29, Apr, 21

MTG Senior Designer Gives History of Heroes of the Realm Cards

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Good Morning Magic details the rarity of the Heroes of the Realm cards.
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It’s always exciting to see new and exculsive Magic: The Gathering cards even if we can’t get our hands on them.

On this week’s Good Morning Magic, Gavin Verhey talks about Heroes of the Realm, an in-house project that rewards Wizards of the Coast (WotC) employees for their work within their field.

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What are the Heroes of the Realm?

Started in 2016, Wizards of the Coast names a team from the company to be the Heroes of the Realm. Members of this team get to design a set of cards, then art is commissioned and shown off before given to selected employees.

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During this episode of Good Morning Magic, Verhey covers the Heroes of the Realm cards created over the years. Showing off the art and story of each card and how they were designed. In the video, Verhey shows off the five cards he was rewarded this year. The cards featured this year are War of the Spark, Collectigull, Myntasha, Honored One, Keeper of the Secret Lair, and Champions of Archery.


These are not sanctioned for tournament play and have their own unique card back, and each member gets a personalized version of each card with their name on the card. Verhey mentions that these types of cards are rare than a copy of an Alpha Black Lotus. If you want to get your own, you’ll have to work for Wizards of the Coast or hope one comes on the market somehow.

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