These 90s Magazine Ads For Magic: The Gathering Sets Have A Goofy Nostalgic Charm To Them

Author Thumbnail BY Jake Vyper - April 10, 2018
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image: Wizards of the Coast

Back in the 90s, when Magic: The Gathering wasn't as popular as it is now, Wizards of the Coast had some fantastic magazine ads for its popular trading card game, and now, a batch of those pages have been shared online for us to look back at how they promoted Magic in magazines. 

The ads for various Magic: The Gathering sets released in the 90s including Ice Age, Homelands, Alliances, Stronghold, Apocalypse, and Portal. Like a lot of things that came out in the 90s, you'll probably find some of these ads goofy but at least they're not as cheesy as the Magic commercials they used to run in MTV. There's even a page of an awkward interview with Magic creator Richard Garfield. There's a nostalgic charm to these pages. The last image even shows a parody game WOTC pulled out of the market. 

Check out the ad pages below:

90s Magazine Ads for MTG Sets

Here are the general details for Dominaria

Set Name: Dominaria

Number of Cards: 269

Magic Open House: April 14-15, 2018

Prerelease Weekend: April 21-22, 2018

Release Date: April 27, 2018

Draft Weekend: April 28-29, 2018

Magic League Begins: April 30, 2018

Standard Showdown Begins: May 6, 2018

Store Championship: June 30 - July 1, 2018

Magic Online Launch: April 23, 2018

On Sale in Magic OnlineApril 27, 2018

Official Three-Letter Code: DOM

Twitter Hashtag: #MTGDOM

Languages Available: English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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