Gatecrash

We might be on a Return to Ravnica but the party's just getting started! Gatecrash will bring the five guild not featured in Return to Ravnica, and is the first time the second set in a block will be a large set - 249 cards, and be drafted alone.

Our Gatecrash spoiler will be updated throughout preview season, and the Gatecrash visual gallery will be on Facebook if you'd like to share!

Set NameGatecrash
BlockSet 2 of 3 in the Return to Ravnica block
Number of Cards249
GuildsOrzhov, Dimir, Gruul, Boros, Simic
Prerelease EventsJanuary 26-27, 2013
Release DateFebruary 1, 2013
Launch WeekendFebruary 1-4, 2013
Game DayFebruary 23-24, 2013
Pro Tour Gatecrash DatesFebruary 15-17. 2013
Official Three-Letter CodeGTC
Twitter Hashtag#MTGGTC
Design TeamMark Rosewater (co-lead)
Mark Gottlieb (co-lead)
Joe Huber
Dave Humpherys
Ethan Fleischer
Shawn Main
Development TeamDave Humpherys (lead)
Zac Hill
Mark Globus
Mark Purvis
Max McCall
Gavin Verhey

 
Want to know which guilds you'll be drafting? Wizards gave us a handy cheat sheet to keep track:
 

Return to Ravnica

Azorius

 

Izzet

 

Rakdos

 

Golgari

 

Selesnya

 

Gatecrash

Orzhov

 

Dimir

 

Gruul

 

Boros

 

Simic

 

 
You'll be able to fight for your guild on February 1, 2013. The official announcement can be found here.