The story goes like this:

"For centuries, the untamed jungles of Ixalan have hidden a coveted secret: Orazca, the city of gold. But no secret can remain undiscovered, and no treasure can be taken uncontested. Unfurl your sails, saddle up a dinosaur, and battle your rivals as you embark on a journey to claim the plane’s greatest fortune for yourself!"

Ixalan, is the latest instalment in the massively popular Magic: The Gathering series and will be the first of the Ixalan block.  For context Ixalan follows the Hour of Devastation and Amonkhet series (in terms of timing as opposed to theme), but will be different.  Where Amonkhet and Hour of Devastation were set in the world of ancient Eygpt, Ixalan setting is very different and can be summed up in 3 words - Pirates versus Dinosaurs.  

At this time what we can confirm is that the Ixalan set will contain 279 cards and the set will be available via the following:

  • Booster Packs containing 15 Random cards in each
  • 2 Planeswalker decks each containing a ready-to-play 60-card deck, featuring a foil premium Planeswalker card, 2 Ixalan booster packs, 1 Strategy insert and a Magic learn-to-play guide
  • Bundle containing 10 Ixalan booster packs, 1 Card box, 1 Player’s Guide with complete visual encyclopedia for Ixalan, 80 Basic land cards, 1 Magic learn-to-play guide, 1 Spindown life counter and 2 Deck boxes
  • Ixalan deck builders toolkit containing, 125 semi-randomized cards, Four 15-card booster packs from recent Magic sets, 100 basic land cards, Deck Builder's Guide to creating the best Magic decks, Magic rules reference card and a full-art reusable card storage box

You can now view and shop the Magic: The Gathering Ixalan Expansion Collection