Warhammer & The Lord Of The Rings Joining Magic: The Gathering

February 26, 2021 by brennon

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Wizards Of The Coast and Games Workshop have announced that the world of Warhammer 40,000 is going to be coming to Magic: The Gathering as part of its Universes Beyond collection.

Warhammer 40K And Magic The Gathering

Warhammer 40,000 & Magic: The Gathering - Wizards Of The Coast

Universes Beyond is going to be a little bit different from your standard Magic: The Gathering collection and will look to bring the mechanics of Magic to realms like the grimdark universe of Space Marines, Orks and Aeldari. To this end, as well as looking a bit different they will also not be Standard legal for tournaments and the like. Wizards have also stated that this won't impact the release of normal Magic cards in the future either; this is just a cool aside allowing them to explore different worlds.

How this is all going to shape up has still not been detailed. It will be interesting to see how the grimdark of Warhammer 40,000 mashes with the mechanics of Magic. How are the different colours going to work? In what ways will the factions be able to combine? I would assume we might be getting something more bespoke and suited to the different factions.

The Lord Of The Rings Joins Universes Beyond

As well as the announcement for Warhammer 40,000, the team at Wizards also noted that The Lord Of The Rings is going to be getting the same Universes Beyond treatment. So, Gandalf The White with all of his cards against Sauron and the forces of darkness then right?

I really hope that when they dive into this that the artwork and the graphic design matches up nicely with the worlds in question. Games Workshop makes some excellent artwork which I'm sure will work well when translated to cardstock. I just really, really, really hope that The Lord Of The Rings card art isn't just screenshots of the films. The thought of that has just made be shudder.

Are you going to be keeping an eye on what Wizards and Games Workshop are working on?

"I just really, really, really hope that The Lord Of The Rings card art isn't just screenshots of the films..."

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