5, Aug, 23

MTG Announces New Crossovers and Secret Lair EDH Decks!

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The Gen Con panel just passed, and there’s just as much content as Wizards of the Coast has promised. There’s way too much to cover in just one article, so be sure to check back to the site to read about everything that fans have just learned in regards to Magic’s plans or the next three years.

This specific snapshot will be focusing on new Secret Lair and Universes Beyond crossovers – of which there are a lot. From new Commander decks dropping next week to heavily anticipated crossovers from hit video game franchises and beloved movies, here is everything we know about the new Universes Beyond and Secret Lair content coming to Magic: the Gathering!

Angel Commander Decks Next Week

While announced rather late into the panel, this is the thing announced during Gen Con that will release the soonest! Scheduled to release next week, there’s a new Angel-themed EDH deck releasing for Secret Lair!

These decks tend to be more expensive than normal Secret Lair product, but you do obtain a playable Commander deck right out of the box! This will be the third Commander deck that Secret Lair has released, with the previous two being Heads, I win! Tails, You Lose! and From Cute to Brute.

So far, both of these products had varying reviews. While the content of Heads, I Win! Tails, You Lose! was excellent by every margin, the product had serious delay issues, causing it to be shipped a year after customers paid for it. Cute to Brute had no shipping issues, but the deck itself did not perform anywhere nearly as well as the previous one did.

Either way, if you are interested in this deck, be sure to check the official Secret Lair site starting on August 10 at 9am PST. Otherwise, we tend to write reviews on most preconstructed products from Wizards of the Coast, so if you’re waiting for a review, stay tuned.

The five card arts featured above were the only individual Magic cards shown off during the entire Gen Con panel, and these reprints are doozies. Here are the cards featured and their market averages on TCGplayer for cheapest available copies:

  • Gisela, the Broken Blade – $16.81
  • Archangel of Thune – $29.40
  • Bruna, the Fading Light – $2.07
  • Court of Grace – $0.39
  • Commander’s Plate $27.18

For now, players interested in checking out the new decklist for Secret Lair’s newest Commander deck can find it here.

Magic and Fallout

Fans of the hit videogame franchise now have something to look forward to! Announced during the Gen Con panel is a new Fallout Secret Lair crossover! This is scheduled to hit shelves in March 2024.

We don’t know too much about the Fallout Secret Lair yet, but this will include four Commander decks, much like the Doctor Who Secret Lair:

“this release of Commander decks is a love letter to this iconic gaming franchise, with each representing one of the wastelands and many colorful factions represented in Magic-form. So you can recreate some of Fallout’s most famous and outlandish moments on the table with your friends. This release will come out March 2024. We’ll share on this special crossover as we get closer to release, so stay tuned.”

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Jurassic World!

Before the release of the Fallout crossover, Jurassic World, a newly announced Universes Beyond Secret Lair crossover is coming to Magic alongside the release of The Lost Caverns of Ixalan. Two new Secret Lairs in this IP will be released separate from the set.

Otherwise, mechanically unique Jurassic World-themed cards will be found in Set and Collector Boosters in The Lost Caverns of Ixalan. All of the artwork included will also be new. We will learn more about this crossover as the release date for The Lost Caverns of Ixalan gets closer.

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Assassins Creed in a new Booster Type!

Announced to release in July 2024, Assassin’s Creed will be released in what Wizards of the Coast is calling Beyond Boosters. This has been announced to be a Modern legal release that includes themed boosters that will not support a limited environment, but will booster takes you “on a journey unique to that universe.”

Every Assassin’s Creed game will get a nod in this set and both mechanically unique and reprint cards will be included.

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Final Fantasy

The Final Fantasy Universes Beyond crossover that was previously announced has now been confirmed to be the next “Universes Beyond tentpole Booster release.” This one is coming in 2025.

This release will encompass the worlds and characters from each main Final Fantasy games, spanning from the original game to Final Fantasy 16. Like many of the other Universes Beyond crossovers, this one will be fully available on Magic Arena as well as in paper. That said, Magic Arena plans are not yet set in stone, so this could be subject to change.

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More Lord of the Rings Secret Lairs

Announced to drop as part of the holiday Secret Lair Superdrop is even more Lord of the Rings goodies! This new treatment of Sauron, Dark Lord looks absolutely wild! This is, admittedly, a tad difficult to decipher, so players looking to trick out their Sauron Commander decks may want the oracle text on-hand.

Otherwise, The Lord of the Rings holiday release coming this November has been revealed to have mechanically unique cards coming. For fans of the Lord of the Rings IP who had their favorite characters missed, there is hope yet.

There is a LOT More to Talk About

While this encompasses all of the new information covered in regards to Secret Lair and Universes Beyond crossovers, its hardly everything that got covered in Magic’s Gen Con panel. In fact, we have a detailed idea of what the entire 2024 release calendar looks like!

As mentioned, we plan on releasing a series of articles covering what we know about various aspects of today’s Gen Con reveal, so be sure to stick close to stay informed!

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