Battle Royale (Magic: The Gathering)

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Battle Royale
Storm Cloud
Released November 1999
Size 160 (136 unique) cards
Keywords None new
Mechanics Compilation
Expansion code BRY
Mercadian Masques Nemesis

Battle Royale was a Magic: The Gathering boxed set, the third compilation set, released in November 1999 as a collection of cards emphasizing the multiplayer aspect of the game. Most of the cards included are ones that can affect multiple opponents. This promotion included cards from all different sets that existed previous to it. The cards still retained their original expansion symbols although they were printed with white borders, which was the standard for reprinted Magic: The Gathering cards of "core sets" until the 2007 release of Tenth Edition. These are the only sets that are printed with white borders (which started with Unlimited.) Another interesting aspect is that colored expansions symbols were added to the cards that didn’t have them previously (namely cards from Tempest, Portal: Second Age, Stronghold and Ice Age.)[1][2]

The set included 160 cards built into four different two-color theme decks which are 40 cards each: Spirit Gale (blue / white), Chargoyf (green / red), The Deluge (green / white), and Cinder Heart (black / red).


  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (2001), Scrye Collectible Card Game Checklist & Price Guide, p. 520. 
  2. ^ Moursund, Beth (2002), The Complete Encyclopedia of Magic The Gathering, p. 720. 

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