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The Walking Dead Bites its Way into Magic: The Gathering

On October 4, the worlds of Magic: The Gathering and The Walking Dead combine in a one-of-a-king Secret Lair crossover! Secret Lair drops are a limited release set of cards for Magic: The Gathering. They often feature a theme that ties them in together and are available for a set amount of time.

Secret Lair X The Walking Dead will be available for preorder October 4–12 and the cards will be printed and shipped after. That means you need to get them when they go up for pre-order.

The cards coming to this set are new to Magic and feature characters from the show. The cards are legal in Eternal formats and allows players to bring some of the characters from The Walking Dead to the game. It’s also a fun collectible for those interested in the show and comics.

The release of Secret Lair X The Walking Dead is timed for “We Are the Walking Dead Weekend” which includes the finale of season 10 of the show and the premier of The Walking Dead: World Beyond. Cards will be revealed during Talking Dead airing that night.

Secret Lair X The Walking Dead will be available for preorder October 4–12 for $49.99/£49.99/€54.99.

Dungeons & Dragons Comes to Magic: The Gathering with “Adventures in the Forgotten Realms”

Wizards of the Coast has announced some of their upcoming plans for the popular Magic: The Gathering and that includes Dungeons & Dragons coming to the game.

Up next summer is “Adventures in the Forgotten Realms” a full black-bordered Standard-legal set.

This isn’t the first crossover for the two games as Magic: The Gathering has found its way in supplements for Dungeons & Dragons but this is the first step into the card game for the classic roleplaying world.

This is just one of six other sets also revealed today by the game company. Also revealed were “Kaldheim,” “Time Spiral: Remastered,” Strixhaven: School of Mages,” “Modern Horizons 2,” “Innistrad: Werewolves,” and “Innistrad: Vampires.”

“Adventures in the Forgotten Realms” is set to release in the summer of 2021.

The world of Magic: The Gathering’s Theros Comes to Dungeons & Dragons in Mythic Odysseys of Theros

Wizards of the Coast combines the world’s greatest roleplaying game with the world’s greatest strategy game to create one amazing campaign setting in Mythic Odysseys of Theros, available in physical hardcover format starting today. An alternative cover with a distinctive design by Kevin Tong is also available today exclusively in game stores.

Mythic Odysseys of Theros covers

Set in the Magic: The Gathering world of Theros, players can wield a god’s weapon and play using new race options as they embark on a challenge fit for the gods.Select a supernatural gift, aligning your character with one of Theros’ fifteen gods and carve a tale of odysseys and ordeals on your personal path to destiny. The new sourcebook introduces the Bard’s College of Eloquence and the Paladin’s Oath of Heroism, even as it presents players with the challenge of mythic monsters. Destiny and immortal schemes lead the players’ characters through challenges previously unknown, leaving behind an odyssey that will be celebrated in the athenaeum of legends writ among the eternal stars.

The first 20 fans who supported their friendly local game store by pre-ordering the physical format at a participating Wizards Play Network store, will receive a poster map (while supplies last), scaled for reference and displaying key adventuring sites within the setting. The first 20 fans who pre-ordered (or purchased) Mythic Odysseys of Theros also received a unique code for 50% off the digital version on D&D Beyond.

Get ready to clash with the gods of Theros!


Purchase: Amazon – Miniature Market Main Cover/Limited Edition – Cool Stuff Inc Main Cover/Limited Edition – Game Nerdz Main Cover/Limited Edition
Digital download on D&D BeyondFantasy Grounds, and Roll20.

Domri Rade is the Latest Season Update for Magic: Manastrike

Netmarble has released a new update to Magic: ManaStrike. The video game is based on the Wizards of the Coast franchise Magic: The Gathering. Today’s update introduces Domri Rade Season, a new Magic Pass-exclusive Skin for Dinosaur Rider Domri Rade, and new Magic Pass rewards.

A new Magic Pass exclusive skin for the Red/Green Planeswalker Dinosaur Rider Domri Rade is now available for players to collect. New Magic Pass Rewards have also been added to the game as part of the update. This includes new Level Boost Vouchers and Skin Selector, along with new Emojis, and Player Icons that can be collected by playing the game.

Magic: ManaStrike is available to download on the App Store and Google Play and supports 13 languages including English, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Russian, and Portuguese.

Magic: Manastrike Domri Rade Season

Wizards of the Coast Takes on Depictions of Racism in Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering

Wizards of the Coast has made an announcement that they are taking a look at the cards from Magic: The Gathering for depictions of racism. They have announced numerous cards whose images will be removed from the database.

The company has announced they are changing the multiverse ID and removing the Gatherer card image for the card Invoke Prejudice which was originally released in 1994. The company has described the card as racist and there is no place for racism in the game, community, or anywhere.

The following cards will also have their images removed from the Magic database:

  • Invoke Prejudice
  • Cleanse
  • Stone-Throwing Devils
  • Pradesh Gypsies
  • Jihad
  • Imprison
  • Crusade

Instead a statement will be in place of the images:

  • We have removed this card image from our database due to its racist depiction, text, or combination thereof. Racism in any form is unacceptable and has no place in our games, nor anywhere else.

Those cards will also be banned in all sanctioned tournament play.

They said there is more to come and this is just a first pass of cards. This is a good start for the company but there’s much work to do behind the scenes with hiring and more.

Wizards of the Coast Announces Double Masters for Magic: The Gathering

Double Masters

Wizards of the Coast has announced Double Masters for Magic: The Gathering. The set is filling with “powerful and popular reprints” and there are two mythic rare cards in each pack.

Double Masters is a 332 card set launching August 7, 2020. The booster box features 24 packs per box. Each pack has 15 cards with two rares and two foil cards (and the foils can be up to two additional rares). There’s two non-foil borderless showcase box topper cards included in each booster box. The set will be available in English, French, German, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.

Check out Wizards’ live stream for more details about this upcoming set.

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(via Wizards of the Coast)

Magic: ManaStrike Unveils all new Ikoria II season in update

Netmarble Corp. has released a new update to Magic: ManaStrike, Netmarble’s first-ever game for the Wizards of the Coast franchise Magic: The Gathering, that introduces additions including Magic Pass’ Ikoria II season, a new Magic Pass-exclusive Skin for the Planeswalker character Tezzeret, three all-new cards,  and more.

As part of Ikoria II season, a new Magic Pass exclusive skin for Blue/Black Planeswalker Tezzeret is now available. The new skin is inspired by Tezzeret the Schemer in Magic: The Gathering. Other rewards for Magic Pass Ikoria II season include: a Level Boost Voucher, a Skin selector, an Emoji, and a new Player icon.

This update also includes the new card type, hybrid multicolor cards that can be used for color deck matching with one of Magic’s colors. The updated three hybrid multicolor cards are Blue/Black card Oona, Queen of the Fae, a Red/Green Regisaur Alpha card, and a White/Green Good-Fortune Unicorn card

Other additions to Magic: ManaStrike as part of the new update include:

  • Color Strategy Tutorial – A new color strategy tutorial focusing on building decks with White, Blue, and Black cards
  • Event Mode Improvements – Planeswalkers can now be purchased with a new currency that is obtained only in Event mode

Magic: ManaStrike is available to download on the App Store and Google Play and is globally launched, and supports 13 languages including English, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Russian and Portuguese.

Magic: Manastrike Ikoria II

Wizards of the Coast Announces Free Content for Educators, Librarians

D&D Stay at Home Play at Home

Wizards of the Coast has announced that the company will distribute 2,000 digital kits to schools and libraries in the U.S. and Canada to provide educators and librarians with resources to engage their communities with Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering virtual play while many are practicing social distancing.

Each kit will include a “Legendary Bundle” for D&D Beyond that unlocks access to all current rules and adventure content for D&D as well as a 15% discount on future D&D Beyond purchases and 30 Magic: The Gathering Arena digital codes, which can be redeemed for three Ikoria booster packs. The kits will also feature tips to help teachers and librarians engage their audiences in a virtual play environment.

Kits will be available upon request through the Wizards of the Coast customer service request portal to organizers over the age of 18 who are employed by or official volunteers at enrichment organizations, such as a schools, libraries, community centers, and scout troops, and represent the organization’s gaming programming.

D&D Beyond is a web tool and online repository for all officially published fifth edition D&D rules and adventures that provides players access to their characters and rules right at their fingertips. Magic: The Gathering Arena is the free-to-play digital version of Magic, and an exciting, feature-rich experience for anyone with a PC including tutorials to onboard players into the game and free starter decks.

Dungeons & Dragons offers additional resources on the Stay at Home, Play at Home portal, including new, free content released on a daily basis at 5pm PT, as well as tips and tricks for families and children to master remote play. Even more content is available on the DM’s Guild, a PDF web store containing thousands of D&D adventures and supplements for all editions of D&D, and the home to all official organized play content for the D&D Adventurers League.

Magic: ManaStrike Kicks Off Season 7 with a New Planeswalker

Netmarble has launched a new update to Magic: ManaStrike, the mobile game based on Wizards of the Coast‘s franchise Magic: The Gathering. Today’s update introduces a new storied Planeswalker, Huatli, to the game, along with an Ikoria-themed season of Magic Pass and additional offers and enhancements that are now available for players.

The new White/Red Planeswalker coming to Magic: ManaStrike as part of today’s update is Huatli. When summoned, Huatli’s passive effect offers sustained recovery to the player’s summoned unit with the highest HP. Huatli’s skill also delivers both damage and a knockback effect to enemy units within range of the Planeswalker’s attack. A new Magic Pass skin is also available for Nahiri, an ancient Kor warrior and Planeswalker who has a special power over stone. Nahiri’s skin is only available as a Magic Pass skin unlockable.

Magic: Manastrike Season 7

Other additions to Magic: ManaStrike as part of the new update include:

  • New Ikoria dimension: After Rank 6 is achieved, players can look forward to an Ikoria-themed lobby background, an Ikoria map and other thematic content
  • Magic Pass Exclusive Rewards: This month’s rewards include a Level Boost Voucher, a Skin Selection Ticket, an Emoji and a Player Icon

Magic: ManaStrike takes the excitement of Magic: The Gathering’s vast lore in a whole new direction with a fast-paced PVP strategy game. After losing a war with the Planeswalkers, Magic: The Gathering’s most powerful villain Nicol Bolas creates a parallel universe to find the Planeswalkers’ weaknesses.

Players enter a contract with Nicol Bolas to provide combat data by controlling Planeswalkers and units in his universe. Fast-paced and easy to learn, fans can experience dynamic real-time battles with anyone from around the world in three-minute matches. During the battle, players summon units, cast spells, and command powerful Planeswalkers with a simple tap and drag gameplay and iconic Magic: The Gathering cards re-envisioned through high-quality 3D.

By collecting new cards from Magic’s five unique Mana colors – White, Blue, Black, Red and Green, players learn to understand each color’s traits, and create unique strategies that lead the way to victory.

Magic: ManaStrike is available to download on the App Store and Google Play.

Magic: The Gathering + My Little Pony = Ponies: The Galloping for charity

Extra Life

Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast have joined forces for a special release from Magic: The Gathering to raise funds for Extra Life, benefitting Seattle Children’s Hospital with a magical limited edition collectible card set and play mats called Ponies: The Galloping, available to US and Canadian fans on hasbropulse.com from Oct 22- Nov 5. Magic: The Gathering Arena players can also get into the action with digital Ponies: The Galloping sleeves, available for $3.99 Oct 28 – Nov 2 in the in-game store.

The Hasbro Pulse exclusives are:

Ponies: The Galloping Trading Card Set – $50

 A donation of thirty dollars ($30.00) per card set will be made to Extra Life benefitting Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Friendship is Magic: The Gathering in these silver-bordered My Little Pony cards! Three of your favorite ponies neigh into the fray, one of them with a double-sided surprise!  In partnership with Extra Life—and in the spirit of love, friendship, and beyond—each purchase of Ponies: The Galloping raises funds for Seattle Children’s Hospital. Ponies: The Galloping Galloping is available from October 22, 2019–November 5, 2019, celebrating the October 12 series finale of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Magic: The Gathering’s Extra Life event on November 2.

Contents:

  • Silver-bordered, double-sided Princess Luna/Nightmare Moon Magic card
  • Silver-bordered Princess Twilight Sparkle Magic card
  • Silver-boarded Rarity Magic card

Ships to USA and Canada addresses only.
Limited Quantity. Availability while supplies last. Available exclusively at www.hasbropulse.com.
No refunds or returns.

Ponies: The Galloping Galloping

Ponies: The Galloping Playmats by Ultra PRO – $100

A donation of Eighty Dollars ($80.00) per bundle will be made to Extra Life benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Now, friendship really is Magic with our limited edition My Little Pony Magic: The Gathering playmat bundle. Enchant your friends, rivals, and opponents with this playmat set featuring Princess Luna, Rarity, and Twilight Sparkle! Ready to bring on the night? Flip the Princess Luna double-sided playmat to reveal the Mare in the Moon herself, Nightmare Moon!

  • Bundle includes 3 playmats (2 single-sided playmats and 1 double-sided playmat)
  • Protects gaming cards during game play
  • Also great for use with laptop & computer workstations – works with most types of mouse devices
  • Approximately 24″ tall x 13.5″ wide
  • Non-slip rubber backing prevents movement during use

What is Extra Life? Learn more.

Limited Quantity. Availability while supplies last.  Available exclusively at www.hasbropulse.com.
No refunds. No returns.


But wait – there are more ways to donate money to Extra Life, benefitting Seattle Children’s Hospital:

Uncut Sheet Auctions

Through www.ebay.com/wotccharity (going live on Oct. 1), WOTC will be auctioning off more than 20 uncut sheets between October 23 and November 2. Among the sheets they’ll have a foil New Phyrexia rare/mythic rare sheet and a foil Throne of Eldraine alternate art and Showcase card sheet.

Streaming Events

We’ll have two in-house streams on twitch.tv/magic to raise money for Extra Life:

October 28–November 1, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. PT

  • Employees take over the Wizards stream to play MTG ArenaMTGO, and generally goof around in the pursuit of charity.

Nov. 2, 4 p.m.–12 a.m. PT

  • Our Game Day stream will feature multiple influencers playing Magic: The Gathering Arena and competing in “special” challenges. You’ll just have to tune in…

Streamer Campaign

Finally, we’re holding something of a competition among streamers to raise the most for Extra Life. Interested streamers can create Extra Life pages and join the Magic super team—competing either alone or in teams of up to six. The Top 8 teams will get access to codes for their audience, featuring an early access premium card style for Inspiring Veteran. 

Everything Else

  • Donations of at least $20 during the Wizards of the Coast Extra Life streaming event on Nov. 2 from 3 p.m.–midnight PT will receive a Magic Online code, distributed by Extra Life, that redeems for one of each of the following:
    • 1 random alternate art shock land (chosen from among Blood Crypt, Temple Garden, Godless Shrine, Watery Grave, Hallowed Fountain, Sacred Foundry, Overgrown Tomb, Steam Vents, Stomping Ground, and Breeding Pool)
    • 1 nontradeable Ajani, Extra Life Mascot avatar
    • 1 nontradeable Twilight Sparkle, Princess of Magic and Friendship avatar
  • Extra Life playmats, shirts, pins, and stickers sold through the MTG Pro Shop.
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