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|symbol_description = Dragon head in hexagon
 
|symbol_description = Dragon head in hexagon
|design =[[Andrew Veen]] (lead)<ref>{{EzTumblr|https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/629536623483322369/mark-who-were-the-lead-designers-of-kaldheim|title=Who were the lead designers of Kaldheim, Strixhaven and Forgotten Realms|September 17, 2020}}</ref>
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|design =[[Andrew Veen]] (lead)<ref>{{EzTumblr|https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/629536623483322369/mark-who-were-the-lead-designers-of-kaldheim|title=Who were the lead designers of Kaldheim, Strixhaven and Forgotten Realms|September 17, 2020}}</ref><br>[[Ben Petrisor]]<br>[[James Wyatt]]<br>[[Jules Robins]]<br>[[Mark Gottlieb]]<br>[[Morrigan Robbins]]
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|development = Jules Robins (lead)<br>Andrew Veen<br>[[Taymoor Rehman]]<br>[[Adam Prosak]]<br>Ben Petrisor<br>[[Kazu Negri]]<br>[[Ken Nagle]]<br>[[Max McCall]]<br>[[Dave Humpherys]]<br>[[Ben Hayes]]<br>[[Bryan Hawley]]<br>[[Mark Gottlieb]]<br>[[Aaron Forsythe]]<br>[[Ethan Fleischer]]<br>[[Zac Elsik]]<br>[[Andrew Brown]]<br>[[Corey Bowen]]
|development = [[Jules Robins]] (lead)
 
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|art = [[Zack Stella]]
 
|release = July 23, 2021
 
|release = July 23, 2021
|mechanics = [[Dungeon]]s, [[Dragon]]s
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|mechanics = [[Dungeon]]s, [[Dragon]]s, ''[[Flavor word]]s'', [[Dice rolling]] (d20), [[Class]] [[enchantment]]s
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|keywords = [[Venture into the dungeon]], ''[[Pack tactics]]''
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|size = 281 + 121
 
|code_expansion = AFR
 
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'''''Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms''''' is a ''[[Dungeons & Dragons]]'' crossover ''[[Magic: The Gathering]]'' set which replaces the [[core set]] of the 2021-2022 standard rotation.<ref>{{DailyRef|news/zendikar-debut-and-announcement-day-recap-2020-09-01|Zendikar Debut and Announcement Day Recap|[[Blake Rasmussen]]|September 1, 2020}}</ref> It is the 88th ''[[Magic: the Gathering|Magic]]'' expansion and releases on July 23, 2021.<ref>{{DailyRef|/news/strixhaven-school-mages-previews-and-more-2021-magic-release-dates-2021-03-18|Strixhaven News + More|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|March 18, 2021}}</ref><ref name="Summer">{{DailyRef|news/welcome-summer-legend-2021-05-06|Welcome to the Summer of Legend|[[Adam Styborski]]|May 6, 2021}}</ref> The name of the set is often abbreviated to '''''Adventures in the Forgotten Realms''''' or '''''Forgotten Realms'''''.
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'''''Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms''''' is a ''[[Dungeons & Dragons]]'' crossover ''[[Magic: The Gathering]]'' set which replaced the [[core set]] of the 2021-2022 standard rotation.<ref>{{DailyRef|news/zendikar-debut-and-announcement-day-recap-2020-09-01|Zendikar Debut and Announcement Day Recap|[[Blake Rasmussen]]|September 1, 2020}}</ref><ref>{{DailyRef|making-magic/dd-esign-part-1-2021-07-05|D&D-esign, Part 1|[[Mark Rosewater]]|July 5, 2021}}</ref> It is the 88th ''[[Magic: the Gathering|Magic]]'' expansion and released on July 23, 2021.<ref>{{DailyRef|/news/strixhaven-school-mages-previews-and-more-2021-magic-release-dates-2021-03-18|Strixhaven News + More|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|March 18, 2021}}</ref><ref name="Summer">{{DailyRef|news/welcome-summer-legend-2021-05-06|Welcome to the Summer of Legend|[[Adam Styborski]]|May 6, 2021}}</ref> The name of the set is often abbreviated to '''''Adventures in the Forgotten Realms''''' or '''''Forgotten Realms'''''.
   
 
==Set details==
 
==Set details==
 
[[File:AFR Bundle.png|thumb|right|[[Bundle]] featuring [https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Drizzt_Do'Urden Drizzt Do'Urden] and [https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Guenhwyvar Guenhwyvar] ]]
 
[[File:AFR Bundle.png|thumb|right|[[Bundle]] featuring [https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Drizzt_Do'Urden Drizzt Do'Urden] and [https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Guenhwyvar Guenhwyvar] ]]
[[File:AFR Set Booster.png|thumb|right|[[Set Booster]] featuring a [https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Mind_flayer Mind flayer] ]]
 
[[File:AFR Collector Booster.png|thumb|right|[[Collector booster]] featuring a [[Wikipedia:Beholder (Dungeons & Dragons)|Beholder]] ]]
 
 
[[Mark Rosewater]] had worked on a ''Dungeons & Dragons'' [[TCG]] as early as [[2016]].<ref>{{TumblrRef|author=Mark Rosewater|tumblr=Blogatog|url=http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/139949129283/other-than-star-wars-and-duel-masters-what-other|title=Other than Star Wars and Duel Masters, what other properties did you help with?|date=February 24, 2016}}</ref> Before that, the D&D [[Wikipedia:Spellfire|Spellfire]] CCG had been created by [[Wikipedia:TSR, Inc.|TSR, Inc.]]. ''Adventures in the Forgotten Realms'' is a true collaboration between the two [[Hasbro]] teams.<ref>{{WebRef|url=https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/magic-the-gathering-dungeons-dragons-set-2021/|title=Magic: The Gathering Announces Dungeons & Dragons Set for 2021|author=Christian Hoffer|date=September 1, 2020|publisher=Comicbook.com}}</ref> The D&D team worked with the ''Magic'' team on every aspect of the set, similar to how the ''Magic'' team worked with the D&D team on ''[[D&D Mythic Odysseys of Theros]]'' and ''[[D&D Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica]]''. The D&D team provided extensive feedback on both the visuals and lore of The Forgotten Realms. The visuals of the cards tell a story and many favorite D&D characters are mentioned in the [[flavor text]].
 
[[Mark Rosewater]] had worked on a ''Dungeons & Dragons'' [[TCG]] as early as [[2016]].<ref>{{TumblrRef|author=Mark Rosewater|tumblr=Blogatog|url=http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/139949129283/other-than-star-wars-and-duel-masters-what-other|title=Other than Star Wars and Duel Masters, what other properties did you help with?|date=February 24, 2016}}</ref> Before that, the D&D [[Wikipedia:Spellfire|Spellfire]] CCG had been created by [[Wikipedia:TSR, Inc.|TSR, Inc.]]. ''Adventures in the Forgotten Realms'' is a true collaboration between the two [[Hasbro]] teams.<ref>{{WebRef|url=https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/magic-the-gathering-dungeons-dragons-set-2021/|title=Magic: The Gathering Announces Dungeons & Dragons Set for 2021|author=Christian Hoffer|date=September 1, 2020|publisher=Comicbook.com}}</ref> The D&D team worked with the ''Magic'' team on every aspect of the set, similar to how the ''Magic'' team worked with the D&D team on ''[[D&D Mythic Odysseys of Theros]]'' and ''[[D&D Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica]]''. The D&D team provided extensive feedback on both the visuals and lore of The Forgotten Realms. The visuals of the cards tell a story and many favorite D&D characters are mentioned in the [[flavor text]].
   
This set contains 281 regular cards {{curmb|||||20}} and includes randomly inserted [[premium]] versions of all cards. Alternate card frames have another card number than the original version. [[Borderless]] cards are numbered #TBA-TBA, and [[showcase]] cards with the [[Wikipedia:List of Dungeons & Dragons rulebooks#Original Dungeons & Dragons|"classic rulebook frame treatment"]], pulled from the look and feel of the Dungeons & Dragons [[Wikipedia:Monster Manual|Monster Manual]], are numbered #TBA-TBA . [[Extended artwork]] cards are numbered #TBA-TBA. The [[Buy-a-Box]] card is #399.
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This set contains 281 regular cards {{curmb|101|80|60|20|20}} and includes randomly inserted [[premium]] versions of all cards. Alternate card frames have another card number than the original version. [[Borderless]] cards are numbered #282-298, and [[showcase]] cards are numbered #299-358. [[Extended artwork]] cards are numbered #359-395. The [[Buy-a-Box]] card is #396 and the [[Bundle promo]] is #397. The FNM-treatment cards from the [[Universal promo pack]] are numbered #398-402.
   
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As a first, the [[basic land]]s of this set feature [[flavor text]]s. These are structured as descriptions presented by a [[Wikipedia:Dungeon Master|Dungeon Master]].<ref name="Summer"/> Showcase cards have a [[Wikipedia:List of Dungeons & Dragons rulebooks#Original Dungeons & Dragons|"classic rulebook frame treatment"]], pulled from the look and feel of illustrations in the the original Dungeons & Dragons [[Wikipedia:Monster Manual|Monster Manual]].<ref>{{DailyRef|feature/behind-scenes-booster-fun-adventures-forgotten-realms-2021-06-29|Behind the Scnes of Booster Fun for ''Adventures in the Forgotten Realms''|[[Clayton Kroh]]|June 29, 2021}}</ref> Nine showcase lands look like the classic covers of [[Wikipedia:List of Dungeons & Dragons modules| old module sourcebooks]].<ref>{{WebRef|url=https://www.polygon.com/2021/6/24/22546070/dungeons-dragons-magic-the-gathering-crossover-afr-preview-cards-venture-release-date|title=D&D’s Magic: The Gathering crossover is the nerdiest thing that Wizards has ever done|author=Charlie Hall|date=June 24, 2021|publisher=Polygon.com}}</ref><ref>{{DailyRef|feature/collecting-adventures-forgotten-realms-2021-06-29|Collecting ''Adventures in the Forgotten Realms''|[[Max McCall]]|June 29, 2021}}</ref>
As a first, the [[basic land]]s of this set feature [[flavor text]]s. These are structured as descriptions presented by a [[Wikipedia:Dungeon Master|Dungeon Master]].<ref name="Summer"/>
 
   
 
===Storyline===
 
===Storyline===
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[[File:AFR Set Booster.png|thumb|right|[[Set Booster]] featuring a [https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Mind_flayer Mind flayer] ]]
 
{{Template:Non-canon 2}}
 
{{Template:Non-canon 2}}
 
The [[Wikipedia:Forgotten Realms|Forgotten Realms]] is a [[Wikipedia:campaign setting|campaign setting]] for the ''D&D'' fantasy [[Wikipedia:role-playing game|role-playing game]].<ref name="All Things">{{YouTubeRef|MNMRbRedKic|All Things Drizzt|channel=[[Dungeons & Dragons]]|date=May 20, 2021}}</ref> Commonly referred to by players and game designers alike as "The Realms", the planet [[Wikipedia:Abeir-Toril|Toril]] is shared by [[human]]s, [[dwarves]], [[elves]], [[goblin]]s, [[orc]]s, and other peoples and creatures. Technologically, the world of the Forgotten Realms resembles the pre-industrial Earth of the 13th or 14th century. However, the presence of magic provides an additional element of power to societies. There are several nation-states and many independent cities, with loose alliances being formed for defense or conquest. ''Forgotten Realms'' centers on [[Wikipedia:Faerûn|Faerûn]], a sub-continent in the northern hemisphere of Toril.<ref name="News">{{DailyRef|/news/strixhaven-school-mages-previews-and-more-2021-magic-release-dates-2021-03-18|Strixhaven News + More|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|March 18, 2021}}</ref>
 
The [[Wikipedia:Forgotten Realms|Forgotten Realms]] is a [[Wikipedia:campaign setting|campaign setting]] for the ''D&D'' fantasy [[Wikipedia:role-playing game|role-playing game]].<ref name="All Things">{{YouTubeRef|MNMRbRedKic|All Things Drizzt|channel=[[Dungeons & Dragons]]|date=May 20, 2021}}</ref> Commonly referred to by players and game designers alike as "The Realms", the planet [[Wikipedia:Abeir-Toril|Toril]] is shared by [[human]]s, [[dwarves]], [[elves]], [[goblin]]s, [[orc]]s, and other peoples and creatures. Technologically, the world of the Forgotten Realms resembles the pre-industrial Earth of the 13th or 14th century. However, the presence of magic provides an additional element of power to societies. There are several nation-states and many independent cities, with loose alliances being formed for defense or conquest. ''Forgotten Realms'' centers on [[Wikipedia:Faerûn|Faerûn]], a sub-continent in the northern hemisphere of Toril.<ref name="News">{{DailyRef|/news/strixhaven-school-mages-previews-and-more-2021-magic-release-dates-2021-03-18|Strixhaven News + More|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|March 18, 2021}}</ref>
   
The ''Forgotten Realms'' are not considered to be [[canon]]ically part of ''Magic'' 's [[Multiverse]].<ref name="Voyages">{{DailyRef|news/magics-voyages-universes-beyond-2021-02-25|Magic's Voyages to the Universes Beyond|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|February 25, 2021}}</ref><ref>{{EzTumblr|https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/650535243539972096/where-does-adventures-in-the-forgotten-realms-fit|title=Where does Adventures in the Forgotten realms fit in with the current lore?|May 7, 2021}}</ref> The cards tell the story of [https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Drizzt_Do'Urden Drizzt Do'Urden] and some of his friends battling [https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Frost_giant Frost giants] in the [https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Northwest_Faer%C3%BBn north of Faerûn].<ref name="All Things"/>
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The ''Forgotten Realms'' are not considered to be [[canon]]ically part of ''Magic'''s [[Multiverse]].<ref name="Voyages">{{DailyRef|news/magics-voyages-universes-beyond-2021-02-25|Magic's Voyages to the Universes Beyond|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|February 25, 2021}}</ref><ref>{{EzTumblr|https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/650535243539972096/where-does-adventures-in-the-forgotten-realms-fit|title=Where does Adventures in the Forgotten realms fit in with the current lore?|May 7, 2021}}</ref> Some cards "play up the feel of an adventuring party together, taking on one big foe," such as [https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Drizzt_Do'Urden Drizzt Do'Urden] and some of his friends battling [https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Frost_giant Frost giants] in the [https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Northwest_Faer%C3%BBn north of Faerûn] in the cards' art and flavor text.<ref name="All Things"/>
   
Some iconic D&D characters that have traveled the various [https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Cosmology D&D planes of existence] are being featured as Planeswalker cards.<ref name="All Things"/> However, this doesn't mean that these characters have a [[planeswalker's spark]] in the sense of in ''Magic'' 's lore. According to Wizards of the Coast, they wanted to make these characters as cool as they could possibly be, and as Planeswalkers were a regular part of new ''Magic'' sets - the Planeswalker card type in their opinion would make a great fit.<ref>{{TwitterRef|wizards_Magic|1395418187747893252|author=[[Magic: The Gathering]]|title=To get it out of the way: This doesn't mean that these characters have a Planeswalker Spark.|date=May 20, 2021}}</ref>
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Some iconic D&D characters, that have traveled the various [https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Cosmology D&D planes of existence], are being featured as Planeswalker cards.<ref name="All Things"/> However, this doesn't mean that these characters have a [[planeswalker's spark]] in the same sense that the term has in ''Magic'''s lore. According to Wizards of the Coast, they wanted to make these characters as cool as they could possibly be, and as Planeswalkers were a regular part of new ''Magic'' sets - the Planeswalker card type in their opinion would make a great fit.<ref>{{TwitterRef|wizards_Magic|1395418187747893252|author=[[Magic: The Gathering]]|title=To get it out of the way: This doesn't mean that these characters have a Planeswalker Spark.|date=May 20, 2021}}</ref>
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A D&D campaign for ''Adventures in the Forgotten Realms'' was released by chapters:
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#In Scarlet Flames<ref>{{DailyRef|magic-story/scarlet-flames-2021-06-30|In Scarlet Flames|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|June 30, 2021}}</ref>
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#The Hidden Page<ref>{{DailyRef|magic-story/hidden-page-2021-07-07|The Hidden Page|Will Hindmarch|July 7, 2021}}</ref>
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#A Verdant Tomb<ref>{{DailyRef|magic-story/verdant-tomb-2021-07-14|A Verdant Tomb|Will Hindmarch|July 14, 2021}}</ref>
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#Deepest Night<ref>{{DailyRef|/magic-story/deepest-night-2021-07-21|Deepest Night|Will Hindmarch|July 21, 2021}}</ref>
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''Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms'' has no [[Story Spotlight]]s, but a series of cards represent the adventures of a [[party]] composed by {{card|Ellywick Tumblestrum||AFR|title=Ellywick}}, {{card|Hama Pashar, Ruin Seeker||AFR|title=Hama}}, {{card|Nadaar, Selfless Paladin||AFR|title=Nadaar}} and {{card|Varis, Silverymoon Ranger||AFR|title=Varis}}.<ref>{{EzTumblr|https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/656486120518991872/who-are-the-characters-in-you-meet-at-a-tavern|July 12, 2021}}</ref>
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*{{card|You Hear Something on Watch||AFR}}
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*{{card|You See a Guard Approach||AFR}}
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*{{card|You See a Pair of Goblins||AFR}}
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*{{card|Choose Your Weapon||AFR}}
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*{{card|You're Ambushed on the Road||AFR}}
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*{{card|You Come to a River||AFR}}
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*{{card|You Come to the Gnoll Camp||AFR}}
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*{{card|You Happen On a Glade||AFR}}
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*{{card|You Find the Villains' Lair||AFR}}
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*{{card|You Find Some Prisoners||AFR}}
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*{{card|You Find a Cursed Idol||AFR}}
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*{{card|You Meet in a Tavern||AFR}}
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}}
   
 
===Marketing===
 
===Marketing===
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[[File:AFR Collector Booster.png|thumb|right|[[Collector booster]] featuring a [[Wikipedia:Beholder (Dungeons & Dragons)|Beholder]]]]
''Adventures in the Forgotten Realms'' is sold in regular 16-card [[Draft Booster]]s (one card being a [[marketing card]]), [[Theme Booster]]s (five monocolored and 1 TBA), [[Collector Booster]]s, [[Set Booster]]s, the ''Adventures in the Forgotten Realms'' [[Bundle]], and four [[Commander (format)|Commander]] decks. The set also features revamped [[Welcome Booster]]s.<ref>{{WebRef|url=https://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/3-adventures-forgotten-realms-bonuses-will-kickstart-your-metrics-us|title=3 Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Bonuses that Will Kickstart Your Metrics in the U.S.|author=[[WPN]]|date=June 15, 2021|publisher=[[Wizards Play Network]]}}</ref> The Draft Boosters feature artwork from [https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Drizzt_Do'Urden Drizzt Do'Urden]. There are three different set boosters, featuring art of TBA, a [https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Mind_flayer Mind flayer] and a blue dragon. The Theme Boosters feature art from TBA ({{W}}), TBA ({{U}}), TBA ({{B}}), TBA ({{R}}), TBA ({{G}}) and TBA. The Collector Boosters feature art of a [[Wikipedia:Beholder (Dungeons & Dragons)|Beholder]].
 
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''Adventures in the Forgotten Realms'' is sold in regular 16-card [[Draft Booster]]s (one card being a [[marketing card]]), [[Theme Booster]]s (five monocolored and 1 "Dungeon Theme Booster"), [[Collector Booster]]s, [[Set Booster]]s, the ''Adventures in the Forgotten Realms'' [[Bundle]], and four [[Commander (format)|Commander]] decks. The set also features revamped [[Welcome Booster]]s.<ref>{{WebRef|url=https://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/3-adventures-forgotten-realms-bonuses-will-kickstart-your-metrics-us|title=3 Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Bonuses that Will Kickstart Your Metrics in the U.S.|author=[[WPN]]|date=June 15, 2021|publisher=[[Wizards Play Network]]}}</ref> The Draft Boosters feature artwork from [https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Drizzt_Do'Urden Drizzt Do'Urden]. There are three different set boosters, featuring art of <c>Grand Master of Flowers</c>, <c>True Polymorph</c> and <c>Iymrith, Desert Doom</c>. The Theme Boosters feature art from <c>Dungeon Map</c> ([[Dungeon]]), <c>Nadaar, Selfless Paladin</c> ({{W}}), <c>You Find the Villains’ Lair</c> ({{U}}), <c>Acererak the Archlich</c> ({{B}}), <c>Delina, Wild Mage</c> ({{R}}) and <c>Owlbear</c> ({{G}}). The Collector Boosters feature art of {{card|Baleful Beholder||AFR|#=311}}. The ''Adventures in the Forgotten Realms'' [[Gift Edition]] Bundle will release in August, 2021.<ref>{{DailyRef|feature/adventures-forgotten-realms-product-overview-2021-06-29|''Adventures in the Forgotten Realms'' Product Overview|[[Max McCall]]|June 29, 2021}}</ref>
   
 
====Events====
 
====Events====
 
* [[Magic Online]] and [[MTG Arena]] release: July 8, 2021
 
* [[Magic Online]] and [[MTG Arena]] release: July 8, 2021
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* [[Tabletop]] [[Prerelease]]: July 16-22<ref>{{DailyRef|feature/adventures-forgotten-realms-prerelease-primer-2021-07-12|''Adventures in the Forgotten Realms'' Prerelease Primer|[[Gavin Verhey]]|July 12, 2021}}</ref>
* [[Tabletop]] [[Prerelease]]: July 16-22
 
 
** Commander Dueling (casual side events)<ref name="Perks"/>
 
** Commander Dueling (casual side events)<ref name="Perks"/>
 
* [[Launch party]]: July 23–25, 2021
 
* [[Launch party]]: July 23–25, 2021
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====Promotional cards====
 
====Promotional cards====
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[[File:Tiamat Ampersand card.png|right|thumb|Ampersand card]]
 
*[[Prerelease card|Prerelease]]: a stamped card that can be any rare or mythic rare.
 
*[[Prerelease card|Prerelease]]: a stamped card that can be any rare or mythic rare.
 
*Other events: cards from the ''Forgotten Realms'' [[universal promo pack]].
 
*Other events: cards from the ''Forgotten Realms'' [[universal promo pack]].
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**The seasonal dark-frame promos are: {{card|Portable Hole||AFR|#=398}}, {{card|You Find the Villains’ Lair||AFR|#=399}}, {{card|Power Word Kill||AFR|#=400}}, {{card|Magic Missile||AFR|#=401}} and {{card|Prosperous Innkeeper||AFR|#=402}}
**The seasonal dark-frame promos are: TBA
 
 
*[[Buy-a-Box]]: [[foil]] [[Alternate art]] {{card|Vorpal Sword||AFR|#=396}}.<ref name="Summer"/>
 
*[[Buy-a-Box]]: [[foil]] [[Alternate art]] {{card|Vorpal Sword||AFR|#=396}}.<ref name="Summer"/>
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** Riceball promos: three [[alternate art]] <c>Orb of Dragonkind</c> versions, featuring "Onigiri"-style characters by illustrator Kawasumi were released in Japan only.<ref>{{DailyRef|https://mtg-jp.com/reading/kochima/0035228/|Limited to WPN stores! "Forgotten Realms Exploration" Special Card Binder & Rice Ball Promo Card Campaign|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|July 12, 2021}}</ref>
*[[Bundle promo]]: TBA
 
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*[[Bundle promo]]: {{card|Treasure Chest||AFR|#=397}}
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*Ampersand cards: Every [[WPN Premium]] store receives two copies of every Rare and Mythic Rare in ''Adventures in the Forgotten Realms'' with an all-new treatment not found elsewhere in the set: the iconic D&D [[Wikipedia:Ampersand|ampersand]] in a glossy, transparent overlay on the front of each card. The are to be used as participation prizes or sales promos.<ref>{{WebRef|url=https://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/love-your-local-game-store-promotion-continues-july-23-us|title=Love Your Local Game Store Promotion Continues July 23 in the U.S.|author=[[WPN]]|date=June 21, 2021|publisher=[[Wizards Play Network]]}}</ref>
   
====Tokens/emblems/markers====
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====Tokens, emblems and dungeons====
''Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms'' features at least four [[token]]s and [[emblem]]s.
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''Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms'' features 22 [[token]]s, [[emblem]]s, and [[dungeon]]s.<ref>{{DailyRef|card-preview/tokens-adventures-forgotten-realms-2021-07-12|The Tokens of ''Adventures in the Forgotten Realms''|[[Kendall Pepple]]|July 12, 2021}}</ref>
# {{B}} 2/1 [[Spider]] creature with [[Menace]] and [[reach]] for <c>Lolth, Spider Queen</c>
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# {{W}} 3/3 [[Angel]] [[creature]] with [[flying]], for <c>The Book of Exalted Deeds</c>.
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# {{W}} {{card|Icingdeath, Frost Tongue||TAFR}}, a [[legendary]] [[Equipment]] [[artifact]] with "Equipped creature gets +2/+0", "Whenever equipped creature attacks, tap target creature defending player controls" and [[equip]] {{2}}, for <c>Icingdeath, Frost Tyrant</c>.
# {{G}} 4/1 [[legendary]] [[Cat]] creature named <c>Guenhwyvar</c> with [[trample]] for <c>Drizzt Do'Urden</c>
 
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# {{U}} */* [[Dog]] [[Illusion]] creature with "This creature's power and toughness are each equal to twice the number of cards in your hand", for <c>Mordenkainen</c>.
# {{C}} [[Treasure]] token for <c>Prosperous Innkeeper</c>
 
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# {{U}} 1/1 [[Faerie]] [[Dragon]] creature with [[flying]], for <c>Feywild Trickster</c>.
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# {{B}} {{card|The Atropal||TAFR}}, a 4/4 legendary [[God]] [[Horror]] creature with [[deathtouch]], for <c>Tomb of Annihilation</c>.
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# {{B}} 1/1 [[Skeleton]] creature, for <c>Dungeon of the Mad Mage</c>, <c>Death-Priest of Myrkul</c>, and <c>Skeletal Swarming</c>.
  +
# {{B}} 2/1 [[Spider]] creature with [[menace]] and [[reach]], for <c>Drider</c> and <c>Lolth, Spider Queen</c>.
  +
# {{B}} {{card|Vecna||TAFR}}, a 8/8 legendary Zombie God creature with [[indestructible]] and all triggered abilities of the exiled cards, for <c>The Book of Vile Darkness</c>.
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# {{B}} 2/2 [[Zombie]] creature, for <c>Acererak, Lord of Undeath</c>, <c>The Book of Vile Darkness</c> and <c>Wight</c>.
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# {{R}} {{card|Boo||TAFR}}, a 1/1 legendary [[Hamster]] creature with [[trample]] and [[haste]], for <c>Minsc, Beloved Ranger</c>.
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# {{R}} 1/1 [[Devil]] creature with "When this creature dies, it deals 1 damage to any target", for <c>Zariel, Archduke of Avernus</c>.
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# {{R}} 1/1 [[Goblin]] creature, for <c>Battle Cry Goblin</c>, <c>Den of the Bugbear</c>, <c>Goblin Morningstar</c>, <c>Lost Mine of Phandelver</c>, <c>Swarming Goblins</c>, and <c>You See a Pair of Goblins</c>.
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# {{G}} {{card|Guenhwyvar||TAFR}}, a 4/1 legendary [[Cat]] creature with [[trample]], for <c>Drizzt Do'Urden</c>.
  +
# {{G}} 2/2 [[Wolf]] creature, for <c>Elturgard Ranger</c>, <c>Ranger Class</c> and <c>Varis, Silverymoon Ranger</c>.
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# {{C}} [[Treasure]] artifact, for <c>Deadly Dispute</c>, <c>Dungeon of the Mad Mage</c>, <c>Forsworn Paladin</c>, <c>Grim Bounty</c>, <c>Herald of Hadar</c>, <c>Hoarding Ogre</c>, <c>Hoard Robber</c>, <c>Improvised Weaponry</c>, <c>Instrument of the Bards</c>, <c>Kalain, Reclusive Painter</c>, <c>Lost Mine of Phandelver</c>, <c>Old Gnawbone</c>, <c>Plundering Barbarian</c>, <c>Prosperous Innkeeper</c>, <c>Shambling Ghast</c>, <c>Skullport Merchant</c>, <c>Spiked Pit Trap</c>, <c>Thieves' Tools</c>, <c>Treasure Chest</c>, <c>Treasure Vault</c>, <c>Unexpected Windfall</c>, <c>Xorn</c>, and <c>You Find a Cursed Idol</c>.
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# {{Emblem|Ellywick Tumblestrum}}.
 
# {{Emblem|Lolth, Spider Queen}}.
 
# {{Emblem|Lolth, Spider Queen}}.
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# {{Emblem|Mordenkainen}}.
  +
# {{Emblem|Zariel, Archduke of Avernus}}.
  +
# <c>Dungeon of the Mad Mage</c> is the backside of token #12.
  +
# <c>Lost Mine of Phandelver</c> is the backside of token #6.
  +
# <c>Tomb of Annihilation</c> is the backside of token #5.
   
 
==Themes and mechanics==
 
==Themes and mechanics==
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[[File:AFR Dungeons.png|thumb|right|400px|The three dungeons that were released]]
''Forgotten Realms'' introduces [[Double-faced card|double-sided]] '''[[Dungeon]]''' cards.<ref>{{WebRef|url=https://wpn.wizards.com/en/products/adventures-forgotten-realms-0|title=Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Prerelease Pack|author=[[WPN]]|publisher=[[Wizards Play Network]]}}</ref> These also come in a [[oversized]] version.<ref>{{WebRef|url=https://wpn.wizards.com/en/products/adventures-forgotten-realms-0|title=Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Bundle|author=[[WPN]]|publisher=[[Wizards Play Network]]}}</ref> Dungeons are connected to the '''[[Venture]]''' mechanic, and certain cards receive a bonus when they are completed.<ref>See <c>Cloister Gargoyle</c></ref>
 
  +
Cards throughout ''Adventures in the Forgotten Realms'' [[Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms/Trivia|directly reference]] the [[Dungeons & Dragons]] franchise, but also some aspects of [[Wikipedia:Role-playing game|role-playing games]] in general.
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  +
The set introduces the '''[[Dungeon]]''' [[card type]].<ref name="Mechanics">{{DailyRef|feature/adventures-forgotten-realms-mechanics-2021-06-24|Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Mechanics|[[Matt Tabak]]|June 24, 2021}}</ref> Dungeons don't go in your [[deck]]. Rather, they start [[outside the game]] and are played in the [[command zone]].
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  +
Dungeons are connected to the '''[[venture into the dungeon]]''' mechanic.<ref>{{DailyRef|making-magic/dd-esign-part-2-2021-07-12|D&D-esign, Part 2|[[Mark Rosewater]]|July 12, 2021}}</ref> This can be the [[effect]] of a [[spell]], an [[activated ability]], or a [[triggered ability]]. If you venture into the dungeon while you don't have any dungeons in the command zone, you put the dungeon of your choice into the command zone and put a [[venture marker]] on the first room, at the top. Every time you enter a room, including the first room, its ''room ability'' triggers. These abilities all read "When you enter this room, [the effect printed in the room]." When you complete a dungeon certain cards receive a bonus.
  +
  +
A new mechanic is '''''[[pack tactics]]''''', an [[ability word]] that causes an effect whenever creatures attack with total power 6 or greater.
  +
  +
Aside from pack tactics, the set adopts a very loose approach to [[ability word]]s, which are used to represent themed actions or monster abilities instead of grouping similarly functioning cards. These are called '''[[flavor word]]s'''.<ref name="Mechanics"/>
  +
  +
'''[[Dice rolling]]''' is used for the first time in a [[black-bordered]] set, always in the template "[[Roll a d20]]".
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  +
===Limited archetypes===
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[[File:AFR Bundle D20.png|thumb|right|AFR Bundle [[d20]]]]
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''Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms'' features the following limited archetypes:
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*{{W}}{{U}}: [[Venture|Venture value]] (<c>Hama Pashar, Ruin Seeker</c>)
  +
*{{U}}{{B}}: [[Saboteur|Sneak attack]] (<c>Krydle of Baldur's Gate</c>)
  +
*{{B}}{{R}}: [[Treasure|Treasure matters]] (<c>Kalain, Reclusive Painter</c>)
  +
*{{R}}{{G}}: [[Pack tactics]] (<c>Targ Nar, Demon-Fang Gnoll</c>)
  +
*{{G}}{{W}}: [[Life gain]] (<c>Trelasarra, Moon Dancer</c>)
  +
*{{W}}{{B}}: [[Venture|Venture faster]] (<c>Barrowin of Clan Undurr</c>)
  +
*{{U}}{{R}}: [[Dice rolling|Roll a d20!]] (<c>Farideh, Devil's Chosen</c>)
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*{{B}}{{G}}: [[Dies|Death matters]] (<c>Shessra, Death’s Whisper</c>)
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*{{R}}{{W}}: [[Equipment|Equip your heroes]] (<c>Bruenor Battlehammer</c>)
  +
*{{G}}{{U}}: [[Ramp|Ramp into abilities]] (<c>Gretchen Titchwillow</c>)
   
 
===Card types===
 
===Card types===
  +
The set introduces a new [[enchantment type]]: '''[[Class]]'''.
The set introduces the '''[[Halfling]]''' creature type. '''[[Citizen]]''' appears for the first time as a [[black-bordered]] creature type (previously only seen on [[token]]s and on a [[test card]]).
 
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The set introduces the '''[[Bard]]''', '''[[Beholder]]''', '''[[Gnoll]]''', '''[[Halfling]]''', '''[[Hamster]]''', and '''[[Tiefling]]''' [[creature type]]s. '''[[Citizen]]''' appears for the first time as a [[black-bordered]] creature type (save for previous appearances on [[token]]s).
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The '''[[Bahamut]]''', '''[[Mordenkainen]]''', '''[[Lolth]]''', '''[[Zariel]]''' and '''[[Ellywick]]''' [[planeswalker type]]s are introduced.
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A curiosity occurring in this set in regards to creature types is that the class takes precedent over race in terms of color. For example, [[Orc]]s are majority Black and Red in Magic, but three of four Orcs printed in this set are a Blue Orc Rogue (<c>Guild Thief</c>), a Green Orc Ranger (<c>Intrepid Outlander</c>) and a White Orc Knight (<c>Devoted Paladin</c>). Smaller, humanoid, flightless [[Dragon]]s appear as Dragonborn, holding classes as White Knights or Green Bards. Other oddly colored races appear also.
   
 
==Cycles==
 
==Cycles==
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''Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms'' has six [[cycle]]s:
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Cycle name
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! {{W}}
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! {{U}}
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! {{B}}
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! {{R}}
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! {{G}}
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|-
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|rowspan="2"|'''Planeswalkers'''
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|{{card|Grand Master of Flowers||AFR}}
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|{{card|Mordenkainen||AFR}}
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|{{card|Lolth, Spider Queen||AFR}}
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|{{card|Zariel, Archduke of Avernus||AFR}}
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|{{card|Ellywick Tumblestrum||AFR}}
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|-
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|colspan="5"|Five [[mythic rare]] [[planeswalker]]s.
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|-
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|rowspan="2"|'''Legendary dragons'''
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|{{card|Icingdeath, Frost Tyrant||AFR}}
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|{{card|Iymrith, Desert Doom||AFR}}
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|{{card|Ebondeath, Dracolich||AFR}}
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|{{card|Inferno of the Star Mounts||AFR}}
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|{{card|Old Gnawbone||AFR}}
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|-
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|colspan="5"|Five mythic rare [[legendary]] [[Dragon]]s.
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|-
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|rowspan="2"|'''Fast manlands'''
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|{{card|Cave of the Frost Dragon||AFR}}
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|{{card|Hall of Storm Giants||AFR}}
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|{{card|Hive of the Eye Tyrant||AFR}}
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|{{card|Den of the Bugbear||AFR}}
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|{{card|Lair of the Hydra||AFR}}
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|-
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|colspan="5"|Five [[rare]] lands that enter the battlefield tapped if the player controls two or more other lands. Each of them can turn into [[creature]]s until end of turn.
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|-
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|rowspan="2"|'''Color hosers'''
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|{{card|Divine Smite||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{B}})}}
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|{{card|Ray of Frost||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{R}})}}
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|{{card|Ray of Enfeeblement||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{W}})}}
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|{{card|Burning Hands||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{G}})}}
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|{{card|Hunter's Mark||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{U}})}}
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|-
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|colspan="5"|Five [[uncommon]] [[instant]]-speed spells that get more effective when targeting a permanent of a specific color.
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|-
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|rowspan="2"|'''Chromatic dragons'''
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|{{card|White Dragon||AFR}}
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|{{card|Blue Dragon||AFR}}
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|{{card|Black Dragon||AFR}}
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|{{card|Red Dragon||AFR}}
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|{{card|Green Dragon||AFR}}
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|-
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|colspan="5"|Five uncommon Dragons with a ''Breath'' [[flavor word]] representing a [[triggered ability]].
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|}
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===Multicolored cycles===
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Cycle name
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! {{W/U}}
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! {{U/B}}
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! {{B/R}}
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! {{R/G}}
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! {{G/W}}
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! {{W/B}}
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! {{U/R}}
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! {{B/G}}
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! {{R/W}}
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! {{G/U}}
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|-
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|rowspan="2"|'''Gold legends'''
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|{{card|Hama Pashar, Ruin Seeker||AFR}}
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|{{card|Krydle of Baldur's Gate||AFR}}
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|{{card|Kalain, Reclusive Painter||AFR}}
  +
|{{card|Targ Nar, Demon-Fang Gnoll||AFR}}
  +
|{{card|Trelasarra, Moon Dancer||AFR}}
  +
|{{card|Barrowin of Clan Undurr||AFR}}
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|{{card|Farideh, Devil's Chosen||AFR}}
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|{{card|Shessra, Death's Whisper||AFR}}
  +
|{{card|Bruenor Battlehammer||AFR}}
  +
|{{card|Gretchen Titchwillow||AFR}}
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|-
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|colspan="10"|Ten uncommon gold legendary creature spells. Each is a signpost for a draft archetype.
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|}
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===Vertical cycles===
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{| class="wikitable"
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! width="11%"| Cycle name
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! width="29%"| {{keyrune|AFR|rarity=r|grad=1}}
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! width="30%"| {{keyrune|AFR|rarity=u|grad=1}}
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! width="30%"| {{keyrune|AFR}}
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|-
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|rowspan="2" |'''Dragonborn'''
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|{{card|Nadaar, Selfless Paladin||AFR}}
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|{{card|Wandering Troubadour||AFR}}
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|{{card|Jaded Sell-Sword||AFR}}
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|-
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|colspan="3" |Three humanoid [[Dragon]]s without flying.
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|-
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|rowspan="2" |'''Gnomes'''
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|{{card|Oswald Fiddlebender||AFR}}
  +
|{{card|Feywild Trickster||AFR}}
  +
|{{card|Clever Conjurer||AFR}}
  +
|-
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|colspan="3" |Three non-artifact [[Gnome]]s.
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|}
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===Pairs===
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{| class="wikitable"
  +
|-
  +
!colspan="2" width="30%"|Mirrored pair
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!Description
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|-
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|{{card|The Book of Exalted Deeds||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{W}})}}
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|{{card|The Book of Vile Darkness||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{B}})}}
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|Two [[mythic rare]] [[legendary]] [[artifact]]s with MMM mana cost. Each of them has a life-related token creation triggered ability and activated ability. Each shares the name with a sourcebook published by Wizards of the Coast for D&D, and both are also powerful magic items often found across D&D's publication history.
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|-
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|{{card|Demilich||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{U}})}}
  +
|{{card|Flameskull||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{R}})}}
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|Two mythic rare [[skeleton]]s that could come back after death or play other cards.
  +
|-
  +
|{{card|Instrument of the Bards||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{G}})}}
  +
|{{card|The Blackstaff of Waterdeep||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{U}})}}
  +
|Two [[rare]] legendary artifacts with M mana cost, an activated ability and an effect applicable in the [[beginning phase]].
  +
|-
  +
|{{card|Skullport Merchant||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{B}})}}
  +
|{{card|Prosperous Innkeeper||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{G}})}}
  +
|Two [[uncommon]] [[Citizen]]s that create a treasure when they enter the battlefield and have a creature-related ability.
  +
|-
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|{{card|Trickster's Talisman||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{U}})}}
  +
|{{card|Reaper's Talisman||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{B}})}}
  +
|Two uncommon Equipments with equip {{2}} costing M.
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|-
  +
|{{card|Dueling Rapier||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{R}})}}
  +
|{{card|Paladin’s Shield||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{W}})}}
  +
|Two [[common]] [[Equipment]]s with [[flash]] that attach themselves to a creature when they enter the battlefield. One gives +2/+0 and the other +0/+2.
  +
|-
  +
|{{card|Air-Cult Elemental||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{U}})}}
  +
|{{card|Earth-Cult Elemental||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{R}})}}
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|Two common [[Elemental]]s costing {{4}}MM and having a removal effect upon entering the battlefield. In D&D the elemental cults are tied to the [https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Elemental_Evil Elemental Evil].
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|-
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|{{card|Armory Veteran||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{R}})}}
  +
|{{card|Dwarfhold Champion||AFR}} {{nowrap|({{W}})}}
  +
|Two common [[creature]]s with mana cost 1M and a static ability as long as they are equipped.
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|}
   
 
==Reprinted cards==
 
==Reprinted cards==
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*<c>Bag of Holding</c>, first printed in ''[[Core Set 2020]]'' (rare to uncommon).
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*<c>Charmed Sleep</c>, first printed in ''[[Throne of Eldraine]]''.
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*<c>Evolving Wilds</c>, first printed in ''[[Rise of the Eldrazi]]'', last seen in ''[[Commander Legends]]''
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*{{card|Plummet}}, first printed in ''[[Archenemy]]'', last seen in ''[[Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths]]''.
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===Functional reprints===
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*<c>Scaled Herbalist</c> is a functional reprint of <c>Llanowar Scout</c>, except for creature types.
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*<c>Steadfast Paladin</c> is a functional reprint of <c>Bishop's Soldier</c>, except for creature types.
   
 
==Notable cards==
 
==Notable cards==
  +
*<c>Mimic</c> is the first non-token [[treasure]].
 
*<c>Vorpal Sword</c> is an [[alternate-win or -loss card]].
 
*<c>Vorpal Sword</c> is an [[alternate-win or -loss card]].
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*<c>Soulknife Spy</c>, <c>Arcane Investigator</c>, and <c>Aberrant Mind Sorcerer</c> are the first monoblue Elves. The last of these is the strangest, as neither [[Shaman]] nor [[Elf]] are primarily blue types, unlike Wizard or Rogue.
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* Both <c>Delina, Wild Mage</c> and <c>The Book of Vile Darkness</c> (as well as the Commander deck card <c>Mantle of the Ancients</c>) received [[errata]] before they were officially released.<ref>{{DailyRef|/news/oracle-changes-2021-07-15|Oracle Changes|[[Jess Dunks]]|July 15, 2021}}</ref>
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===Banned cards===
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*<c>The Book of Exalted Deeds</c> references <c>Platinum Angel</c>'s anti-losing text, giving an Angel that text for {{W}}{{W}}{{W}}. Angels are usually not known for being cheap or resilient, except that in this Standard rotation, <c>Faceless Haven</c> gives players the ability to have a temporary Angel as a target, that lives on the board as a Land for the rest of the game, the most resilient card type. Hence, Wizards banned the Book for the preview-queue Standard 2022, emphasizing that this would not be the case post-rotation, due to its [[Best-of-One]] nature, much like <c>Nexus of Fate</c> over 2019-2020.
   
 
==Preconstructed decks==
 
==Preconstructed decks==
 
{{main|Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms/Commander decks}}
 
{{main|Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms/Commander decks}}
''Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms'' features four [[Commander (format)|Commander]] decks that are released as a regular part of a set's product line, each containing 15 new cards.<ref>{{YouTubeRef|BTRpFyOGjaw|The Future of Commander Preconstructed Decks!|channel=[[Good Morning Magic]]|date=May 14, 2021}}</ref>.<ref name="Perks">{{WebRef|url=https://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/reach-wpn-premium-june-7-get-these-perks|title=Reach WPN Premium by June 7, Get These Perks|author=[[WPN]]|date=April 5, 2021|publisher=[[Wizards Play Network]]}}</ref>
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''Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms'' features four [[Commander (format)|Commander]] decks that are released as a regular part of a set's product line, each containing 17 new cards.<ref>{{YouTubeRef|BTRpFyOGjaw|The Future of Commander Preconstructed Decks!|channel=[[Good Morning Magic]]|date=May 14, 2021}}</ref>.<ref name="Perks">{{WebRef|url=https://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/reach-wpn-premium-june-7-get-these-perks|title=Reach WPN Premium by June 7, Get These Perks|author=[[WPN]]|date=April 5, 2021|publisher=[[Wizards Play Network]]}}</ref>
 
{{Decks|commander
 
{{Decks|commander
 
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|type=brawl
 
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|Aura of Courage||
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|Aura of Courage|UWG|Galea, Kindler of Hope
|Dungeons of Death||
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|Dungeons of Death|UWB|Sefris of the Hidden Ways
|Draconic Rage||
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|Draconic Rage|GR|Vrondiss, Rage of Ancients
|Planar Portal||
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|Planar Portal|RB|Prosper, Tome-Bound
 
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* [https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Main_Page The Forgotten Realms Wiki]
 
* [https://dungeonsdragons.fandom.com/wiki/Dungeons_and_Dragons_Wiki D&D Lore Wiki]
 
* [https://dungeonsdragons.fandom.com/wiki/Dungeons_and_Dragons_Wiki D&D Lore Wiki]
   
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Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
Forgotten Realms logo.png
Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description Dragon head in hexagon
Design Andrew Veen (lead)[1]
Ben Petrisor
James Wyatt
Jules Robins
Mark Gottlieb
Morrigan Robbins
Development Jules Robins (lead)
Andrew Veen
Taymoor Rehman
Adam Prosak
Ben Petrisor
Kazu Negri
Ken Nagle
Max McCall
Dave Humpherys
Ben Hayes
Bryan Hawley
Mark Gottlieb
Aaron Forsythe
Ethan Fleischer
Zac Elsik
Andrew Brown
Corey Bowen
Art direction Zack Stella
Release date July 23, 2021
Themes and mechanics Dungeons, Dragons, Flavor words, Dice rolling (d20), Class enchantments
Keywords/​ability words Venture into the dungeon, Pack tactics
Set size 281 + 121
Expansion code AFR[2]
Development codename Zebra
Forgotten Realms Standard
Zendikar Rising Kaldheim Strixhaven: School of Mages
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Modern Horizons 2 Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Commander Decks

Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms is a Dungeons & Dragons crossover Magic: The Gathering set which replaced the core set of the 2021-2022 standard rotation.[3][4] It is the 88th Magic expansion and released on July 23, 2021.[5][6] The name of the set is often abbreviated to Adventures in the Forgotten Realms or Forgotten Realms.

Set details[]

Bundle featuring Drizzt Do'Urden and Guenhwyvar

Mark Rosewater had worked on a Dungeons & Dragons TCG as early as 2016.[7] Before that, the D&D Spellfire CCG had been created by TSR, Inc.. Adventures in the Forgotten Realms is a true collaboration between the two Hasbro teams.[8] The D&D team worked with the Magic team on every aspect of the set, similar to how the Magic team worked with the D&D team on D&D Mythic Odysseys of Theros and D&D Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica. The D&D team provided extensive feedback on both the visuals and lore of The Forgotten Realms. The visuals of the cards tell a story and many favorite D&D characters are mentioned in the flavor text.

This set contains 281 regular cards (101 commons, 80 uncommons, 60 rares, 20 mythic rares, 20 basic lands) and includes randomly inserted premium versions of all cards. Alternate card frames have another card number than the original version. Borderless cards are numbered #282-298, and showcase cards are numbered #299-358. Extended artwork cards are numbered #359-395. The Buy-a-Box card is #396 and the Bundle promo is #397. The FNM-treatment cards from the Universal promo pack are numbered #398-402.

As a first, the basic lands of this set feature flavor texts. These are structured as descriptions presented by a Dungeon Master.[6] Showcase cards have a "classic rulebook frame treatment", pulled from the look and feel of illustrations in the the original Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual.[9] Nine showcase lands look like the classic covers of old module sourcebooks.[10][11]

Storyline[]

Set Booster featuring a Mind flayer

The Forgotten Realms is a campaign setting for the D&D fantasy role-playing game.[12] Commonly referred to by players and game designers alike as "The Realms", the planet Toril is shared by humans, dwarves, elves, goblins, orcs, and other peoples and creatures. Technologically, the world of the Forgotten Realms resembles the pre-industrial Earth of the 13th or 14th century. However, the presence of magic provides an additional element of power to societies. There are several nation-states and many independent cities, with loose alliances being formed for defense or conquest. Forgotten Realms centers on Faerûn, a sub-continent in the northern hemisphere of Toril.[13]

The Forgotten Realms are not considered to be canonically part of Magic's Multiverse.[14][15] Some cards "play up the feel of an adventuring party together, taking on one big foe," such as Drizzt Do'Urden and some of his friends battling Frost giants in the north of Faerûn in the cards' art and flavor text.[12]

Some iconic D&D characters, that have traveled the various D&D planes of existence, are being featured as Planeswalker cards.[12] However, this doesn't mean that these characters have a planeswalker's spark in the same sense that the term has in Magic's lore. According to Wizards of the Coast, they wanted to make these characters as cool as they could possibly be, and as Planeswalkers were a regular part of new Magic sets - the Planeswalker card type in their opinion would make a great fit.[16]

A D&D campaign for Adventures in the Forgotten Realms was released by chapters:

  1. In Scarlet Flames[17]
  2. The Hidden Page[18]
  3. A Verdant Tomb[19]
  4. Deepest Night[20]

Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms has no Story Spotlights, but a series of cards represent the adventures of a party composed by Ellywick, Hama, Nadaar and Varis.[21]

Marketing[]

Collector booster featuring a Beholder

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms is sold in regular 16-card Draft Boosters (one card being a marketing card), Theme Boosters (five monocolored and 1 "Dungeon Theme Booster"), Collector Boosters, Set Boosters, the Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Bundle, and four Commander decks. The set also features revamped Welcome Boosters.[22] The Draft Boosters feature artwork from Drizzt Do'Urden. There are three different set boosters, featuring art of Grand Master of Flowers, True Polymorph and Iymrith, Desert Doom. The Theme Boosters feature art from Dungeon Map (Dungeon), Nadaar, Selfless Paladin ({W}), You Find the Villains’ Lair ({U}), Acererak the Archlich ({B}), Delina, Wild Mage ({R}) and Owlbear ({G}). The Collector Boosters feature art of Baleful Beholder. The Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Gift Edition Bundle will release in August, 2021.[23]

Events[]

Promotional cards[]

Ampersand card

Tokens, emblems and dungeons[]

Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms features 22 tokens, emblems, and dungeons.[28]

  1. {W} 3/3 Angel creature with flying, for The Book of Exalted Deeds.
  2. {W} Icingdeath, Frost Tongue, a legendary Equipment artifact with "Equipped creature gets +2/+0", "Whenever equipped creature attacks, tap target creature defending player controls" and equip {2}, for Icingdeath, Frost Tyrant.
  3. {U} */* Dog Illusion creature with "This creature's power and toughness are each equal to twice the number of cards in your hand", for Mordenkainen.
  4. {U} 1/1 Faerie Dragon creature with flying, for Feywild Trickster.
  5. {B} The Atropal, a 4/4 legendary God Horror creature with deathtouch, for Tomb of Annihilation.
  6. {B} 1/1 Skeleton creature, for Dungeon of the Mad Mage, Death-Priest of Myrkul, and Skeletal Swarming.
  7. {B} 2/1 Spider creature with menace and reach, for Drider and Lolth, Spider Queen.
  8. {B} Vecna, a 8/8 legendary Zombie God creature with indestructible and all triggered abilities of the exiled cards, for The Book of Vile Darkness.
  9. {B} 2/2 Zombie creature, for Acererak, Lord of Undeath, The Book of Vile Darkness and Wight.
  10. {R} Boo, a 1/1 legendary Hamster creature with trample and haste, for Minsc, Beloved Ranger.
  11. {R} 1/1 Devil creature with "When this creature dies, it deals 1 damage to any target", for Zariel, Archduke of Avernus.
  12. {R} 1/1 Goblin creature, for Battle Cry Goblin, Den of the Bugbear, Goblin Morningstar, Lost Mine of Phandelver, Swarming Goblins, and You See a Pair of Goblins.
  13. {G} Guenhwyvar, a 4/1 legendary Cat creature with trample, for Drizzt Do'Urden.
  14. {G} 2/2 Wolf creature, for Elturgard Ranger, Ranger Class and Varis, Silverymoon Ranger.
  15. {C} Treasure artifact, for Deadly Dispute, Dungeon of the Mad Mage, Forsworn Paladin, Grim Bounty, Herald of Hadar, Hoarding Ogre, Hoard Robber, Improvised Weaponry, Instrument of the Bards, Kalain, Reclusive Painter, Lost Mine of Phandelver, Old Gnawbone, Plundering Barbarian, Prosperous Innkeeper, Shambling Ghast, Skullport Merchant, Spiked Pit Trap, Thieves' Tools, Treasure Chest, Treasure Vault, Unexpected Windfall, Xorn, and You Find a Cursed Idol.
  16. Emblem for Ellywick Tumblestrum.
  17. Emblem for Lolth, Spider Queen.
  18. Emblem for Mordenkainen.
  19. Emblem for Zariel, Archduke of Avernus.
  20. Dungeon of the Mad Mage is the backside of token #12.
  21. Lost Mine of Phandelver is the backside of token #6.
  22. Tomb of Annihilation is the backside of token #5.

Themes and mechanics[]

The three dungeons that were released

Cards throughout Adventures in the Forgotten Realms directly reference the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, but also some aspects of role-playing games in general.

The set introduces the Dungeon card type.[29] Dungeons don't go in your deck. Rather, they start outside the game and are played in the command zone.

Dungeons are connected to the venture into the dungeon mechanic.[30] This can be the effect of a spell, an activated ability, or a triggered ability. If you venture into the dungeon while you don't have any dungeons in the command zone, you put the dungeon of your choice into the command zone and put a venture marker on the first room, at the top. Every time you enter a room, including the first room, its room ability triggers. These abilities all read "When you enter this room, [the effect printed in the room]." When you complete a dungeon certain cards receive a bonus.

A new mechanic is pack tactics, an ability word that causes an effect whenever creatures attack with total power 6 or greater.

Aside from pack tactics, the set adopts a very loose approach to ability words, which are used to represent themed actions or monster abilities instead of grouping similarly functioning cards. These are called flavor words.[29]

Dice rolling is used for the first time in a black-bordered set, always in the template "Roll a d20".

Limited archetypes[]

AFR Bundle d20

Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms features the following limited archetypes:

Card types[]

The set introduces a new enchantment type: Class.

The set introduces the Bard, Beholder, Gnoll, Halfling, Hamster, and Tiefling creature types. Citizen appears for the first time as a black-bordered creature type (save for previous appearances on tokens).

The Bahamut, Mordenkainen, Lolth, Zariel and Ellywick planeswalker types are introduced.

A curiosity occurring in this set in regards to creature types is that the class takes precedent over race in terms of color. For example, Orcs are majority Black and Red in Magic, but three of four Orcs printed in this set are a Blue Orc Rogue (Guild Thief), a Green Orc Ranger (Intrepid Outlander) and a White Orc Knight (Devoted Paladin). Smaller, humanoid, flightless Dragons appear as Dragonborn, holding classes as White Knights or Green Bards. Other oddly colored races appear also.

Cycles[]

Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms has six cycles:

Cycle name {W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Planeswalkers Grand Master of Flowers Mordenkainen Lolth, Spider Queen Zariel, Archduke of Avernus Ellywick Tumblestrum
Five mythic rare planeswalkers.
Legendary dragons Icingdeath, Frost Tyrant Iymrith, Desert Doom Ebondeath, Dracolich Inferno of the Star Mounts Old Gnawbone
Five mythic rare legendary Dragons.
Fast manlands Cave of the Frost Dragon Hall of Storm Giants Hive of the Eye Tyrant Den of the Bugbear Lair of the Hydra
Five rare lands that enter the battlefield tapped if the player controls two or more other lands. Each of them can turn into creatures until end of turn.
Color hosers Divine Smite ({B}) Ray of Frost ({R}) Ray of Enfeeblement ({W}) Burning Hands ({G}) Hunter's Mark ({U})
Five uncommon instant-speed spells that get more effective when targeting a permanent of a specific color.
Chromatic dragons White Dragon Blue Dragon Black Dragon Red Dragon Green Dragon
Five uncommon Dragons with a Breath flavor word representing a triggered ability.

Multicolored cycles[]

Cycle name {W/U} {U/B} {B/R} {R/G} {G/W} {W/B} {U/R} {B/G} {R/W} {G/U}
Gold legends Hama Pashar, Ruin Seeker Krydle of Baldur's Gate Kalain, Reclusive Painter Targ Nar, Demon-Fang Gnoll Trelasarra, Moon Dancer Barrowin of Clan Undurr Farideh, Devil's Chosen Shessra, Death's Whisper Bruenor Battlehammer Gretchen Titchwillow
Ten uncommon gold legendary creature spells. Each is a signpost for a draft archetype.

Vertical cycles[]

Cycle name
Dragonborn Nadaar, Selfless Paladin Wandering Troubadour Jaded Sell-Sword
Three humanoid Dragons without flying.
Gnomes Oswald Fiddlebender Feywild Trickster Clever Conjurer
Three non-artifact Gnomes.

Pairs[]

Mirrored pair Description
The Book of Exalted Deeds ({W}) The Book of Vile Darkness ({B}) Two mythic rare legendary artifacts with MMM mana cost. Each of them has a life-related token creation triggered ability and activated ability. Each shares the name with a sourcebook published by Wizards of the Coast for D&D, and both are also powerful magic items often found across D&D's publication history.
Demilich ({U}) Flameskull ({R}) Two mythic rare skeletons that could come back after death or play other cards.
Instrument of the Bards ({G}) The Blackstaff of Waterdeep ({U}) Two rare legendary artifacts with M mana cost, an activated ability and an effect applicable in the beginning phase.
Skullport Merchant ({B}) Prosperous Innkeeper ({G}) Two uncommon Citizens that create a treasure when they enter the battlefield and have a creature-related ability.
Trickster's Talisman ({U}) Reaper's Talisman ({B}) Two uncommon Equipments with equip {2} costing M.
Dueling Rapier ({R}) Paladin’s Shield ({W}) Two common Equipments with flash that attach themselves to a creature when they enter the battlefield. One gives +2/+0 and the other +0/+2.
Air-Cult Elemental ({U}) Earth-Cult Elemental ({R}) Two common Elementals costing {4}MM and having a removal effect upon entering the battlefield. In D&D the elemental cults are tied to the Elemental Evil.
Armory Veteran ({R}) Dwarfhold Champion ({W}) Two common creatures with mana cost 1M and a static ability as long as they are equipped.

Reprinted cards[]

Functional reprints[]

Notable cards[]

Banned cards[]

  • The Book of Exalted Deeds references Platinum Angel's anti-losing text, giving an Angel that text for {W}{W}{W}. Angels are usually not known for being cheap or resilient, except that in this Standard rotation, Faceless Haven gives players the ability to have a temporary Angel as a target, that lives on the board as a Land for the rest of the game, the most resilient card type. Hence, Wizards banned the Book for the preview-queue Standard 2022, emphasizing that this would not be the case post-rotation, due to its Best-of-One nature, much like Nexus of Fate over 2019-2020.

Preconstructed decks[]

Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms features four Commander decks that are released as a regular part of a set's product line, each containing 17 new cards.[32].[25]

Theme
deck name
Color Identity Commander
{W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Aura of Courage W U G Galea, Kindler of Hope
Dungeons of Death W U B Sefris of the Hidden Ways
Draconic Rage R G Vrondiss, Rage of Ancients
Planar Portal B R Prosper, Tome-Bound

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