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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 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 does not feature any signature spells 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.[8]
  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.[9]
  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.[10][11]
  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.[12]
  2. Black and white "Eternal Night" treatment with colored accents.
  3. Black and white "Moonlit" treatment.
  1. Olivia, Crimson Bride
  2. Island
  3. Island
2022-02 Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
  1. Ninjas
  2. Samurai
  3. Other rares and mythics
  4. Basic lands
100
  1. "Ninja" treatment.[13]
  2. "Samurai" treatment.
  3. "Soft Glow" treatment.
  4. Ukiyo-e lands.

DFC rares and mythics feature alternate art on both faces, but only the back face features the "Soft Glow" frame.
Hidetsugu, Devouring Chaos is additionally available in a unique "Neon Ink foil" variation of the "Soft Glow" treatment, featuring 4 different frame colors.

  1. Nashi, Moon Sage's Scion
  2. Isshin, Two Heavens as One
  3. The Reality Chip
  4. Island
2022-04 Streets of New Capenna
  1. Three-color cards
  2. Rare and mythic rare cards
  3. Basic lands
  4. Allied-color and triome taplands
119
  1. "Golden age" treatment, with alternate gilded versions.[14]
  2. "Art deco" treatment.
  3. Metropolis lands.
  4. "Skyscraper" treatment.
  1. Riveteers Ascendancy
  2. Elspeth Resplendent
  3. Mountain
  4. Raffine's Tower
2022-06 Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate
  1. Legendary cards.
  2. Creatures and artifacts.
158
  1. Foil-etched legendary cards.[15]
  2. Classic rulebook treatment.
  1. Alaundo the Seer
  2. Ancient Silver Dragon
2022-07 Double Masters 2022 Box toppers 80 Full-art [16] Some of the box topper cards feature art from famous artists in Magic's past, including Phil Foglio, Mark Tedin, and Richard Kane Ferguson.

Coiling Oracle

References[]

  1. Mark Rosewater (July 21, 2019). "Project Booster Fun". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater (July 21, 2019). "Do the showcase frames mean that we are going to see a mechanic with a unique frame in every set going forward?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  3. a b WPN (November 1, 2021). "Here Are the 5 Special Treatments for Innistrad: Crimson Vow". Wizards Play Network.
  4. Mark Rosewater (December 05, 2020). "I thought that Showcase cards were going to be a regular thing, but it appears Theros has none?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  5. Mike Turian (June 5, 2020). "Collecting Core Set 2021". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Mike Turian (September 1, 2020). "Collecting Zendikar Rising". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  7. Mike Turian (December 17, 2020). "Collecting Kaldheim". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Clayton Kroh (May 21, 2021). "Booster Fun of Modern Horizons 2". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  9. Clayton Kroh (June 29, 2021). "Behind the Scenes of Booster Fun for Adventures in the Forgotten Realms". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  10. Mike Turian (September 2, 2021). "Collecting Innistrad: Midnight Hunt". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  11. Clayton Kroh (September 2, 2021). "Fear and Booster Fun in Innistrad: Midnight Hunt". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  12. Mike Turian (October 28, 2021). "Collecting Innistrad: Crimson Vow". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  13. Max McCall (January 27, 2022). "Collecting Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  14. Max McCall (April 7, 2022). "Collecting Streets of New Capenna". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  15. Max McCall (May 17, 2022). "Collecting Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  16. Max McCall (June 16, 2022). "Collecting Double Masters 2022 and Product Overview". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
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