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Magic: The Gathering My Little Pony Set Will Benefit Charity

Tabletop article by Robert N. Adams on Monday, October 7, 2019 - 07:04
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Prepare For Ponies: The Galloping

Magic: The Gathering My Little Pony set — simply titled Ponies: The Galloping — has been announced and the proceeds from the sales of these strange cards will go towards benefitting Extra Life.

On the off chance you haven't been within a hundred miles of a tabletop gaming store, Magic: The Gathering is one of the world's most popular collectible card games that has been around for more than 25 years. Wizards of the Coast has practically been printing money with multiple big releases of new cards throughout the year, and now a special set of cards to benefit charity will be available for purchase in just a few days.

 

The Magic: The Gathering My Little Pony Cards

Three physical cards are being created for the Magic: The Gathering My Little Pony collection. Here is their card text:


Rarity

Legendary Creation — Unicorn

 

Rare and mythic rare spells you cast cost 1 less to cast.

1, ↷, Reveal a My Little Pony toy you own. Until end of turn, another target creature gains protection from each color in that toy's coat, mane, and outfit

 

2/2

"Simply cannot let crimes against fabulosity go uncorrected."


Princess Twilight Sparkle

Legendary Creature — Alicorn

Flying

 

Other Alicorns, Horses, Pegasi, Ponies, and Unicorns you control get +1/+1.

White Blue Back Red Green: If you control Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity, everypony wins the game.

2/2

"Friendship isn't always easy, but there's no doubt it's worth fighting for!"

 

Princess Luna

Legendary Creature — Alicorn

Flying

When this creature transforms into Princess Luna, choose up to six cards you own from outside the game with a moon in their art, then exile those cards. As long as those cards remain exiled, you may cast them, and your friends may cast them with your permission.

4/4

(Gifts are appreciated.)

Nightmare Moon

Legendary Creature — Alicorn

Flying

As long as it's nighttime, Nightmare Moon gets +2/+2 and has menace.

6: Transform Nightmare Moon. Anypony may activate this ability or help pay the cost. When they do, they become your friend.

6/6

"The night... will last... forever!"


As noted in the Magic: The Gathering article about Ponies: The Galloping, these cards will be sold on HasbroPulse.com from October 22, 2019–November 5, 2019 at a price of $50 or your regional equivalent. $30 will be donated to Extra Life (benefiting Seattle Children's Hospital in this instance) for each copy of this three-card set that is sold.

Playmats will also be available for purchase, and digital players aren't being left out in the cold, either: four My Little Pony logo sleeves and one Extra Life logo sleeve will be sold in Magic: The Gatherina Arena with the proceeds (minus transaction fees) donated to the same hospital.

Finally, Wizards of the Coast will be hosting two in-house streams on October 28–Novmeber 1 from 12:00 PM–3:00 PM Eastern and on November 2, 2019 from 7:00 PM Eastern until 3:00 AM Eastern the following day to further raise funds. People who donate $20 or more during these streams will receive a code for Magic Online (note: this is NOT the same as Magic: The Gathering Arena) that gives you one each of the following:

  • 1 random alternate-art shock land (chosen from among Blood Crypt, Temple Garden, Godless Shrine, Watery Grave, Hallowed Fountain, Sacred Foundry, Overgrown Tomb, Steam Vents, Stomping Ground, and Breeding Pool)
  • 1 nontradeable Ajani, Extra Life Mascot avatar
  • 1 nontradeable Twilight Sparkle, Princess of Magic and Friendship avatar

Extra Life always brings gamers together for a good cause and Wizards of the Coast is working here to support them. You'll be able to purchase Ponies: The Galloping in just a few short weeks.

What do you think of the Magic: The Gathering My Little Pony set? Do you think Ponies: The Galloping is something worth collecting? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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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!