Magic The Gathering: Fallout's cards & mechanics are rad, here's when you can get them

Magic The Gathering: Fallout's cards & mechanics are rad, here's when you can get them
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Lloyd Coombes

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20th Feb 2024 19:00

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2024 is here, and after murder mysteries, dinosaurs, fairytales, and Doctor Who last year, you may be wondering where Magic The Gathering is going next.

As it happens, we're dipping back into the growing Universes Beyond branding to find a fresh crossover, and this one is taking us to the Wasteland.

That's right, it's finally time for the long-awaited Fallout crossover, and there are some fantastic new cards and reprints alike to be found in this set.

So, whether you're new to Magic The Gathering, already slinging spells, or are just here for Fallout, here's what you can look forward to.

What is Universes Beyond: Fallout in Magic The Gathering?

As with the Lord of the Rings or Doctor Who crossovers, Wizards of the Coast is leaning on another IP to help bring new players to Magic The Gathering.

That means fresh mechanics, as well as a series of new Commander decks for that format, all themed around the Fallout universe.

Expect Pip Boys, Deathclaws, and pretty much anything else you can expect to find in the world of the long-running RPG series.

When does Universes Beyond: Fallout launch?

Dogmeat in Magic The Gathering
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Wondering when you can step foot into the wasteland? You don't have to wait long to leave the vault, as Universes Beyond: Fallout arrives in Magic The Gathering on March 8, 2024. That means it's just short of a month after the Murders at Karlov Manor set.

Magic The Gathering Fallout card spoilers

Check out a whole host of new cards in the gallery below.

MTG Fallout 0000 Hancock Ghoulish Mayor Borderless
MTG Fallout 0001 Guardian Project Main
MTG Fallout 0002 Guardian Project Borderless
MTG Fallout 0003 Dr Madison Li
MTG Fallout 0004 Dogmeat Ever Loyal
MTG Fallout 0005 Commander Sofia Daguerre
MTG Fallout 0006 Caesar Legions Emperor
MTG Fallout 0007 Arcane Signet Main
MTG Fallout 0008 Arcane Signet Borderless PIP
MTG Fallout 0009 War Room
MTG Fallout 0010 Vault 112 Sadistic Simulation
MTG Fallout 0011 Three Dog Galaxy News DJ Borderless
MTG Fallout 0012 Three Dog Galaxy News DJ Main
MTG Fallout 0013 The Wise Mothman
MTG Fallout 0014 T 45 Power Armor Main
MTG Fallout 0015 T 45 Power Armor Borderless
MTG Fallout 0016 Solemn Simulacrum Main
MTG Fallout 0017 Solemn Simulacrum Borderless
MTG Fallout 0019 Sol Ring PIP
MTG Fallout 0020 Scrounging Deathclaw
MTG Fallout 0021 Ruinous Ultimatum Main
MTG Fallout 0022 Ruinous Ultimatum Borderless
MTG Fallout 0023 Ravages Of War
MTG Fallout 0024 Puresteel Paladin Main
MTG Fallout 0025 Puresteel Paladin Borderless
MTG Fallout 0026 Powder Ganger Main
MTG Fallout 0027 Powder Ganger Borderless
MTG Fallout 0028 Perception Bobblehead Main
MTG Fallout 0029 Open The Vaults Main
MTG Fallout 0030 Open The Vaults Borderless
MTG Fallout 0031 Nuclear Fallout Main
MTG Fallout 0032 Nuclear Fallout PIP
MTG Fallout 0033 Nick Valentine Private Eye Main
MTG Fallout 0034 Nick Valentine Private Eye Borderless
MTG Fallout 0035 Mechanized Production Main
MTG Fallout 0036 Mechanized Production Borderless
MTG Fallout 0038 Liberty Prime Recharged Borderless
MTG Fallout 0039 Legate Lanius Caesars Ace
MTG Fallout 0040 Idolized PIP Treatment
MTG Fallout 0041 Idolized Mainset
MTG Fallout 0042 Heroic Intervention Main
MTG Fallout 0043 Heroic Intervention Borderless
MTG Fallout 0044 Hancock Ghoulish Mayor Main
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In terms of reprints, there are some great additions that line up nicely with Fallout's lore. For example, Puresteel Paladin now has a Brotherhood of Steel version, while Mechanized Production is now reprinted with Nuka-Cola art.

Puresteel Paladin Borderless card from Magic The Gathering
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Perhaps most exciting is how the card art reaches as far back as the older, Interplay games. For example, Guardian Project has art inspired by Fallout 1.

Magic The Gathering Guardian Project
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Mechanics

Naturally, Radiation is a problem in Fallout's world, so a new mechanic has been devised to convey how difficult it is to survive in a post-apocalyptic scenario.

Radiation triggers at the first main phase if a player has a Rad Counter on them (these are rolled out via card effects). Players mill a card for each counter, and every non-life card milled makes them lose one life.

Perception Bobblehead from MTG Fallout
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Bobbleheads are also present, acting as Artifacts with varying abilities, like the Perception Bobblehead above.

Energy and Proliferate mechanics also return.

Commander Decks

Scrappy Survivor's Commander Deck
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While Collector boosters will be available, you'll find plenty of the cards shown here in the four Commander precons. We've got a full rundown, but here's a quick look:

  • Hail, Caesar - White, Black, Red - Commander: Caesar, Legion's Emperor
  • Mutant Menace - Blue, Black, Green - Commander: The Wise Mothman
  • Science! - White, Blue, Red - Commander: Dr. Madison Li
  • Scrappy Survivors - White, Red, Green - Commander: Dogmeat, Ever Loyal

Let's be honest, we're all picking Dogmeat, right? Such a good boy.

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Lloyd Coombes
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Lloyd Coombes
Lloyd is GGRecon's Editor-in-Chief, having previously worked at Dexerto and Gfinity, and occasionally appears in The Daily Star newspaper. A big fan of loot-based games including Destiny 2 and Diablo 4, when he's not working you'll find him at the gym or trying to play Magic The Gathering.
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