Adventures in the Forgotten Realms: Everything You Need to Know

May 6, 2021 | 4 min to read

The Magic and Dungeons & Dragons crossover we've all been waiting for will finally arrive on July 16 as our season-long set of legendary experiences continues with Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Prerelease!

This set brings the storytelling and roleplaying elements of D&D to Magic through fan-favorite D&D spells and monsters and incredible booster fun treatments highlighting classic D&D flavor, including the rulebook treatment reminiscent of early Monster Manuals.

And, of course, players will find an abundance of both dungeons and dragons.

For regions where in-store play has resumed, Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Prerelease will be extra exciting. Be sure to check out the return of the Love Your Local Game Store Promotion for all the ways we’re celebrating the return to in-store play this summer and tune back in for more updates about AFR.

Here's what you need to know about Adventures in the Forgotten Realms so far:

  • Buy-a-Box Promo: Vorpal Sword—unique art not found in boosters

  • WPN Premium Benefits: Collector Boosters at Prerelease, Increased Commander Deck Allocation

  • Products: Prerelease Packs; Draft, Set, Theme, and Collector Boosters; Commander Decks; Bundle

  • Scheduling Opens May 6

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Important Dates

Event Scheduling Opens: May 6, 2021

Distributor Selection Deadline: May 7, 2021 (May 21, North America Only)

Marketing Kits Begin Delivery (North America and Latin America)*: June 15, 2021

WPN Premium Deadline: June 7, 2021

Promos Delivered: July 2–July 9, 2021

Marketing Kits Delivered (Europe, Japan, and Asia-Pacific): June 25–July 5, 2021

Prerelease: July 16–July 22, 2021

Set Release: July 23, 2021

Launch Party: July 23–25, 2021

Friday Night Magic: July 23–September 3, 2021

Commander Nights: July 26–September 9, 2021

*Delivery dates may vary based on region.

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Buy-a-Box Promo: Vorpal Sword

Vorpal Sword can be found in other Adventures in the Forgotten Realms products, but the Buy-a-Box Promo features exclusive art not found elsewhere in the set.

You can give out Vorpal Sword for sales of the following products:

  • Set Booster Display

  • Draft Booster Display

  • Collector Booster Display

  • 6 Prerelease Packs

You are welcome to designate a certain percentage of your Buy-a-Box Promos to these products as you see fit.

The Prerelease Early Sale Promotion for Adventures in the Forgotten Realms varies by region:

North America, Japan, Asia Pacific (excluding Korea and Taiwan), and Europe (excluding Spain, Italy, and Russia): Local Language Set Boosters

Latin America (excluding Brazil): English Language Set Boosters

Brazil, Korea, and Taiwan: Local Language Draft Boosters

Spain, Italy, and Russia: 50% Local Language Draft Boosters and 50% English Language Set Boosters

We will continue to use the metrics snapshot taken in early 2020 to determine Promo and Prerelease Early Sale Promotion allocations until further notice.

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms WPN Premium Benefits: Collector Boosters at Prerelease, Increased Commander Deck Allocation

WPN Premium members that reached the status before June 7 get some bonuses during AFR that you may already know about:

  • Sell Collector Boosters During Prerelease

  • Get an Increased Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Commander Deck Allocation for Commander Dueling

We have even more WPN Premium benefits in the works—talk to your Retail Development Specialist to start working towards your designation and all the perks that come along with it!

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Products: Prerelease Packs; Draft, Set, Theme, and Collector Boosters; Commander Decks; Bundle

To keep the Dungeons & Dragons theme rolling, products that typically contain a Spindown life counter (Prerelease Packs and Bundles) will contain a d20—great for keeping track of your life total and rolling to see if you have the skills to sneak past that dragon!

Thorough breakdowns of what's inside each product will be coming soon. Until then, here's a peek at the packaging.

Prerelease Pack

Draft Booster

Set Booster

Theme Booster

  • White

  • Blue

  • Black

  • Red

  • Green

  • New Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Theme—stay turned!

Collector Booster

Commander Decks

  • Draconic Rage

  • Aura of Courage

  • Dungeons of Death

  • Planar Portal

Bundle

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Events: Scheduling Opens May 6

Scheduling for all Adventures in the Forgotten Realms events opens today, May 6.

No matter what your customers love about Magic, this summer has something exciting for everyone. Adventures in the Forgotten Realms is a highly anticipated set for Magic fans and Dungeons & Dragons fans alike, so get ready to join the party.

Scheduling is open now! Schedule all your Adventures in the Forgotten Realms events on Wizards EventLink today!

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