Magic The Gathering Hosts New Dungeons & Dragons Crossover In July

Magic The Gathering Dungeons & Dragons Adventures In The Forgotten Realms

While the two tabletop franchises have crossed over on several occasions in the past, Magic The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons are about to start one of their most substantial collaborations yet. Announced in a recent update from Wizards of the Coast, Magic is readying to debut a new set called ‘Adventures in the Forgotten Realms,’ which will not only take place in the popular D&D setting but will also carry over various characters and experiences from the iconic role-playing game.

Starting July 8th, the Forgotten Realms collaboration will start rolling out in MTG Arena, with physical decks releasing in stores worldwide on July 23rd. Based on the announced cards, the new Magic set looks to largely comprise of basic lands, ​​notable characters, as well as “plenty of items, abilities, spells, and campaign tropes,” from the classic D&D setting – including Portable Hole, Power Word Kill, and Prosperous Innkeeper.

​​As for the titular dragons, two card variants for Tiamat were given a special spotlight by Wizards of the Coast, representing D&D’s Queen of the Dragons in both standard and borderless varieties. On top of that, select cards were also confirmed to receive special rulebook-inspired art for the Magic x D&D crossover, as shown by the particularly awesome Beholder card shown below.

​​Keeping with Magic’s color-based premise, Adventures in the Forgotten Realms will receive Theme Booster sets based on each color, plus four new Commander decks bearing the names of Aura of Courage, Dungeons of Death, Draconic Rage, and Planar Portal. Lastly, players who spring for the Buy-a-Box promo can get their hands on a pretty spiffy-looking Vorpal Sword card, a mighty magic weapon from the Forgotten Realms.

While this reveal provides a nice first look at the latest Magic The Gathering x Dungeons & Dragons collaboration, it doesn’t completely paint a picture of the upcoming set. That being said, the new update teases plenty of new information that will drop before July arrives, including “something exciting and different to enjoy” from premium deck imprint Secret Lair. Even with so much still hidden, one thing that’s for sure is it’ll be interesting to see how else the role-playing of D&D will translate to the card-based Magic the Gathering.

What do you think? Are you excited to hack out Magic the Gathering’s Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, or do you plan to get your Dungeons & Dragons fix elsewhere this July? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more tabletop headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:

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