Geek Pick of the Week – Magic: The Gathering: Doctor Who

Doctor Who (and their many iterations) has arrived as the latest Magic: The Gathering crossover, and we’re opening some packs in our latest Geek Pick of the Week!

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Following the (awesome) release of The Lord of the Rings sets, the latest crossover in the “Universes Beyond” series brings the iconic Sci-Fi series, Doctor Who, to fans. Featuring some gorgeous art, new play styles, and lots of variants for collectors to track down, there’s a lot of cool stuff going on here.

Wizards of the Coast was kind enough to send me a pair of their new Commander Decks, along with some booster packs. As such, I thought it’d be fun to open them, video-style, for Geek Pick of the Week!

More details on what’s available now from this release:

Each Commander deck will feature new cards that will be legal in Legacy, Vintage, and Commander. These cards are designed for Commander, accentuating the fun and social aspect of the format that players love.

The four decks feature Doctors grouped together from the show’s history. Blast From the Past features the first eight Doctors. Timey-Wimey highlight the Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Doctors. Paradox Power showcases the Twelfth and Thirteenth Doctors.


And let’s not forget the villains! The Masters of Evil Commander deck contains many of the Doctor’s archnemeses throughout the show’s 60 years.


Each deck contains companions familiar to each Doctor and can be used in the Command Zone with any Doctor. Mechanics of the cards are also reflective of the show’s time period in the decks. Saga cards highlight fan-favorite shows from each Doctor’s run.


The Doctor has travelled across the universe on their many adventures, and so will you with the plane cards included in each Commander deck. These cards represent the iconic locales of Doctor Who™, with each deck containing 10 new-to-Magic plane cards, so that you can travel throughout time and space as chaos ensues.


You’ll also be able to collect special TARDIS showcase versions of several cards in this set. Only available in Collector Boosters, these versions give new artwork to cards from the Commander decks, focusing on flashy styles and breathtaking artistry.


You also may encounter special serialized Doctor cards in Collector Boosters. Extremely rare and extremely stylish, these printings of the Doctor are marked with their own serial number. Each card will receive only around 500 printings and can only be found in Collector Boosters.

Magic: The Gathering – Universes Beyond: Doctor Who sets and boosters are available now both online and wherever Magic cards are sold in stores!

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