Are you a fan of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings? And a fan of Magic the Gathering as well? Then you’re probably very excited about the LotR MTG set: Tales of Middle-Earth. That’s great, since today will talk about everything we know about the set so far.
LotR MTG Set Information
This set will be a part of Universes Beyond.
Wizards of the Coast first announced Universes Beyond back in February 2021. It acts as a brand within MTG, and exists in addition to and alongside Wizards’ existing line of products. It’s basically a giant umbrella that holds all the collaborations Magic has with various other intellectual properties.
Lord of the Rings Magic set won’t be Standard legal. However, the set will be legal in Commander, Modern and Historic. Yes, that’s right, the LotR set is coming to MTG Arena as well!
The set being legal in Modern would suggest that it’s also legal in Vintage and Legacy, but Wizard weren’t specific on that so far.
Tales of Middle-earth Release Date
You’re probably wondering when does LotR MTG set release. Sadly, it’s not very soon. We don’t know the exact yet, but it will be sometime in 2023.
This is the only known product from that year. This would further suggest that it’s probably coming early in that year, possibly even in the first quarter of 2023. However, this is unconfirmed, and although unlikely, it’s still possible for the set to drop in… Let’s say, September 22nd, the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo.
Wizards said that they “couldn’t do the set justice without creating a full product lineup.” This means we’ll probably get all kinds of boosters. (If you don’t know what we’re talking about, check the MTG Booster Pack Guide.) There will also be Lord of the Rings Commander Decks. How exciting is that?
LotR MTG Set Spoilers
As you might imagine, the spoilers aren’t available just yet. Nevertheless, Wizards mentioned a few characters (and an item), which you’ll “see the Magic’s take on.” So you can expect cards for:
- The One Ring
Of course, one can simply expect the whole fellowship and other main characters as well. Who knows, maybe there’ll even be Tom Bombadil.
The art won’t be based on the movies. This means you won’t be able to cast Sean Bean as Boromir. Instead, the artwork will be done in the classic MTG style, and it won’t look weird compared to your other cards.
As you can see from the banner image, the artwork looks absolutely stunning, and we can’t wait to get more of it.
That’s all we know about MTG LotR set so far. We’ll update the article, when more information becomes available, and if you don’t want to miss it, follow us on Facebook.
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