D&D Magic: The Gathering crossover exclusive card reveal: Mordenkainen
Mordenkainen, the arch wizard of the Dungeons & Dragons multiverse, is pertaining to Magic: The Event. Polygon has the ability to solely expose his brand-new card for the Experiences in the Forgotten Realms set, which will turn D&D co-creator Gary Gygax’s own gamer character into a planeswalker.
Mordenkainen was developed for the initial Greyhawk project method back in the early 1970s. Initially, he was a method for Gygax to go out from behind the Dungeon Master’s screen and really play the video game. Ever since, he’s turned into one of the longest-running characters in the D&D multiverse. He’s a little a tourist, making the rounds of the Forgotten Worlds (D&D’s existing primary setting) along with Strahd von Zarovich’s Barovia, and Krynn, the setting for the Dragonlance books.
It needs to come as not a surprise, then, that Mordenkainen is rendered here as a planeswalker. Effective wizards from throughout an enormous and byzantine multiverse, planeswalkers can be played together with other Magic cards to give effective, continuous capabilities to gamers. They can provide decks a thematic taste, or end up being the focal point to an effective mechanical method.
When he enters play, gamers can utilize him to draw more cards. After a while they can cast the Faithful Hound (among his signature spells), which sports a power and durability equivalent to the variety of cards in the gamer’s hand. Lastly, gamers can utilize this card to exchange their hand for what stays of their library — basically all the other cards they brought into the video game.
Mordenkainen is still alive and well in the bigger D&D multiverse. In addition to his cameo in Curse of Strahd, he’s likewise authored his own book for fifth edition. Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes was released in 2018. Magic: The Collecting Experiences in the Forgotten Realms shows up for Magic: The Event Arena on July 8. Physical cards show up on July 23.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.