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The TARDIS lands in Magic!

October 13, 2023

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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Wizards of the Coast |

For decades, Doctor Who™ has taken us on adventures through time and space. Now, in the year of the series’ 60th anniversary, Doctor Who™ comes to Magic.

We're bringing the Doctors, their companions, their foes, and more to you in the form of four Commander decks. These all feature new-to-Magic cards, as well as reprints with new Doctor Who™–themed art, allowing you to immerse your deck in the world of the Doctor.

Each Commander deck will feature new cards that will be legal in Legacy, Vintage, and Commander. These cards are designed for Commander, accentuating the fun and social aspect of the format that players love.

The four decks feature Doctors grouped together from the show’s history. Blast From the Past features the first eight Doctors. Timey-Wimey highlight the Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Doctors. Paradox Power showcases the Twelfth and Thirteenth Doctors.

And let’s not forget the villains! The Masters of Evil Commander deck contains many of the Doctor’s archnemeses throughout the show’s 60 years. 

Each deck contains companions familiar to each Doctor and can be used in the Command Zone with any Doctor. Mechanics of the cards are also reflective of the show’s time period in the decks. Saga cards highlight fan-favorite shows from each Doctor’s run.

The Doctor has travelled across the universe on their many adventures, and so will you with the plane cards included in each Commander deck. These cards represent the iconic locales of Doctor Who™, with each deck containing 10 new-to-Magic plane cards, so that you can travel throughout time and space as chaos ensues.

You'll also be able to collect special TARDIS showcase versions of several cards in this set. Only available in Collector Boosters, these versions give new artwork to cards from the Commander decks, focusing on flashy styles and breathtaking artistry.

You also may encounter special serialized Doctor cards in Collector Boosters. Extremely rare and extremely stylish, these printings of the Doctor are marked with their own serial number. Each card will receive only around 500 printings and can only be found in Collector Boosters.
The Dalek and the Weeping Angels have invaded the Secret Lair Spookydrop. Dalek land cards put the Doctors’ mechanical menace within (and sometimes looming over) the five mana landscapes. The Weeping Angel Secret Lair cards add an element of surprise and danger to any deck. Both drops are available now at the Secret Lair website.

All of these cards – Commander decks, Collector Boosters, and Secret Lair drops -- are a labor of love, invoking the history of Doctor Who™ through the lens of Magic. Designers, writers, and artists worked to capture the world of Doctor Who™ in a way that made it exciting for fans of Doctor Who™ and Magic.

Magic: The Gathering® – Doctor Who™ releases on October 13, 2023. You can get it now from online retailers like Amazonyour local game store, and wherever Magic products are sold. For more details, visit DailyMTG.

For more press information, please contact [email protected] 

About Magic: The Gathering
Magic: The Gathering’s compelling characters, fantastic worlds, and deep strategic gameplay have entertained and delighted fans for 30  years. Fans can experience Magic through the tabletop trading card game, the digital game Magic: The Gathering Arena, a New York Times bestselling novel, and a critically acclaimed comic book series. With more than 50 million fans to date, Magic is a worldwide phenomenon published in more than 150 countries.

About Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., is an award-winning developer and publisher of tabletop and digital games that ignite a sense of adventure in passionate players around the globe. Best known for publishing groundbreaking fantasy franchises, MAGIC: THE GATHERING® and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS®, Wizards is dedicated to bringing together world-class talent to create unforgettable play experiences at its headquarters in Washington and studios in Austin and Montreal. Learn more at www.wizards.com

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