Editor's Note: Collector Booster details have been updated to reflect the proportion of traditional foil borderless scene cards. Additionally, details for Special Edition Collector Boosters, Scene Boxes, and Jumpstart Volume 2 have been added.

"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." – Bilbo Baggins

With The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™ (LTR), Magic has the opportunity to adapt our amazing gameplay, aesthetic, and collectability to the original fantasy. The Magic team has spent the past years planning out and playing with the iconic characters of Middle-earth so that we can bring you the best representations of the characters and iconic moments from The Lord of the Rings. As the product architect for The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth, I've been involved since our earliest playtests and focus groups and today bring you the insider perspective on the cards, card treatments, and where you can find them in The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth products.

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Details

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Set Logo
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The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth
The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Commander Set Symbol
The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Commander

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The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Set Code: LTR

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Commander Set Code: LTC

Tabletop Legality (New-to-Magic Cards):

  • The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth (LTR): Modern, Legacy, Vintage, and Commander
  • The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Commander (LTC): Legacy, Vintage, and Commander

MTG Arena Legality:

  • The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth (LTR): Alchemy and Historic
  • The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Commander (LTC): Only Trailblazer's Boots will be available on MTG Arena

Website: The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth

Preorder Now: Online at Amazon and at your local game store

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Important Dates

  • The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Debut and Previews Begin: May 30
  • Card Previews: May 30–June 9
  • Commander Previews and Decklists: June 8
  • Complete Card Image Galleries: June 9
  • Pre-Prerelease with LoadingReadyRun: June 10
  • In-Store Prerelease Events: June 16–22
  • CommandFest Events: June 16–July 23
  • MTG Arena Digital Release: June 20
  • Command Zone Podcast's Game Knights Gameplay: June 21
  • Global Tabletop Release: June 23
  • Launch Party Events: June 23–25
  • Bundle: Gift Edition Release: July 7
  • The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth In-Store Celebration Events: July 7–9
  • Commander Parties: July 21–23
  • MagicCon: Barcelona featuring The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth: July 28–30
  • Store Championships: August 5–13
  • Holiday Release: November 3

The One-of-One Ring

"The Ring passed out of knowledge and legend; and even so much of its history is known only to a few." – Gandalf (Shadow of the Past)

The Lord of the Rings follows Frodo's journey to Mount Doom with Sauron's Ring, and we wanted to pay tribute to the Ring by creating a one-of-one unique Magic card. The most iconic element of The Lord of the Rings is the One Ring itself: the treasure—and temptation—of Sauron's power. While other Rings of Power were forged for Elven-kings, Dwarf-lords, and the Mortal Men of Middle-earth, there is only one that matters most: the One Ring to rule them all.

The One Ring
The One Ring

And so, as part of an extraordinarily rare and exciting promotion only for The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth, we made one such card.

The One Ring (Serialized 001/001)
The One Ring (Serialized 001/001)

*Digital render. Not actual card.

A Ring-bearer has found the 1:1 serialized The One Ring! You won’t find this exceptional card in packs anymore:

As part of the celebration of this legendary set, we created a card befitting The One Ring—a 1:1 serialized traditional foil version of The One Ring card printed in the Black Speech of Sauron using Tengwar letterforms. Though the "Precious" 1:1 serialized The One Ring has been found, the adventure with The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth continues!

The One Ring: Where can I find it?

But what about those Rings of Power?

Sol Rings

Sol Ring (Elven)
Sol Ring (Elven)
Sol Ring (Dwarven)
Sol Ring (Dwarven)
Sol Ring (Human)
Sol Ring (Human)

In addition to a Sol Ring with The Lord of the Rings art by L J Koh in each of the four The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Commander decks (LTC), Sol Ring variants themed after the Rings of Power crafted for the Elves, Dwarves, and Mortal Men of Middle-earth are available in all languages of The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Collector Boosters.

"Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die . . ."

These feature the language of the High Elves, Quenya, in Tengwar letterforms. A limited number of both double rainbow foil and non-foil versions can be found, though double rainbow foil versions will be serialized with different total counts:

  • 300 Serialized double rainbow foil Sol Ring (Elven)
  • 700 Serialized double rainbow foil Sol Ring (Dwarven)
  • 900 Serialized double rainbow foil Sol Ring (Human)
  • 3,000 Non-foil Sol Ring (Elven)
  • 7,000 Non-foil Sol Ring (Dwarven)
  • 9,000 Non-foil Sol Ring (Human)

Themed Sol Rings: Where can I find them?

The One Ring one-of-one promotional card will only be found in an English-language Collector Booster, while the Rings of Power–themed Sol Rings can be found in all languages of Collector Boosters.

Realms and Relics Box Toppers

Early in the design process, the design team went through The Lord of the Rings and identified characters, creatures, locations, and items of Middle-earth to plan out how and where each would show up and at which frequency. The team wanted to make sure that everything from the books was captured in the best way. As a part of that exploration, the design team identified several Magic reprints that would work well in The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth. The 30 most promising and exciting reprints were a selection of lands and artifacts.

Realms and Relics The Great Henge
Realms and Relics The Great Henge
Realms and Relics Cavern of Souls
Realms and Relics Cavern of Souls

These traditional foil cards are mythic rare and come in single-card Box Topper boosters found in each Set, Draft, and Collector Booster display. Players have an equal chance of opening any one of the 30 cards from a Box Topper booster. These Box Topper boosters are the only place where the traditional foil versions of Realms and Relics cards can be found.

Additionally, Realms and Relics cards can be found in Collector Boosters in non-foil and surge foil. A non-foil Realms and Relics card will show up in approximately 31% of Collector Boosters, while a surge foil Realms and Relics card will show up in slightly under 1% of Collector Boosters.

Borderless Scene Cards and Borderless Lands

With The Lord of the Rings providing so many iconic moments, the Booster Fun planning team wanted to find a way to celebrate the books with a brand-new treatment. Borderless scene cards allow players to collect these moments with individual cards that come together to create a full scene. Borderless scene cards can be found in Set, Draft, and Collector Boosters, with scenes ranging from two by two up to six by three cards and typical scenes consisting of three by two cards.

In addition, each Prerelease Pack has one of six borderless scene cards that make up Bilbo's Birthday Party scene included as a foil-stamped traditional foil promo card. This scene was chosen to align with the start of the celebration of The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth release in the same way that Frodo's (and the reader's) journey begins in The Fellowship of the Ring.

Borderless Scene Lobelia Sackville-Baggins
Borderless Scene Lobelia Sackville-Baggins
Borderless Scene Wizard's Rockets
Borderless Scene Wizard's Rockets
Borderless Scene Gandalf, Friend of the Shire
Borderless Scene Gandalf, Friend of the Shire
Borderless Scene Delighted Halfling
Borderless Scene Delighted Halfling
Borderless Scene Bilbo, Retired Burglar
Borderless Scene Bilbo, Retired Burglar
Borderless Scene Frodo Baggins
Borderless Scene Frodo Baggins

These borderless scene promos aren't intended for play during Prerelease events, but you can still play the rare or mythic rare foil-stamped promo included in each Prerelease Pack.

The Mount Doom scene can be found in Bundles and the Bundle: Gift Edition releasing three weeks after the initial The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth release. In both products, you will get all four borderless scene cards in traditional foil to make the two-by-two Mount Doom scene. (Note: All borderless scene cards from Prerelease Packs and Bundles can be found in non-foil in Collector Boosters, and common and uncommon borderless scene cards from Prerelease Packs and Bundles can be found in traditional foil in Collector Boosters.)

Borderless Barad-dûr
Borderless Barad-dûr
Borderless Minas Tirith
Borderless Minas Tirith
Borderless Mount Doom
Borderless Mount Doom
Borderless The Shire
Borderless The Shire

The Fellowship traverses memorable locations throughout The Lord of the Rings, and we chose to highlight them with five rare borderless lands and one mythic rare borderless land. These cards show off legendary places like Mount Doom, The Shire, Rivendell, and more with iconic pieces of art. Borderless lands can be found in Set, Draft, and Collector Boosters.

Showcase Ring Treatment

A driving force in The Lord of the Rings is the temptation and allure of the One Ring over the characters. As the story focuses on the Ring and its sway over the characters, we wanted to show that element in our Booster Fun variants as well. The design team looked over and selected 30 legendary characters whose actions and motivations were influenced by the power of the Ring. Cards with the showcase Ring treatment feature alternate art and a unique frame to highlight these 30 legendary characters.

Showcase Gimli, Mournful Avenger
Showcase Gimli, Mournful Avenger

You can find cards with the showcase Ring treatment in Set, Draft, and Collector Boosters.

Nazgûl

Nazgûl Nazgûl Nazgûl

Nazgûl Nazgûl Nazgûl

Nazgûl Nazgûl Nazgûl

As a nod to the nine Nazgûl found in The Lord of the Rings, we commissioned nine unique pieces of art for the single card named Nazgûl in the main set. As the card itself lets you play up to nine copies of itself in your deck, you can collect all nine versions if you are looking to build a deck in tribute to Sauron. In Set, Draft, and Collector Boosters, each of the nine Nazgûl cards shows up at an equal rate. We also highlighted Nazgûl by including individual cards that show off the Witch-king of Angmar with their own designs.

Collector Boosters

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Collector Booster Display
The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Collector Booster Display

For fans who want it all, Collector Boosters are the easiest way to add the coolest cards to your decks and collection. These boosters include multiple rare or mythic rare cards and feature beautiful Booster Fun treatments (learn more about those below!) and foil cards, plus your opportunity to find amazing collectible cards found only in Collector Boosters. To top it off, each Collector Booster display also includes a Realms and Relics Box Topper!

Here's a look at the Collector Booster breakout for The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth:

  • 3 Traditional foil commons – LTR has 101 commons, all brand-new cards with art highlighting Middle-earth.
  • 1 Traditional foil common, or one of the following
    • 1 Non-foil Elven Sol Ring (< 0.1%)
    • 1 Non-foil Dwarven Sol Ring (< 0.25%)
    • 1 Non-foil Human Sol Ring (< 0.3%)
    • 1 Double rainbow foil serialized Elven Sol Ring (< 0.01%)
    • 1 Double rainbow foil serialized Dwarven Sol Ring (< 0.025%)
    • 1 Double rainbow foil serialized Human Sol Ring (< 0.03%)
    • The One Ring serialized one of one (English Collector Boosters only and < 0.00003%)
      • Of note, these odds are an average for the entire production run and are not guaranteed within an individual pack or display box.
    • 2 Traditional foil uncommons – 79 of the 80 uncommons in the set are found here. The remaining uncommons are the 9 Nazgûl variants, which show up in a different slot.
    • 1 Traditional foil full-art Middle-earth map land – Inspired by the maps of The Lord of the Rings, there are 10 total basic lands (two of each kind) featuring the lands of Middle-earth. Each Collector Booster is guaranteed to have 1 of the 10 in traditional foil.
Plains Map Land
Plains Map Land
Plains Map Land
Plains Map Land
Island Map Land
Island Map Land
Island Map Land
Island Map Land
Swamp Map Land
Swamp Map Land
Swamp Map Land
Swamp Map Land
Mountain Map Land
Mountain Map Land
Mountain Map Land
Mountain Map Land
Forest Map Land
Forest Map Land
Forest Map Land
Forest Map Land
  • 1 Traditional foil rare or mythic rare – Each of the 60 rares (85.7%) and 20 mythic rares (14.3%) from the main set show up in this slot in traditional foil.
  • 1 Extended-art rare or mythic rare from main set – There are 28 rares (86.1%) and 9 mythic rares (13.9%) from the main set that have been given the extended-art treatment. These are the cards that don't otherwise have a Booster Fun variant in the main set (i.e., cards that can be found in Draft or Set Boosters).
  • 1 Extended-art rare or mythic rare from Commander decks, Jumpstart Boosters, or Starter Kits – There are 81 rares (94.2%) and 10 mythic rares (5.8%) that can be found in this slot. The Jumpstart product has 5 new-to-Magic rares, and each is found in this slot with extended art. Similarly, the Starter Kit has 8 new rares and 2 new mythic rares, which can be found here with extended art. Finally, each of the 68 new rares (excluding the 4 new Sagas) and 8 new mythic rares from the Commander decks can be found here with extended art. All cards found in this slot feature the art of The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth in non-foil.
Extended-Art Lobelia Sackville-Baggins
Extended-Art Lobelia Sackville-Baggins
Extended-Art Delighted Halfling
Extended-Art Delighted Halfling
  • 1 Uncommon Nazgûl or an uncommon with the showcase Ring treatment – Here, you can get either 1 of 10 uncommons with the showcase Ring treatment (91%) or 1 of 9 possible artworks from the uncommon Nazgûl cards (9%).
  • 1 Borderless rare or mythic rare, a rare or mythic rare with the showcase Ring treatment, or a Realms and Relics mythic rare – In this slot, you can find 1 of 14 rares or 6 mythic rares with the showcase Ring treatment (50% in total). This slot may also contain 1 of 5 rare borderless lands or the mythic rare borderless land (18.7% in total) featuring alternate art of the most iconic locations in Middle-earth. You can also open 1 of 30 mythic rare Realms and Relics cards in non-foil (31.3%).
    • Of note, some borderless cards and cards with the showcase Ring treatment show up in alternate versions as well. For those cards, they will show up half as often as cards of their equivalent rarity in the same treatment.
  • 1 Borderless scene card, any rarity – Here, you can get one of the scene cards from each of the seven different possible scenes. Cards found in Prerelease Packs that create Bilbo's Birthday Party scene are foil-stamped traditional foils, and cards from the Bundle and Bundle: Gift Edition that create the Mount Doom scene come in traditional foil. In this slot, each of the borderless scene cards, including cards that create Bilbo's Birthday Party scene and the Mount Doom scene, are non-foil.
    • There are 9 commons (37.5%), 14 uncommons (29.2%), 21 rares (27.3%), and 9 mythic rares (6%) that can be found in this slot. Like the previous slot, there are also some borderless scene rares and mythic rares that appear in alternate Booster Fun treatments. For those cards, they will show up in this slot half as often as cards of their equivalent rarity in the same treatment.
  • 1 Traditional foil uncommon with the showcase Ring treatment (23.3%), a borderless scene common (41.8%) or uncommon (32.6%), or a Nazgûl uncommon (2.3%) – Here, you can open one of the listed cards in traditional foil (which can include the common and uncommon borderless scene cards found in Prerelease Packs and Bundles).
  • 1 Traditional foil rare or mythic rare with the showcase Ring treatment, a borderless scene rare or mythic rare, a borderless land, an extended-art Commander mythic rare, or a surge foil Realms and Relics mythic rare – In the final slot of The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Collector Boosters, you can find 1 of 30 Realms and Relics mythic rares in surge foil (0.8%). This surge foiling is a striking foil treatment and matches the treatment used in our Warhammer 40,000 Commander decks.
    • Everything else found in this slot will be in our traditional foil treatment. This includes the 14 rares (24.8%) and 6 mythic rares (5.0%) with the showcase Ring treatment; the 5 rare borderless lands (9.9%) and 1 mythic rare borderless land (1.2%); the 21 rare (39.7%) and 9 mythic rare borderless scene cards (8.7%); and the 8 new-to-Magic mythic rare Commander cards in extended art (9.9%).
    • Once again, there are select rares and mythic rares that show up in multiple versions within this slot in traditional foil. You can find those cards in each variant half as often as other cards of equivalent rarity. In this way, you can get these cards as often, in total, as you can get cards that are only available in a single treatment.
    • Of note, there are select additional extended-art rares and mythic rares that show up in traditional foil that are only found in the Collector Booster Sample Packs inside Commander product. While the traditional foil versions are only in the Sample Packs, you can find the non-foil versions in Collector Boosters in the extended-art rare or mythic rare slot above.

Collector Booster Breakdown Graphic

Set Boosters

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Set Booster Display
The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Set Booster Display

See more of what The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth offers and expand your Magic collection with Set Boosters: a fun-to-open booster featuring an opportunity to open multiple rare or mythic rare cards, a chance at flavorful reprints of Magic's past with cards from The List, and an art card in every booster. Plus, each Set Booster display comes with a Realms and Relics Box Topper card!

Set Booster Breakdown Graphic

Draft Boosters

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Draft Booster Display
The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Draft Booster Display

Ready to draft with friends? Need more sealed-deck pools to play with? Draft Boosters are the tried-and-true way to play Magic just by opening new cards. Even better, each Draft Booster display comes with a Realms and Relics Box Topper card!

Draft Booster Breakdown Graphic

Jumpstart Boosters

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Jumpstart Booster Display
The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Jumpstart Booster Display

Already know how to play Magic? Jumpstart Boosters with five unique themes allow players to hop into The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth for quick, fun, and easy-to-start games. Like recent Jumpstart Booster releases, each of the five themes also includes a rare card designed for The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Jumpstart. (These five rare Jumpstart cards can also be found in Collector Boosters.)

We'll share the full breakdown for The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Jumpstart once previews for the set are complete.

Starter Kit

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Starter Kit
The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Starter Kit

Featuring two 60-card decks with everything you need to learn and play Magic: The Gathering, the Starter Kit also includes ten more new-to-Magic cards (five in each deck) headlined by a traditional foil mythic rare card for each deck—perfect for anyone starting a Magic journey with The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth. The new-to-Magic cards in the Starter Kit are Modern legal, and each card in both decks features artwork celebrating The Lord of the Rings.

Bundle

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Bundle
The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Bundle

With eight Set Boosters, a themed storage box, 40 basic lands (20 traditional foil and 20 non-foil), and an oversized spindown life counter, The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Bundle makes a great gift for any fan of Magic, The Lord of the Rings, or both!

Bundle Spindown Life Counter
Bundle Spindown Life Counter
Plains
Plains
Plains
Plains
Island
Island
Island
Island
Swamp
Swamp
Swamp
Swamp
Mountain
Mountain
Mountain
Mountain
Forest
Forest
Forest
Forest

And these Bundles include an exclusive set of variants that show off one of the beautiful features of the set: borderless scene cards.

Borderless Scene Frodo, Sauron's Bane
Borderless Scene Frodo, Sauron's Bane
Borderless Scene Samwise the Stouthearted
Borderless Scene Samwise the Stouthearted
Borderless Scene Gollum, Patient Plotter
Borderless Scene Gollum, Patient Plotter
Borderless Scene The One Ring
Borderless Scene The One Ring

These four variant scene cards are included in the Bundle and Bundle: Gift Edition (plus non-foil versions in Collector Boosters) and depict the pivotal moment before the One Ring was destroyed. You can see this scene in a two-by-two card grid, but other scenes exist in a range of grids all the way up to six by three cards—worthy of showing an epic scene!

There are several more scenes in the set you can assemble with cards found in Draft, Set, and Collector Boosters.

Bundle: Gift Edition

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Bundle: Gift Edition
The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Bundle: Gift Edition

Arriving July 7, The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Bundle: Gift Edition includes everything you'd find in the regular Bundle with some fantastic twists: a themed storage box featuring different (equally epic) artwork, a variant color of the oversized spindown life counter, and a Collector Booster for even more cards to discover. It's the supercharged version of an amazing gift for yourself and friends!

Bundle: Gift Edition Spindown Life Counter
Bundle: Gift Edition Spindown Life Counter

Prerelease Pack

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Prerelease Pack
The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Prerelease Pack

Your local game store has everything you need from The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth. Be among the first to experience the adventure and gameplay at a Prerelease event, taking place June 16–22. Build your sealed deck with six Draft Boosters and a foil-stamped promo card: a rare or mythic rare from the set. You'll also receive a beautiful foil-stamped borderless scene card to assemble a scene available only through Prerelease Packs and Collector Boosters! Prerelease Packs also include a spindown life counter (sometimes as a special version in green with golden numbering). It's just what you need to form your Fellowship and challenge fast friends locally.

Prerelease Pack Spindown Life Counters
Prerelease Pack Spindown Life Counters
Prerelease Pack Special Spindown Life Counter
Prerelease Pack Special Spindown Life Counter

Commander Decks

The four Commander Decks for The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth add even more characters and flavor to the experience. Each deck features 20 new-to-Magic cards (including two mythic rares) legal in Commander, Legacy, and Vintage. Plus, you'll find a Collector Booster Sample Pack, a foil-etched display commander (on thicker card stock) to show off your character, and every card in each deck has artwork set in Middle-earth. These flavorful decks are ready-to-play adventures featuring familiar characters working together for the fate of Middle-earth.

(Note: Collector Booster Sample Packs do not contain serialized cards, including the serialized Elven, Dwarven, and Human Sol Rings and The One Ring (Serialized 001/001). Serialized Elven, Dwarven, and Human Sol Rings can only be found in some non-Special Edition The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Collector Boosters. Only one card has been printed with The One Ring (Serialized 001/001), and this card can only be found in one English-language, non-Special Edition Collector Booster. Non-serialized cards are mechanically identical to their serialized versions.)

These decks celebrate the factions within The Lord of the Rings in their own ways.

Riders of Rohan (Blue-Red-White)
Riders of Rohan (Blue-Red-White)
Traditional Foil Éowyn, Shieldmaiden
Traditional Foil Éowyn, Shieldmaiden
Foil-Etched Éowyn, Shieldmaiden Display Commander
Foil-Etched Éowyn, Shieldmaiden Display Commander
Food and Fellowship (White-Black-Green)
Food and Fellowship (White-Black-Green)
Traditional Foil Frodo, Adventurous Hobbit
Traditional Foil Frodo, Adventurous Hobbit
Foil-Etched Frodo, Adventurous Hobbit Display Commander
Foil-Etched Frodo, Adventurous Hobbit Display Commander
Elven Council (Green-Blue)
Elven Council (Green-Blue)
Traditional Foil Galadriel, Elven-Queen
Traditional Foil Galadriel, Elven-Queen
Foil-Etched Galadriel, Elven-Queen Display Commander
Foil-Etched Galadriel, Elven-Queen Display Commander
The Hosts of Mordor (Blue-Black-Red)
The Hosts of Mordor (Blue-Black-Red)
Traditional Foil Sauron, Lord of the Rings
Traditional Foil Sauron, Lord of the Rings
Foil-Etched Sauron, Lord of the Rings Display Commander
Foil-Etched Sauron, Lord of the Rings Display Commander

The Journey Begins

As J.R.R. Tolkien wrote, the journey doesn't end here. We have poured our effort, passion, and love of both Magic and The Lord of the Rings into all the cards you will soon experience, and I hope it makes for a journey filled with joy and discovery. There are amazing cards, combos, and adventures to enjoy within everything The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth has to offer. I look forward to experiencing this newest chapter of Magic with you.

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth releases June 23 and will be available at your local game store, online through Amazon, and elsewhere Magic is sold.


Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Gondor rides once more! The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™ is returning November 3, 2023, for a special release. With special boosters, Scene Boxes filled with epic artwork, and beautiful foil treatments, these new releases will keep the party going at Bilbo's 111st birthday.

Special Edition Collector Boosters

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Special Edition Collector Booster Display
The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Special Edition Collector Booster Display

For years, fans have seen Middle-earth through a wide variety of mediums and artists. The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth celebrates the decades of love fans have shown this world through Special Edition Collector Boosters. These are filled with new showcase treatments, foils, and exciting cards for The Lord of the Rings and Magic fans alike.

Surge foils? Borderless poster cards? Amazing art on returning cards? More serialized cards? It's all here. Let's dive into all the goodies you can find in these Special Edition Collector Boosters.

Borderless Brothers Hildebrandt Cards

Greg and Tim Hildebrandt, two beloved artists in the fantasy genre, lent us their skills in bringing Middle-earth to life. The artwork created by these two has become famous for being a gateway into the world of Hobbits, Elves, and Orcs, with their artwork famously printed in The Lord of the Rings–themed calendars for years.

We're celebrating the work of these two with 20 borderless reprints, each showcasing art from the Brothers Hildebrandt of Middle-earth and its people. The 20 cards are all cards from Magic's past, and we've brought them into the world of Middle-earth, each with a carefully selected The Lord of the Rings original artwork created by Greg and Tim Hildebrandt.

Pact of Negation
Pact of Negation
Seasons Past
Seasons Past
Sylvan Tutor
Sylvan Tutor

Art ©Greg and Tim Hildebrandt – All Rights Reserved. © 2023 Middle-earth Enterprises. Tales of Middle-earth and The Lord of the Rings and the names of the characters, events, items and places therein, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Middle-earth Enterprises, LLC used under license by Wizards of the Coast LLC. All rights reserved. ©2023 Wizards of the Coast LLC

These beautiful cards can be found in Special Edition Collector Boosters in non-foil and the new silver foil treatment. This treatment gives the cards a metallic sheen unlike any other. Check it out!

Silver foil example
Silver Foil Borderless Brothers Hildebrandt Sylvan Tutor

Showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth

We're bringing the experience of reading your well-loved copy of The Lord of the Rings to Magic with the showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth treatment. This treatment highlights card artwork made in homage to classic depictions of Middle-earth while adding a striking background for the card name and text.

All new-to-Magic cards from The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth (with set code LTR) released earlier this year, as well as rares and mythic rares from The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Commander, in their non-Booster Fun versions feature this special showcase treatment.

Aragron, the Uniter showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth treatment
Showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth Aragron, the Uniter
Orcish Bowmasters showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth treatment
Showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth Orcish Bowmasters
The One Ring showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth treatment
Showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth The One Ring

These fearsome Nazgûl with the showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth treatment would impress the Dark Lord Sauron himself!

Nazgul Scroll 1 Nazgul Scroll 2 Nazgul Scroll 3
Nazgul Scroll 4 Nazgul Scroll 5 Nazgul Scroll 6
Nazgul Scroll 7 Nazgul Scroll 8 Nazgul Scroll 9

These showcase treatments appear exclusively in Special Edition Collector Boosters in non-foil and silver foil.

Silver Foil Showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth Gandolf the White
Silver Foil Showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth Gandalf the White

Borderless Poster Cards

The deep bond between music and The Lord of the Rings comes to Magic with special borderless poster cards. These hand-drawn and detailed treatments can be found on 20 mythic rare cards from the main set.

It took a team dedicated to detail and revision over a year to create these borderless poster cards, spanning across the rules manager and editing team, artists, graphic designers, and art directors who ensured cards were both beautiful and readable.

If you enjoy these, you can thank folks such as Micha Huigen, Justine Jones, and especially Sarah Wassel for bringing them to life. Each card comes in a unique, stylized look you must see to appreciate:

Sauron, the Dark Lord
Sauron, the Dark Lord
Aragorn, the Uniter
Aragorn, the Uniter

You can also find serialized versions of these cards exclusively in Special Edition Collector Boosters! There are 100 printings of each serialized poster card, each marked with a unique number and appearing in a double rainbow foil treatment.

Surge Foils and Double Rainbow Serialized Cards

Special Edition Collector Boosters have a fan-favorite treatment: surge foils! In each Special Edition Collector Booster, you'll find a surge foil map basic land and a surge foil extended-art rare or mythic rare! For example, you can open an extended-art surge foil version of The One Ring.

The One Ring surge foil extended art
Surge Foil Extended-Art The One Ring

You can even find a surge foil version of a showcase Ring treatment card, borderless rare or mythic rare land, or new Scene Box borderless scene card.

We're also bringing back the Realms and Relics Box Toppers! You'll be able to find surge foil versions of these beloved Magic reprints with exciting The Lord of the Rings flavor. In addition, there are double rainbow serialized versions of each Realms and Relics Box Topper! With 100 serialized versions of each card, they're incredibly rare and incredibly cool.

Serialized Paths of the Dead
Serialized Paths of the Dead

The above surge foil cards and more can only be found in Special Edition Collector Boosters. Serialized cards are mechanically equivalent to their non-serialized versions. See product packaging for details.

Where Can I Find It? (Scene Box and Special Edition Collector Booster)
Treatment Scene Boxes Collector Booster: Special Edition
Showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth Cards red not included checkmark green included checkmark
10 in every booster (5 each in non-foil and silver foil)
Borderless Brothers Hildebrandt Cards red not included checkmark green included checkmark
In some boosters (non-foil or silver foil)
Borderless Poster Cards red not included checkmark green included checkmark
In some boosters (non-foil or traditional foil)
Serialized Borderless Poster Cards red not included checkmark green included checkmark
In some boosters
Serialized Realms and Relics Cards red not included checkmark green included checkmark
In some boosters
Surge Foil Realms and Relics Cards red not included checkmark green included checkmark
In some boosters
Surge Showcase Ring Cards and Borderless Rare or Mythic Rare Lands red not included checkmark green included checkmark
In some boosters
Surge Foil Extended-Art The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Rare or Mythic Rare red not included checkmark green included checkmark
1 in every booster
Surge Foil Full-Art Middle-earth Map Lands red not included checkmark green included checkmark
1 in every booster
Scene Box Rare or Mythic Rare Cards green included checkmark
Traditional foil only
green included checkmark
In some boosters (non-foil or surge foil)
Non-Foil Extended-Art New-to-Magic Jumpstart Volume 2 Rare Cards red not included checkmark green included checkmark
In some boosters
Surge Foil Double-Faced Tokens red not included checkmark green included checkmark
1 in every booster

(Note: Special Edition Collector Boosters do not contain the serialized Elven, Dwarven, and Human Sol Rings and The One Ring (Serialized 001/001). Serialized Elven, Dwarven, and Human Sol Rings can only be found in some non-Special Edition The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Collector Boosters. Only one card has been printed with The One Ring (Serialized 001/001), and this card was found in one English-language, non-Special Edition Collector Booster. Non-serialized cards are mechanically identical to their serialized versions.)

Special Edition Collector Booster Contents

  • 2 Non-foil showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth commons – Each of the 101 commons from the main set of The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth can be found in these two slots.
  • 2 Silver foil showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth commons – The same as the above slot, except in silver foil.
  • 2 Non-foil showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth uncommons – Each of the 79 uncommons from the main set of The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth can be found in these two slots. In addition to the 79 uncommons, each of the 9 versions of Nazgûl show up one-ninth of the time such that, in total together, they appear as often as any one of the other 79 cards.
  • 2 Silver foil showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth uncommons – The same as the above slot, except in silver foil.
  • 1 Non-foil showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth rare or mythic rare – Here you will get either one of The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth's 60 rares (41%) or 20 mythic rares (7%), or a one of the 72 rares (49%) or 8 mythic rares (3%) from The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Commander decks released earlier this year.
  • 1 Silver foil showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth rare or mythic rare – The same as the above slot, except in silver foil.
  • 1 Surge foil full-art Middle-earth map land – Inspired by popular maps depicting geography from The Lord of the Rings story, this treatment is found on 10 total basic lands (two of each kind). Each Special Edition Collector Booster is guaranteed to have 1 of the 10 in surge foil.
  • 1 Non-foil borderless Scene Box rare or mythic rare, or 1 extended-art rare Jumpstart card – This slot is the place to find the 20 new borderless Scene Box rares (74%), the 4 new borderless Scene Box mythic rares (7%), or the 5 new extended-art Jumpstart rares (19%). Every card in this slot is brand new as of the holiday release, and this slot is the only place to find these treatments. Further down in this article, you can read about both The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Jumpstart Volume 2 and the new Scene Box cards and products.
  • 1 Surge foil extended-art rare or mythic rare – For fans of surge foil, this slot has some very exciting cards within! We gave 28 extended-art rares (86%) and 9 extended-art mythic rares (14%) the surge foil treatment. These 37 cards include all the extended-art versions from the main set of The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth summer release. They are the same 37 cards that you can find in non-foil in the summer Collector Booster and include cards such as The One Ring, Palantír of Orthanc, and Delighted Halfling.
  • 1 Surge foil Booster Fun card, or a surge foil or serialized Realms and Relics card – Serialized Realms and Relics cards are the scarcest find in this slot. We took the 30 Realms and Relics cards that were Box Toppers released earlier this year, gave them the double rainbow foil treatment, and serialize numbered each out of 100 (XXX/100). Appearing in just under 0.2% of Special Edition Collector Boosters, 1 of the 100 of each Realms and Relics card can be found here, like Ancient Tomb (Balin's Tomb) and The Great Henge (The Party Tree).
    • The remainder of the cards found in this slot all feature a surge foil treatment. In addition to serialized cards, the 30 Realms and Relics cards (12.6%) can be found in this slot with the surge foil treatment.
    • For surge foil showcase Ring cards, we took the 10 uncommons (50%), 5 rares (11.7%), and 6 mythic rares (2.5%) that can be found in the summer release and gave them the surge foil treatment. You can also find the 5 rare (4.2%) and 1 mythic rare (0.4%) borderless lands in surge foil.
    • We took the new borderless Scene Box cards, shown and discussed below, used them to create all-new borderless scene cards, 20 rares (16.7%) and 4 mythic rares (1.7%), and gave them the surge foil treatment. These Scene Box cards are available in traditional foil in the Scene Boxes themselves. In Special Edition Collector Boosters, they can be found in this slot in surge foil and in non-foil in a non-foil slot, as listed above.
  • 1 Silver foil or non-foil Brothers Hildebrandt card, 1 traditional foil or non-foil borderless poster card, or 1 serialized borderless poster card – For each of the 20 mythic rares featured in the summer's main set release, we created brand-new artwork with the borderless poster treatment. The first way you can find these awesome new renditions is as a serialized offering with the double rainbow foil treatment. There are 100 each of the serialized borderless poster cards (0.1%) numbered XXX/100.
    • Like their main set versions, the borderless poster cards are mythic rares. They are found in this slot in non-foil (11.1%) and traditional foil (11.1%) in addition to the serialized version.
    • This slot also features the art of the Brothers Hildebrandt extensively in both silver foil and non-foil. These are classic Magic cards that weren't in the original Tales of Middle-earth release but that we have now brought into the world of Middle-earth. There are 5 uncommon borderless Brothers Hildebrandt cards in non-foil (25%) and silver foil (25%). There are 10 rares in non-foil (11.1%) and silver foil (11.1%), and there are 5 mythic rares in non-foil (2.8%) and silver foil (2.7%).
    • Of note, this slot and the previous one are connected. If you get an uncommon from this slot, then you will have gotten a rare or mythic rare from the previous slot, and vice versa.
  • 1 Double-faced surge foil token – What would a Collector Booster be without a little extra bling for tokens? We took the same tokens that are found in the summer release and gave them a surge foil treatment. The new Smaug token just feels that much better in surge foil!
    • Note: For surge foil tokens, the front and back token combinations may be different than those found earlier this year. As we updated collector numbers for surge foil cards, we also updated collector numbers when creating surge foil tokens.

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Jumpstart Volume 2

It's the Jumpstart you know and love, revamped! The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Jumpstart Volume 2 brings new booster themes to the Jumpstart experience. You can mix and match these five new themes (Mortals, Cunning, Orcish, Riders, and Elven) with Jumpstart Boosters from The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth's summer Jumpstart release (or any of our other Jumpstart offerings) for even more Middle-earth fun! Perfect for players both new and old, Jumpstart Volume 2 is fantastic fun for celebrating the holidays and sharing Magic with friends.

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™ Jumpstart Volume 2
The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™ Jumpstart Volume 2

In addition to new Jumpstart Boosters, this Jumpstart release includes five new-to-Magic rare cards from the world of Middle-earth. Like the previously released new-to-Magic Jumpstart cards from The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth, these will be legal in Modern, Legacy, Vintage, and Commander. Take a look:

Eagle of Deliverance
Eagle of Deliverance
Minas Tirith Garrison
Minas Tirith Garrison
Warg Rider
Warg Rider
Riders of the Mark
Riders of the Mark
Mirkwood Channeler
Mirkwood Channeler

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Jumpstart Volume 2 arrives on November 3, 2023. The new-to-Magic Jumpstart cards can be found in both Jumpstart Volume 2 boosters and Special Edition Collector Boosters, with extended-art versions exclusive to Special Edition Collector Boosters.

The Might of Galadriel Scene Box
The Might of Galadriel Scene Box
Aragorn at Helm's Deep Scene Box
Aragorn at Helm's Deep Scene Box
Gandalf in the Pelennor Fields Scene Box
Gandalf in the Pelennor Fields Scene Box
Flight of the Witch-King Scene Box
Flight of the Witch-King Scene Box

Scene cards from The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth were a huge hit with fans and the Magic team alike, and it's easy to see why! These cards bring together tons of characters, moments, and locations from The Lord of the Rings through the work of a single artist. That's why we're bringing them back with four Scene Boxes. Each one represents a different moment in the story of The Lord of the Rings with six new-to-Magic cards.

Borderless Scene Andúril, Narsil Reforged
Borderless Scene Andúril, Narsil Reforged
Borderless Scene Aragorn, Hornburg Hero
Borderless Scene Aragorn, Hornburg Hero
Legolas's Quick Reflexes
Borderless Scene Legolas's Quick Reflexes
Borderless Scene Gimli's Reckless Might
Borderless Scene Gimli's Reckless Might
Borderless Scene Isengard Unleashed
Borderless Scene Isengard Unleashed
Borderless Scene Rohirrim Chargers
Borderless Scene Rohirrim Chargers

Each Scene Box includes six new-to-Magic cards in traditional foil, art cards of those six cards, a display easel for those cards, and 3 The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Set Boosters. The new-to-Magic cards from Scene Boxes will also appear in Special Edition Collector Boosters in non-foil and surge foil. Legal in Legacy, Vintage, Commander, and other Eternal formats, these cards are an exciting way to celebrate the epic stories of Middle-earth.

The Lord of the Rings Play Promo

If you're looking for even more ways to celebrate The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth, then head on down to your local game store for some special play events themed around this exciting holiday release. By participating, you can also receive a Rampant Growth promo card while supplies last.

Rampant Growth
Rampant Growth

Check with your local game store on what events they're hosting and how to receive this awesome promo!