Viz Media’s numerous Magic The Gathering artbooks have taken us to Zendikar, Innistrad, Ixalan, Amonkhet, Kaladesh and Dominaria. Now a seventh location is on the works, as Viz prepares The Art of Magic The Gathering: Ravnica for release next month.
If you’re wondering right now where Ravnica is, you’re not out of the loop. This is the first time a Magic artbook is being released at the same time as the cards whose art it’s reproducing. The Ravnica deck will be officially released next January, and the book will be ready for those who want larger art.
An eternity of winding streets, dark alleys, towering structures, and rubble-strewn ruins make up the world of Ravnica. The social and political framework of the world is defined by ten guilds, each with its own distinct identity, values, and priorities. Though the guilds constantly vie among themselves for power, no single one has ever succeeded in seizing total control of the plane, as they have a natural tendency to keep each other in check—and now it’s time to choose your place in this world. In these pages, lavishly illustrated with the award-winning art of Magic: The Gathering®, you’ll learn the deepest secrets of the guilds and the plots unfolding in their ranks.
“The sprawling city of Ravnica and its inhabitants are showcased in VIZ Media’s newest art book series featuring the planes of Magic: The Gathering,” says Joel Enos, Senior Editor. “Artwork for Ravnica depicts the machinations of the guilds vying for power as well as the creatures, characters, and historical lore.”
The Art of Magic The Gathering: Ravnica is being written by senior game designer and bestselling author James Wyatt. It will retail for $39.99 starting January 1.