|The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth|
|This article documents an upcoming release.|
The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth is an upcoming booster-based product in the Magic: The Gathering Universes Beyond series released by Wizards of the Coast. The set will be released in 2023. It is designed to be drafted.
Hasbro, the mother company of Wizards of the Coast, has earlier published a board game based on the same franchise. Another Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game has been produced by Decipher, Inc. and was published in November 2001.
Like all Universes Beyond products, the set will not be legal in Standard, but in the eyes of R&D Modern (and historic) legality provides the greatest opportunity for the most people to experience this beloved world while still holding Standard as its own space. While the set isn't focused on Modern like a Modern Horizons set might be, R&D wanted to give as many players the opportunity to play with these cards and enjoy them. The set will also be released on Magic Online and Magic Arena.
|This article or section discusses story elements that are not canonical.|
The title names the story's main antagonist, the Dark Lord Sauron, who had in an earlier age created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power as the ultimate weapon in his campaign to conquer and rule all of Middle-earth. From homely beginnings in the Shire, a hobbit land reminiscent of the English countryside, the story ranges across Middle-earth, following the quest mainly through the eyes of the hobbits Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin.
Themes and mechanics
Tales of Middle-Earth features four commander decks.
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