One thing that gives Magic: The Gathering plenty of charm is the number of unique promotional cards that are exclusive to different regions. There is a lot of diversity and accommodation for all backgrounds, and it’s great to see.
With that, Wizards of the Coast Japan revealed a couple of promotional cards on their Twitter earlier today to support local Japanese events and products.
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Planeswalker Championship Promotional Cards Revealed
The Planeswalker Championships (PWCS) is a Japan-only original program that encourages players to play in-store events, hosted by Wizard Play Network (WPN) stores. To support local game stores and these events, there are promotional cards that you can win or gain from participating in these events.
Announced as the promotional cards for the Spring 2021 season are Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose, Basri Ket, and Seasoned Hallowblade.
You can only acquire these cards by participating in these Planeswalker Championships in Japan. Basri Ket is the promotional card for winning the event, Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose is the Top 8 prize, and Seasoned Hallowblade is the participation promotional card. These aren’t the first promotional cards of its kind for the series, you can see the previous promotional cards here.
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Japanese Manga Promotional Card Revealed
Alongside the Planeswalker Championship reveal, there is a new promotional card to celebrate Volume 7 of the manga Destroy All of Humanity. It Can’t Be Regenerated. which releases on April 26th.
Destroy All of Humanity. It Can’t Be Regenerated. is an ongoing manga series by an independent publisher, themed around the game of Magic: The Gathering by author Ise Katsura and artist Yokota Takuma. The manga follows the story of two middle school students, Kanou Hajime and Sawatari Emi, during the late 90s.
For this release, Counterspell is the chosen foil promotional card that uses the classic Fifth Edition art.
For those who are outside of Japan, these promotional cards are tricky to acquire since they are printed in limited numbers. However, it doesn’t stop us from appreciating how lovely they look.
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