New Magic: The Gathering Jurassic Park and The Lord of the Rings cards revealed, see them now

The final MagicCon of 2023 for Magic: The Gathering players has begun in Las Vegas. Today’s preview panel marked one of the highlights of the weekend, as Wizards Of The Coast revealed several cards for the next three releases.

The panel’s reveals included additional cards from The Lord of the Rings, as well as the next two complete sets: The Lost Caverns of Ixalan, which also includes some Jurassic World-themed cards, and Ravnica Remastered.

We’ve got every card shown during the panel in the galleries below, as well as when these and the rest of the sets they’re included in will be released.

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The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth, Holiday Edition

The upcoming holiday release of The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth will expand on the initial June release by offering new original cards as well as reprints of older MTG cards, represented by special artwork from famed LOTR artists Greg and Tim Hildebrandt. These reprints will be available in new Special Edition Collectors Booster Packs, and some examples are as follows:

  • Abyssal pursuer
  • Ishkanah, Grafwidow (reprinted as Shelob, whose lair is death)
  • Pact of negation
  • Past seasons
  • Sylvan teacher
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For some cards released in the first LOTR set, there will also be a new frame treatment called “Showcase Scrolls of Middle-earth,” which alters sections of the normal card frame to look like ancient scrolls. Cards that receive the scroll treatment include:

  • Aragorn, the unifier
  • Arwen, mortal queen
  • Bill the pony
  • Frodo, adventurous hobbit
  • Galadriel, Elven Queen
  • Gimli, sad avenger
  • Legolas, master archer
  • Merry, Guardian of Isengard
  • Nazgul (all nine variants included)
  • The One Ring
  • Orcish bowmasters
  • Pippin, Guardian of Isengard
  • Rivendell
  • Rosie Cotton from South Lane
  • Samwise Gamgee
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Finally, all 24 cards from the Holiday Scene Boxes were shown – packages that depict scenes from the LOTR universe through card art. The scene boxes contain the following cards, listed by their position in the scene:

  • Aragorn in Helm’s Deep
    • Anduril, reforged Narsil
    • Aragorn, Hornburg hero
    • Legolas’ quick reflexes
    • Gimli’s ruthless power
    • Isengard unleashed
    • Rohirrim chargers
  • Flight of the Witch King
    • Call in the storm
    • Nazgul battle mace
    • Witch King, Sky Scourge
    • Mordor on the march
    • The Fallen Beast of Mordor
    • Minas Morgul, Dark Fortress
  • Gandalf in the Pelennor Fields
    • Olorin’s searing light
    • Magic squall
    • Rammas Echor, Ancient Shield
    • Courageous determination
    • Gandalf of the Secret Fire
    • The scream of the Fell Beast
  • The power of Galadriel
    • Tree Alliance
    • Galadriel, Light of Valinor
    • Gather the Galadhrim
    • Galadriel’s dismissal
    • Mists of Lorien
    • Galadhrim Brigade

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth Holiday Sets, which include new gift packs and the aforementioned Scene Boxes, will be released on November 3rd.

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The Lost Caverns of Ixalan

The next core set for Magic: The Gathering is The Lost Caverns Of Ixalan, which returns to the Mesoamerican-inspired Ixalan Plains. The set will feature new creatures and locations within the plane, including new versions of the giant dinosaur Ghalta, the warrior-poet Huatli, and the debut of a new god, Ojer Axonil.

Included in the LCI set is a new series of special guest cards, a “set within a set” of reprinted cards from Magic’s long history. Two of these reprints debuted at MagicCon Las Vegas: Lord Of Atlantis and Mana Crypt, the latter containing several neon variants, each with different colors.

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Jurassic world

The Lost Caverns Of Ixalan packs also include cards featuring characters and creatures from Jurassic World, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The panel revealed three new cards from the Jurassic World series, as well as a new “stamped” variant with the Jurassic World logo on the card. The three cards revealed were:

  • Ian Malcom, Chaotic
  • Indominus Rex, Alpha
  • Welcome to…/Jurassic Park (double-sided saga card)

“The Lost Caverns Of Ixalan” will be released on November 17th. The Jurassic World cards are included in booster packs, collectors booster packs and bundles.

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Ravnica Remastered

The final reveals of the MagicCon Las Vegas preview window were Ravnica Remastered, the first set of 2024. This set contains cards from the Ravnica expansion block – Ravnica: City of Guilds, Guildpact and Dissension – released in 2005.

The set includes all 10 special “shocklands” – lands that deal two points of damage to players when played – that became famous during the Ravnica block. Each country gets a standard version, a special full art version and a retro frame version in foil and non-foil variants.

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The panel also revealed some creatures coming to Ravnica Remastered, including Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice, and Niv-Mizzet, Parun, both of which were shown in a retro frame variant. The set will also continue the trends of the current Wilds Of Eldraine set and include cards with anime art variants, with examples such as Massacre Girl, Fblthp, The Lost and Krenko, Mob Boss.

Ravnica Remastered will be released shortly after the New Year on January 12, 2024.

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