Wizards of the Coast has announced Magic: The Gathering 30th Anniversary Edition, which is a commemorative set that features classic cards from the early days of the game, including Black Lotus and the Mox jewels. Magic: The Gathering is celebrating its 30th anniversary, with a year full of events kicking off in 2022.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Magic: The Gathering, the game has returned to the plane that started it all, in the Dominaria United set. This will continue with a storyline that involves the inhabitants of the plane of Phyrexia, in Phyrexia: All Will Be One, March of the Machine, and March of the Machine: Aftermath. The game will then return to two other classic planes, in the Wilds of Eldraine and The Lost Caverns of Ixalan set. The Magic: The Gathering and Doctor Who crossover is also coming next year, along with a crossover with The Lord of the Rings.
The 2022 holiday season is going to be seeing a huge Magic: The Gathering release, as Wizards of the Coast has announced that the Magic: The Gathering 30th Anniversary Edition will be released on November 28 in North America, with other regions seeing the game in 2023. As detailed on the DailyMTG website, Magic: The Gathering 30th Anniversary Edition is a commemorative, collectible, non-tournament-legal product that contains cards from the history of the game, including Black Lotus and the Mox gems.
Magic: The Gathering 30th Anniversary Edition Features The Power Nine
The cards in the Magic: The Gathering 30th Anniversary Edition packs have a special back, but players can always use sleeves if they want to use them as proxies. These will be some incredibly expensive proxies, however, as Magic: The Gathering 30th Anniversary Edition costs $999.00 for four packs. Players might need an actual Magic Black Lotus card they can sell to afford one of these display sets. The packs contain 15 cards, 13 of which will use the modern frame type and they contain one rare, three uncommons, seven commons, and two basic lands, plus one basic land in the retro frame, one additional retro frame card, and a token. The famous dual land cards appears twice as frequently as any other non-dual land rare, which includes both the modern and the retro frame types.
Magic: The Gathering 30th Anniversary Edition has commemorative versions of some of the most iconic and infamous cards in the game, such as the Power Nine (shown above). These early Magic: The Gathering cards helped create the banlist, due to how strong they were. This set is extremely expensive, but Wizards of the Coast is gifting one display of Magic: The Gathering 30th Anniversary Edition to all WPN stores, and three copies to all Premium WPN stories, including stores in regions where this product cannot be shipped. This means players all over the world should check in at their local game store and see how they can take part in the 30th anniversary of Magic: The Gathering.