Will you be the bearer of Magic: The Gathering’s One Ring?

Image from the Magic: The Gathering Card the One Ring featuring a close up of a gold ring with Elvish script engraved in it.
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I’m usually immune to the charms of Magic: The Gathering’s special crossover sets (although the Bob Ross lands collection almost got me). But this Lord of the Rings-themed collection has pretty much obliterated all of my willpower because these cards are. so. frigging. cool!

I love seeing Frodo and Sam and Aragorn and Arwen rendered in cards that pay homage to their personalities and their big hero moments in the story. I think it’s really clever that Sam’s card, Samwise the Stouthearted, can be flashed in at any time and will return a dead creature to the battlefield, just like when he showed up to rescue Frodo from Shelob’s clutches.

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The card for Tom Bombadil — who is either whimsical…

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