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Adventure showcase frame

Showcase cards were introduced in Throne of Eldraine. Showcase is not one treatment but a catch-all term to cover a variety of different treatments of cards that embody the spirit of the relevant sets.[1] On showcase cards, the art and card frame play into the set's theme.

Description[]

Each set has its own unique showcase cards. Which cards get the treatment (and usually, it will just be cards from that set), and at what rarity, will vary from set to set. Showcase cards replace cards of the same rarity as the non showcase card in booster packs. The showcase cards don't require a mechanic to correlate with a new frame. It can be any theme.[2]

Sometimes, borderless, extended art and retro frame treatment are also counted as Showcase.[3] This clouds the distinction between Showcase and the Booster Fun concept. Skinned cards are also sometimes counted as Showcases.[3]

List[]

Release Set Type of cards # Style Notes Example
2019-10 Throne of Eldraine Cards with adventure 30 Art nouveau/storybook Flaxen Intruder
2020-01 Theros Beyond Death Gods, Demigods and Nyx basic lands 16 The constellations of Nyx.[4] Daxos, Blessed by the Sun
2020-04 Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Creatures with mutate and the five triome lands 35 Comic-book illustration Rares and mythic rares are full-art. Illuna, Apex of Wishes
2020-07 Core Set 2021 Planeswalkers with their signature spells and five basic lands 29 Signature Spellbook frames Teferi features 4 slightly different artworks (#290-293).
The colorless Ugin is not featured in Showcase frames.[5]
Teferi, Master of Time
2020-08 Double Masters Box toppers 40 Full-art First compilation set to feature showcase cards. Mana Crypt
2020-09 Zendikar Rising
  1. Cards with landfall
  2. Zendikar Expeditions
53
  1. Brightly-colored travel posters[6]
  2. Hedron frame
  1. Spitfire Lagac
  2. Marsh Flats
2021-02 Kaldheim Viking Legends 25 Geometric stone Viking art / "Viking metal" artwork.[7] Halvar, God of Battle
2021-04 Strixhaven: School of Mages 0 Replaced by the Mystical Archive cards.
2021-06 Modern Horizons 2
  1. New cards
  2. fetch lands and modern cards
115
  1. Sketches for the main art with fragments of the art description.
  2. Retro frame cards.
First supplemental set to feature showcase cards.
  1. Urza's Saga
  2. Marble Gargoyle
2021-06 Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms
  1. Creatures
  2. Lands
60
  1. Classic rulebook frame treatment.
  2. Classic module land frames.[8]
  1. Cloister Gargoyle
  2. Evolving Wilds
2021-09 Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
  1. Werewolves and warlocks
  2. Basic lands and other legendary creatures
48
  1. Autumnal "Equinox" treatment.[9][10]
  2. Black and white "Eternal Night" treatment with colored accents.
  1. Arlinn, the Pack's Hope
  2. Island
2021-11 Innistrad: Crimson Vow
  1. Vampires
  2. Basic lands and other legendary creatures
  3. Basic lands
48
  1. "Fang" treatment.[11]
  2. Black and white "Eternal Night" treatment with colored accents.
  3. Black and white "Moonlit" treatment.
  1. Olivia, Crimson Bride
  2. Island
  3. Island

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