While Dungeons & Dragons players have long had the privilege to explore the world of Magic: The Gathering within its own realm, the same can’t be said about the reverse — until now. During its streaming session to preview the upcoming Zendikar Rising set, Wizards of the Coast — which owns both franchises — announced that the classic role-playing game is finally getting its own set of cards in Magic: The Gathering.
The new release is named Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, and much like it suggests, players will be taken into the world of the Forgotten Realms within the RPG’s universe, giving access to the lore and characters native to that storyline. More than just a cosmetic feature set though, Wizards of the Coast hopes to integrate gameplay mechanics from D&D itself with the introduction of a new “party” mechanic where teams are made up of widely varying characters coming together to achieve a common goal.
Information is still scarce at the moment, but Adventures in the Forgotten Realms will release in the summer of 2021, so more updates are definitely on their way.
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Up next in the summer is something special people have been asking for for a long time. We’re collaborating with @Wizards_DnD! It’s a full black-bordered Standard-legal set featuring Dungeons & Dragons we’re calling Adventures in the Forgotten Realms. pic.twitter.com/cBIKfeGIT3
— Magic: The Gathering (@wizards_magic) September 1, 2020