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Fans of Magic The Gathering is treated with another brand crossover in its upcoming Beyond The Universe set, and this time from the mega IP Lord of the Rings.

With Wizard’s most recent video stream, here are some of the details we have gathered so far for the upcoming Lord Of The Rings: Tales Of Middle-earth set.

On flavour with Lord of the Ring, there is a new mechanic called “The Ring Tempts You” which will be introduced to the game.

Whenever a player uses a card that includes the phrase “the Ring tempts you,” that player immediately places The Ring emblem (above) into play. The emblem contains four abilities, which are listed below:

  • Your Ring-bearer is legendary and can’t be blocked by creatures with greater power.
  • Whenever your Ring-bearer attacks, draw a card, then discard a card.
  • Whenever your Ring-bearer becomes blocked by a creature, that creature’s controller sacrifices it at the end of combat.
  • Whenever your Ring-bearer deals combat damage to a player, each opponent loses 3 life.

On top of the new mechanic, players will also see the following returning mechanics:

  • Amass, which lets a player create a creature token and power it up every time a card reads “Amass X.” In this new set, cards will allow players to amass Orc Army tokens.
  • Sagas, which are enchantments that have one action when they enter the battlefield, and then during the controlling’s players upkeep, they gain a lore counter and perform another action. Once all actions on the card have been completed, the Saga is sacrificed.

These are also some of the characters which will be included in Magic’s Lord of the Rings set:

  • Gandalf the Grey
  • Gandalf the White
  • Frodo Baggins
  • Samwise Gamgee
  • Aragon
  • Arwen
  • Gollum
  • Sauron
  • Radagast the Brown
  • Tom Bombadil
  • Faramir
  • Èowyn
  • Balrog
  • Boromir
  • Nazgûl
  • Merry
  • Pippin
  • Rosie
  • Gimli
  • Galadriel
  • Legolas
  • Gothmog
  • The Witch-King

Cards we are excited about

Of course, our favourite part, cherry picking which cards are our personal favourites. While the previews of the cards just begun today, these are some of the cards previewed which caught our attention:

The full gallery of the set for the cards previewed so far can be found on Wizards of the Coast’s gallery page.

If you are a fan of Magic: The Gathering, or of Lord of the Ring and trying to learn MTG, this new set is definitely a great place to start. Here are some important dates to note:

  • Card Previews: May 30-June 9
  • Commander Previews and Decklists: June 8
  • Complete Card Image Galleries: June 9
  • In-Store Prerelease Events: June 16-22
  • MTG Arena Digital Release: June 20
  • Global Tabletop Release: June 23
  • Launch Party Events: June 23-25
  • Bundle: Gift Edition Release: July 7
  • In-Store Celebration Events: July 7-9

Pre-release events are also opened for sign up in local game stores around in Singapore.

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