Get a glimpse of the new seven-card Secret Lair for the Tomb Raider series, with an exclusive first look revealing a brand new, mechanically unique card for Lara Croft herself. Keep reading to learn more about this exciting drop from Wizards of the Coast and watch the video to see all the cards!
Flip through the slideshow below or watch the video above to see all the cards, and read on to hear a bit about the drop from Wizards of the Coast.
The upcoming Secret Lair Secretversary Superdrop will introduce five reprinted cards with new Tomb Raider art, a unique treasure token, and a new Lara Croft card to Magic: The Gathering. This crossover is just one of many on the horizon, with commander decks for Fallout and a full crossover set for Final Fantasy on their way in the next year.
This Secret Lair drop is unique in that it includes both mechanically unique cards and reprints with new art. According to Wizards of the Coast Senior Product Designer Daniel Nguyen, each Secret Lair is different due to a variety of factors that go into its development.
“The goal is always to create products that respect and celebrate the partner, the fans, AND that the cards in the drop feel like they belong in someone’s deck,” Nguyen explains. “All are important, and it’s a delicate balance to strike. There are a LOT of conversations that happen during product development with a number of different factors considered, and the inclusion of mechanically unique cards is one of them.”
Nguyen highlights the experimental nature of Secret Lairs within Magic, which allows them to push boundaries and try new approaches. The new Lara Croft card in the Tomb Raider Secret Lair is a unique addition that stands out, but it also integrates seamlessly with existing cards for a cohesive gaming experience.
Wizards of the Coast is open to feedback and aims to incorporate it into future drops, ensuring that fans have a say in the direction of the game’s crossovers. In addition to Tomb Raider, Magic: The Gathering is set to feature more diverse crossovers, including sets inspired by Marvel, Lord of the Rings, and more.
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