Usually it’s a bad thing when new characters turn your favorite fantasy world into a dystopian wasteland. This is not one of those times. In fact, this is one of the very rare occasions when that will be a good thing. Magic: The Gathering has announced its latest crossover will bring a beloved post-apocalyptic video game world to tabletops. The trading card game is partnering with Fallout for a big S.P.E.C.I.A.L. new collection.
Load up your Pip-Boy with plenty of mana (you figure out how!) because Magic: The Gathering – Fallout is coming next year. When it arrives it won’t show up with just a few fun cards like some other Magic: The Gathering collaborations, either. This is a considerable union of two very popular games. Here’s how Wizards of the Coast describes its upcoming Fallout collection:
Magic: The Gathering – Fallout celebrates elements of all Fallout games since 1997 and represents the first “modern view” of some of the classic Fallout games, including updates to characters and settings from Fallout and Fallout 2. We hope to pay homage to Fallout‘s high-energy, high-action, post-nuclear RPG roots. Whether you join the side of some of Fallout‘s most infamous characters or choose to play as a Vault survivor fighting gangs of raiders, super-mutants, irradiated monsters, and pre-war robots, life in the wastes won’t be easy!
The Fallout collection will feature four Commander decks, each with its own theme. That will include the Dogmeat-centered Scrappy Survivors deck, Mutant Menace, Hail, Caesar, and Science! They’ll be sold individually and as a bundle.
They’ll be supplemented by Collector Boosters with Booster Fun. Collector Boosters will come in both traditional foil and surge foil cards. They’ll also be where fans can find non-foil, full-art basic lands that depict five “isometric environments like those seen in the classic Fallout games.” And Magic: The Gathering – Fallout Collector Boosters will see the return of extended-art cards in non-foil, traditional foil, and surge foil.
As if all of that wasn’t enough, the collection will also include cards for Bobbleheads, which are getting the “serialized treatment.” That will include seven cards with serialization on 500 copies each. They’ll look too good for a wasteland, too. These cards are getting the double rainbow foil treatment.
In addition to providing an early look at many cards in the set, Magic: The Gathering also went deep with a video on what fans can expect.
Magic: The Gathering – Fallout won’t be available until March 8, 2024. However, you can already pre-order your decks and Boosters now.
While you wait we recommend playing both Magic: The Gathering and Fallout as much as you can. Preferably at the same time. That way it won’t be jarring to realize it’s a good thing your favorite fantasy world has become a post-nuclear dystopia.