IGN is excited to exclusively unveil two more maps from the Magic crossover: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons, Adventures in the Forgotten Realms – say hello to Find the Path and Hunter’s Mark.
The two new cards are green spells, but have very different uses. Find the Path is perhaps the most interesting for those looking for the all new mechanics of adventures in the Forgotten Realms. While this earthly enchantment is a good way to increase mana for an expensive green deck, it also has another use: when played, it allows you to venture out.
As explained in a DailyMTG tutorial video, Venture is half a extremely Dungeons & Dragons-inspired mechanics built around a whole new type of map, aptly called Dungeons. The new set includes three dungeons, each featuring a card that can be tracked, with each “piece” on that card having an effect on the game. Every time you play a card or ability with a Venture activation – as did Find the Path – you can move forward one room in the dungeon of your choice and activate its effect. You can find out a lot more about the new mechanic in our exclusive interview with one of the decor designers.
Hunter’s Mark is a more familiar, but potentially very effective type of card. Although it has a relatively high base cost, the Hunter’s Mark can be used very cheaply against opponents playing blue cards (also ignoring their inevitable counter-spells), and with potentially devastating effect against planeswalkers. blues – it’s a tempting reserve card.
Yesterday we revealed a map themed around one of D&D most iconic monsters, the Gelatinous Cube. This is a 4/3 black creature card, and it comes with two new ability words for the set. Between the stringers and the dungeons, it looks like we’ll have a parcel D&D flavor in Adventures in the Forgotten Realms.
Dungeons & Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms will be released in MTG Arena on July 8 and physically on July 23.
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