Magic: The Gathering Tales of Middle Earth Rings of Power Serialized Promo Explained


The One Ring is coming to Magic: The Gathering, and it's the real deal. In yesterday's First Look presentation, Wizards of the Coast announced a special promotion where players will be able to find limited-run copies of The One Ring and Sol Rings (re-flavored to be the Rings of Power) - preciously few, in fact.

Tales of Middle Earth is the latest Universes Beyond set for Magic: The Gathering, bringing J.R.R Tolkein's fantasy world to the trading card game. Fan-favorite characters like Frodo, Gandalf and Gollum make appearances, and The One Ring is front and center - if you can find it.

Rings of Power Serialized Promo Explained

To stay true to its name, Wizards of the Coast is printing a single copy of The One Ring in The Black Speech of Sauron, featuring unique alternate artwork (complete with the famous inscription) and a holographic foil treatment. This card can only be found in a very special Collectors Edition Booster Pack.

The other Rings of Power are making appearances as well: WOTC is printing limited runs of serialized foil and nonserialized nonfoil variants of Sol Ring, modeled after the Rings given to Elves, Dwarves and Humans in the Lord of the Rings Universe. Nonfoil variants will have print runs of 3000, 7000 and 9000 respectively, while double rainbow foil serialized variants will have print runs of 300, 700 and 900 - true collectors items!

Like the special The One Ring card, these Sol Rings can only be found in Collectors Edition Boosters. The 1 of 1 Ring can only be found in English Boosters, while the other cards can be found in Boosters of all languages.

With just one copy in the world, whoever opens The 1 of 1 Ring could make a pretty penny, potentially beating out even Black Lotus.