During an investor meeting on Thursday, Wizards of the Coast announced the parent company Hasbro a new initiative for Magic the Gathering. Called Universes Beyond, this new product line includes other licensed properties, including Warhammer 40,000 and JRR Tolkien’s Middle Earth. In a blog post published later on Thursday, Wizards provided more details on what the new product line will look like.
“Universes Beyond came about thanks to a simple idea,” Wizards said in the blog post, “if we can expand our story beyond the game system to things like comics, novels and other games, then we can surely expand the game system to let players explore worlds outside Magi. ”
“Universes Beyond products will generally be sold Magi channels – these will not be strictly Secret Lair products, ”said Wizards, referring to direct online sales, online retail and brick-and-mortar stores. “The Warhammer 40,000 Commander tires, for example, will be available wherever we currently sell Commander tires, which will Lord of the Rings product. We may from time to time make related Secret Lair products related to the main release, which Secret Lair Godzilla lands when Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths come out. There will also be occasional stand-alone product such as The wanderers died, but the intention is to typically make Universes Beyond as accessible as anyone else Magi product.”
Wizards also specified that the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons theme Adventures in the forgotten realms set is not part of the Universes Beyond initiative. It seems to have been wrong during the investor call earlier. But the company definitely came down by saying that Universes Beyond will not just be reskins of existing cards. Some products in the series will contain brand new cards with new rules and mechanics. The Legality of Universes Beyond Cards in MagiMany formats are still an open question, and will probably change from set to set.