Wizards of the Coast is partnering with Netflix to produce an unique set of Stranger Things-themed cards for Magic: The Gathering. The writer additionally stated that it’s going to make adjustments to how cards from the Secret Lair, a boutique print-on-demand service, make their means into the collectible card recreation. The bulletins have been made on Wednesday on the Magic YouTube channel and as a part of Netflix Geeked Week.
According to senior designer Gavin Verhey, Stranger Things cards will solely be made obtainable for buy by way of the Secret Lair, which launched in 2019. Traditionally the Secret Lair has been a means for Wizards to command a premium value for in style cards with alternate artwork. But, in 2020 the writer introduced cards with distinctive skills to the platform, cards that had no different corollaries within the retail model of the sport. The blowback from the neighborhood since has been appreciable, with gamers angered by the premium pricing for this new content material.
For the upcoming Stranger Things set, Verhey stated in a video that Wizards shall be publishing “in-world Magic-flavored” variations of these cards at retail. The solely substantive distinction between the Stranger Things cards from the Secret Lair and cards pulled from blind packs would be the artwork.
“We’re putting copies of these cards, the in-world Magic-flavored versions, on The List,” Verhey stated, referring to a subset of cards that are randomly obtainable in some packs. He stated they’ll even be displaying up at the next frequency than different cards on The List, and that Wizards will proceed taking suggestions and including these cards to different merchandise as wanted to meet client demand.
Verhey additionally made it clear that the Stranger Things crossovers are meant to be enjoyable collectible cards. He additionally emphasised that they are supposed for the Commander format, which inspires gamers to make closely thematic decks for pick-up play with their pals.
No additional details about the Stranger Things cards was given. You can learn extra on the Wizards of the Coast web site.