On October 7, two geek culture titans – Magic: The Gathering and Warhammer 40,000 – are coming together in a hugely exciting collaboration. It will see the characters, lore and world of Games Workshop's epic Warhammer 40,000 universe appearing in the form of playable cards that utilise Magic: The Gathering's gameplay architecture. A part of the "Universes Beyond" initiative, it's a brilliant idea to bring gritty sci-fi into Magic's normally more fantasy-oriented foundation, and to do so with a property as renowned for its incredible art as Magic itself.
The crossover will be released in the form of four Commander decks, each led by a character capable of martialling the factions under their control.
You can see art for the Commander of each deck in the slideshow below.
Today we have a card to reveal from the Forces of the Imperium deck. Introducing, Sanguinary Priest:
This card very much fits into the deck's overall strategy. According to Senior Game Designer Ethan Fleischer in this fascinating Bridge Worlds featurette, Forces of the Imperium is "based in white's philosophy of building up a large army of small creatures" which will make using Sanguinary Priest to cash them in for damage potentially quite useful.
Magic: The Gathering's Universes Beyond Warhammer 40,000 crossover will be available on October 7, while Secret Lair drops will run from October 17th – November 14th. You can find out more on the official Magic X Warhammer 40,000 site.