Author Topic: Lord of the Magical Ring-Gathering  (Read 1729 times)

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on: February 26, 2021, 06:36:10 AM
In the same vein as the upcoming WH40k set, and the already released Walking Dead and Godzilla themed sets


https://twitter.com/dewalt/status/1364947578442383360


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Reply #1 on: February 26, 2021, 06:47:43 AM
Neither of which interest me at all, at all. :nope:

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Reply #2 on: February 26, 2021, 08:37:30 AM
[edit] The new product line is actually called: .\\agic: the Gathering of .\\ore .\\oney.

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Reply #3 on: February 26, 2021, 08:38:32 AM
You got that right.

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Reply #4 on: February 26, 2021, 11:48:02 AM
I'll be curious to see what sorts of video games are in the offing. 


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Reply #5 on: February 26, 2021, 04:32:45 PM
Can an Ultramarine beat a balrog?

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Reply #6 on: February 26, 2021, 05:09:17 PM
If he has an assault cannon and is accompanied by a Librarian :-)

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Reply #7 on: February 26, 2021, 07:20:01 PM
I'm pretty meh on the whole crossover theming in MTG. WotC did an exclusive limited-time release of a few The Walking Dead cards earlier this year only available directly from them. And this summer they are releasing a D&D set instead of the usual Core set. The difference is the D&D set will be in the standard format which the Universe Beyond stuff will not be included.

WotC has really been working to cut out LGS with the number and volume of things being sold only on their website and for a limited time. I'm sure it's good for their bottom line. However, I wonder how much it will help run local stores out of business. Stores are already struggling with the COVID restrictions on sponsored events and rely on the small sales margins of packaged products and the secondary market to pay the bills. LGS used to be the outlet for specialty products like this but increasingly WotC is reserving it for themselves and pushing more products through big chain stores.



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Reply #8 on: March 06, 2021, 12:34:53 PM
I was pretty psyched when I heard the next set was Forgotten Realms.  The reason I was drawn to D&D when I was 10 was because I could play the races I loved from LotR in a familiar setting.  Playing Realms MtG might be the same thrill.  Maybe not.  But I am going to see what it looks and plays like before I decide.

To Bison's point, I feel for the businesses.  I always want there to be game shops and spaces for people to meet face to face and play.  Unfortunately, I no longer physically collect the cards.  So every end of that supply chain ain't making my money.

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Reply #9 on: September 07, 2021, 09:22:43 AM
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/lord-rings-tales-middle-earthtm-format-legality-2021-08-24

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Earlier this year, we looked at the future of Universes Beyond and discussed, in part, the legality of cards that are part of Universes Beyond releases. As part of today's announcements, we shared more details on partnerships with some exciting worlds, including a vast, rich exploration of the stories of J.R.R. Tolkien in the 2023 expansion The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™. We're so excited for this set that it was the only 2023 expansion we talked about today. As part of that, we wanted to spend some time discussing the set's Modern legality.

The Lord of the Rings is a spectacular match with the Magic aesthetic. So many of the fantasy tropes, tales, and creatures that are seared in our minds and into popular culture owe their inspiration or popularity to this story. Gandalf is the wizened Wizard. Sauron is the ultimate evil. The Fellowship of the Ring is the prototypical adventuring party.

And we've taken great care to create new art that captures the essence of the characters, locations, and stories of Middle-earth while staying true to Magic's art style. This image of Gandalf from the set, for example, has the visual effects and colorful composition found in many Magic worlds.

So, in Tales of Middle-earth™, you'll meet Magic's take on Gandalf, Frodo, Aragorn, The One Ring, and so much more. We've taken great care to make the experience seamless between the Middle-earth loved by many, and the Magic aesthetic dear to fans.

We also knew that the immense size, the iconic nature of the stories, and the devotion fans have to The Lord of the Rings meant that we couldn't do the set justice without creating a full product lineup to give as many players the opportunity to play with these classic characters as possible. Like all Universes Beyond product, the set will not be legal in Standard, but Modern (and Historic) legality provides the greatest opportunity for the most people to experience this beloved world while still holding Standard as its own space. While the set isn't focused on Modern like a Modern Horizons set might be, we wanted to give as many players the opportunity to play with these cards and enjoy them.

Universes Beyond is about exploring worlds near and dear to all of us through the expression of Magic gameplay. As massive fans of the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien, we can't wait to experience The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™ with all of you.

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Reply #10 on: September 07, 2021, 09:43:30 AM
Interesting.

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Reply #11 on: September 07, 2021, 10:14:24 AM
There’s also a phone based rts that I’ve got to say looks better than anything I’ve seen on a pc



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Reply #12 on: September 07, 2021, 10:23:42 AM
I can't play anything on my phone on account of the push buttons taking up all the space. ::)

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