Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc and an award-winning developer and publisher of tabletop and digital games, announces the release of the new Wizards of the Coast collection. Magic: The Gathering (MTG) called Legends of Commander: Battle for Baldur’s Gate. This new title is inspired by the iconic characters and mechanics of the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) and will be available from June 10.
In Battle for Baldur’s Gate, players will travel to the most influential metropolis in the Forgotten Realms. Trade is at its peak in this one city, attracting wealth-seeking merchants, penniless refugees, and other inhabitants of the continent of Faerûn who are confident that they will have a second chance to prosper.
Those familiar with Dungeons & Dragons lore will meet familiar characters like Witch Queen Tasha, Elminster Aumar, Minsc, and Boo the hamster. An expansion to Commander Legends released in 2020, this expansion consists of 361 cards and will give users more freedom than ever to build their own legend.
Battle for Baldur’s Gate will allow players to include two or more of the same cards in a deck, breaking the Singleton rule of the traditional Commander game. In addition, it includes a new type of spell called Background that gives bonuses to commanders and gives them an ability to increase their power.
As a D&D based set, initiative checks will also be present. Here it is broken down into three key actions:
Each time a player takes initiative, a new dungeon card will go to the Undercity. The player ventures back into the Underground City at the start of each turn. Finally, by completing the challenge, various cards in the game improve.
And as the extension stays true to Baldur’s Gate traditions, the Rulebook designs also return. Each Legendary Creature card will have a D&D Monster Manual-look frame, reminiscent of the classic rulebook aesthetic beloved by fans of the game. To top it off, there will be special borderless frames for certain Rare Planeswalkers, artifacts and creatures including five new Elder Dragons where each one represents a color and a powerful ability.
Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate will be available in official stores in Draft Booster, Edition Booster, and Collector Booster formats. It can also be found in pre-constructed decks, a pre-release pack, and a special Legends of Baldur bundle containing a giant 20-sided die.