|Secret Lair Drop Series:|
|Symbol description||Shooting star|
|Release date||October 18, 2021|
|Set size||7 drops (38 cards)|
|Secret Lair Drop Series|
|Magic: The Gathering Chronology|
The October Superdrop is a superdrop in the Secret Lair product range and a continuation of the alternate art Secret Lair Drop Series. It is available for purchase from the Wizards of the Coast webshop secretlair.wizards.com from October 18th to November 15th, 2021.
|This article or section discusses story elements that are not canonical.|
Stranger Things: a tie-in with the 2016 American science fiction horror Netflix series. Stranger Things is set in the fictional rural town of Hawkins, Indiana, during the early 1980s. The nearby Hawkins National Laboratory ostensibly performs scientific research for the United States Department of Energy, but secretly does experiments into the paranormal and supernatural, including those that involve human test subjects. Inadvertently, they have created a portal to an alternate dimension, "the Upside Down". The influence of the Upside Down affects the unknowing residents of Hawkins in calamitous ways. The main characters are fervent Dungeons & Dragons players, which is reflected in some of the card names.
Stranger Things is part of the Universes Beyond product line. Wizards of the Coast will create and print in-multiverse versions of the Stranger Things cards, approximately six months after the release of the Secret Lair. These will become available as part of The List of Streets of New Capenna, and will be findable in Set Boosters for as long as players are still interested in opening them. The non-canon cards and the canon cards will be considered as equivalent game pieces, meaning you can only play up to four copies total of the Magic version and Universes Beyond version combined in your deck. There will be a special card treatment that indicates that the cards are related.
Mirrodinsanity: So, we were like, "Hey DXTR, we really like that card you did for us before. Wanna do a cycle of artifact lands?" And DXTR was like, "Yup." And like, we were expecting some super-cool, hand-painted, pixel art-inspired pieces, but instead, he went ALL OUT, and we got these WILD pieces just dripping with detail and lore. Krark's on one of 'em! AND his thumb! There's so much going on, and every inch of it just oozes cool! (Actual cards do not ooze or drip.)
Monster Anatomy 101: Ever wonder what some of Magic's weirdest creatures look like on the inside? Us neither, but Timba Smits showed us the truth: they look pretty sweet! Consider these cards your intro lesson on the inner workings of some ravenous beasties. The alternative is to let a giant dino eat you, and that presents more logistical errors than we can address in a simple product description. Whether you surgically implant these cards inside your deck or proudly display them to educate passersby, you can rest soundly knowing you've shared knowledge with the world. And that, friend, is a beautiful thing.
Monster Movie Marathon: This superdrop only, we've got a bone-chilling quadruple feature by the macabre maestro Martin Ansin. WATCH in terror as man becomes monster in Beast Within! COWER in fear at the unspeakable terror of Blasphemous Act! RECOIL in horror at a doctor's madness in Dismember! FLEE the terrors of Amonkhet in Grafdigger's Cage! Get your tickets soon—when these shows leave the theater, they're not coming back.
Read the Fine Print: Just like how all of us always read the full terms of service agreement, it's important to scrutinize the fine print of any contract. If Liliana had, she would have discovered that upon the death of her demonic sponsors, the control of her contract defaulted to someone much more . . . Bolas-y. To celebrate the spooky season and this cool piece of Magic history, we asked artist ZIUK to lend us his considerable talents to portray Liliana and her demons in their full, gold-plated glory. Whether you want to play these cards or just stare at them forever, they can be yours—no demonic contract required.
Showcase: Midnight Hunt: Experience ten classic Innistrad utility lands in BONE-CHILLING BLACK AND WHITE! Ten of the Innistrad: Midnight Hunt artists reprise their style in the eerie eternal night style. Alayna Danner, DZO, Nico Delort, Daria Khlebnikova, Rio Krisma, Dan Mumford, Kerby Rosanes, Jessica Seamans, Robbie Trevino, and N.C. Winters remind you that the only thing to fear is fear itself — and these lands!
Thrilling Tales of the Undead: Welcome to the first editions of THRILLING TALES OF THE UNDEAD! In this pulp novel inspired set of Magic cards, you'll find ACTION, ADVENTURE, SCARES, and MORE! Fay Dalton carefully crafted these creep-tacular covers, each promising a new tale of derring-do inside their hypothetical, non-existent pages. Whether you want to shuffle them into your deck or stick them on your shelf, these pulp covers promise a thrilling tale!
|Stranger Things||$39.99||$49.99||Universes Beyond tie-in to Stranger Things.|
|Mirrodinsanity||$29.99||$39.99||Borderless Mirrodin artifact lands in pixel art style.|
|Monster Anatomy 101||$29.99||$39.99||Anatomy diagrams of Magic creatures.|
|Monster Movie Marathon||$29.99||$39.99||Cards in classic horror-movie poster styles|
|Read the Fine Print||$29.99||$39.99||$39.99||Liliana and the four demons who signed her contract|
|Showcase: Midnight Hunt||$29.99||$39.99||The ten classic Innistrad utility lands in black and white "Eternal Night" showcase frame.|
|Thrilling Tales of the Undead||$29.99||$39.99||Cards in classic Zombie pulp novel styles|
The drops could be bought separately or in several bundles. The Non-Foil Nightmare Bundle contains all seven non-foil versions of the drops for $189.99. The Ferocious Foil Bundle contains all eight foil and foil-etched versions of the drops for $279.99. The Boo-tacular Bundle Bundle contains every single drop, both foil, etched-foil and non-foil for $449.99.
|Stranger Things||340||Mind Flayer, the Shadow||Rus||Mechanically unique. Depicts the Mind Flayer.|
|Stranger Things||341||Chief Jim Hopper||Greg Staples||Mechanically unique. Depicts and quotes Jim Hopper.|
|Stranger Things||342||Dustin, Gadget Genius||Colin Boyer||Mechanically unique. Depicts Dustin Henderson.|
|Stranger Things||343||Eleven, the Mage||Pauline Voss||Mechanically unique. Depicts Eleven.|
|Stranger Things||344||Lucas, the Sharpshooter||Greg Staples||Mechanically unique. Depicts Lucas Sinclair.|
|Stranger Things||345||Max, the Daredevil||Greg Staples||Mechanically unique. Depicts Max Mayfield.|
|Stranger Things||346||Mike, the Dungeon Master||Colin Boyer||Mechanically unique. Depicts and quotes Mike Wheeler.|
|Stranger Things||347||Will the Wise||Pauline Voss||Mechanically unique. Depicts Will Byers.|
|Stranger Things||348||Clue||Jenn Ravenna Tran||Quotes Joyce Byers.|
|Mirrodinsanity||300||Ancient Den||DXTR||Borderless. Depicts Raksha|
|Mirrodinsanity||301||Seat of the Synod||DXTR||Borderless. Depicts Janus|
|Mirrodinsanity||302||Vault of Whispers||DXTR||Borderless. Depicts Geth|
|Mirrodinsanity||303||Great Furnace||DXTR||Borderless. Depicts Krark|
|Mirrodinsanity||304||Tree of Tales||DXTR||Borderless. Depicts Thrun|
|Monster Anatomy 101||316||Fleet Swallower||Timba Smits||Borderless.|
|Monster Anatomy 101||317||Goblin Trashmaster||Timba Smits||Borderless.|
|Monster Anatomy 101||318||Ilharg, the Raze-Boar||Timba Smits||Borderless.|
|Monster Anatomy 101||319||Protean Hulk||Timba Smits||Borderless.|
|Monster Anatomy 101||320||Gishath, Sun's Avatar||Timba Smits||Borderless.|
|Monster Movie Marathon||321||Dismember||Martin Anum||Borderless.|
|Monster Movie Marathon||322||Blasphemous Act||Martin Anum||Borderless.|
|Monster Movie Marathon||323||Beast Within||Martin Anum||Borderless.|
|Monster Movie Marathon||324||Grafdigger's Cage||Martin Anum||Borderless.|
|Read the Fine Print||159||Demonlord Belzenlok||ZIUR|
|Read the Fine Print||160||Griselbrand||ZIUR||New flavor text|
|Read the Fine Print||161||Liliana's Contract||ZIUR||New flavor text|
|Read the Fine Print||162||Kothophed, Soul Hoarder||ZIUR||New flavor text|
|Read the Fine Print||163||Razaketh, the Foulblooded||ZIUR||New flavor text|
|Showcase: Midnight Hunt||349||Moorland Haunt||Daria Khlebnikova|
|Showcase: Midnight Hunt||350||Vault of the Archangel||Jessica Seamans|
|Showcase: Midnight Hunt||351||Nephalia Drownyard||Kerry Rosanes|
|Showcase: Midnight Hunt||352||Desolate Lighthouse||Nico Delort|
|Showcase: Midnight Hunt||353||Stensia Bloodhall||Dan Mumford|
|Showcase: Midnight Hunt||354||Grim Backwoods||N.C. Winters|
|Showcase: Midnight Hunt||355||Kessig Wolf Run||Rio Krisma|
|Showcase: Midnight Hunt||356||Slayers' Stronghold||Alayka Danner|
|Showcase: Midnight Hunt||357||Gavony Township||Robbie Treveno|
|Showcase: Midnight Hunt||358||Alchemist's Refuge||DZO|
|Thrilling Tales of the Undead||231||Gravecrawler||Fay Dalton||Borderless.|
|Thrilling Tales of the Undead||232||Liliana, Death's Majesty||Fay Dalton||Borderless.|
|Thrilling Tales of the Undead||233||Rise of the Dark Realms||Fay Dalton||Borderless. Depicts Liliana.|
As an extra, each drop comes with a surprise bonus card.
|Drop||Bonus card||Card #||Notes|
|Stranger Things||Mechanically unique Hawkins National Laboratory / The Upside Down||609||Depicts Hawkins National Laboratory and the alternate dimension of "The Upside Down"|
|Mirrodinsanity||Darksteel Citadel||608||Borderless. Depicts Memnarch.|
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- Wizards of the Coast (October 13, 2021). "Stranger Things are Happening in the Secret Lair". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Wizards of the Coast (June 9, 2021). "Secret Lair: Stranger Things on Geeked Week". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Tom Marks (October 14, 2021). "Exclusive: Stranger Things’ Hopper and Eleven Magic: The Gathering Cards Revealed". IGN.com.
- Wizards of the Coast (June 7, 2021). "Secret Lair Universes Beyond Update". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Aaron Forsythe (June 7, 2021). "There will be a different treatment that indicates that the cards are related.". Twitter.
- Payneswalker (October 3, 2020). "New Drops?". Reddit.
- David McCoy (December 4, 2020). "Secret Lair's 2021 Plans Revealed: Focus on Artists and Superdrops". Hipsters of the Coast.