Stranger Things cards are coming to Magic: The Gathering’s Secret Lair

Wizards of the Coast is partnering with Netflix to produce an unique set of Complete Stranger Things-themed cards for Magic: The Event. The publisher likewise stated that it will make modifications to how cards from the Secret Burrow, a store print-on-demand service, make their method into the collectible card video game. The statements were made on Wednesday on the Magic YouTube channel and as part of Netflix Geeked Week.

According to senior designer Gavin Verhey, Complete Stranger Things cards will just be offered for purchase by means of the Secret Burrow, which introduced in 2019. Typically the Secret Burrow has actually been a method for Wizards to command a premium rate for popular cards with alternate art. However, in 2020 the publisher brought cards with distinct capabilities to the platform, cards that had no other corollaries in the retail variation of the video game. The blowback from the neighborhood considering that has actually been substantial, with gamers outraged by the premium rates for this brand-new material.

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For the upcoming Complete Stranger Things set, Verhey stated in a video that Wizards will be releasing “in-world Magic-flavored” variations of those cards at retail. The only substantive distinction in between the Complete Stranger Things cards from the Secret Burrow and cards pulled from blind packs will be the art.

“We’re putting copies of these cards, the in-world Magic-flavored versions, on The List,” Verhey stated, describing a subset of cards that are arbitrarily readily available in some packs. He stated they’ll likewise be appearing at a greater frequency than other cards on The List, which Wizards will continue taking feedback and including those cards to other items as required to fulfill customer need.

Verhey likewise made it clear that the Complete stranger Things crossovers are implied to be enjoyable collectible cards. He likewise stressed that they are meant for the Leader format, which motivates gamers to make greatly thematic decks for pick-up play with their buddies.

No even more details about the Complete Stranger Things cards was offered. You can learn more on the Wizards of the Coast site.


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.