I AM absolutely over the moon to be covering off the latest announcements from Wizards Presents regarding what we as a community can expect to see and experience in the coming year (and onward) for Magic: The Gathering (MTG).
It’s shaping up to be one of my most anticipated years in TCG ever, with multiple sets that I intend to collect every single card for (despite what my bank account thinks about it). This article assumes you’ve played and have a basic understanding of Magic: The Gathering and it’s sets, so they’re won’t be an in-depth break-down on terminology (if you are interested, there’s a fantastic introductory guide from Wizards of the Coast available here).
To start off with, we got a first glimpse at what’s quickly becoming one of my favorite TCG product lines in recent history with: ‘Universes beyond’ (what can I say, I’m a sucker for for this specific kind of product), where further information on the upcoming Warhammer 40,00 commander decks was showcased, alongside a behind the scenes look at the four unique ‘Sol Ring’ art cards that will be included to aesthetically represent the factions of each deck (with Imperium of Man, Tyranids, Necros and Chaos). Additionally as an unexpected announcement, Wizards teased a Doctor Who themed Universes beyond collaboration, which is set to have a series of commander decks, set boosters and Secret lair drops available, to celebrate the 60-year history of the longest running action-adventure television series in the world, slated for release next year.
In addition to this, we additionally got to see & hear some updates on my most anticipated set to date;
Rounding the presentation
2023 as a whole is set to be a triumphant year for Magic: The Gathering, as it celebrates the 30th anniversary of my (and a vast majority of the world’s) favorite trading card game. In the past few years, Wizards of the Coast have really outdone themselves in terms of the sheer amount of themes, collaborations and ways in which we’ve been able to experience Magic, which has really sparked a resurgence in the game and introduced a whole new world of players. I’m so excited and optimistic to see where my beloved MTG heads to next, and I can’t wait to experience everything the upcoming year has in store.