Friday, June 21, 2024

Wizards of the Coast celebrates the LGBTQIA2S+ community with ‘Pride Across the Multiverse’

It isn’t even Pride Month yet and already Wizards of the Coast is looking to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community with a special deck of cards: Pride Across the Multiverse.

Pride Across the Multiverse will be a Magic: The Gathering Secret Lair drop (which comes with its own rainbow foil box, of course) that will not only highlight queer characters and stories, but their LGBTQ+ artists incredible creativity too and each card draws from the artists own experiences.

Each purchase of this drop will have 50% donated to The Trevor Project, the largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people all across the globe.

“From the start, we wanted this Secret Lair to celebrate the LGBTQIA2S+ community’s relentless creativity. There was no way this collection of eight cards would represent EVERY aspect of the community, but we wanted to honor the hope and joy found in our multifaceted identities.” Stephanie Cheung, art director writes. “It is our hope that people find some part of their own unique selves reflected in these cards. […] “As a queer Asian American woman, working on this drop was deeply meaningful and a tremendous challenge. This was my first-ever art direction experience, and I am incredibly thankful for the mentorship of Jess Lanzillo and the support from Jontelle Leyson-Smith. I had the immense pleasure of working with an incredibly talented and playful group of people on this project.”

You can see the full list of cards, as well as the box that’ll accompany the Secret Lair drop, below.

Pride Across The Multiverse

The full list of cards are:

  • 1x Borderless Alesha, Who Smiles at Death
  • 1x Borderless Bearscape
  • 1x Borderless Collective Voyage
  • 1x Borderless Heartbeat of Spring
  • 1x Borderless Mana Confluence
  • 1x Borderless Savor the Moment
  • 1x Borderless Sol Ring
  • 1x Borderless Triumphant Reckoning

Each card will have a different story to tell, whether it be a quirky (and quite spicy) tale, or something sweet and romantic.

Reception to the Pride Across the Multiverse cards has been positive, with the Bearscape Magic: The Gathering card looking to be a particular favourite among fans. Can’t imagine why.

There’s a lot of enchantment around this bearific card.

The full pricing of the beautiful cards can be found below, inclusive of VAT:

  • Non-foil cards: $39.99/€44.99/£39.99
  • Traditional foil cards: $49.99/€54.99/£49.99

This set will be available for preorder on May 4 and arrive in a unique rainbow foil box.

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