Beadle & Grimm's. Kamigawa Magic: The Gathering.

darjr

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Beadle & Grimm's. Magic: The Gathering.

I wonder if this a prelude to a D&D book as well.

It is cool seeing them branch out but what could a B&G Magic the Gathering box from them be like? More to be announced at PAX Unplugged, I think.

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darjr

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Use this link not the one in the tweet.


 





darjr

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More details at comic book com, like a silver and platinum edition. Beadle & Grimm's Expands Into Magic: The Gathering With Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Platinum and Silver Editions

B&G to tell us more next week but the part that got me excited is

Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty is Magic: The Gathering's return to the Kamigawa plane, a setting heavily inspired by Japanese culture. While past sets focused on the Kami War, a conflict between the kami and mortals, the new set jumps forward 1,200 years and reestablishes Kamigawa under a cyberpunk lens.


Cyberpunk!!!
 

Yeah, back in around 2003 WotC released a trio of Magic sets:

Champions of Kamigawa
Betrayers of Kamigawa
Saviors of Kamigawa

It was a world inspired by samurai tales and Shinto mythology, with kami and kirin and kappa and more. The sets had great flavor, but the mechanics weren't the best and the power level wasn't particularly competitive.

Also, a thing your average player wouldn't have known, but the Kamigawa sets occurred a thousand years before the current time period of the rest of the sets. So the speculation is that Neon Dynasty is the current version of the world, with a thousand years of technology development.
 




Urriak Uruk

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Huh. Congrats to B&G for getting the ability to make boxes for MtG as well, that's a big deal.

On the D&D side, this could mean nothing. It does make some sense for B&G to want to make a box for the cards, if they knew they could share some material with a box planned for D&D... so I suppose it boosts the likelihood of a Kamigawa book somewhat, but I would say anything close to confirmation of anything just yet.
 

Parmandur

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Huh. Congrats to B&G for getting the ability to make boxes for MtG as well, that's a big deal.

On the D&D side, this could mean nothing. It does make some sense for B&G to want to make a box for the cards, if they knew they could share some material with a box planned for D&D... so I suppose it boosts the likelihood of a Kamigawa book somewhat, but I would say anything close to confirmation of anything just yet.
Yeah, this doesn't mean much one way or another, though Kamigawa cyberpunk style D&D would be a sensible product development.
 



If it is going to be a new D&D sourcebook then they would need a lot of space for the cyberpunk crunch: weapons, high-tech, cyberimplants, vehicles, genetic engineering ....mind-upload+digital inmortality(like in Altered Carbon or Eclipse Phase RPG? And this not only would need a own sourcebook for itself but also previous playtesting and feedback in Unearthed Arcane. What if a player create a cantrip about little pieces of ectoplasm to block canons of firearms or machines?

I wonder about a no-true-isekai, a manga about somebody from a modern again who is reincarnated into a medieval fantasy (the trick is she is not from our reality but from cyberpun Kamigawa).
 

So far they have neither Cyberpunk nor fantasy Japanese settings (or rather no settings with their Japanese parts detailed) in 5e yet, so yeah some fresh niches.

At minimum I expect unique art treatments for MtG cards, maybe both Commander Decks, some packs, a plushy, etc...
 

The closest thing to a Japanese setting is Kamigawa, and Kara-Tur, a Forgotten Realms spin-off, decades ago, when the rules of politically correction were different.

I guess Hasbro wants to make money with the potential market of otaku community. (Is the term "otaku" allowed or is it too pejorative?) with their own IPs. But Asian market is different, even continental China and Taiwan may have got too different rules.

Now I wonder about possible crossovers between cyberpunk Kamiwaga and modern-age Hasbro franchises (for example M.A.S.K).

The videogame cyberpunk2077 and the action-live Alita: Battle Angel may help to open some doors, but the genre will be not the same after the future events in the 2022.

The franchise C.O.P.S by Hasbro had got some touchs of Cyberpunk. It may sound a stupid idea but today rebooting a forgotten IP is easier to start from zero with risk of possible accusations about plagiarism or lack of original ideas.

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* What if the players ask to can use surrogates (remote-control androids) in cyberpunk setting?

* Are tsukumogami possible in Kamigawa? Because this could allow a new line like an ersatz of Yokai-Watch or DokeV


 
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