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Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate

Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate takes the flair and flavor of Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms and picks up where 2020's Commander Legends release left off: a fun-first set packed with legendary creatures, epic additions to your favorite Commander decks, and the return of Commander Draft to bring the battle to your own party of friends.

CLB key artworkArt by: John Stanko

It matches the social gameplay fun of Magic: The Gathering Commander with the flavor and excitement of being a powerful, high-level character in Dungeons & Dragons. Whether you're a Dungeons & Dragons fan ready to explore a new multiplayer game or a Magic multiplayer master ready to draft and play with friends again, Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate combines these experiences into unique gameplay for every fan.

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CLB Set Booster
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CLB Draft Booster Display
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CLB Draft Booster
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CLB Collector Booster Display
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CLB Prerelease Pack
Prerelease Pack

Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate will be available in many familiar ways:

  • Draft, Set, and Collector Boosters
  • Bundle
  • Prerelease Pack, containing three Draft Boosters, a year-stamped foil rare or mythic rare, a dungeon card, and a MTG Arena code card

And, like Commander Legends before it, Draft Boosters will contain 20 cards—one of which will be a traditional foil!

Plus, four Commander decks will be available as well:

  • Party Time (white-black)
  • Mind Flayarrrs (blue-black)
  • Draconic Dissent (blue-red)
  • Exit from Exile (red-green)

Each features a ready-to-play 100-card Commander deck featuring ten new-to-Magic cards plus a Collector Booster Sample Pack, like with Streets of New Capenna Commander.

COMMANDER LEGENDS: BATTLE FOR BALDUR'S GATE KEY DATES

  • Debut and Previews Begin: May 16
  • Card Image Gallery Complete: May 23
  • Commander Previews: May 24–25
  • Commander Card Image Gallery Complete: May 26
  • In-Store Prerelease Events and Sales Begin: June 3
  • Worldwide Release: June 10
  • Launch Parties: June 10–12

And if a greater gathering of friends—a convention hall full of adventurers to match wits and share multiplayer showdowns with—is something you're interested in, then CommandFest is for you. This Magic event celebrating Commander play returns with Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate, and we'll share more information about these events soon.

DRAFT YOUR PARTY. BUILD YOUR LEGEND.

Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate features the return of Commander Draft. Commander Draft is a unique Limited format combining Commander's multiplayer gameplay and rules with drafting 20-card boosters to build a deck to match.

If you missed out on 2020's Commander Legends release showing off the Commander Draft format, Gavin Verhey's Good Morning Magic video covering the format can get you up to speed on what it's all about:

 

 

THE DIGITAL BEYOND

Prefer to play on your PC or mobile device? Fancy one-on-one showdowns over the adventure of multiplayer? Ready to level up with the latest Alchemy and Historic cards only available on MTG Arena?

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Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate releases this July, bringing hundreds of new cards to MTG Arena and launching with everything you've come to expect from full set releases—including a Set Mastery, Draft gameplay modes, and more.

We'll share more about Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate closer to release this July.

THE FIRST PREVIEWS

All of the dates, artwork, and first previews for Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate were shared earlier on Weekly MTG.

 

 

If the video reveal isn't what you're looking for, we've got all the preview cards you missed right here. First, let's look at some of the most exciting options for our mana bases.

Bountiful PromenadeLuxury SuiteMorphic Pool
Sea of CloudsSpire GardenReflecting Pool

Or if aesthetics is something you like with your lands, the extended-art versions can be yours as well:

Extended-art Bountiful PromenadeExtended-art Luxury SuiteExtended-art Morphic Pool
Extended-art Sea of CloudsExtended-art Spire GardenExtended-art Reflecting Pool

If you were a fan of Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms cards featuring the rulebook art treatment, you're in luck as it's returning—and bringing iconic creatures and spells along with it, too:

FireballRulebook Fireball
Lightning BoltRulebook Lightning Bolt

Of course, it isn't Dungeons & Dragons without Dragons—and heroes that may face off against them:

Ancient Brass DragonBorderless Ancient Brass DragonRulebook Ancient Brass Dragon
Minsc & Boo, Timeless HeroesBorderless Minsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes

Picking up a Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate Bundle will net you an alternate-art version of Wand of Wonder:

Wand of WonderExtended-art Wand of WonderPromo Wand of Wonder

And picking up a full Draft, Set, or Collector Booster display of Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate from your local game store—while supplies last—can net you the Buy-a-Box promo version of Elder Brain.

Elder BrainExtended-art Elder BrainPromo Elder Brain

We'll hit the ground running when Magic returns to Faerûn with Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate. Previews begin May 16, with the worldwide release planned for June 10—see you there!

 

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Streets of New Capenna Promo Reveals!

Streets of New Capenna Game Day Tips & Promo Reveals

April 12, 2022 | 2 min to read

With the return of the Pro Tour just announced, your community may be seeking additional opportunities to test their skills with competitive play. Game Day is the perfect event to facilitate that need—and Game Day for Streets of New Capenna is just a month away!

From May 7 to 15, you can host Game Day in your store to engage your competitive players with the opportunity for bragging rights and prizes worthy of the golden age.

Game Day Promos: Participation, Top 8, Winners

The Promos coming with Game Day this season feature a returning frame that will be familiar to your long-time fans of the event.

Additionally, the winner Promo, All-Seeing Arbiter, is a new mythic rare card from the Streets of New Capenna set—show off the cards and iconic frame treatment as you market your event to generate more excitement among your community.

You'll receive three types of Promos in your Game Day kit: for participation, each of your Top 8 players, and one for the winner.

    • Participation Promo: Power Word Kill

    • Top 8 Promo: Skyclave Apparition

  • First Place Promo: All-Seeing Arbiter

Remember, the amount of participation Promos you receive will depend on your community size, and you'll receive eight Top 8 Promos and one First Place Promo.

Game Day Formats

You can host Game Day using the following formats:

    • Draft

    • Sealed

    • Standard

  • Two-Player Brawl

Remember, you can only run Booster Draft or Sealed events if you use Streets of New Capenna Draft Boosters for the event. Game Day is run using Swiss rounds that cut to a top 8.

Tips for Hosting Game Day In-Store

In case you missed it, here's a video by Maria Bartholdi that quickly explains all the need-to-knows for hosting Game Day at your store. Be sure to give it a look if you need a refresher.

Whether you're a Game Day veteran or hosting one for the first time, there are two additional tips to keep top-of-mind:

  • Run your players' preferred format. It's easier for you to generate excitement for players if you're able to advertise a format they love to play. Always run what works best for your community.
  • Consider your prize structure in advance. If you want to take the opportunity to entice more casual players to join in the Game Day festivities, you may consider adding additional booster packs as prizes for participation and individual wins.

Schedule Using Wizards EventLink

Scheduling early using Wizards EventLink affords you the maximum amount of time to advertise your event to interested players across your own social media platforms. It also allows these players more time to find you through the Store & Event Locator.

Putting your Game Day on the books in Wizards EventLink should only take a few clicks—so be sure to head over and start scheduling today!

 

Streets of New Capenna Spoilers!

Streets of New Capenna Card Image Gallery

Posted in Card Image Gallery on April 13, 2022

By Wizards of the Coast

Check out the cards revealed from Streets of New Capenna below. To view the variant and promo versions of cards, check out our Variant Card Image Gallery.

WHITE

Angelic Observer
Angelic Observer

Ballroom Brawlers
Ballroom Brawlers

Buy Your Silence
Buy Your Silence

Celebrity Fencer
Celebrity Fencer

Depopulate
Depopulate

Elspeth Resplendent
Elspeth Resplendent

Extraction Specialist
Extraction Specialist

Halo Fountain
Halo Fountain

Hold for Ransom
Hold for Ransom

Illuminator Virtuoso
Illuminator Virtuoso

Knockout Blow
Knockout Blow

Mage's Attendant
Mage's Attendant

Mysterious Limousine
Mysterious Limousine

Rabble Rousing
Rabble Rousing

Raffine's Guidance
Raffine's Guidance

Raffine's Informant
Raffine's Informant

Refuse to Yield
Refuse to Yield

Rumor Gatherer
Rumor Gatherer

BLUE

All-Seeing Arbiter
All-Seeing Arbiter

Cut Your Losses
Cut Your Losses

Disdainful Stroke
Disdainful Stroke

Echo Inspector
Echo Inspector

Errant, Street Artist
Errant, Street Artist

Faerie Vandal
Faerie Vandal

Hypnotic Grifter
Hypnotic Grifter

Ledger Shredder
Ledger Shredder

A Little Chat
A Little Chat

Make Disappear
Make Disappear

Obscura Initiate
Obscura Initiate

An Offer You Can't Refuse
An Offer You Can't Refuse

Out of the Way
Out of the Way

Psionic Snoop
Psionic Snoop

Psychic Pickpocket
Psychic Pickpocket

Public Enemy
Public Enemy

Reservoir Kraken
Reservoir Kraken

Rooftop Nuisance
Rooftop Nuisance

Security Bypass
Security Bypass

Sleep with the Fishes
Sleep with the Fishes

Wiretapping
Wiretapping

Witness Protection
Witness Protection

BLACK

Angel of Suffering
Angel of Suffering

Body Launderer
Body Launderer

Cemetery Tampering
Cemetery Tampering

Cut of the Profits
Cut of the Profits

Dig Up the Body
Dig Up the Body

Dusk Mangler
Dusk Mangler

Graveyard Shift
Graveyard Shift

Grisly Sigil
Grisly Sigil

Illicit Shipment
Illicit Shipment

Incriminate
Incriminate

Join the Maestros
Join the Maestros

Maestros Initiate
Maestros Initiate

Murder
Murder

Raffine's Silencer
Raffine's Silencer

Revel Ruiner
Revel Ruiner

Sanguine Spy
Sanguine Spy

Shadow of Mortality
Shadow of Mortality

Shakedown Heavy
Shakedown Heavy

Tavern Swindler
Tavern Swindler

Vampire Scrivener
Vampire Scrivener

RED

Arcane Bombardment
Arcane Bombardment

Big Score
Big Score

Call In a Professional
Call In a Professional

Devilish Valet
Devilish Valet

Hoard Hauler
Hoard Hauler

Jaxis, the Troublemaker
Jaxis, the Troublemaker

Light 'Em Up
Light 'Em Up

Professional Face-Breaker
Professional Face-Breaker

Pyre-Sledge Arsonist
Pyre-Sledge Arsonist

Rob the Archives
Rob the Archives

Sizzling Soloist
Sizzling Soloist

Strangle
Strangle

Unlucky Witness
Unlucky Witness

Urabrask, Heretic Praetor
Urabrask, Heretic Praetor

Witty Roastmaster
Witty Roastmaster

GREEN

Attended Socialite
Attended Socialite

Cabaretti Initiate
Cabaretti Initiate

Courier's Briefcase
Courier's Briefcase

Elegant Entourage
Elegant Entourage

Evolving Door
Evolving Door

Fight Rigging
Fight Rigging

Freelance Muscle
Freelance Muscle

Gala Greeters
Gala Greeters

Luxurious Libation
Luxurious Libation

Social Climber
Social Climber

Topiary Stomper
Topiary Stomper

Venom Connoisseur
Venom Connoisseur

Vivien on the Hunt
Vivien on the Hunt

MULTICOLORED

Aven Heartstabber
Aven Heartstabber

Black Market Tycoon
Black Market Tycoon

Body Dropper
Body Dropper

Brazen Upstart
Brazen Upstart

Brokers Ascendancy
Brokers Ascendancy

Brokers Charm
Brokers Charm

Cabaretti Ascendancy
Cabaretti Ascendancy

Cabaretti Charm
Cabaretti Charm

Celestial Regulator
Celestial Regulator

Ceremonial Groundbreaker
Ceremonial Groundbreaker

Cormela, Glamour Thief
Cormela, Glamour Thief

Corpse Appraiser
Corpse Appraiser

Disciplined Duelist
Disciplined Duelist

Evelyn, the Covetous
Evelyn, the Covetous

Exotic Pets
Exotic Pets

Falco Spara, Pactweaver
Falco Spara, Pactweaver

Fatal Grudge
Fatal Grudge

Fleetfoot Dancer
Fleetfoot Dancer

Forge Boss
Forge Boss

Hostile Takeover
Hostile Takeover

Incandescent Aria
Incandescent Aria

Jetmir, Nexus of Revels
Jetmir, Nexus of Revels

Jinnie Fay, Jetmir's Second
Jinnie Fay, Jetmir's Second

Lord Xander, the Collector
Lord Xander, the Collector

Maestros Ascendancy
Maestros Ascendancy

Maestros Charm
Maestros Charm

Maestros Diabolist
Maestros Diabolist

Metropolis Angel
Metropolis Angel

Nimble Larcenist
Nimble Larcenist

Ob Nixilis, the Adversary
Ob Nixilis, the Adversary

Obscura Ascendancy
Obscura Ascendancy

Obscura Charm
Obscura Charm

Obscura Interceptor
Obscura Interceptor

Park Heights Pegasus
Park Heights Pegasus

Queza, Augur of Agonies
Queza, Augur of Agonies

Raffine, Scheming Seer
Raffine, Scheming Seer

Rakish Revelers
Rakish Revelers

Riveteers Charm
Riveteers Charm

Rocco, Cabaretti Caterer
Rocco, Cabaretti Caterer

Scheming Fence
Scheming Fence

Security Rhox
Security Rhox

Shattered Seraph
Shattered Seraph

Snooping Newsie
Snooping Newsie

Stimulus Package
Stimulus Package

Syndicate Infiltrator
Syndicate Infiltrator

Tainted Indulgence
Tainted Indulgence

Toluz, Clever Conductor
Toluz, Clever Conductor

Unleash the Inferno
Unleash the Inferno

Void Rend
Void Rend

Ziatora, the Incinerator
Ziatora, the Incinerator

ARTIFACT

Arc Spitter
Arc Spitter

Chrome Cat
Chrome Cat

Getaway Car
Getaway Car

Luxior, Giada's Gift
Luxior, Giada's Gift

Suspicious Bookcase
Suspicious Bookcase

Unlicensed Hearse
Unlicensed Hearse

LAND

Botanical Plaza
Botanical Plaza

Cabaretti Courtyard
Cabaretti Courtyard

Jetmir's Garden
Jetmir's Garden

Maestros Theater
Maestros Theater

Obscura Storefront
Obscura Storefront

Racers' Ring
Racers' Ring

Raffine's Tower
Raffine's Tower

Skybridge Towers
Skybridge Towers

Spara's Headquarters
Spara's Headquarters

Tramway Station
Tramway Station

Waterfront District
Waterfront District

Xander's Lounge
Xander's Lounge

Ziatora's Proving Ground
Ziatora's Proving Ground

Plains
Plains

Plains
Plains

Island
Island

Island
Island

Swamp
Swamp

Swamp
Swamp

Mountain
Mountain

Mountain
Mountain

Forest
Forest

Forest
Forest

 

 

How to Play Modern

Modern is a constructed format and therefore adheres to the following constructed rules:

  • Minimum of sixty cards
  • No maximum deck size, as long as you can shuffle your deck unassisted
  • Up to fifteen cards in your sideboard, if used

With the exception of basic lands (Plains, Island, Swamp, Mountain, Forest, and Wastes), your combined deck and sideboard may not contain more than four of any individual card, counted by its English card title equivalent.

Note: The five snow-covered lands from the Ice Age block—Snow-Covered Plains, Snow-Covered Island, Snow-Covered Swamp, Snow-Covered Mountain, and Snow-Covered Forest—are also basic lands. Snow-covered lands are only permitted in formats that allow expansions from the Ice Age block.

The following card sets are permitted in Modern tournaments:

Modern Banned Cards

This format lets you dive deeper into Magic's history, allowing cards from Eighth edition to today.

The following cards are banned:

 

Adventure League

What Is the D&D Adventurers League?

 

 

 

The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. It uses the fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons rules, and features the Forgotten Realms setting. You can play D&D Adventurers League games literally anywhere. Players use the fifth edition rules to create a character and bring that character to games anywhere D&D Adventurers League play is happening.

Organizing an Event

Follow these simple steps to get started!

  • Find a place to play. Game stores are typically the best places to organize D&D Adventurers League games, but you can organize an event at other locations such as a school, library, or community center.
     
  • Find Dungeon Masters. Recruit from among your friends, interested players in your store, or use social media and other online community groups to get Dungeon Masters for your event.
     
  • Advertise your event. Post flyers in nearby stores, schools, and community centers. Create online events and allow players to register for games. Use social media to promote your event too!
     
  • Prepare event materials. You’ll need things like blank character sheets, adventure logsheets, pre-generated characters, event registration lists, and copies of the adventures you’re featuring at the event. Adventures meant for D&D Adventurers League play can be purchased online at the Dungeon Masters Guild.
     
  • Run your event and show your attendees a good time! Make sure to be responsive to feedback and address any issues that come up as soon as possible.

Where to Play Games

D&D Adventurers League play is focused flexibility of play and venue. It can be played in a variety of locations of the group's choice. Some examples include:

  • Private play including home play and online play. Published adventures themed around the current D&D storyline are considered official for D&D Adventurers League, so you can use those or adventures available through the Dungeon Masters Guild.
     
  • Game stores are supported through the Wizards Play Network.
     
  • Conventions describe in-person public play events. This can include actual gaming conventions, as well as a one-off public gatherings or game days.
     
  • Online includes play on various online platforms, such as Fantasy Grounds and Roll20.

Adventures & Campaigns

Most adventures created specifically for D&D Adventurers League are playable with 2-4 hours, with some higher-level adventures taking up to 8 hours to play. You can find all of these on the DM’s Guild!

There are three different worlds you can choose to play in within the D&D Adventurers League. Each has its own set of rules for play.

Forgotten Realms
This encompasses the vast majority of D&D Adventurers League play and includes the Dreams of the Red Wizards campaign, the seasonal campaigns related to releases such as The Wild Beyond the Witchlight and Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden, and rules to play with associated Wizards products set in the Forgotten Realms as part of D&D Adventurers League (such as our book and boxed set products set in and around the Forgotten Realms). It also includes all of our past seasons of play.

Ravenloft
Consisting of the Ravenloft: Mist Hunters storyline, you can play as a native character traversing the Domains of Dread. The storyline has its own tab, accessible in the tab navigation above.

Eberron
The Eberron: Oracle of War storyline takes your character from 1st level all the way to 20th level in a continent-spanning, engaging story arc.

 

OTS in Yu-gi-oh!

The Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship is a way for Official Tournament Stores (OTS) to provide Duelists with a Store level Championship which offers them the opportunity to earn invites to the WCQ: Continental Championship. Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship tournaments are held simultaneously throughout Europe. The next Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship is scheduled to occur on either Saturday, 5th of March or Sunday, 6th of March 2022.

 

OTS Championship Game Mats

In addition to the standard participation prizes, top 4 Duelists will earn an invite to the next WCQ: Continental Championship and the winner will receive an exclusive Game Mat!

 

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Illusion of Chaos Game Mat
Battle of Chaos Season

 

 

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Floowandereeze Game Mat
Burst of Destiny Season

 

Gabrisaur Dice Kickstarter

 

Greetings, readers! We have a very exciting update: we’re preparing to launch a new dice collection from Gabrisaur Dice, which is run by Gabriel and Alex. The collection features three all-new sets (plus three more if unlocked!) inspired by different dinosaurs and is coming to Kickstarter very soon, with shipping and fulfillment by Little Dragon Corp. This week, I chatted to Gabriel and Alex to find out more, and to gather an exclusive preview for Dragons’ Digest readers.

Gabriel designed the dice for Gabrisaur Dice by choosing colour combinations from the pantone website with Alex. He also chose the glitters that he wanted and took inspiration from the dice sets made by Little Dragon Corp. When I asked him what his favourite colour was, he named pretty much all of them. He also loves dinosaurs of all kinds and came up with these sets based on dinosaur figurines that he owns.

All dice included in this Kickstarter will be a single print run, never to be produced again afterwards. This campaign will also be shorter than some of our previous ones, lasting only 15 days. We’re starting with three sets: Pinkasaurus Rex, Neonasaurs, and Blueceratops. If they are unlocked, you’ll be able to choose from three more sets: Dice Tail, Brachioblue, and Pterodactyellow. Check out the previews below!

 

What is Commander?

 

What is Commander?

Commander is an exciting, unique way to play Magic that is all about awesome legendary creatures, big plays, and battling your friends in epic multiplayer games! In Commander, each player chooses a legendary creature as the commander of their deck. They then play with a 99-card deck that contains only cards of their commander's colors. Also, other than basic lands, each deck can only use one copy of any card. During the game, you can cast your commander multiple times, meaning your favorite Legendary Creature can come back again and again to lead the charge as you battle for victory!

HOW TO PLAY COMMANDER

The Commander format is all about picking your hero and building a deck around them. In this casual, multiplayer format, you choose a legendary creature to serve as your commander and build the rest of your deck around their color identity.

THE BASICS

YOUR DECK

  • 1 commander card (legendary creature)
  • 99 other cards
  • Only one copy of any card, except basic lands
  • All cards must be in the color identity of the commander

THE GAME

  • 2–6 players
  • Free-for-all multiplayer format
  • Start with 40 life
  • All commanders start in their command zone
  • Take turns in clockwise order
  • Last player standing wins

 

Full Rules

 

TERMS TO KNOW

Color Identity

A card's color identity can come from any part of that card, including its casting cost and any mana symbols in its text. Every card in your Commander deck must only use mana symbols that also appear on your commander. Colorless cards are allowed as well.

Command Zone

This is where your commander resides during the game when they are not in play. At the start of the game, each player puts their commander face up into the command zone. A commander can be cast from the command zone for its normal costs, plus an additional two mana for each previous time it's been cast from the command zone this game. If your commander would be put into your library, hand, graveyard or exile from anywhere, you may return it to your command zone instead.

Commander Damage

A player that's been dealt 21 or more combat damage by the same commander over the course of the game loses the game. The commander is tracked across zone changes for this purpose (for example, if one player takes control of another player's commander, any damage that commander already dealt is still counted).

PLAY FREE-FOR-ALL MULTIPLAYER

If you're playing a game of Commander with three or more people, you play against each other in a free-for-all multiplayer format.

Each player starts with 40 life, places their commander face-up in their command zone, and draws a hand of seven cards. Players are seated randomly in a circle and turns progress one player at a time in clockwise order around the table.

During gameplay, a player may choose to attack any other player, regardless of their position on the table, and can also choose to attack multiple different players during their attack phase. Permanents, spells, and abilities can also target any player around the table (as long as they don't explicitly say they must be used on "you").

Your goal is to crush every other player, using strategy, skill, and the cards at your disposal. The last player left standing in each game wins!

Commander Banned Cards

The following cards are banned from the format:

  • 25 cards with the Card Type “Conspiracy." Click here for list.
  • 9 cards that reference "playing for ante." Click here for list.
  • Cards whose art, text, name, or combination thereof that are racially or culturally offensive are banned in all formats. This list is a work in progress. Click here for the list.