In 2023, there will be a significant crossover between Lord of the Rings and Magic: The Gathering. Tales of Middle Earth, a Lord of the Rings MTG set, will have all the well-known figures and occasions from the epic book series, but with famous MTG artwork and Magic gameplay.
With the huge success of the MTG Warhammer 40k EDH decks, Wizards’ next major Universes Beyond effort is MTG Lord of the Rings.
This time, the business has taken things a step further and produced a full Magic set based on a different IP in addition to four Commander decks and three MTG Hidden Lairs for good measure. Wizards is glaring at Lord of the Rings with enormous dollar signs in its eyes, as you may have anticipated.
MTG Lord of the Rings Release Date
Finally, a specific date for this set has been announced by Wizards of the Coast. The release date for MTG Lord of the Rings is June 23. Considering that we had stated that it will arrive in Q3, this looks fairly early.
We’re not grumbling, though. On June 20, a few days before its tabletop release, the MTG Lord of the Rings set will be available on MTG Arena. Nevertheless, if they attend a Lord of the Rings pre-release, which takes place from June 16 to June 22, paper players will be able to experience the cards before anybody else.
Before that, there will be card previews to enjoy, and between May 30 and June 9, there will be a flood of spoilers.
Magic: The Gathering Release Schedule 2023
- Dominaria Remastered – January 13
- Phyrexia: All Will Be One – February 10
- Shadows over Innistrad Remastered – March 21
- March of the Machine – April 21
- March of the Machine: The Aftermath – May 12
- Universes Beyond MTG Lord of the Rings – June 23
- Commander Masters – August 4
- Wilds of Eldraine – Q3 2023
- Universes Beyond MTG Doctor Who Commander decks – Q4 2023
- The Lost Caverns of Ixalan – Winter Q4 2023
MTG Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Prerelease Pack and Event Dates
Magic from The Lord of the Rings Between June 16 and June 22, there will be a prerelease event for The Gathering. According to a blog post by Wizards of the Coast:
“Build your sealed deck with six Draft Boosters and two foil-stamped promo cards: a rare or mythic rare from the set plus a beautiful borderless scene card to assemble a scene available only through Prerelease Packs and Collector Boosters!”
Is Magic The Gathering Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Modern Legal?
Yes! Magic from The Lord of the Rings The crossover cards from Magic: The Gathering will be Modern Legal, allowing players to use them in Modern, Legacy, Vintage, and Commander.
Legacy, Vintage, and Commander players will be allowed to use the Commander decks.
MTG Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Card Packs
Using Magic The Meeting These are the formats that Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth will be offered in.
Aragorn and Arwen, Wed, and The Lidless Eye are all featured in foil versions on two sixty-card decks.
Set Booster Bundle
Eight Set Boosters, a themed storage box, 20 foil lands, 20 non-foil lands, a life counter, and 20 foil lands are all included in this set.
The Frodo and Sam cards below are examples of an exclusive set of variants with a borderless design. These “Scene Cards” highlight significant scenes from the Lord of the Rings narrative.
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The following four character-based Commander Decks are available for purchase by players:
- Elven Council (Green/Blue)
- Food and Fellowship (White/Black/Green)
- Riders of Rohan (Blue/Red/White)
- The Hosts of Mordor (Blue/Black/Red)
Rings of Power and The One Ring
The One Ring and the Rings of Power are important components of the Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth setting, as one might expect.
Each one is a Legendary Artifact in the game, but The One Ring has a unique variation as well. While the second is a Serialized 1/1 card, which means there is only ONE ring, the first version is freely available.