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The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth – Card Spoilers, Release Date, and More

Magic: The Gathering upcoming set, The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth is expected to arrive some time in 2023. It is a booster-based standalone set designed to be drafted in the Magic: The Gathering Universes Beyond series. In this guide, you’ll find all of the information we currently have available for The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth, including all of the cards that have been revealed so far.

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Set Details

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Release DateMTG Arena: Mid 2023
Tabletop: Mid 2023
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  • Universes Beyond: Arriving in 2023, The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth set combines the gameplay of Magic: The Gathering with the epic high fantasy novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. The cards in this set feature the triangular holofoil stamp of non-canon cards.
  • Gandalf, Gollum, Frodo, Aragorn – the characters you know will immerse you in Middle-earth as you battle for The One Ring, scheme with Saruman, or journey to the heights of Mount Doom. This is a standalone set that is designed to be drafted, coming to tabletop, Magic Online, and MTG Arena – plus four Commander decks and special Secret Lair drops.
  • Like all Universes Beyond products, the set will not be legal in Standard, but will be legal for Modern and Historic play. This way, it provides the greatest opportunity for the most people to experience this beloved world while still holding Standard as its own space. While the set isn’t focused on Modern like a Modern Horizons set might be, Wizards wanted to give as many players the opportunity to play with these cards and enjoy them.
  • Similar to Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate, it will be legal for Alchemy and Historic play and have its own Mastery. However, the cards will remain the same as on tabletop and MTG Arena, as these cards were designed for 1v1 play.
  • Plus, some of this incredible artwork deserves more than just one card and expands to many more with new borderless scene cards that beautifully capture the story—such as the Battle of Pelennor Fields outside of Gondor.

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth News

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Key Dates

  • MTG Arena and Magic Online Release: Mid 2023
  • Worldwide Release: Mid 2023

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Mechanics

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The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Cards

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The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Commander

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The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Secret Lair

The set is accompanied by some Secret Lairs featuring the same IP. Unlike these Secret Lairs, the cards of the main set won’t automatically have a Magic equivalent printed later, though Wizards have the ability to make Magic versions of any Universes Beyond card if the need arises.

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