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Wizards’ latest Secret Lair announcement is different to those we have seen so far:
Yes, the Fetchlands are back, in their own very large box, and each card comes in its own hard plastic case. An abundance of packaging to be sure, but then no one wants to buy this product and find their previous lands were bend or scuffed in transit.
There’s an announcement video too
Note the fetchlands discussion and preview starts about 5 minutes in.
People who don’t play Magic might be wondering what the fuss is about these 5 cards. And you’d be right to wonder.
As Magic is a game where you the player have total control over how you build you deck, at the competitive level the best utility cards become must haves in every deck.
These lands can go into almost every deck, and those decks typically want the maximum of 4 copies. These cards increase your deck’s consistency and can give you an edge over your opponent in competitive matches which are often ultimately determined by who drew the best cards from their deck.
For the collectors (as this product will appeal to both collectors and players) they picked 5 popular artists to illustrate one of these cards each. The Misty Rainforest above is illustrated by Seb McKinnon, and yes, he has added this to his Kickstarter as a playmat.
This Secret Lair will be available through games stores, but also later from Wizards direct if I understood the video correctly.