Magic the Gathering Extends to Universes Beyond at Wizards Presents 2022

Published: August 18, 2022 1:00 PM /


Artwork of the Tardis for the Universes Beyond Doctor Who Magic the Gathering set

Today Wizards Presents showed off a lot of new things related to Wizards of the Coast's two tentpole products, Dungeons & Dragons and Magic the Gathering. For fans of Magic the Gathering there was a lot to look forward to on the horizon including all kinds of crazy crossovers with Universes Beyond, some more info about Magic 30, and a roadmap of what the 2023 roadmap of set releases looks like.

Universes Beyond - Everything a nerd could dream of

Magic the Gathering is returning to their Universes Beyond line. In the past, this set has consisted of cards from pop culture including featuring characters from Street Fighter. At today's event they announced three more massive crossover sets that will be released.

Warhammer 40,000

The first of these crossover sets is with the wildly popular wargaming series Warhammer 40,000. This set will include with it four different commander decks, each for the different factions in the game; Humans, Tyranids, Necrons, and Chaos.

Fans who get their hands on the collector's edition these cards will realize that the cards have been treated with a new Surge Foil treatment. You can view a few of these cards from when they were revealed at the May Announcement.

A Balrog and wizard standing next to one another as key art for the Lord of the Rings MtG set

Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth

Coming next year, Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth will contain a new treatment called Borderless Seam cards that will allow players to connect cards as part of a large scene from the book series. This will be 18 cards set up in 3 rows, depicting scenes like the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, the largest battle of Minas Tirith during the War of the Ring.

Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth will be a booster product, and be legal for Modern when it releases in Q3, 2023. Additionally, there will be a Magic: The Gathering alchemy release for the set, with digital-only cards, as well as cards from the set.

Doctor Who

Another juggernaut of nerddom is Doctor Who. This series will get a set consisting of commander decks, collector boosters, and Secret Lair drops. The cards included in this collection won't just cover the New Who content that began in 2005 but will cover the full history of this extremely long sci-fi series.

Dominaria United - Where is the story going from here?

We know that Dominaria United will be released in just a few short weeks but this is only the beginning of the larger storyline related to Dominaria and the Phyrexia. Wizards took the time to show off the upcoming roadmap for Magic the Gathering's core releases going through 2023.

  • The Brothers' War - Releases in November
  • Phyrexia: All Will Be One - Releases in Q1 2023
  • March of the Machine, the conclusion of the Phyrexia Storyline - Releases in Q2 2023
  • March of the Machine: The Aftermath, an epilogue to March of the Machine - Releases in Q2 2023
  • Wilds of Eldraine, a return to the fairy tale plane of Eldraine - Releases in Q3 2023
  • Lost Caverns of Ixalan, where a war between pirates, dinosaurs, and vampires is just beginning - Releases in Q4 2023

A roadmap for the 2023 release schedule for Magic the Gathering

Magic 30 - Magic is all grown up

As we're leading up to the big Magic 30 event in Las Vegas October 28-30th it was announced that there will be a number of special promotions releasing to commemorate the history of Magic the Gathering. These special promotions will only be able to be found in your local game stores so be sure to keep an eye out.


If you're interested in checking out what we thought of the Dungeons & Dragons announcements, or our thoughts on One D&D, the next evolution of Dungeons & Dragons be sure to give them a read.


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