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Magic: The Gathering - Check Out Our Exclusive New Card Reveal

Magic: The Gathering - Check Out Our Exclusive New Card Reveal

Magic: The Gathering is something of a global phenomenon. We've no doubt you've heard of it, even if you've never played it. And if you do play it, hello, do we ever have a neat reveal for you.

Magic's been running for an incredible 27 years now, having been released in 1993 (is that right? Twenty-seven years? Wow...) and spans both physical cards and a video game version of itself, Magic the Gathering: Arena. Whenever new cards are released for the game, and therefore into the fantasy world of all those planeswalkers and their pals, they come to both the virtual and IRL realms of play. There's parity across the platforms.

Magic: The Gathering - Ikoria / Credit: Wizards of the Coast
Magic: The Gathering - Ikoria / Credit: Wizards of the Coast

Which brings us to what we have here: an exclusive new card reveal. Which sure is something GAMINGbible hasn't done before, but heck, if it's brought you to these pages for the first time, welcome.

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But onto this card. Releasing imminently, for Arena and the mainline Ikoria strand of the physical card game, is this here fella: Chevill, the Bane of Monsters.

Magic: The Gathering - Chevill, the Bane of Monsters / Credit: Wizards of the Coast
Magic: The Gathering - Chevill, the Bane of Monsters / Credit: Wizards of the Coast

What he is: a legendary creature, specifically a human rogue. I've known a few rogues in my time and let me tell you, they were far from legendary. But then, they weren't part of a worldwide mega-hit fantasy TCG franchise, so, that's to be expected.

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Chevill here has an ability called Deathtouch. In short, this is bad news for all those monsters that he's the bane of. Any damage he deals to an opponent creature, he'll outright kill it. Like that fella from Knightmare used to say: ooh, nasty. No doubt most MTG players already know all about this, but just in case.

The bounty part? That means that when the creature with the bounty token on it dies, the player that placed the counter receives the reward that the card details. If you're into your MTG, I know this all makes sense. And if not, I'm pretty sure there's no time like the present to get into the game.

Magic: The Gathering Arena / Credit: Wizards of the Coast
Magic: The Gathering Arena / Credit: Wizards of the Coast

The full Deathtouch text on the card is as follows:

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"At the beginning of your upkeep, if your opponents control no permanents with bounty counters on them, put a bounty counter on target creature or planeswalker an opponent controls.

"Whenever a permanent an opponent controls with a bounty counter on it dies, you gain 3 life and draw a card."

You can find out loads more about Magic: The Gathering at the game's official website.

The cards betray you, because they belong to me...
The cards betray you, because they belong to me...

Featured Image Credit: Wizards of the Coast

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Mike Diver

Head of Content at GAMINGbible. Former gigs include VICE Gaming, BBC Music, BBC Gaming Show. Author of 'Indie Games: The Complete Introduction to Indie Gaming' (2016), 'How to Be a Professional Gamer' (2016), 'Retro Gaming: A Byte-Sized History of Video Games' (2019). Contact: [email protected]