The Fallout franchise was born within the post-apocalyptic wasteland of America’s West Coast, and successive video games went to develop out of California and explored areas like Nevada, Appalachia, Washington, and even outer area. Now, a complete host of Fallout characters are headed to the planar multiverse, displaying up as a part of 4 new Commander decks for Magic: The Gathering. Introduced first in August, Wizards of the Coast on Thursday has unveiled the primary particulars on these new merchandise, which head to retail on March 8, 2024.
The Commander decks observe 4 themes, pairing meta-layer gameplay mechanics with acquainted faces and places within the Fallout franchise. And sure, you possibly can completely pet the canine.
The Survival deck is represented by longtime collection companion and superb boy Dogmeat, with playing cards targeted round scavenging for junk to repurpose into allies, weapons, and instruments.
Expertise decks, with Fallout Three and Fallout 4’s Dr. Madison Li serving as its Commander, generate vitality to energy up plasma weapons, mad scientists, and pre-war robots.
The Navy deck is an ideal addition since, as everyone knows from Fallout’s opening narration, struggle by no means modifications. The Commander of this deck is Fallout: New Vegas’ Roman-loving warlord, Caesar.
Lastly, Mutant decks are helmed by well-known Fallout 76 cryptid Mothman, and are stuffed with the assorted mutated creatures and cryptids which have proven up all through the franchise and its varied iterations throughout America.
These decks are accompanied by lavish land playing cards, displaying off the assorted locales of Fallout’s wasteland and post-apocalyptic civilizations. Under, we now have a preview of 52 playing cards gamers can purchase and discipline. Count on extra to be revealed as we get nearer to launch.
Whereas Caesar, Dogmeat, Madison Li, and Mothman take the starring function of Commanders, there are nonetheless loads of different references to the Fallout universe. In the event you ever delved into the Vault stuffed with Gary clones in Fallout 3, you is perhaps glad to see that they’ve turned up right here as nicely. There are additionally beasties solely present in Fallout 76 or Fallout: New Vegas, just like the sinister Scorchbeast Queen featured in one of many Swamp land playing cards.
The post-nuclear and sci-fi vibes imply that Fallout feels very distinct, even subsequent to different Universes Past crossover playing cards from different collection. There are even just a few totally different artwork kinds so as to add some extra selection. Some playing cards are depicted with easy painterly portraits, they usually appear like the everyday playing cards you’d discover in a Magic: The Gathering pack.
Others select to lean into Fallout’s distinctive aesthetic just a little extra. Some playing cards are depicted by means of the lens of a Pip-Boy, the useful wrist-mounted gadget that lets Vault Dwellers verify the map or hearken to the radio. There are additionally some playing cards depicted within the retro edutainment cartoon fashion of Fallout’s in-universe propaganda, starring the cheerful Vault Boy.