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The Walking Dead Coming to Magic: The Gathering in Secret Lair Drop On Sunday

September 28, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
The Walking Dead Magic: The Gathering

Magic: the Gathering has no shortage of necromancy (hello my fellow black deck fans), but its zombie quotient is getting upped when The Walking Dead invades the CCG on Sunday. Wizards of the Coast has announced that their latest Secret Lair drop is a crossover with the Walking Dead universe that launches on October 4th. The very limited drop will include an all-premium-foil set of cards, with several to be revealed in the coming weeks and the last being kept a secret to be discovered. You can see some below.

The cards in the set will be entirely new to Magic and feature the characters of the long-running zombie TV series, with new gameplay and text which will be legal in the Legacy, Vintage, and Commander formats. The announcement reads:

AMC’s The Walking Dead Secret Lair drop will be open for pre-order for a very limited time between October 4th and October 12th. The Sun., Oct. 4th, launch will coincide with AMC’s “We Are The Walking Dead Weekend,” beginning with The Walking Dead Special Event: The Whisperer War Final Showdown at 9/8c, followed by the premiere of The Walking Dead: World Beyond at 10/9c, and ending with a special episode of Talking Dead at 11/10c, where fans can anticipate an unboxing and preview of the cards. With this, the set will be available for preorder at 11:30pm ET.

“Wizards of the Coast is thrilled to collaborate with AMC to bring these iconic characters to the greatest strategy card game,” said Bill Rose, SVP of Magic: The Gathering design and development, Wizards of the Coast. “We can’t wait for fans of both Magic: The Gathering and AMC’s The Walking Dead to discover fun new ways to play when they add this Secret Lair drop to their collection.”

“Magic: The Gathering is one of the most seminal works in the history of gaming,” said Clayton Neuman, VP of Games for AMC. “So, we were beyond thrilled to work with Wizards to pair it with one of the most beloved series in the history of television. These cards are a perfect blend of the two universes, and we can’t wait for fans to get their hands on them and discover all the tricks we’ve hidden up our sleeves.”