Magic: The Gathering Is Getting a Bob Ross Drop

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Beloved landscape painter Bob Ross is coming to Magic: The Gathering through a partnership between Wizards of the Coast and the Ross estate, as reported by Motherboard. The result of this collaboration is a limited edition card set called Happy Little Gathering.

The set is going to have two Ross landscapes to represent each of Magic’s respective land types: swamps, forests, plains, mountains, and islands. Spells are fueled by the different land types, so any good deck will need them. Now, players will be able to make their decks beautiful in a new way with Ross’ landscapes shaping their spells. These cards will have the same backings as any other card and will be playable in official matches. The “Evolving Wilds” card, one that can transform into any other land type, will also be getting the Ross treatment. This card too, will be represented by one of Ross’ iconic landscapes.

Working with Ross’ landscapes proved to be fairly surprising. Sr. Creative Director at Wizards of the Coast Tom Jenkot told Motherboard: “I thought swamp was going to be the hardest, but it turned out to be plains.” He went on to note that he had to cheat a bit with plains by zooming in on the painting being used.

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