason: The inclusion of legends. They're powerful, they're fun, and they've never been seen in a core set before.

9th Edition

Featuring cards selected by magicthegathering.com readers, the Core Set - Ninth Edition features possibly the best assortment of cards ever to appear in a Magic base set. And the rumors are true: Hypnotic Specter and Kird Ape are back! There's a brand new Fat Pack with everything the experienced gamer needs to not just play, but enjoy the heck out of the game. And if you're new to the game, the Core Game will be right up your alley! It's packaged with a helpful cd-rom with detailed tutorials, or you can dive right in to the two decks. Don't forget to read through the helpful play guide first, though! Ninth Edition is the latest in a long line of great base sets for Magic. If you don't get some, you'll be left behind!

8th Edition

Comeback of the Decade In 1993, the Magic: The Gathering trading card game started a gaming revolution. Today, six million players worldwide agree the Magic TCG is the best. The Core Set - Eighth Edition marks the 10th Anniversary of Magic and to celebrate the event, this set was created with a very special concept in mind: it contains at least one new card never before printed in a Core Set from every Magic expansion ever produced by Wizards* (34 sets in all!). Over the last year, the Magic Research & Development team has worked closely with the players and visitors to this website to help make the Core Set the set you wanted it to be. Packed full of old famous cards such as Rukh Egg and Underworld Dreams, Eighth Edition will be redefining decks for years to come. In addition, Eighth Edition introduces the new improved cardface design that allows for larger art, more card text, and enhanced premium design. Once you get a look at the new cards, you'll start to realize just how many great cards are in the Core Set this time around. So welcome back your old favorites and see why the Core Set - Eighth Edition is what Magic is all about.

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3rd Edition

The Revised Edition of the basic set was released in April 1994 with 306 cards. The white-bordered set "cleaned up" several rules and graphical oversights from the previous Unlimited basic set.