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Warhammer 40,000 is getting its own Magic: the Gathering expansion. Even the announcement article on Warhammer Community felt the need to add “yes, really” to the title. It’s an incongruous pairing as these two games and bodies of lore have little in common. I can’t think of anything they have in common.
It’s all part of an amazing new idea the people at Wizards of the Coast (now just Hasbro) had – shoving every product they can think of into its own Magic set. They are calling it Universes Beyond. I have my own thoughts on that and may share them at a future date.
It looks like for Warhammer 40,000 we will see 5 Commander decks set in this universe sometime in 2022. I think for Warhammer 40,00 fans this will represent a curious new licenced property featuring the game’s art and characters. They can pick it up or not, depending on whether it appeals. For Magic fans the benefits are less clear to me. I don’t see the benefits to be honest. As someone who plays Magic and enjoys the models and lore of Warhammer 40,000 I am not that interested in the pairing here.
If some of the Warhammer 40,000 artists such as Igor Sid start illustrating Magic cards, I will view that as a plus.