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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.

Celebrate 25 Years with The Great Dalmuti: Dungeons & Dragons!

The Great Dalmuti: Dungeons & Dragons

You can fall from the top of the heap to ruthless beholder-spawn in an instant – and that’s part of the fun in The Great Dalmuti: Dungeons & Dragons! To commemorate the 25th anniversary of The Great Dalmuti, Wizards of the Coast is releasing a new Dungeons & Dragons-inspired version of the classic card game. Baronesses with their highfalutin hats were turned to stone by snarky medusas, goofy jesters were chased into the castle moat by giggling gnolls, and the super snooty archbishops have all undergone the long process of ceremorphosis to become evil mind flayers. Building on the success of the award-winning card game designed by Richard GarfieldThe Great Dalmuti: Dungeons & Dragons will test players’ fates and status in a fun, easy-to-learn, and fast-paced card game. The deck includes 13 cards, including the iconic Great Dalmuti, and new D&D-flavored card names accompanied by beautiful and evocative illustrations by artist Harry Conway.

In the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, the dice may control your fate, but in The Great Dalmuti, it’s about how cleverly you play the cards you’re dealt with. One round you’re polishing your royal crown, and the next you’re whacking rats in a filthy alley. Perfect for ages 8 and up and up to 8 players – it’s a gloat-filled, winner-take-all contest.

The Great Dalmuti: Dungeons & Dragons will be available everywhere in November – just in time for the holidays – and will retail for $14.99. 

The Great Dalmuti: Dungeons & Dragons

Curse of Strahd Gets Revamped and a Collector’s Edition Boxed Set

Curse of Strahd Revamped

Unearth the terror of Ravenloft one more time! Wizards of the Coast presents a collector’s edition boxed set for the world’s greatest roleplaying game: Curse of Strahd Revamped. Packaged in a coffin-shaped box, Curse of Strahd Revamped provides everything a Dungeon Master needs to stage chilling and thrilling scenes starring the vampire villain Count Strahd von Zarovich. This deluxe box is packed with irresistible treats, including updated adventure content, a beautifully illustrated and foil-stamped Tarokka deck, and lots more to satisfy even the most bloodthirsty fan of Gothic horror. Curse of Strahd Revamped rises from the grave everywhere on October 20, 2020, just in time for Halloween!

The Curse of Strahd Revamped Collector’s Edition breaks down the beloved Curse of Strahd adventure into three parts: a softcover 224-page adventure book for characters of levels 1–10, a 20-page Creatures of Horror booklet describing new monsters that appear in the adventure, and an 8-page Tarokka Deck booklet. The adventure includes the latest errata and a revised depiction of the Vistani that aligns with the Dungeons & Dragons team’s mission to be as welcoming and inclusive as possible. The Tarokka deck, which helps determine the heroes’ path through the adventure, comes with its own storage box.

Other components of Curse of Strahd Revamped include a sturdy Dungeon Master’s screen designed for use with the adventure, a double-sided poster map showing the domain of Barovia on one side and Castle Ravenloft on the other, and a dozen illustrated postcards depicting four spooky locations in Barovia: Castle Ravenloft, Old Bonegrinder, the Abbey of Saint Markovia, and Death House. Dungeon Masters can use these postcards as invitations, beckoning their players to explore Barovia and put Strahd back in the ground where he belongs.

Despite the changes and the additional features in Curse of Strahd Revamped, the story presented is the same one that enchanted fans when the adventure was first published in 2016. Under raging storm clouds, the vampire Count Strahd von Zarovich stands silhouetted against the ancient walls of Castle Ravenloft. Rumbling thunder pounds the castle spires. The wind’s howling increases as he turns his gaze down toward the village of Barovia. Far below, yet not beyond his keen eyesight, a party of adventurers has just entered his domain. Strahd’s face forms the barest hint of a smile as his dark plan unfolds. He knew they were coming, and he knows why they came—all according to his plan. A lightning flash rips through the darkness, but Strahd is gone. Only the howling of the wind fills the midnight air. The master of Castle Ravenloft is having guests for dinner. And you are invited.

Curse of Strahd Revamped collector’s edition is for use with the fifth edition Player’s Handbook, Monster Manual, and Dungeon Master’s Guide and will be available everywhere on October 20th and will retail for $99.99.

Curse of Strahd Revamped

Betrayal at Mystery Mansion is Out Now

Betrayal at Mystery Mansion

Zoinks! The Mystery Inc. Gang has another thrilling puzzle to solve! Releasing today, Betrayal at Mystery Mansion, a new board game based on the critically-acclaimed Betrayal at House on the Hill, lets players explore the mysterious mansion as Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, and Fred. Players discover clues, investigate spooky stories, and maybe even unmask a monster! Betrayal at Mystery Mansion is available in stores everywhere starting today, July 24, 2020.

Designed by the team behind Betrayal LegacyBetrayal at Mystery Mansion is more exciting than a double triple-decker sardine and marshmallow fudge sandwich, including all new inside and outside tiles, Item, Event, and Clue cards, tokens, and 25 brand-new haunts based on classic Scooby-Doo episodes and movies. Once players find enough clues to learn what’s really going on, the haunt begins and one player switches sides to play the role of the Monster. Those meddling kids then try to stop them before they carry out their sinister plan – hopefully pulling off the mask to reveal it was Mr. Wickles the whole time!

Betrayal at Mystery Mansion is now available everywhere and retails for $35.


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Betrayal at Mystery Mansion

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!


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Digital download on D&D BeyondFantasy Grounds, and Roll20.

Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro Announce Titan Masters Attack is the Transformers Trading Card Game’s Final Release

Transformers Trading Card Game

Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro announced that “Titan Masters Attack” is the final release for their Transformers Trading Card Game. The game has been going for two years with numerous releases but the company said the “product offerings didn’t meet the expectations of the broader fan base to engage further with the brand” despite the community’s continued growth.

The game was an interesting one taking advantage of some of the unique characters and “gimmicks” created by the toy line and animated shows. While it had a dedicated following it never seemed to break through at the conventions we saw its presence at. Locally for us, the game has had little to no presence at game shops.

The trading card game saw ten retailer releases in total, five booster sets and five starter/deck sets plus convention exclusives.

“Titan Masters Attack” released on May 29.

AJ Mendez and Aimee Garcia Lead a Perilous New Quest with Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World

Two new adventurers have joined the party as New York Times bestseller and former WWE superstar AJ Mendez and actor Aimee Garcia are announced as co-writers for the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World comic book from IDW Publishing!

Based on the massively popular game and featuring a cast of brand-new characters, the four-issue At the Spine of the World storyline launches in late summer with artwork by IDW mainstay Martín Cóccolo.

In At the Spine of the World, the never-ending winter’s night is slowly driving an isolated town in the depths of Icewind Dale to the brink of insanity. To save them all, a perilous journey awaits a band of adventurers as they battle a furious icy god and uncover the plot of an ancient primordial evil.

Dungeons & Dragons: At the Spine of the World #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by Martin Coccolo, a roleplaying game-style Character Sheet design by Max Davenport as Cover B, and two Retailer Incentive editions by Catherine Nodet and Max Davenport, respectively.

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)

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