Prepare for an extraordinary expedition into the mystical realm of J.R.R. Tolkien’s celebrated Middle-earth, thanks to the enchanting world of Magic: The Gathering. The forthcoming booster-centric release from the Magic: The Gathering Universes Beyond series, “Lord of the Rings, Tales of Middle Earth,” is slated for launch on June 23, 2023.
This eagerly awaited cross-over creation, the first of its kind, spans an entire set instead of merely featuring associated Commander decks or Secret Lair drops. Magic: The Gathering has crafted an enthralling journey into the renowned high fantasy saga in collaboration with Middle-earth Enterprises, the rights holder. Let’s delve into the specifics of this magical partnership.
Magic: The Gathering – The Lord of the Rings – Tales of Middle-Earth – Collector Booster Pack
The “Tales of Middle-Earth: The Lord of the Rings” Collector Booster Pack serves as an initiation kit for both collectors and hobbyists. Each pack is loaded with 12 Collector Boosters and a Traditional Foil Box Topper card, all securely sealed to maintain the product’s authenticity. The power of Middle-earth lies within these boosters, ready to be revealed.
Revealing the Contents
Each Collector Booster includes a foil double-sided token and fifteen Magic: The Gathering cards. A unique blend of a Land card, scene boxes, 3-6 Common cards, 3-5 Uncommon cards, and 5–7 Rare cards, deriving from the Middle-earth set code. However, what truly distinguishes these boosters are the exceptional cards they possess.
The Might of Foil and Showcase Cards
In secret, Sauron has crafted a booster surpassing all others in power. The Collector Booster showcases an array of foils, showcase cards, borderless cards, and more, all embodying the spirit of Middle-earth. These cards not only hold significant gameplay value but also present stunning visuals that truly immerse players in the world of The Lord of the Rings.
The Legendary One Ring
A rare and awe-striking discovery awaits within the Collector Boosters – the Serialized Ring cards. These cards feature ring-inscription text, traditional foil design, and the highly coveted 1 of 1 Ring (Serialized 001-001) card.
This card is the only one of its kind in existence, making it a highly rare and prized possession. Additional finds may include non-foil or Double Rainbow Foil Serialized Human Sol, Dwarven, and Elven One Ring Cards, each with its own unique probability of discovery. The inclusion of these cards adds an element of mystique and exclusivity to the Collector Booster journey.
Magic: The Gathering – The Lord of the Rings – Narratives of Middle-Earth – Commander Deck (Set of 4)
For aficionados of the Commander format, “Tales of Middle-Earth: The Lord of the Rings” presents a superior starter kit of ready-to-play pre-constructed decks right from the package. Each set of the Commander Deck comes with a prearranged deck of 100 Magic cards, including two shiny foil cards and 98 non-foil cards. Let’s investigate the details of these impressive decks. middle
The “Narratives of Middle-Earth: The Lord of the Rings” Commander Decks enable players to embody iconic characters and battle for Middle-earth’s destiny. This unique blend of The Lord of the Rings and Magic: The Gathering presents a strategic and engaging gameplay experience. Players can guide their chosen heroes and villains into epic clashes, recreating the thrilling battles from Tolkien’s cherished narrative.
The Four Iconic Commander Decks
The set of the Commander Deck includes four distinct decks, each embodying a different Middle-earth faction:
Knights of Rohan: Harness the strength and courage of the Rohirrim, join the equestrian lords, and shield Rohan’s lands from the dark forces.
Delights and Companionship: Accompany the hobbits on a Middle-earth journey, celebrating the pleasure of companionship and communal feasts.
Elven Assembly: Join the ancient and wise elves on their mission to safeguard Middle-earth’s harmony from looming shadows.
The Armies of Mordor: Embrace the darkness and command the malevolent forces of Mordor, led by the indomitable Nazgûl and the Dark Lord Sauron himself.
Besides the fully playable decks, each set of the Commander Deck includes a variety of unique items to enrich the gameplay experience. These items feature a shining traditional foil treatment Uncommon or Common card, traditional foil and non-foil rarity card, and 2-card Collector booster display cards.
Magic: The Gathering – The Lord of the Rings – Narratives of Middle-Earth – Bundle
For those in pursuit of a comprehensive package that provides an assortment of cards and accessories, this bundle is the ideal option. it comprises 8 Set Boosters—perfect for casual pack opening—and other magical treasures that epitomize Middle-earth.
Unveiling the Bundle
The “Tales of Middle-Earth: The Lord of the Rings” Bundle includes not only the Set Boosters but also additional themed items that plunge players into Middle-earth’s magical realm. The bundle features forty basic land card, four alternate-art cards, two reference cards, one card storage box, and one oversized Spindown for life tallying.
The Set Boosters
The bundle’s centerpiece comprises 8 Set Boosters. Each Set Booster contains twelve Magic cards, one ad/token card, one helper card, one Art Card, or a card from “The List,” which highlights special cards from Magic’s history. Set Boosters provide an exhilarating pack-opening experience, with a mix of 1–4 Rare or higher rarity cards, 3–7 Uncommon cards, 3–7 Common cards, and 1 Land card. Each Set Booster guarantees at least one shiny Foil card and one Art Card showcasing the mesmerizing artwork of “Narratives of Middle-Earth: The Lord of the Rings.” Some Set Boosters may even feature a Traditional Foil Borderless Mythic Rare card, adding an extra dash of rarity and thrill.
“Tales of Middle-Earth: The Lord of the Rings” combines the captivating tale of J.R.R. Tolkien with enchanting artwork, unique gameplay mechanics, gift bundle, and rare and exclusive cards. This cross-over product is bound to bewitch both Magic: The Gathering and The Lord of the Rings enthusiasts. Get ready to venture into a world where fantasy and strategy intertwine and allow Middle-earth’s tales to unfurl before you.
About Magic: The Gathering
Magic: The Gathering is the world’s most popular trading card game and digital collectible card game, with over 20 million players worldwide. The game was created by mathematics professor Richard Garfield and first published by Wizards of the Coast in 1993. Magic: The Gathering has since become a cultural phenomenon, with a thriving competitive scene and a passionate fan base.