Magic: The Gathering’s four-part Phyrexian storyline has come to an end with the March of the Machine set last month. But there is still the epilogue with the March of the Machine: The Aftermath, a mini-set that follows the…aftermath of the climactic battle.
With the release of Aftermath, Wizards of the Coast sent us a box of Epilogue Boosters and Epilogue Collector Boosters of the set to check out. If you’re interested to pick up either one of these two products, here’s our unboxing!
Let’s start with the Epilogue Boosters. Unlike regular Set Boosters, Aftermath’s Epilogue Boosters is a five-card pack, which makes sense, given that the whole set is only made up of 50 cards. Anyway, in every Epilogue Booster, there are two non-foil uncommons, one non-foil rare or mythic rare, one traditional foil card of any rarity, a Booster Fun card of any rarity, and an ad/token card.
It’s worth noting that for the foil card slot, it will be a rare or mythic rare card in one in six boosters. There are 24 packs in a box of Epilogue Boosters, so you’ll get (at least) four rare or mythic rare foil cards. This rule applies to the Booster Fun slot too, and there’s also a chance it will be a foil card.
The Booster Fun treatment for Aftermath is similar to the previous set (March of the Machine). It has either the featured character’s homeworld treatment, or for “de-sparked” Planeswalkers, a treatment from the plane that they ended up on.
Next, we have Aftermath’s Epilogue Collector Boosters, which is a six-card pack; one extra card compared to the standard Booster. It is made up of one traditional or Halo foil uncommon, one foil-etched uncommon, one traditional foil rare or mythic rare, one non-foil traditional foil extended art rare or mythic rare, a traditional foil or Halo foil rare or mythic rare with a Booster Fun treatment, one foil-etched rare or mythic rare, and one traditional foil double-sided token.
Compared to the traditional foil treatment, foil-etched cards looks quite different. They have a more eye-catching aesthetic where specific parts of the cards have extra shimmer, so to speak. It’s worth noting that foil-fetched, Halo foil, and extended art cards are exclusive to the Collector Boosters.
And that’s our unboxing Magic: The Gathering’s latest March of the Machine: The Aftermath’s Epilogue Boosters and Collector Boosters. If you’re keen to check out this new mini set, give your nearest game store a visit.