he key art of Modern Horizons 2 features Dakkon Blackblade. I spoke with Bree Heiss, the lead packaging art director for Modern Horizons 2, about the creation of the art that is featured on its products. She said, “I got the pleasure of working with Adam Paquette to create the key art for packaging, update the character model for Dakkon, and bring the menace to the masses. Adam did an outstanding job of not only highlighting the power and presence of this character but also adding such stunning detail to him that you can almost feel the grit of the patina on that armor.”
One of our challenges on packaging is to find sophisticated ways to play with color. Bob Jordan, senior graphic designer, took the concept and ran with it to create this dynamic oil slick-esque treatment, which I think suits Dakkon perfectly.
Highlights of the Draft Booster contents include:
- 1 Rare (including the five enemy fetch lands) or mythic rare
- 1 New-to-Modern reprint card (uncommon, rare, or mythic rare)
- 1 in 3 Boosters will contain a traditional foil card of any rarity*
- 1 Token card/ad card
*The traditional foil card possibilities will include all the cards from the main set of Modern Horizons 2, the showcase sketch cards, the retro frame cards, and the borderless rares and mythic rares.
The Draft Booster remains the go-to for a great Magic drafting experience. With Modern Horizons 2, the lead designer and vice president of Magic R&D, Aaron Forsythe, created powerful cards and themes to make an outstanding Limited format. One of his guiding principles when working on Modern Horizons 2 was to give players what they were asking for.
Between the nostalgic characters, keywords, and fun mechanical mashups that are only possible in a set like Modern Horizons 2, I can’t wait for you to enjoy the drafting experience. While you’re drafting, you can expect to open lots of cool Magic cards along the way, as Draft Boosters can contain retro frame, showcase sketch, and borderless card treatments.