First Look at Forgotten Realms and Modern Horizons 2 Previews

Matt Morgan • May 21, 2021

Modern Horizons 2 previews, D&D/MTG news, and more; it's been a busy week!

What was looking like a second quiet week in a row quickly became very exciting for Commander players. Thursday gave us the release of both Adventures in the Forgotten Realms and Modern Horizons 2 previews. Since we were given some extremely exciting new cards and a lot of Modern Horizons 2 previews are suddenly bouncing around, we'll get right into them!

Off to a New (Forgotten) Realm

Kicking off the day we saw the official Dungeons and Dragons YouTube account release the "All Things Drizzt," video. The video gave a quick background to key Forgotten Realms character Drizzt Do'Urden before it gave way to our newest round of preview cards for the upcoming set. The previews included several legendary characters from the Forgotten Realms setting where the upcoming Forgotten Realms will be taking place.

Adventures in the Forgotten Realm


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There was something unique to Lolth, Spider Queen's card is a planeswalker from outside Magic lore. The official Magic: The Gathering Twitter account confirmed a few points that keen eyes may have picked up on.

This marks the first time we have seen a character without a planeswalker spark within the lore appear on a planeswalker card. Since planeswalker cards are able to tell about the character portrayed Wizards plans on using planeswalker cards as a narrative tool in the set. As a result we can expect to see many other characters show up as planeswalkers to showcase the characters.

Something On the Horizon - the first Modern Horizons 2 Previews

Later in the day we saw another batch of Modern Horizons 2 previews, for the next set to be released. The set as described before is designed with Commander and other non-rotating sets in mind with a high power level. With that said, we were not disappointed when it came to powerful cards shown off throughout the day.

There are some wildly exciting new cards in the Modern Horizons 2 previews between the return of Dakkon Blacklade, old border frames, and desirable reprints. Surely there was something for everyone in the announcements to get them ready for the new set. A key point to remember with the availability of  the reprints is the amount of versions circulating. Multiple versions of Cabal Coffers increases the amount of copies potentially making the reprint more impactful when it comes to getting into players' decks. With this in mind the hype behind the set already is high with previews to begin in earnest next week. Keep an eye out for all the previews to come with the schedule released earlier in the week.

And with that, what about the new previews has you most excited? Are the new legendary creatures in Adventures in the Forgotten Realms keeping you hooked or is it the reprints in Modern Horizons II? Let us know in the comments what announcement has you the most excited.

Matt is a member of the EDHRECast, representing the 60-card formats and the Timmy's alike. He appreciates bad wordplay as much as a good alpha strike. A diverse nerd, you might also see him maining Lux support in League of Legends as well or on the deadlift platform at the gym.