Magic: The Gathering is once again hitting the trail to become Magic: The Galloping. The popular tabletop trading card game is making a return to trip to a very different fantasy world for another highly unlikely, highly adorable collection. For the second time, a Magic: The Gathering Secret Lair drop will drop in on My Little Pony. And just like before it’s going to saddle up for a very good cause.
Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro have announced a follow-up to their original 2019 My Little Pony Magic card release with Ponies: The Galloping 2. The new set includes cards for four popular colorful cuties: Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, and Rainbow Dash. They come from illustrators Rudy Siswanto, John Thacker, and Anna Steinbauer. And although they “are not tournament-legal,” each card boasts “unique mechanics.”
The set of My Little Pony Magic: the Gathering cards is already available to pre-order exclusively at the Secret Lair website. The regular collection can be yours for $39.99, and there’s a special Foil Edition for $49.99. Both versions will be sold from September 18 through November 6 (at 11:59 p.m. PT).
Besides looking good, there’s a good reason to opt for the foil set. That extra ten dollars will also do some extra special good. While Ponies: The Galloping 2 will make Bronies who also love Magic: The Gathering particularly excited, this My Little Pony collaboration is all about raising money for a good cause. Wizards of the Coast is once again turning Little Ponies into a donation to Extra Life, “a charity program in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Seattle Children’s Autism Center.”
Fifty percent of all proceeds from this collection will go straight to Extra Life in support of the center. Even better? Wizards of the Coast says this is “just the beginning” of their 2023 campaign for Extra Life.
It’s hard to imagine the next part will be as sweet and colorful.