Physician Who Is the Subsequent TV Present to Get a Magic: The Gathering Crossover


Wizards of the Coast introduced immediately {that a} Physician Who crossover is within the works for Magic: The Gathering. The most recent in a rising checklist of TV present crossovers, Magic will get new playing cards and 4 distinctive commander decks that includes Physician Who characters someday in Q3 of 2023.

Magic’s crossover merchandise fall beneath a label WOTC calls “Universes Past,” separating them from its personal canonical universe. For instance, immediately’s Wizards Presents reveal occasion additionally gave extra particulars on a Lord of the Rings-themed set popping out in 2023, although that one shall be a lot bigger than the Physician Who crossover.

Magic: The Gathering – Physician Who Universes Past Crossover Artwork

The construction of this one is extra much like the upcoming Warhammer 40K commander decks, however it is going to have booster packs as nicely. There shall be 4 totally different Physician Who commander decks, every with at the least some model new playing cards depicting characters or occasions from the present similar to the 40K decks. The packs coming alongside these shall be Collector Boosters, probably containing particular artwork remedies and foil variations of playing cards made for the crossover.

Whereas particular playing cards weren’t proven, we did already get a take a look at the artwork for a couple of of them (viewable within the gallery above). That features a depiction of Matt Smith’s Eleventh Physician giving his iconic speech on the Pandorica, Jo Martin’s Fugitive Physician, Tom Baker’s Fourth Physician, and even 12 Medical doctors saving Gallifrey from the Daleks. We’ll have to attend and see what the mechanics of those playing cards will seem like, however to date they appear to be very character-focused.

The precise launch date of this crossover hasn’t been revealed, however WOTC says it is going to be timed round a few of Physician Who’s personal present plans within the second half of subsequent yr. That is removed from the primary TV present to reach on a Magic card both — The Strolling Lifeless, Stranger Issues, Arcane, and even My Little Pony have all been aside of the Universes Past initiative. Magic has additionally seen crossovers with videogames too, from Avenue Fighter to Fortnite.

The Wizards Presents occasion additionally detailed Magic’s 2023 set plans, in addition to WOTC’s upcoming plans for Dungeons and Dragons. Most notably, the tabletop roleplaying recreation is taking out “editions” for a brand new system it calls D&D One, however it is going to even be reviving the Planescape setting.

Tom Marks is IGN’s Deputy Opinions Editor. He enjoys card video games, puzzles, platformers, puzzle-platformers, and much extra.

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