Wizards of the Coast recently kicked off the preview season for the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons Magic: The Gathering crossover set, Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, giving us our first look at the innovative Dungeon-venturing mechanic as well as the brand new cards, including a new Planeswalker that will let you venture into a dungeon.
While fans will have to wait until next week to see the bulk of the previews for Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, Wizards of the Coast has revealed enough content for fans to talk about this weekend, and that includes all of the basic lands from the upcoming set.
As you can see below, all the basic lands feature flavor text with a roleplaying scenario in second-person perspective, which makes sense since Dungeons & Dragons is narrative-driven, and those who played the popular fantasy-themed tabletop game would appreciate how these story details like these can fuel imagination. If you want to get a clearer look at the text, check out our spoiler section where you can see card images in better quality.
It’s also exciting to see the new art featuring the iconic Dungeons & Dragons setting, which is commonly referred to by players and game designers alike as “The Realms”. The setting was created by game designer Ed Greenwood around 1967 for his childhood stories. Several years later, Greenwood brought The Realms to publication for the D&D game as a series of magazine articles, and the first products featuring this setting were released in 1987.
While it’s exciting to see The Realms featured in Magic: The Gathering cards, let’s not forget that the setting is not part of the Magic: The Gathering’s Multiverse, according to head designer Mark Rosewater.
Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms is set to release for tabletop worldwide on July 23, 2021; you can check out all the details about the upcoming set here. It’s also set to release on Magic: The Gathering Arena and Magic Online a week earlier. The Adventures in the Forgotten Realms products are now available for preorder.