Magic: The Gathering is Getting A Dungeons & Dragons Core Set

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Magic: The Gathering is Getting A Dungeons & Dragons Core Set

September 3, 2020

By: Robert N. Adams


Dungeons & Dragons MTG set has been announced as a Core Set for Magic: The GatheringDungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms will take players to a classic D&D setting in mid-to-late 2021.

Magic: The Gathering is probably the world's most popular CCG, owing largely to a constant stream of new releases in the 30-odd years that it's been on the market. The card game is no stranger to crossovers, either, and now Dungeons & Dragons is getting repped in an upcoming Core Set.

The announcement was made as part a lengthy stream which detailed Zendikar Rising — check out the Zendikar Adventuring Party stream to see what you might have missed!

Zendikar Rising is set in the world of Zendikar, aiming to return to the roots of the world with a search for fantastic treasure. Players can wield the Planeswalkers Nahiri, Heir of the Ancients and Jace, Mirror Mage in positively epic battles.


Some mechanics are making their return to D&D, too. As the news post notes, the Landfall keyword is making its return. Additionally, a new type of double-faced cards called modal DFCs will let players mix up their gameplay even further.

If you missed today's stream, you might want to also check out the official trailer for Zendikar Rising.

When is the Dungeons & Dragons MTG Set Release Date?

There's not yet a release date for the Dungeons & Dragons MTG set, but we can make a pretty good guess based on past experience — Core sets tend to release in early-to-mid July. That means the release date is likely sometime in July 2021.

This isn't the first time Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons have done a crosssover. The fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons debuted a couple of books featuring elements from the MTG universe and now the tables have turned with this MTG release.

Of course, there's still a lot we don't yet know about Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Re alms. We'll probably have to wait a while before we learn more, but it's certainly an exciting prospect.

Are you excited for Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms? What do you think this upcoming Dungeons & Dragons MTG set will be like? 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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