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MTG: Get a Clue! ‘Murders at Karlov Manor’ First Look

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Dec 5 2023
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It was Rakdos in the Dining Room with the Lead Pipe! Magic meets mystery in this amazing new set, coming in 2024.

There has been a murder most foul, and it’s up to you to find the culprit! Murders at Karlov Manor is a triumphant return to Ravnica that puts you in the shoes of a detective. There are several returning faces that might be the culprit, but it could be anyone!

Is it Judith, the devoted servant of Rakdos? Could it be Tolsimir, the hero of Selesnya and friend to wolves? Could it be the aptly named Massacre Girl? It’s up to you and your team of detectives to find out!

Is this the face of guilt?

A Word from the Chief Inspector

Of course, no good investigation can be launched without a word from the chief. Here’s the official word from the wizards at…well, Wizards, on the upcoming set:

Mysteries, Investigations Abound in Murders at Karlov Manor

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Magic: The Gathering Returns to Ravnica, Features Overarching Puzzle Experience

Magic: The Gathering will challenge players to solve a murder mystery scenario with the upcoming Murders at Karlov Manor set. The experience will feature new characters and a few fan favorites who will scour the manor in search of a killer – all against the backdrop of fan-favorite Ravnica.

In this First Look at the new set, which comes out on Feb. 9, Alquist Proft, Ravnica’s greatest detective, and others will be trying to figure out who is a cold-blooded murderer in a classic case of whodunit. Through play, Magic players will weave their way through the story, deciphering puzzles, and solving the mystery.

Thirteen “Mystery Files” puzzles are built into the set, drawing fans deeper into the detective feel of the game. Beginning at prerelease on Feb. 2, a new puzzle will open each day on a webpage, all leading toward the final solution.

Story spotlight cards will help players navigate through Karlov Manor as they put together the clues. There will be serialized Ravnica City cards featuring guild leaders, borderless lands, a Dossier Showcase art treatment and an invisible ink treatment as well.

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If this darker, detective-style look of Ravnica sounds familiar, you might be acquainted with a certain board game. We’ll give you a Clue.

Ravnica: Clue Edition, available on Feb. 23, will feature Clue-themed shock lands, brand new cards featuring a person, place, or object, and a whodunit gameplay twist that will excite players. Play Magic, look for clues into the death of Guildmage Boddy, and crack the case or eliminate your rival detectives!

Check out the beginning of this mystery story at DailyMTG and follow along as heroes and villains alike make their way through Karlov Manor. Can you solve the case before becoming the next victim?

In addition, MagicCon: Chicago will visit the Windy City on February 23-25, 2024, and will feature a Pro Tour event using the upcoming Murders at Karlov Manor set. In addition, immersive experiences will draw attendees into a world of mystery in Ravnica during the weekend event.

Hero or suspect? Why not both?

You can find out all about this amazing new set over at Weekly MTG, or check out the Twitch VOD here.


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Author: Clint Lienau
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