Home Gaming Exclusive: Stranger Things’ Hopper and Eleven Magic: The Gathering Cards Revealed

Exclusive: Stranger Things’ Hopper and Eleven Magic: The Gathering Cards Revealed

IGN is happy to share an unique sneak peak at two playing cards from Magic: The Gathering’s upcoming Stranger Things Secret Lair set: Chief Jim Hopper and Eleven, The Mage.

Hopper and Eleven are each legendary creatures, every with the “Friends Forever” capacity, which lets you use them partnered with each other to concurrently lead a Commander deck. Here’s what they seem like:

The Stranger Things Secret Lair can have a complete of eight mechanically distinctive playing cards (in addition to a Stranger Things-themed Clue token) with full particulars set to be revealed on an official Wizards of the Coast livestream at 2:30pm PT at present. The set might be launched alongside six different Secret Lairs as a part of Magic’s “October Superdrop,” which kicks off preorders subsequent week on October 18.

This isn’t the primary time Magic has completed a crossover with a preferred TV present, and it most likely gained’t be the final both. A promotional set elevating cash for charity launched My Little Pony cards in 2019, whereas a Secret Lair with characters from The Walking Dead launched in 2020. Wizards of the Coast has additionally already announced upcoming crossovers with Street Fighter, Fortnite, Lord of the Rings, and Warhammer 40k.

Magic: The Gathering – Lord of the Rings, Street Fighter, Fortnite, Warhammer 40K Card Art

WOTC says The Walking Dead was the preferred Secret Lair it has made up to now when it comes to gross sales, however Universes Beyond has additionally spurred uncertainty about Magic’s future amongst some followers. Many are excited by the tie-ins and the brand new gamers The Walking Dead proved these crossovers are in a position to herald, whereas others see it as a dilution of Magic’s personal world because the variety of new units continues to extend. IGN lately spoke with Wizards of the Coast and dozens of Magic gamers – from informal followers to Hall of Fame professionals – about what Magic’s future might look like.

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