Pre-order this Magic: The Gathering Lord of the Rings set, precious cover image

Pre-order this Magic: The Gathering Lord of the Rings set, precious

You’re going to want to pre-order this Magic: The Gathering x Lord of the Rings set faster than you can spell PO-TA-TOE.

The shared metaverse of IP crossovers continues to grow, as Hasbro's Universes Beyond line of MTG cards announced a Magic: The Gathering x Lord of the Rings set today. What Fornite began years before, other games and franchises are now dipping their own toes into these potentially profitable waters. The draft and straight-to-Modern MTG x LOTR set releases June 23, 2023 and will feature a number of products across the Magic line.

If you're still on the fence about this set, you may want to figure things out in a hurry. The set was part of announcement last fall that included other franchises coming to MTG such as Assassin's Creed and Final Fantasy. So, fans have had a while to contemplate how hard they plan on going in for a LOTR set.

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MTG x LOTR = $$$

The Lord of the Rings franchise is no stranger to collectible card games, but this new venture with Magic: The Gathering is a whole other animal. MTG parent company Hasbro has been lightly accused in the past years of maybe bleeding the stone dry. This included a stock estimate in which the Bank of America has accused Hasbro of “killing its golden goose."

Surely that's nonsense. Anyways, do you have a spare 400 dollarbucks laying around?

If you thought this once in a lifetime crossover would come cheap then you truly know nothing about Magic: The Gathering. Here's the listed products so far, as well as some good faith estimates on prices (in USD) thanks to Amazon:

The Brothers' War Set Booster Box contains 30 packs and is currently on discount
The Brothers' War Set Booster Box contains 30 packs and is currently on discount
If this is your first foray into Magic the Gathering, the <a href="https://amzn.to/41vMSH0" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Tales of Middle-Earth Starter Kit</a> might be for you
If this is your first foray into Magic the Gathering, the Tales of Middle-Earth Starter Kit might be for you
  • Magic: The Gathering The Lord of The Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Commander Deck Bundle – Includes All 4 Decks - $186.51
  • MTG The Lord of The Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Starter Kit - Learn to Play with 2 Ready-to-Play Decks + 2 Codes to Play Online (2-Player Card Game) - $19.94
  • Magic The Gathering The Lord of The Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Jumpstart Booster Box (18 Packs) - 2-Player Card Game - $101.83
  • MTG The Lord of The Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Bundle - 8 Set Boosters + Accessories - $52.60

Woof. You're going to need to find a magic ring to afford all this cardboard.

We're going on an adventure

If past IP crossover sets with MTG such as Warhammer and Dungeons & Dragons are any indicator then expect this LOTR set to vanish quickly. Consider pre-ordering now if you want any hope of finding all the members of your party for the long march to Mordor, and get ready for its release in late June.

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