The long awaited collaboration between Doctor Who and iconic card strategy game Magic: The Gathering is almost here!
Fans of both Doctor Who and Magic: The Gathering have been exciting awaiting the crossover between the two ever sine it was first announced. And now the cards themselves are finally here. The Doctor Who decks form part of the Worlds Beyond strand of the fantasy card game. Worlds Beyond allows other science fiction and fantasy universes get to play in the Magic sandbox. But cards are compatible with the main game system so can be folded into other games. The Doctor Who cards form four ‘commander decks’ with everything you need to begin, though you can also buy individual packs containing smaller selections of random Doctor Who cards.
As you’d expect from Magic: The Gathering each card features gorgeous original art exclusive to the set.
Each deck contains:
- 100 Magic cards (2 Rainbow Foil Legendary Creature cards, 98 nonfoil cards)
- 10 Planechase cards
- 1 six-sided planar die
- 2-card Collector Booster Sample Pack (contains 2 Rainbow Foil or nonfoil special treatment cards, with 1 Common or Uncommon and 1 card of rarity Rare or higher)
- 1 foil-etched Display Commander (a thick cardstock copy of the commander card with foil etched into the card’s border and art)
- 10 double-sided tokens
- 1 deck box (can hold 100 sleeved cards)
- 1 Life Wheel
- 1 strategy insert
- 1 reference card
The four Doctor Who Commander Decks are:
Blast from the Past
A Green-White-Blue deck containing Doctors, companions, allies, villains and monsters from 1963-1996, with the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith serving as the Commander Cards
A Blue-Red-White deck with a similar mix of characters from 2005-2013, with the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler as the Commanders.
A Green-Blue-Red deck of heroes and monsters from 2014-2022, with Commander Cards featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and Yasmin Khan. Wizards of the Coast have also said they “haven’t forgotten” the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Doctors, but that details on those will
Masters of Evil
A Blue-Black-Red deck focusing on the bad guys. This is where you’ll find all the most well known villains and monsters from all across all six decades of Doctor Who, with Davros serving as the Commander Card.
When you crack into one of these Doctor-approved Collector Boosters, you’ll find cards from classic and modern Doctor Who. They serve fans the most fantastic moments, characters, and places from throughout the beloved BBC series’ history.
Every pack contains cards with special treatments that celebrate what makes the show so iconic, including 2 Showcase TARDIS cards (featuring alternate-art and TARDIS-inspired frames), 6–7 Extended-Art cards (frameless cards that show off a card’s artwork in its full glory), tons of Rare cards, and more shiny foil cards than you can shake a sonic screwdriver at, including at least 3 of a special foil type—Surge Foil cards.
Each Doctor Who Collector Booster contains 15 Magic: The Gathering cards, with a total of 12 foil cards (3–10 Surge Foils and 2–9 Rainbow Foils) and 1 Surge Foil or Traditional Foil double-sided token. Every pack includes a combination of 7–14 cards of rarity Rare or higher and up to 7 Uncommon, up to 5 Common, and 1 Land cards.
You can also buy the Doctor Who Collector Booster packs by the box, each box containing 12 packs.
The decks and booster packs are available to pre-order now from Amazon, ahead of their release on the 16th of October. You can also pre-order the booster packs from Forbidden Planet.
You can see a special video preview of what to expect from the decks from one of the designers below: