Doctor Who is a beloved series both within and beyond the Anglophone sphere. That’s why it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that it’s making its way into a versatile and flexible game like Magic: The Gathering. In recent years, Magic has opened itself up to various collaborations, aiming to explore different worlds. Now, the Doctor arrives with the TARDIS to confront their most formidable enemies, aided by their invaluable companions and, perhaps, a bit of temporal chaos here and there.
Magic: The Gathering’s Doctor Who collection includes four commander decks with intriguing names like Blast from the Past, Timey-Wimey, Paradox Power, and Masters of Evil. Each deck covers a different era of our beloved Doctor and a different aspect of their character, except for the last one, which, as evident, focuses entirely on their most formidable enemies. Primarily the Daleks, the Cybermen, and the many (so many!) incarnations of the Master.
Being legal in Legacy, Vintage, and Commander formats, which we refer to as the eternal formats, this collection is designed for formats where all Magic: The Gathering sets are available. This ensures there are no restrictions on the power level of the cards. After all, when you come from Gallifrey, it’s hard to confine yourself within human limits.
But beyond the general aspects, today we’ve come to talk about something more specific. About a card from the Magic: The Gathering – Doctor Who collection, which has been previously unreleased until now. Wizards of the Coast has graciously provided us with this card exclusively for you to see for the first time. A card that will be very familiar to those who are acquainted with the character.
Psychic Paper is an Equipment that appears in both the Timey-Wimey and Paradox Power decks, costing 2 generic mana to cast and another 2 mana to equip. When equipped, the creature gains ward 1, can’t be blocked, and takes on the name and creature type of our choice at the time of equipping. This can be very useful when you want to prevent a Needle from allowing card abilities, want one of your creatures to pose as a Time Lord, or perhaps just need a bit of creature type support in your deck.
Why it can do this is evident. It’s psychic paper made from psychic trees of Boda that have helped the Doctor out of many jams during their adventures and shows people what they want to see. But remember, don’t try to use it on Shakespeare. This card doesn’t work on geniuses.