Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons are two of the most popular IP’s in gaming. The two games — both published by Wizards of the Coast — have massive audience crossover; in fact, Magic was initially conceived as a quick game for D&D groups to play during breaks.
This summer, the twin franchises are finally coming together. Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, Magic‘s Summer 2021 set, is coming July 23th to MTG Arena, Magic Online, and tabletop. Here’s all the info we have so far.
Forgotten Realms Products
Like all major Magic expansions, Forgotten Realms will have a robust product line featuring a variety of booster products. Draft Boosters, Set Boosters, Collector Boosters, Theme Boosters, and Bundles will all be available.
Additionally, Forgotten Realms will feature four new preconstructed Commander decks. While packaging for these products has not yet been released, Wizards has shared the names of the four decks:
- Aura of Courage
- Dungeons of Death
- Draconic Rage
- Planar Portal
Check back soon for more info on these products and links to preorder them from Card Kingdom!
Additionally, Wizards has revealed an assortment of early preview cards from Forgotten Realms that represent some of D&D‘s most iconic spells, tools, and characters.
We also learned that Tiamat, one of D&D‘s classic monsters, will be getting the Magic treatment in this set.
Vorpal Sword will be the Buy-A-Box promo for Forgotten Realms, available exclusively through local game stores.
Forgotten Realms previews will officially kick off on June 29th. We’ll be updating this page as more cards are revealed.
Finally, we wanted to answer a few frequently asked questions we’ve received about this set.
What about the Core Set? Forgotten Realms will replace the Core Set in Magic‘s 2021 release schedule. The soonest we’ll see another Core Set is Summer 2022.
Is D&D‘s storyline part of the Magic canon now? At time of writing, no, but Wizards is keeping the possibility open for the future!
Is this expansion part of Universes Beyond? Nope! Wizards has stated that Universes Beyond will exclusively feature IP’s not owned by the company. Forgotten Realms is a crossover between two Wizards properties, so it’s its own thing entirely.
The Crossover You’ve Been Waiting For
That’s all the info we currently have on Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, but we’ll be updating this post as we know more. Until then…