So apparently magic players have disposable incomes, and this garners coverage in Forbes. Daniel Tack sits down with Doug Bayer, author of The Secretist and Magic: The Gathering creative team member. The article is mainly about the creative forces behind the recent e-book releases, but there were two key spoilers that slipped out during the interview (more than likely intentional, but still spoilery).
"I think you’ll see a pretty clear relationship between the story and the cards in the Return to Ravnica block. One character in Dragon’s Maze, the elf healer Emmara, was given a card solely because I wanted her to be important in the story. Emmara has her roots in another Magic story, Agents of Artifice by Ari Marmell, and she became important enough in The Secretist that we decided she needed to make an appearance in the game."
"4) Will we ever see creative concepts like Kiora Atua or any of the other Duels of the Planeswalkers characters in physical card form? Ral Zarek, who was first introduced as a character in Duels of the Planeswalkers, will definitely be making his card debut soon. It’s too early to reveal plans for any other characters, so I have to be coy, but I’ll say this—we never say never."
So there's just a bit of news, and I guess we need to start keeping up with Forbes for more MTG news.