TweetMTG: Chaos Magic for the Wired Player

On July 31-August 1, add a new kind of pandemonium to your multiplayer Magic game. Simply follow TweetMTG on Twitter or watch the feed right here and get ready for the Multiverse to unfold in ways you've never seen before.

Our R&D department has compiled some of the finest and most plot-foiling effects they could find and will unleash them on the TweetMTG Twitter feed every few minutes for two days. Before each game, each player joins the team of one of the five Planeswalkers from the Magic 2011 core set. Some tweets provide benefits for players on a certain Planeswalker’s team. There are also a few tweets that are unaligned and will affect everyone equally. Some sample tweets:

  • Each player gains 5 life. Ajani's team gains 10 life instead.
  • Until next tweet, Jace's enemies play with their hands revealed.
  • Liliana's team gains 2 life for each Swamp on the battlefield.
  • Until next tweet, creatures Chandra's enemies control can’t block.
  • Until next tweet, all creatures gain trample and creatures Garruk's team controls get +2/+2.

There are also a few tweets that are unaligned and will affect everyone equally.

You can check out the complete rules for the full details, but here's the gist:

  • Get some friends together.
  • Make sure they each have a Magic deck. (If they don't, you can visit one of the many locations that sell Magic! Don’t worry, we’ll wait. We have all weekend.)
  • Join the team of one of the Magic 2011 Planeswalkers: Ajani, Jace, Liliana, Chandra, or Garruk
  • Tune in to TweetMTG's Twitter channel.
  • Play as normal. The tweets will add randomness to the game every few minutes.
  • Play again and again, because as soon as it hits July 31 anywhere on the planet, the feed begins and doesn't stop until the final seconds of August 1. That's three days of game play! For you time-zone challenged, here's some help:
    • UTC: Starts at noon on July 30, ends at 11:59 a.m. on August 2
    • New York City: Starts at 8 a.m. on July 30, ends at 7:59 a.m. on August 2
    • Moscow: Starts at 4 p.m. on July 30, ends at 3:59 p.m. on August 2
    • Sydney: Starts 10 p.m. on July 30, ends at 9:59 p.m. on August 2
  • And remember, this is a casual format. Be nice or your friends might take their revenge in a game that really counts!

Let us know what you liked and didn't like about TweetMTG by visiting the Magic Community forums.

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