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The Royal Fairy Courts of Eldraine Want YOU in Magic: The Gathering’s Next Expansion Throne of Eldraine

FernGully says, "What's good?"

Oona, Queen of the Fae art by Adam Rex from Magic: The Gathering

Today at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Wizards of the Coast announced that the next expansion in the series will bring back fairies in the Throne of Eldraine set, which is due to be released his fall, according to Hipsters of the Coast.

The announcement was made with a huge flare for the dramatic with invitations from the Royal Courts of Eldraine appearing at the Magic booth at SDCC this morning. The inside of the invite has the logo for Throne of Eldraine and its prerelease dates: September 28–29, 2019. Fairies, in the world of Magic, mostly exist on the plane of Lorwyn, which is apparently a fan-favorite plane (before my time as a player). However, Magic’s Head Designer Mark Rosewater confirmed that this isn’t going to take place in Lorwyn, so we might be getting a whole new breed of fae to explore.

We’re still waiting for more information about the set, but the MTG Twitter has been filed with FernGully gifs and Fairly OddParents memes, so I’m delighted. Rosewater will be hosting his Magic: The Gathering SDCC panel this Saturday at 6PM PDT (9PM EDT), so I’m sure we’ll find out some more information about the set, and hopefully some preview cards, then.

As an EDH player, I’ve never personally used a fairy-themed deck because it only gives you two options for your commander: Oona, Queen of the Fae, or Wydwen, the Biting Gale, and neither of them really did anything for me, so I’m excited to see what new fairy commanders might be coming out from this set.

And the elves. Bring on the elves.

Oona, Queen of the Fae

Oona, Queen of the Fae {3}{U/B}{U/B}{U/B}
Legendary Creature — Faerie Wizard
{X}{U/B}: Choose a color. Target opponent exiles the top X cards of their library. For each card of the chosen color exiled this way, create a 1/1 blue and black Faerie Rogue creature token with flying.
Illustrated by Adam Rex

Wydwen, the Biting Gale

Wydwen, the Biting Gale {2}{U}{B}
Legendary Creature — Faerie Wizard
{U}{B}, Pay 1 life: Return Wydwen, the Biting Gale to its owner’s hand.
In a world of bright, cloudless skies, she is the dark storm on the horizon.
Illustrated by Matt Cavotta


Time to get your FernGully on.

Crystal from FernGully being too cute for an animated character

(via 20th Century Fox)

(via Hipsters of the Coast, image: Adam Rex/WotC)

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