New Magic Secret Lairs Particulars Revealed
The Summer time of 2021 is off to an awesome begin for Magic: The Gathering gamers because of Wizards of the Coast asserting particulars on their upcoming Secret Lair drops.
The press launch covers a variety of floor with its “All-Pure Tremendous Refreshing Superdrop” however there are some real and welcome surprises. The primary is the aptly named Saturday Morning D&D, which options six playing cards redone within the artwork model of the adorably nostalgic 1983 Dungeons and Dragons Saturday morning cartoon. The playing cards embody Commander’s Sphere, Whir of Invention, Hero’s Downfall, Influence Tremors, Primal Vigor, and Unbreakable Formation. The playing cards featured can be borderless and obtainable in foil and non-foil variants.
There have been then three artist-focused Secret lairs. The primary of them deal with Mark Poole who’s set comprises Birds of Paradise, Counterspell, Howling Mine, and alternate artwork model of Steadiness, Brainstorm, and Wasteland. The second showcased the work of award-winning comedian artist Fiona Staples and her redesign of Dryad of the Hysian Grove, Metallic Mimic, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Soul-Scar Mage, and Spell Queller. The third options one other comedian artist Jen Bartel and her interpretation of Archaeomancer, Bloom Tender, Mesa Enchantress, and Meteor Golem. Every of this can be obtainable in non-foil for $29.99 and foil variants for $39.99 every.
Lastly, there have been two completely different Secret Lairs that includes guilds from the Ravnica block redone within the authentic artwork model of Magic: The Gathering dealt with by Dan Frazier. Each lairs are titled The Allied Signets and the Enemy Signets, and canopy all the guilds’ Signet Artifact playing cards.
The most important shock nevertheless is the return of beloved Magic artist Rebecca Guay together with her work on the Secret Lair Moms Day 2021. This can be a massive deal since Guay has accomplished the art work for over 160 Magic playing cards relationship again to 1996 till she formally left in 2009. As for the playing cards themselves, they’re 4 completely different creative interpretations of the Mom of Runes, from her and different artists. It is nice to see her distinct art work again within the sport, even when it is on this very restricted run.
Then there may be the affirmation of what Wizards themselves teased some time in the past: a Secret Lair throughout the Praetorians. Listed below the total title of Phyrexian Praetors: Compleat Version, it’s a reprinting of a number of Phyrexian playing cards upfront of their return within the new set of Trendy Horizons 2.
The official textual content from the publish says it finest, “Rejoice the Praetors’ inevitable victory over the remainder of the Multiverse with these 5 terrifyingly superior reprints. That is every of the unique Praetor playing cards, lovingly restored to the unique Phyrexian they have been written in after we discovered them in a pool of viscous black fluid that had begun to seep out of the haunted R&D mini fridge. For good measure, we have positioned them within the new legendary Praetor body that debuted with Kaldheim. It is by no means too early to suck as much as your future monstrous overlords.”
If that each one appears a bit a lot, Wizards of the Coast ended the publish by stating that these Secret Lairs can be the beginning of a extra eco-friendly strategy to manufacturing. To cite, “the brand new packaging we’ll be utilizing for all Secret Lair drops, starting with this superdrop, has been lowered to lower than half the unique quantity, is constituted of all-recyclable paper (besides the plastic card wraps, which we want to change sooner or later), and comprises 91% much less plastic by quantity.” That is the beginning of a concerted effort by WOTC to cut back plastic utilization and use extra recyclable supplies going ahead.
All of those Secret Lairs can be found as separate purchases or as a part of an all-in-one foil, non-foil, and each bundle. Truthful warning, these bundles vary in worth from $199 to $444 respectively. Alternatively, there may be additionally merchandise and playmats for buy utilizing the brand new art work displayed. In case you’re wanting a few of these, head to the official Magic web site and begin pre-ordering now.