Magic: The Gathering Bob Ross Cards Are Coming (No, Really)

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Magic: The Gathering Bob Ross Cards Are Coming (No, Really)

November 24, 2020

By: Robert N. Adams


A limited series of Magic: The Gathering Bob Ross cards are coming as a "Secret Lair" drop, giving a lucky few players the opportunity to get their hands on some truly unusual cards.

Magic: The Gathering is one of the most popular trading card games in the world and it's no stranger to crossover promotions. Aside from the recent Godzilla cards, we knew that Dungeons & Dragons Core Set would be arriving sometime next year. Now, you can glow up your deck with some limited edition Bob Ross cards, but only if you're lucky.

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The Magic: The Gathering Bob Ross Cards Look Pretty Great

The Magic: The Gathering Bob Ross cards will include a set of 10 lands; each of the game's five colors will get two lands apiece. As one would expect, each of the arts featured on these cards will be taken from real paintings done by the prolific artist in his lifetime. The cards will be available in both foil and non-foil variants.


As Vice reports, selecting the cards was not an easy task. Believe it or not, it was actually pretty difficult to find cards for the Plains lands — Wizards of the Coast's Senior Creative Art Director Tom Jenkot says that he had to "cheat a little" by zooming in on one of Bob Ross' paintings to get the appropriate scenery in focus.

The basic lands won't be the only thing included, either — this special set will also feature a special version of Evolving Wilds. This card will make it super-easy for you to dig through your deck and show off another of your cool new Magic: The Gathering Bob Ross cards.

Tap, Sacrifice Evolving Wilds: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

Unfortunately, it won't be too easy to get these cards — they will part of MTG's "Secret Lair" line of limited-edition printings. You'll be able to pre-order the Magic: The Gathering Bob Ross cards via the Secret Lair website from November 30–December 14, 2020 — after that, they're gone for good and they're not coming back.

What do you think of the Magic: The Gathering Bob Ross cards? Would you want to actually use any of these lands in your deck or would you prefer to keep this as a collectible? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!

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