There was a time when each franchise was its own thing, and crossovers were something strange and highly celebrated. But in recent times, especially since ‘Fortnite’ opened up to any franchise making appearances in various game seasons, everyone wanted to jump on the bandwagon of chance crossovers, from ‘Call of Duty’ to, of course, ‘Magic: The Gathering.’
My little Magic
If you love Magic but wish the cards could mingle with ‘The Walking Dead‘ or ‘Stranger Things,’ you’re in luck: Secret Lair is official, and there you can buy different sets of cards with alternative artwork to the traditional one. You won’t find the most powerful cards here, but simply a way to spruce up your game by turning it into a mishmash of IPs.
For example, among them, there have been cards from ‘Street Fighter,’ Godzilla, the ‘Dungeons & Dragons‘ animated series, ‘Arcane,’ ‘Fortnite,’ ‘Warhammer 40K,’ ‘Transformers,’ or ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Thieves’ Guild,’ all of them priced at $40 per deck of four to five units. Hey, no one said being a Magic collector was cheap.
Now, Wizards of the Coast has announced a crossover with ‘My Little Pony’ titled ‘Ponies: The Galloping’ with four cards that will complete a set with three others released in 2019. In these cards, you’ll have four legendary creatures: Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Applejack, and Rainbow Dash, each with their own abilities. For example, Rainbow Dash can draw a card if she’s 100% cool, but to be cool, you need to have five creatures that can fly.
50% of the proceeds from this card set, which is already available, will go to charity (the Seattle Children’s Autism Center). So far, Wizards of the Coast has helped raise five million dollars for charitable organizations. Friendship is indeed pure magic.