Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate @ D20 Games

Well met, adventurer!

Whether you’re a returning Magic player seeking new Commander Legends for your Commander playgroup, or a Dungeons and Dragons fan looking for a new social multiplayer experience, Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate has it all, and the Gate too!

Maybe you’re looking for grand heroes and insidious villains to helm your Commander decks, or the customizable Partner experience of the original Commander Legends, now with a new flavorful twist. Maybe you’re looking for loot – powerful artifacts, stunning and classic etched foils, and the popular Dungeons and Dragons special card frame, now on some of Magic’s most classic and iconic cards. Maybe you just want to have a great night with your friends playing some good old fashioned Commander.

Whatever the case, Baldur’s Gate has something for you—and so do we.

Commander Limited

Combine the laid-back atmosphere of Commander with the never-the-same-twice fun of Limited. Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate is made to be played in Limited, especially in Draft, and we have a number of events for you to do so. From Commander Draft, where you take two cards at a time per 20-card pack, a format made for 4-person as well as 8-person draft (perfect for drafting and then playing with your playgroup), to Two-Headed Giant, letting you team up with your friends to take down another two-person team, Commander Legends @ D20 Games has whatever you could be looking for.

Upcoming Events:

This weekend and next, we have a plethora of limited events using the prerelease kits from the new set. Prerelease kits for Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate have three 20-card draft packs each and one special promo foil. Commander Legends packs have two rares and 20 cards each, instead of one rare and 15 cards. We provide the basic lands, so you don’t need anything more to play.  We pride ourselves that  no one here will make you feel anything but welcome (we all started from scratch at some point).  

The prerelease and release events are great chances for players who haven’t gotten a chance to play in person to come to a friendly, fun event where everyone is starting from scratch and no one knows much more than anyone else yet.  We recommend if you are new, or you have a friend who is new, to play in the Two-Headed Giant events, which are two-person team events. So long as one person in the team knows how to play, you can both have fun without any pressure to know the rules right away.

Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate is designed as a product to help get new players into the game, especially players who are familiar with Dungeons and Dragons. Wizards of the Coast has provided several resources for new players with this new set.

Masks and vaccination cards are required. Players must be 12 or older.

Set Mechanics

Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate offers a host of new and returning mechanics which present a flavorful and fun twist on well-loved gameplay. Venture into dungeons, go on adventures, power up your Commander with a flavorful Background and more!

Choose a Background: Bring the customizable fun of Dungeons and Dragons to your Commander experience with Choose a Background! This powerful modular mechanic allows you to have one commander with ‘Choose a Background’, and one ‘Background’, both as commanders. Backgrounds are powerful legendary enchantments which grant commanders you own useful effects and abilities.

Adventures: Adventures return from Eldraine! Creatures with Adventures let you cast them as their adventure – which is a powerful spell – and then later cast the same creature from exile for some added value and fun, versatile flavor!

Taking the Initiative: This innovative mechanic combines the politics of the monarch from Conspiracy and the versatility of venturing into the dungeon from the original Dungeons & Dragons set. When you take the initiative, you take the initiative, meaning you – and no one else – has it. Whenever you take the initiative, or at the beginning of your end step, if you have the initiative, you venture into the Undercity, a unique dungeon to this mechanic you can’t venture into otherwise. This lets you choose one of the dungeon’s starting rooms, and activate its effect, or if you’re already in a dungeon, it lets you venture further into that dungeon.

Gates: It wouldn’t be Baldur’s Gate without a Gate! The fan favorite land subtype returns in a new form and with a new powerful legendary land to take advantage of these time-tested classics, and in a way that helps ensure good mana in a Limited format.

Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate comes with a host of classic variants for your collection, including the etched foil legendary frame introduced in the original Commander Legends, borderless planeswalkers, dragons, and mythics, and the rulebook frame first printed in Adventures in the Forgotten Realms. The full list of variant cards is available here. The full list of all cards is available here. The set also comes with four associated preconstructed Commander decks, each with a two-color face commander and alternate commander with Background. A full product overview of the set is available here.

Set booster boxes are $139.99. They contain 18 set boosters. We will take $10 off for preorders ($129.99, plus a bonus preorder promo). Preorders end on Friday 6/4. Only events and booster boxes are available until Friday 6/10, when all Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate products will be available.

Collector booster boxes are $360 each and have 12 packs + bonus promos.