From the image, the following cards can be confirmed as one of the variant Quarter Century Rares included with each tin: Dark Magician Exodia the Forbidden One Red-Eyes Black Dragon Rainbow Dragon Cyber Dragon Elemental HERO Neos Salamangreat Blaze Dragon Firewall Dragon.
Ravensburger has released a Quick Start rules set for Disney Lorcana, the new Disney-themed TCG, to the public. This release of the Quick Start rules set occurred after a partial rules set was leaked to the public via a cover story in early-arriving copies of Game Trade Magazine #279. The new TCG carries some mechanical elements of other popular TCGs all wrapped up in Disney-themed skin. In Disney Lorcana, the goal of the game is to be the first player to earn 20 or more Lore. Decks contain a minimum of 60 cards with only four copies of each card per deck, and decks can only consist of one to two types of Inks. Cards have a symbol and colored band on them indicating their Ink type, similar to color types in Magic: The Gathering.
There are three types of cards in this game: Characters, Items, and Actions. Characters cards, the bread and butter of the game, have a Cost, Strength (similar to Magic “power”), Willpower (similar to Magic “toughness”), Abilities and Effects, Classifications, Ink, and Lore Value. Characters go off on Quests to earn their Lore Value in Lore points and can enter Challenges (fighting each other as in Pokemon TCG). Items are permanents that grant special abilities, and Actions are one-time use cards that create an effect then get discarded. There are five rarities for Disney Lorcana cards: common, uncommon, rare, super rare, and legendary. The game starts with players shuffling up decks, setting their Lore counters to 0, and drawing seven cards. After drawing, players get to alter their hands by putting any number of cards from their hand on the bottom of their deck and drawing back to seven cards (shuffling their deck afterward). First player is determined by random method (coin flip, die roll, etc.).
The game proceeds into a Beginning Phase, where players Ready exerted cards (similar to “untap/tap” in Magic), check for effects, and draw a card (except on the first player’s first turn). Players then enter their Main Phase where they can play a card face down in their Inkwell to create Ink. The Ink card stays in the Inkwell for the remainder of the game and produces one Ink, acting similar to the colorless version of land in Magic. Players can then exert their Ink to pay for cards’ costs to put them into play.
Players gain lore by exerting characters to gain their Lore value. They can also exert characters to engage other exerted characters in Challenges, where the characters duel each other. Characters that are reduced to zero Willpower are banished from the board. Like Pokemon TCG, damage remains on characters throughout the game. After the Main Phase ends, the game progresses to the next player’s turn and proceeds on from there until someone ends up with 20 Lore and wins.
In general, Disney Lorcana offers a lot of appealing elements for TCG players both new and experienced. The game seems easy to pick up and play, but also features some level of advanced strategy as players will need to make choices as to when to exert for Lore versus attempting to slow down their opponent’s progress.
Ravensburger announced that they will be launching an organized play program for their new Disney Lorcana TCG once the game releases into retail in August 2023. The OP program will offer FLGS resources to support Disney Lorcana game nights in their stores. The support will come in the form of OP kits. These kits include promo cards, pins, and prize support. Stores can utilize the kits to host tournaments or to encourage league play, and players will be able to collect points to earn prizes by bringing a friend to game night or teaching someone else the rules. These kits will support up to 12 weeks worth of league play.
Konami Digital Entertainment revealed Battles of Legend: Monstrous Revenge, an all-foil booster set for Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, which is coming on June 23, 2023.
The set introduces more than 52 new cards to the game, and is themed around tales of knights, dragons, ghosts, and serpents. This set will be over 100 cards total, featuring some fan favorite cards as reprints alongside the new cards. There will be Quarter Century Secret Rare versions of new cards like Armed Neos and Assault Synchron found in packs along with iconic cards ike Dark Armed Dragon, Dante, Traveler of the Burning Abyss, and a new alternate-art Sky Striker Mobilize. The set will also have some the more current hot cards like Rite of Aramesir, Divine Arsenal AA-Zeus – Sky Thunder, and Welcome Labrynth as Quarter Century Secret Rare cards.
The set will have 40 Secret Rares and 62 Ultra Rares. Each five-card pack will come with 4 Ultra Rares and 1 Secret Rare, and they will retail for $4.49. The booster set name and contents are subject to change.
Dreamwalking: Added activation cost to Rediscover power.
Nether Attunement: Changed cost from 2 to 3.
Overcook!: Changed damage from 50 to 10. Plus a new alternate art!
Chi Wave: Changed cost from 4 to 5. Text changed slightly to fit rules syntax.
Ring of Peace: Added cost of 1 to activation power.
Aura of Bravery: Cost changed from 3 to 4.
Greater Judgement: Changed cost from 4 to 5. Text changed slightly to fit rules syntax.
Spiritbinding Totem: Changed graveyard effect to no longer target itself or other cards of the same name.
Storm Blast: Changed cost from X to 1+X.
Profane Gateway: Changed cost from 2 to 3.
Mana Tea: Changed cost from 1 to 2.
Hot Streak: Changed cost from 2 to 3. Now only triggers when [Fire] allies enter play.
Shadowfae Madcap: Changed ATK from 3 to 1.
Battleplate of the Holy Warrior: Changed second activation power’s cost to remove at least 1 counter.
Vestements of the Haunted Forest: Changed second activation power’s cost to remove at least 1 counter and added “on your turn” restriction. Now only one token of the same name can be put into play from the collection.
Xing-Ho, Breath of Yu’lon: Changed cost from 3 to 4; now only affects non-combat magical damage; Unpreventable damage modifier turned into activation power; Armor value changed from 1 to 0.
Ski’thik’s Rod of Ambershaping: Now does not trigger from adding counters to other cards with the same name.
Storm-Stave of Antonidas: Strike changed from 4 to 5.
Wu Lai, Bladed Fan of the Consorts: Now only triggers while attacking. Changed Strike from 0 to 1.
Tiger’s Peak: Changed activation power to friendly target and combat damage.
New Playmats Feature the Schematic Artwork for the Retro Frame Artifacts Included in New Set
Ultra PRO will release Magic: The Gathering – The Brothers’ War Schematic Playmats into retail on December 2, 2022. These playmats feature the popular schematic artwork for the retro frame artifacts from Magic: The Gathering – The Brothers’ War (see “‘Magic: The Gathering – The Brothers’ War’ Product Line”). The mats are made with a soft fabric top and a non-slip rubber backing to keep the playmat from shifting on a tabletop. These playmats measure approximately 24″ by 13.5″ and also make a good oversize mousepad for home or office.
izards of the Coast unveiled its 2022 Magic: The Gathering holiday promo, “Chaos Wrap,” as well as teased an incoming Transformers-themed Secret Lair. It’s once again that time of year where WotC sends out a holiday promo to various partners and retail stores. This year the promo is a riff on the “Chaos Warp” card entitled “Chaos Wrap”:
Chaos Wrap (2R)
The owner of target permanent shuffles it into their library. Then they look at the top card of their library and may wrap it. If it’s a permanent card, they may put it onto the battlefield. Otherwise, they put it onto the battlefield face down as a 4/4 red Present creature. (To wrap a card, put it inside lots of sleeves. If it would be dealt damage or destroyed, remove a sleeve from it instead.)
WotC also teased a new Transformers-themed drop set release via the Secret Lair twitter account (see below). The tweet features a shadowy picture of Optimus Prime with the phrase “Till All Are Won 12.05.2022.”
Arcane Tinmen unveiled the Dragon Shield Valentines Dragons 2023 accessories for release into retail on January 13, 2023. The new standard-sized sleeves feature new brushed art depicting the marriage of a dragon couple. The standard-sized sleeves come 100-count in boxes that have a writing field on them for organizational purposes. They will retail for $14.99. The Japanese-sized sleeves come in 60 to a box for $9.49.
The Dragon Shield Valentines Dragons 2023 playmat features a soft fabric surface and rubber, nonslip back. Edges of the playmat are stitched and rounded to prevent fraying. This playmat will retail for $20.99.
Wizards of the Coast revealed new product line details for Dominaria Remastered, a new limited run reprint set, which will release on January 13, 2023. This reprint set was announced back in August 2022 as part of larger drop of product announcements (see “‘Dominaria Remastered'”). The set will offer players reprints of cards from Magic’s three decades of previous sets. These cards will be printed with new card treatments and artwork themed after the Dominaria setting.
There are two product configurations for this set: Draft Boosters and Collector Boosters. The Draft Booster displays come with 36 Dominaria Remastered Draft Boosters, which contain 15 Magic cards and an ad/token that are optimized for drafting. The rarity breakdown is as follows: 1 card of rarity rare or higher, 2 to 4 uncommons, 9 to 11 commons, and a Retro Land card. Traditional foils replace a common in 33% of boosters, and every pack has a retro-frame card of any rarity. A traditional foil retro-frame mythic rare appears in less than 1% of boosters.
Dominaria Remastered Collector Booster Boxes come with 12 packs, and each pack contains a 15 Magic: The Gathering cards and traditional double-sided foil token. Each pack contains 11 foil cards. The pack rarity breakdown is as follows: 3 to 4 cards of rarity rare or higher, 2 to 6 uncommons, 5 to 9 commons, and a foil Retro Land card. A traditional foil retro-frame mythic rare appears in 9% of Collector Boosters.