Magic the Gathering is arguably the most iconic trading card game out there, and when a game is played for more than two decades, its legacy is bound to pick up some notable fans. The upcoming Magic 2015's Core Set, due for release in July 18, reflects that truth, incorporating ideas contributed by game developers into 14 cards in the Core Set.

The Genesis Hydra, seen above, was fittingly spawned from a concept submitted by Plants vs Zombies designer George Fan. While the remaining cards in the set have not been shared, other designs include the ideas of Team Meat's Edmund McMillen, Mojang's Markus "Notch" Persson, and Penny Arcade creators Mike "Gabe" Karhulik and Jerry "Tycho" Holkins.

You can check out the full list of contributors after the break, as well as the full scan of The Genesis Hydra in the gallery below.
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Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015 (4/11/14)


  • George Fan: designer of Plants vs Zombies
  • Mike Krahulik & Jerry Holkins: Gabe and Tycho, creators of Penny Arcade
  • Markus Persson: "Notch," creator of Minecraft and founder of Mojang
  • Richard Garriot: "Lord British," creator of the Ultima series
  • David Sirlin: designer on Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Yomi
  • Rob Pardo: chief creative officer at Blizzard, lead designer of World of Warcraft
  • Isaiah Cartwright: lead game designer for Guild Wars 2
  • Justin Gary: designer of Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer and Solforge
  • Stone Librande: lead designer at Riot Games, designer of Diablo 3, creative director of SimCity
  • Brian Fargo: founder and CEO of inXile Entertainment, director of Bard's Tale, Wasteland, executive producer of Fallout
  • Mike Neumann: Gearbox Software, creative director on Borderlands
  • James Ernest: owner and lead designer for Cheapass Games, designer of Kill Doctor Lucky
  • Edmund McMillen: indie designer of Super Meat Boy, featured in Indie Game: The Movie
  • Brad Muir: game designer at Double Fine Productions leading Massive Chalice, project lead on Iron Brigade
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As if there isn't already enough excitement around the upcoming release of Magic 2015, Wizards of the Coast has announced that the set will feature fourteen cards from some of the world's most renowned game developers! The Magic 2015 – Core Set releases July 18, 2014.

The announcement was made at PAX East with George Fan, designer of Plants vs Zombies, revealing the card he designed, Genesis Hydra:


The developers who contributed their card ideas for Magic 2015 include:

George Fan: designer of Plants vs Zombies
Mike Krahulik & Jerry Holkins: Gabe and Tycho, creators of Penny Arcade
Markus Persson: "Notch," creator of Minecraft and founder of Mojang
Richard Garriot: "Lord British," creator of the Ultima series
David Sirlin: designer on Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Yomi
Rob Pardo: chief creative officer at Blizzard, lead designer of World of Warcraft
Isaiah Cartwright: lead game designer for Guild Wars 2
Justin Gary: designer of Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer and Solforge
Stone Librande: lead designer at Riot Games, designer of Diablo 3, creative director of SimCity
Brian Fargo: founder and CEO of inXile Entertainment, director of Bard's Tale, Wasteland, executive producer of Fallout
Mike Neumann: Gearbox Software, creative director on Borderlands
James Ernest: owner and lead designer for Cheapass Games, designer of Kill Doctor Lucky
Edmund McMillen: indie designer of Super Meat Boy, featured in Indie Game: The Movie
Brad Muir: game designer at Double Fine Productions leading Massive Chalice, project lead on Iron Brigade

In addition to the cards designed by the 14 game developers, Magic 2015 will feature a card designed by the Magic community. The card, Waste Not, was a result of "You Make the Card," a six-month long event during which the Magic community worked together to design a brand-new Magic card.

You can find our collection of Magic 2015 assets, including a high-resolution version of the Genesis Hydra card, here: https://360publicrelations.box.com/s/3qd42nd5kcg1v1qgrdfw

This article was originally published on Joystiq.