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Streets of New Capenna: Early Card Previews and Set Info – The Tri-Land Cycle is Complete!

This evening, Wizards of the Coast used their regular Weekly MTG stream on Twitch to announce the first major details about the next Magic set: Streets of New Capenna. We have learned a bit about each of New Capenna’s five families – each aligned with a different three-color shard. There’s a ton of new stuff to ogle from the stream: new promotional art, the set symbol is revealed, and of course, we have a few early card previews!

You can watch the full stream, which Wizards is calling the Streets of New Capenna Prebeat, on their YouTube channel below or on twitch.tv/magic. Wizards also published a brief companion article which covers most of the same info.

In this article, we’re going to quickly cover all of the important new information relating to Streets of New Capenna. If you prefer, you can also jump straight to the new cards.


The Five Families of New Capenna

The prebeat gave us our first look at the five ruling families in New Capenna, which are each represented three-colors of mana and headed by a demon. We don’t know any specific characters associated with the families yet, but Wizards’ PR guy Blake Rasmussen, who hosted the stream, did give us a general rundown of the flavor of each:

Obscura (White/Blue/Black): Described as powerful wizards and mystics, the Obscura “use their powers to deceive and blackmail.” They maintain a veneer of an ordinary life when in public while they work behind the scenes to manipulate every situation to their advantage.

Maestros (Blue/Black/Red): Made up largely of “old money vampires,” the Maestros love opulence and the finer things in life. In public, they present themselves as lovers and patrons of the arts, but they operate as elite assassins behind the scenes.

Riveteers (Black/Red/Green): The Jund colors are represented by the “destruction workers,” master artisans who are just as good at destroying as they are at creating. The Riveteers are known to be rowdy and use brute force to get their way. They have crafted the undercity into “a lair worthy of their draconic leader.”

Cabaretti (Red/Green/White): A “fun-loving cult of druids who throw the hottest parties in town.” The Cabaretti are “the glitterati of the city” and they use magic to sway the opinions of the city’s inhabitants.

Brokers (Green/White/Blue): As Rasmussen said, “you can’t have a crime world without lawyers.” The Brokers maintain public law offices in New Capenna, which they use as a front for their shadier affairs. The demonic lawyers are also driven by their belief in a doomsday prophecy.

The nature of the five families and their color alignments confirm New Capenna’s identity as a three-color set. It was also announced that each of the families will have their own tri-land with all three relevant land types – completing the cycle that began in Ikoria, Lair of Behemoths.

Streets of New Capenna Set Symbols

The set symbol for Streets of New Capenna depicts brass knuckles with angel wings.

Streets of New Capenna Product Packaging


New Card Previews – The Tri-Lands Return!

The biggest news from today’s stream was of course the preview cards, which are mostly made up of the tri-lands. However, we did also get to see the first of a new cycle of three-color Ascendancy cards! Wizards also revealed all ten artworks for the set’s full art basic lands. We’ll get to see more previews at the set debut on April 7.

Jetmir’s Garden

  • Card Name: Jetmir's Garden
  • Card Type: Land – Mountain Forest Plains
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Card Text:
    ({T}: Add {R}, {G}, or {W}.)
    Jetmir’s Garden enters the battlefield tapped.
    Cycling {3}

Raffine’s Tower

  • Card Name: Raffine's Tower
  • Card Type: Land – Plains Island Swamp
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Card Text:
    ({T}: Add {W}, {U}, or {B}.)
    Raffine’s Tower enters the battlefield tapped.
    Cycling {3}

Spara’s Headquarters

  • Card Name: Spara's Headquarters
  • Card Type: Land – Forest Plains Island
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Card Text:
    ({T}: Add {G}, {W}, or {U}.)
    Spara’s Headquarters enters the battlefield tapped.
    Cycling {3}

Xander’s Lounge

  • Card Name: Xander's Lounge
  • Card Type: Land – Island Swamp Mountain
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Card Text:
    ({T}: Add {U}, {B}, or {R}.)
    Xander’s Lounge enters the battlefield tapped.
    Cycling {3}

Ziatora’s Proving Ground

  • Card Name: Ziatora's Proving Ground
  • Card Type: Land – Swamp Mountain Forest
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Card Text:
    ({T}: Add {B}, {R}, or {G}.)
    Ziatora’s Proving Ground enters the battlefield tapped.
    Cycling {3}

Brokers Ascendancy

  • Card Name: Brokers Ascendancy
  • Card Type: Enchantment
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Card Text:
    At the beginning of your end step, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control and a loyalty counter on each planeswalker you control.

Streets of New Capenna Full Art Basic Lands:

Stranger Things Secret Lair Cards Get MTG-Flavored Equivalents

Wizards of the Coast had already announced that the mechanically unique cards created for the Stranger Things-themed Secret Lair Drops would be getting in-lore versions appearing in Streets of New Capenna set boosters. Now, those cards have been revealed! The cards will be a part of The List (a collection of cards that can appear only in set boosters), and Rasmussen noted that The List had to have some other cards removed in order to make space for these nine unique ones.

Commander Launch Party Promos

Wizards also revealed two promotional cards that will be offered to players who attend the Streets of New Capenna Commander Launch Party on April 29-May 1. All players who attend will be given the Swiftfoot Boots promo, while only players who bring a friend along with them will also be given the Mind Stone promo.


Streets of New Capenna Key Dates and Other Info

That’s most of what we know about Streets of New Capenna for now; Rasmussen took questions for a while following the announcements, but was unable to provide any answers regarding the lore of the plane or any of the mechanics and contents of the set itself.

We’ll learn more about the setting of New Capenna when the story releases in late March through early April, and we’ll have to wait to learn anything more about the mechanics of the set – assuming no leaks appear – until it debuts with the beginning of card previews on April 7.

In the meantime, here are some other interesting bits of information that we gathered from the stream:

  • Although we don’t have any specific details yet, there will be five commander decks: one for each family. In addition, each deck will now come with a “collector booster sample.”
  • Streets of New Capenna will have a box topper that will be given out to anyone who purchases a draft, set, or collector box. We don’t know what the card will be, but Rasmussen said that more details will be revealed at the set debut.
  • No date has been set for the MTG Arena economy-focused stream, but Rasmussen reiterated that there are “lots of internal discussions” going on around the idea.

That’s all we have for you for today, but we’ll keep you up to date on any more news concerning Streets of New Capenna! To close, you can find some of the promotional artwork that Wizards shared in the stream below.

Promotional Artwork

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