MTG preview cards of Murders at Karlov Manor show off new mechanics

The first set of cards for Magic: the meeting in 2024 yes Murders at Karlov Manor, and hits the streets on February 9. Set on the fan-favorite plane of Ravnica, the mysterious set features a whole host of new mechanics, all based on the classic murder mystery. Details were shared in a press release on Tuesday.

When players investigate in Country house Karlovthey create a Clue token, just like they did when the mechanic was introduced Shadows over Innistrad in 2016. This artifact can be sacrificed for two mana, allowing players to draw one card. That’s a pretty expensive way to prime the pump on a bad hand, but it can pay off in the long run, especially if that next card features one of the game’s other new play mechanics.

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Aurelia's Vindicator is a 4/2 angel with disguise, but also flying, lifelink and guardian

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Perhaps the next card will help you put on a disguise. Disguise allows players to throw a card face down, concealing what is on the table. This allows you to set clever traps for other players, such as Aurelia’s Vindicator with lifelink, which gives the controlling player extra life for every damage they deal to the table.

The Case mechanic, on the other hand, is a clever reimplementation of Sagas. These multi-stage spells remain on the table for a while, evolving in a manner similar to a classic murder mystery. The payout can be quite lucrative. For example, the Case of the Filched Falcon provides the player with a small flock of flying bird creatures to harass opponents.

The Case of the Filched Falcon is a spell and allows players to solve a crime.  The reward consists of four bird creatures under the player's control.

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The case of the Ransacked Lab is another enchantment, which gives the resolver the ability to draw a card when using an instant or sorcery.

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Meanwhile, the new Suspect mechanic looks set to help speed up the endgame. Suspicious is a label placed on a being. The Suspect tag lasts indefinitely, and creatures that receive it go on rampage and become increasingly dangerous. Finally, the latest new mechanic is called Evidence, and it gives players who like to play tricks with that part of the board – which is technically outside the game itself – another way to place cards in this liminal space.

We’ve included all the new sample cards in the gallery below. Stay tuned for the pre-release weekend, which kicks off on February 2nd. Pre-orders are already open.