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Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description Vault Boy head
Design Annie Sardelis (lead), Ethan Fleischer, Daniel Holt, Reggie Valk, Chris Mooney
Development Same as design
Release date March 8, 2024
Themes and mechanics Energy, Radiation, Mill, Junk
Set size 4 decks of 100 cards
(154 new cards)
Expansion code PIP[1]
Short for "Pip-Boy", the name of the personal information processor used as a game interface.
Universes Beyond
Ravnica: Clue Edition Fallout Assassin's Creed
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
Secret Lair Drop Series: Sheldon's Spellbook Fallout Secret Lair Drop Series: Equinox Superdrop 2024
Fallout key art

Key art

Fallout is a product in the Magic: The Gathering Universes Beyond series, that was released by Wizards of the Coast on March 8, 2024.[2][3][4]

Set details[ | ]

PIP expansion symbol

The Vault Boy set symbol.

“  The Vaults Are Open  ”

This is a cross-over product based on the Fallout series, a media franchise of post-apocalyptic role-playing video games and later action role-playing games created by Tim Cain from Interplay Entertainment, published by Bethesda Softworks (BSW). The series' first title, Fallout, was released in 1997. The release of the Fallout set coincides with the start of a television adaptation of the game.

The four preconstructed Commander decks take players to a post-nuclear alternate reality. Each represents one of the wastelands and its many colorful factions.[5][6]

Storyline[ | ]

Magic Pip-Boy

The Pip-Boy, a wearable computer manufactured by RobCo Industries, that is standard equipment for each Vault Dweller. "Pip" is an acronym for "Personal Information Processor".

The series is set during the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd centuries, and its atompunk retrofuturistic setting and artwork are influenced by the post-war culture of 1950s United States, with its combination of hope for the promises of technology and the lurking fear of nuclear annihilation.

In the years after the Great War, the United States devolved into a post-apocalyptic environment commonly dubbed "the Wasteland". The Great War and subsequent nuclear Armageddon had severely depopulated the country, leaving large expanses of property decaying from neglect. In addition, virtually all food and water are irradiated and most lifeforms have mutated due to high radiation combined with mutagens of varied origins. Despite the large-scale devastation, some areas were fortunate enough to survive the nuclear apocalypse relatively unscathed, even possessing non-irradiated water, flora, and fauna. However, these areas are exceedingly rare. With a large portion of the country's infrastructure in ruins, necessities are scarce. Barter is the common method of exchange, with Nuka-Cola bottle caps providing a more conventional form of currency. Most cities and towns are empty, having been looted or deserted in favor of smaller, makeshift communities scattered around the Wasteland. The Vaults are survival shelters designed by the Vault-Tec Corporation to supposedly protect a selected fragment of the United States population. However, the main purpose of the Vaults is to experiment on the American population to conduct scientific research.

Gangs of bloodthirsty raiders, tyrant super mutants, irradiated monsters, and deadly robots roam the Wasteland. Humanity has formed several factions that are striving for survival. From those locked away in the pre-war vaults to new groups looking to rebuild society anew.

Marketing[ | ]

Fallout is available in four Commander decks and in Collector Boosters. The four 100-card decks contain 154 new cards in total (37-41 per deck).[3] All reprints feature new Fallout themed art (#155-316). The basic lands (including "isometric lands") are #317-326.

The Collector Booster features all alternate art showcase versions of the cards in the decks (no new cards). Twenty-six cards with the Pip-Boy card frame are #327-353. Of those, nine are skinned cards whose mechanical counterparts are not found in the Commander decks. Nine borderless cards have a Vault Boy mascotte themed card frame and comic book art style and are numbered #354-362. Extended art cards are #363-~525. Besides traditional foil versions, the Collector Boosters also feature surge foil versions of the described treatments (~#529-1056). Serialized Bobbleheads with the double rainbow foil treatment are #1057-1063. The Display commanders are #1064-1067. The release card is #1068. [7]

The set is accompanied by three themed Secret Lairs.

Serialized Bobbleheads[ | ]

Serialized versions of the seven Bobbleheads in double-rainbow foil may appear in Collector Boosters. The serialized total is 500 for each.[3]

Events[ | ]

  • Commander Launch Party: March 8 – 10, 2024

Promotional cards[ | ]

Tokens and markers[ | ]

Radiation PIP

Radiation helper card.

Fallout has at least 21 tokens and 1 helper card:[8][9]

  1. {C} Copy for Bloodforged Battle-Axe; Brass Knuckles; Gary Clone; Mechanized Production; Powder Ganger; Ruthless Radrat; Securitron Squadron; Shaun, Father of Synths; Three Dog, Galaxy News DJ; Thrill-Kill Disciple; Wasteland Raider and Watchful Radstag.
  2. {W} 2/2 Human Knight creature with with "This creature gets +2/+2 as long as an artifact entered the battlefield under your control this turn", for The Prydwen, Steel Flagship.
  3. {W} 1/1 Human Soldier creature for Bastion of Remembrance; General's Enforcer; Vault 11: Voter's Dilemma; Vault 101: Birthday Party and White Glove Gourmand.
  4. {W} 1/1 Soldier creature for Captain of the Watch; Charisma Bobblehead; Entrapment Maneuver; Heroic Reinforcements; Keeper of the Accord; Martial Coup; Memorial to Glory and Yes Man, Personal Securitron.
  5. {W} 1/1 Warrior creature for Secure the Wastes.
  6. {U} 0/0 Alien creature for Recon Craft Theta.
  7. {B} 2/2 Zombie Mutant creature for Screeching Scorchbeast and Vault 12: The Necropolis.
  8. {G} Settlement, an Aura enchantment with enchant land and "Enchanted land has '{T}: Add one mana of any color.'" for Preston Garvey, Minuteman.
  9. {G} 1/1 Squirrel creature for Animal Friend and Squirrel Nest.
  10. {R/W} 1/1 Soldier creature with haste for Assemble the Legion and Caesar, Legion's Emperor.
  11. {C} Clue artifact for Follow Him; Nick Valentine, Private Eye; Overencumbered; Piper Wright, Publick Reporter and Tireless Tracker.
  12. {C} Food artifact (Military) for Nuka-Cola Vending Machine; Overencumbered; Sierra, Nuka's Biggest Fan; Survivor's Med Kit; Vault 101: Birthday Party and White Glove Gourmand.
  13. {C} Food artifact (Survival).
  14. {C} Food artifact (Tech).
  15. {C} Junk artifact for Boomer Scrapper; Break Down; C.A.M.P.; Commander Sofia Daguerre; Crimson Caravaneer; Dogmeat, Ever Loyal; Duchess, Wayward Tavernkeep; Gunner Conscript; Junk Jet; Junktown; Mister Gutsy; Overencumbered; Rose, Cutthroat Raider; Thrill-Kill Disciple and Veronica, Dissident Scribe.
  16. {C} 3/3 Robot artifact creature for Automated Assembly Line and Mr. House, President and CEO.
  17. {C} 1/1 Thopter artifact creature with flying for Loyal Apprentice and Whirler Rogue.
  18. {C} Treasure artifact (Survival, Tech) for Bottle-Cap Blast; Deadly Dispute; Kellogg, Dangerous Mind; Luck Bobblehead; Megaton's Fate; Mr. House, President and CEO; Nuka-Cola Vending Machine; Pitiless Plunderer; Sticky Fingers; Treasure Vault; Unexpected Windfall and Vault 21: House Gambit.
  19. {C} Treasure artifact (Military).
  20. {C} Wasteland Survival Guide, an Equipment artifact with equip {1} and "Equipped creature gets +1/+1 for each quest counter among permanents you control" for Moira Brown, Guide Author.
  21. Energy Reserve marker.
  22. Radiation marker.

Themes and mechanics[ | ]

Junk token

This set sees the return of Energy, Proliferate and Squad.[10] Fallout introduces the Radiation mechanic that triggers at players pre-combat main phase if they have any rad counter on them. Upon triggering, a player must mill a card for each rad counter they have, then for each nonland card milled this way they lose 1 life and remove a rad counter.[10]

The Vaults in the game are represented by Sagas. Several older mechanics have cameos on new cards: Battalion, Enrage, Exploit, Fortify, Morbid, Raid, Shroud and Split second.

Card types[ | ]

Fallout introduces the artifact subtypes Bobblehead and Junk. Junk is a predefined token with "{T}, Sacrifice this artifact: Exile the top card of your library. You may play that card this turn. Activate only as a sorcery."[10] The set also introduces the Sloth and Synth creature types.

The set features the first Fortification artifact type since Darksteel Garrison from Future Sight.

Counter types[ | ]

The set introduces the Rad counter as part of the new Radiation mechanic. It also introduces Brain counters.

Cycles[ | ]

Cycle name {R}{G}{W}
Scrappy Survivors
Mutant Menace
Hail, Caesar
Face commanders Dogmeat, Ever Loyal The Wise Mothman Caesar, Legion's Emperor Dr. Madison Li
Four mythic rare legendary creatures, each one the face of its deck.
Alternate commanders Preston Garvey, Minuteman The Master, Transcendent Mr. House, President and CEO Liberty Prime, Recharged
Four mythic rare legendary creatures with the same color identity as their deck.

Five-card cycle[ | ]

Cycle name {W}{B} {U}{R} {B}{G} {R}{W} {G}{U}
Filter lands Desolate Mire Ferrous Lake Viridescent Bog Sunscorched Divide Overflowing Basin
Five rare enemy-color filter lands, completing a cycle that began in Odyssey.[11][12]

Seven-card cycle[ | ]

Cycle name Strength Perception Endurance Charisma Intelligence Agility Luck
S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Bobblehead[3] Strength Bobblehead Perception Bobblehead Endurance Bobblehead Charisma Bobblehead Intelligence Bobblehead Agility Bobblehead Luck Bobblehead
Seven Bobbleheads representing one of the Fallout series primary statistics, each of which have serialized versions.

Preconstructed decks[ | ]

Fallout features four immersive Commander decks.

deck name
Color Identity Commander
{W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Scrappy Survivors W R G Dogmeat, Ever Loyal
Mutant Menace U B G The Wise Mothman
Hail, Caesar W B R Caesar, Legion's Emperor
Science! W U R Dr. Madison Li

Notable cards[ | ]

PIP Collector Booster

Skinned cards[ | ]

Nine skinned cards are only available in Collector Boosters.

Set No Alternative card title Original card Notes
PIP 344 Prime Mirelurk Queen Hullbreaker Horror
PIP 345 Centurion of the Marked Lord of the Undead
PIP 346 West Tek Tyrant Grave Titan
PIP 347 Fog Crawler Vigor
PIP 348 Ruzka, Terror of Point Lookout Ayula, Queen Among Bears First paper reprint
PIP 349 Scrounging Deathclaw Tarmogoyf
PIP 350 Specimen 73 Hornet Queen
PIP 351 Toxic Sheepsquatch Gemrazer First paper reprint
PIP 352 Assaultron Invader Walking Ballista

Trivia[ | ]

  • The Fallout universe contains a parody of Magic: the Gathering called Tragic the Garnering that players of are hopelessly addicted to.
  • The "Vault Dweller" Basic lands show the arc of a Fallout character from the start of the game to the end.[3]
  • The flavor text of Nuclear Fallout slightly misquotes the Fallout 2 opening narration ("The end of the world occurred pretty much as we had predicted").

External links[ | ]

References[ | ]

  1. Information below the text box
  2. 30th Anniversary Panel at GenCon – A Recap of MTG's Past, Present & Future (Video). Magic: The Gathering. YouTube (August 5, 2023).
  3. a b c d e Blake Rasmussen, Chris Mooney, Pete Hines (October 19, 2023). "Magic: The Gathering x Fallout™ - First Look (Video)". YouTube.
  4. Eric Levine (February 27, 2024). "Magic: The Gathering - Fallout Release Notes". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Billie Kaplan (October 19, 2023). "A First Look at Magic: The Gathering® – Fallout®, Available March 8, 2024".
  6. Annie Sardelis (February 27, 2024). "Designing the Magic: The Gathering - Fallout Commander Decks". Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Zakeel Gordon (February 20, 2024). "Collecting Magic: The Gathering - Fallout". Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Clayton Kroh (February 20, 2024). "Magic: The Gathering® – Fallout® Commander Decklists". Wizards of the Coast.
  9. Clayton Kroh (February 23, 2024). "The Tokens of Magic: The Gathering® – Fallout®". Wizards of the Coast.
  10. a b c Matt Tabak (February 20, 2024). "Magic: The Gathering - Fallout Mechanics". Wizards of the Coast.
  11. Gavin Verhey (February 21, 2024). "One thing you'll find in MTGxFallout for the first time: the enemy color counterparts to the Odyssey Filterlands!". Twitter.
  12. Unfinished Land Cycles in Commander Decks?? A Mana Chat! (Video). Good Morning Magic. YouTube (April 23, 2024).