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Core 2019 confirmed for Magic: Arena on July 12, new player experience on the horizon

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Still day-and-date with paper Magic

Onboarding people into Magic: The Gathering is one of the easiest things I've ever done. I always try to tell them that there's caveats depending on the type of mode you play (some are super cheap, some are super...not), but as a general rule it's very easy to teach people how to play Magic.

That's something Arena, the Hearthstone-esque Magic client that's currently in beta right now, needs to do better. While having a player at the ready to answer whatever burning questions you may have is an invaluable resource to push someone along when they hit snags, a card game without a tutorial is a little less forgiving. That's where the new player experience comes in -- a tutorial of sorts that's currently set up by way of five quests, starting with mono-color decks and moving into dual-color. PayPal, Euros, and avatar selection are also in (the latter is probably my most-requested dumb feature).

Core 2019, the next block of Magic, is also coming on July 12. That's day-and-date with the street release of Core 2019 paper, which again is an awesome incentive to play Arena -- I love that I can screw around with cards I've unlocked for free before I try out decks in real life.

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