It was THE day for Magic: the Gathering announcements today. The Magic Showcase 2021 gave us announcements, interviews, reveals, and first looks at all things Magic coming in late 2021 and 2022 for Magic. You can watch the whole thing below, and keep reading for a summary of what was announced.

Here’s the rundown of what was announced:

  • Secret Lair‘s Out of Time Superdrop is live now! Get the details and order now before the time stream takes it away.
  • Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Innistrad: Crimson Vow arrive later this year, with the debut moment full of previews for Midnight Hunt coming on Thursday, September 2.
  • There’s exciting Magic events and releases coming to game stores soon! Learn about Store Championships and Commander Party, as well as Innistrad: Double Feature, Pioneer Challenger Decks, and Commander Collection: Black.
  • 2022 will be a big year for Magic‘s major releases. Kamigawa: Neon DynastyStreets of New CapennaDominaria United, and The Brothers’ War.
  • But those four sets aren’t all: Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate, Jumpstart 2022, Double Masters 2022, and Unfinity add even more Magic to enjoy next year.
  • Magic‘s Universes Beyond keeps expanding. See how Warhammer 40,000Fortnite, and Street Fighter will arrive in 2022, with The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™ following in 2023.
  • MTG Arena drops one of its biggest updates this week with Jumpstart: Historic Horizons arriving on August 26. 
  • A sneak peek as Magic comes to Netflix next year.


You can check out all the details for August’s Secret Lair drop here, and order from there as well! Whether it’s the far future or the distant past, this Secret Lair is sure to excite.


Innistrad: Midnight Hunt and Crimson Vow come later this year with Midnight Hunt first details arriving September 2nd on Magic’s Twitch Channel. Werewolves and vampires abound in these two new sets featuring the fan-favorite realm. Crimson Vow details trickle in starting in October.


Magic Store Championships and Commander Party return in late 2021. Starting in December, special stores can host tournaments with prizes like foil Collected Company and foil Wurmcoil Engine for the Top 8 and winners. Each card for the top 8 and winner will have the store name printed on them. So you can cherish your victory forever. Check out the promos below:

Commander Party brings a special event to play Commander with Innistrad. Combine story and Commander play for a unique experience and a sweet promo card (to be announced later). Commander Party is set for October 30-31st and Store Championships for December 4th-5th.


If you’ve read some of our work here at THS, you know we love the Pioneer format. It might have been lost in the shuffle a bit, but Wizards of the Coast is bringing the format back with a vengeance. The new Pioneer Challenger Decks for 2021 are here.

  • Azorius Spirits
  • Orzhov Auras
  • Mono Red Burn
  • Lotus Field Combo

The 2021 Challenger decks grab four pillars of the format and make it easier to play the format for anyone. Just grab one of these decks and be on your way. You can check out the full decklists here. These release to local game stores on October 15th, 2021.

Commander Collection: Black arrives at your LGS soon, according to WOTC. Check out the contents of the latest release here.

Magic In 2022

We’re finally getting a return to Kamigawa! The Japanese inspired plane is getting a cyberpunk makeover with Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. It arrives the first quarter of 2022.

Streets of New Capenna brings us to a plane near and dear to Elspeth. It’s run by three-color demon crime families and built by angels. This set releases quarter two of 2022.

Dominaria United brings us back to the first ever plane of Magic. It kicks off the 30th anniversary of Magic in the third quarter of 2022.

Finally, The Brother’s War brings us to the first large-scale event in Magic’s history: the feud between Urza and his brother Mishra. Dominaria is the site of this huge battle that launches in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Other Non-Standard Legal Releases In 2022

Unfinity continues the “Un” set fun for Magic. If you’ve never played one of these parody sets, it’s quite the experience. They’re fun, they make fun of the absurdities in Magic and they always contain special basic lands for collectors. Check it out in the second quarter of 2022.

Dungeons & Dragons: Battle For Baldur’s Gate brings us more Commander action from D&D with iconic characters, spells, and more Commander Legends style foil-etched legendary creatures. This new Commander release opens in second quarter of 2022.

Double Masters 2022 follows the footsteps of the successful Double Masters. That first set gave you double the rares in every pack and two foil cards. The concept is back with more powerful reprints and a multicolor focus in third quarter of 2022.

Finally, we have Jumpstart 2022. The first Jumpstart showed us how a new variation on Magic packs could work. This time around we get more Booster Fun card treatment, brand-new cards just for this set, and more for fans to enjoy in fourth quarter of 2022.

Universes Beyond Promises Crossovers

Commander gets a Warhammer 40K themed set of decks available in late 2022. The Space Marines and everyone else in that universe are coming to Commander!

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle Earth is a new set designed for play in Modern and Historic. It arrives in 2023. All the characters you know make an appearance here, so look forward to a litany of Magic products with all these amazing characters and locations from the famous J.R.R. Tolkien novels.

Secret Lair Adds Fortnite And Street Fighter

Fortnite gets two Secret Lair drops in 2022 with special reprints of cards like you’ve never seen them before. If you’re into Fortnite you won’t want to miss this drop.

Street Fighter celebrates it’s 35th anniversary in 2022, so what better way to celebrate than a crossover with Magic. These mechanically unique and brand-new cards release in the next Secret Lair drop. So don’t miss that one.


Netflix is bringing out a Magic: the Gathering animated show! Check out the details of Brandon Routh‘s announcement about playing Gideon Jura in the upcoming series and more, right here.

It’s a very bright future for all things Magic: the Gathering coming up the rest of this year and into 2023.

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