Tales Of Middle-earth Special Edition

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  • The Lord of The Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Scene Box

Earlier in 2023, Magic: The Gathering teamed up with the most influential fantasy franchises of all time, The Lord of the Rings to release a complete Universes Beyond set based on the adventures of the Fellowship and their journey through Middle-earth.


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Following the depictions and tales from the books, The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth had a follow-up release after the main set, bringing with it a whole new scroll-inspired showcase frame and a separate release of products with all new cards in them. If you’re wondering what the difference between the releases are and what you can find in each, then your journey has come to an end. All you have to do is speak “Cards” in Elvish and enter.


The Lord of The Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Special Edition Collector Boosters

Magic: The Gathering The Lord of The Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Special Edition Collector Booster Box

Magic: The Gathering The Lord of The Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Special Edition Collector Booster Box

If you’re a hardcore Lord of Rings fan and want to collect the best that Magic: The Gathering has to offer, a collector booster box has everything you could want. With new foils, a new frame, and even a whole new print run of unique serialized cards all make this box worth it.

Franchise
Magic: The Gathering

Player Count
2+

Age Recommendation
13+

Number Of Cards
180

Number Of Packs
12

Includes Promo Cards?
No

Includes Accessories?
No

Includes Digital Code?
No

Set/Randomised Packs?
Randomized

Tales of Middle-earth Collector Booster Special Edition pack

Magic: The Gathering The Lord of The Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Special Edition Collector Booster

Not interested in a whole box? Then why not try your luck with a pack instead? A single pack still gives you plenty of foils to enjoy, as well as lots of rares to collect.

Franchise
Magic: The Gathering

Player Count
2+

Age Recommendation
13+

Number Of Cards
15

Number Of Packs
1

Includes Promo Cards?
No

Includes Accessories?
No

Includes Digital Code?
No

Set/Randomised Packs?
Randomized

Tales of Middle-earth Jumpstart Vol. 2 Booster Box

Magic The Gathering The Lord of The Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Jumpstart Vol. 2 Booster Box

Want a different way to play Magic? With Jumpstart packs you can take two packs, shuffle them together, and then jam games based on various Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth themes.

Franchise
Magic: The Gathering

Player Count
2+

Age Recommendation
13+

Number Of Cards
360

Number Of Packs
20

Includes Promo Cards?
No

Includes Accessories?
No

Includes Digital Code?
No

Set/Randomised Packs?
Semi-Randomized

Collector Booster

The Special Edition of Tales of Middle-earth is a unique set, taking all the cards from the original release and giving them some special treatments. Many cards received new artwork variants, a new scroll showcase frame, silver foil cards, surge foil cards, and even brand new cards not in the original set.

Much of the appeal of this set for collectors are the inclusion of some very cool variants in the set. There’s the Hildebrandt cards, a selection of borderless cards that feature artwork from the 1970s from the classic and beloved artists Greg and Tim Hildebrandt. Another incredibly cool variant in these packs are the borderless poster cards. These cards are designed to resemble concert posters, giving the cards a much more hardcore feel than any traditional Magic card.

Another upside to these packs is the inclusion of a new run of serialized cards. This new print run doesn’t include The One Ring, well it does, but not the 2.6 million dollar one that Post Malone has. Serialized cards from this run can include any of the borderless poster cards as well as any from the special Realms & Relics collection. The Dwarvish, Elven, and Man serialized Sol Rings do not make a return in the Special Edition either.

The Special Edition has two foil treatments in the set, a silver foil version which has a distinct metallic sheen, and then surge foils, a returning foil type that comes with waves across the foiling.

Each Collector Booster box comes with 12 Special Editon Collector Boosters, with 15 cards inside for a total of 180 cards. Each pack includes:

  • 2 Non-foil commons (Scroll showcase)
  • 2 Silver foil commons (Scroll showcase)
  • 2 Non-foil uncommons (Scroll showcase)
  • 2 Silver foil uncommons (Scroll showcase)
  • 1 Non-foil rare or mythic rare (Scroll showcase)
  • 1 Silver foil rare or mythic rare (Scroll showcase)
  • 1 Surge foil full-art Middle-earth map land
  • 1 Non-foil borderless Scene Box rare or mythic rare, or 1 extended-art rare Jumpstart card
  • 1 Surge foil extended-art rare or mythic rare
  • 1 Surge foil Booster Fun card, or a surge foil or serialized Realms and Relics card
  • 1 Silver foil or non-foil Brothers Hildebrandt card, 1 traditional foil or non-foil borderless poster card, or 1 serialized borderless poster card
  • 1 Double-faced surge foil token

There’s a pretty low chance of opening a new serialized card, less that 1% of boosters contain them but if you’re hunting for one, a collector booster box is the way to go.

Jumpstart Volume 2

Jumpstart is a unique take on booster packs. Instead of your Draft and Set Boosters, or even Collector boosters. Instead of a regular pack, Jumpstart packs each contain half a deck, complete with lands, and are designed to be played right out of the pack. You play by taking two packs, shuffling them together, and playing whatever cards are in your packs.

A Jumpstart pack includes 20 cards based around a single theme, with each theme having two versions. These packs are comprised mostly of cards from the main set, though they also come with a mechanically unique and original rare card designed specifically for Jumpstart.

The five new themes in the Special Edition are:

  • Cunning
  • Elven
  • Mortals
  • Orcish
  • Riders

Jumpstart packs are a unique way to experience the Tales of Middle-earth set but are best enjoyed with friends to play against.

The Lord of The Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Scene Box

Tales of Middle-earth Scene Box Gandalf in the Pelennor Fields

Magic The Gathering The Lord of The Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Scene Box – Gandalf in Pelennor Fields

Two forces beyond mortal recognition battle in the fields outside Minas Tirith. Take these original six cards into combat with you, to fight against the forces of evil.

Franchise
Magic: The Gathering

Player Count
2+

Age Recommendation
13+

Number Of Cards
27

Number Of Packs
3

Includes Promo Cards?
Yes

Includes Accessories?
Yes

Includes Digital Code?
No

Set/Randomised Packs?
Randomized

Magic_ The Gathering – Lord Of The Rings_ Tales Of Middle-earth Scene Box – The Might of Galadriel

Magic: The Gathering – Lord Of The Rings: Tales Of Middle-earth Scene Box – The Might of Galadriel

Galadriel fights to protect the realm of Lothlorien and its golden mallorn trees in the scene box. There are six new cards here, with some great Commander options as well.

Number Of Cards
48

Number Of Packs
3

Includes Promo Cards?
Yes

Set/Randomised Packs?
Randomized Packs

Original Release Date
November 3, 2023

Brand
Magic: The Gathering

Tales of Middle-earth Scene Box Aragorn at Helm's Deep

Magic The Gathering The Lord of The Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Scene Box – Aragorn at Helm’s Deep

The Three Hunters, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli find themselves at Helm’s Deep in this collection. With six cards designed around the battle there’s plenty for Magic and Lord of the Rings fans to enjoy.

Franchise
Magic: The Gathering

Player Count
2+

Age Recommendation
13+

Number Of Cards
57

Number Of Packs
3

Includes Promo Cards?
Yes

Includes Accessories?
Yes

Includes Digital Code?
No

Set/Randomised Packs?
Randomized

Tales of Middle-earth Scene Box Flight of the Witch King

Magic The Gathering The Lord of The Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Scene Box – Flight of The Witch-King

Far above the final battle for the fate of Middle-earth rides the Witch-king of Angmar upon his twisted mount, a fellbeast. There are some powerful equipment and spells in this deck, perfect for giving your Commander deck a boost.

Franchise
Magic: The Gathering

Player Count
2+

Age Recommendation
13+

Number Of Cards
57

Number Of Packs
3

Includes Promo Cards?
Yes

Includes Accessories?
Yes

Includes Digital Code?
No

Set/Randomised Packs?
Randomized

Tales of Middle-earth Scene Box All 4

agic: The Gathering The Lord of The Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth Scene Boxes – All 4

If you can’t decide which scene you want, you can always go in for all four. All four Scene boxes come with powerful cards to either display or play with, making them a great choice for a gift for a friend or even yourself.

Franchise
Magic: The Gathering

Player Count
2+

Age Recommendation
13+

Number Of Cards
228

Number Of Packs
12

Includes Promo Cards?
Yes

Includes Accessories?
Yes

Includes Digital Code?
No

Set/Randomised Packs?
Randomized

Scene Boxes are a new product that made its debut in the original Tales of Middle-earth set and Magic released four more to release with the Special Edition release. These boxes are designed around a specific scene or event that occurred in the Lord of the Rings books, even some that might not have been depicted in the books or films! The cards found in these boxes can also be found in Collector Booster packs, but there’s no guarantee you’re going to get the cards you want and you can’t be sure you open a foil version of those cards either. There are a few highlights from these Scene boxes like Galadriel’s Dismissal and Legolas’s Quick Reflexes and great pieces of evasion for your creatures.

Each box includes:

  • 6 New Magic traditional foil cards
  • 6 New Magic art cards
  • 1 Display easel
  • 3 Tales of Middle-earth Set Boosters

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