Wizards of the Coast has been in the business of printing lands for more than 17 years. Players have seen frozen tundras, sparkling pools, sprawling plains, and fiery volcanoes on hundreds of cards. Now, it looks like Magic: the Gathering Arena will be getting happy little trees with a Bob Ross-themed Secret Lair.
A Reddit user named TsunMar found the lands included in the most recent MTG: Arena update. The lands cannot be crafted at this time, unfortunately, and will likely only be available to those to purchase physical copies of the Bob Ross Secret Lair. The exception to this is an MTG: Arena Bob Ross Evolving Wilds, which you can craft with rare wild cards.
Another Reddit user found each episode that the land art is featured from. Even if you’re not a Bob Ross fan, it is pretty neat to be able to see where the work came from.
We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents in MTG: Arena
The appearance of these lands appears to confirm a leak released in October by Instagram user themtgfinanceguy. The post listed five new Secret Lair drops, including the MTG: Arena Bob Ross collection. Also in the leak is a Seb Mckinnon drop, an all-foil squirrel creature drop, a mana rock drop, and a Thraximundar based removal drop. While these collections have yet to be confirmed, they seem to be validated by the appearance of the Bob Ross lands. These new Secret Lairs are rumored to go on sale this Cyber Monday, November 30.
While it appears that Wizards removed the Bob Ross lands in today’s update, it is a little too late for them to walk it back. The lands seem to have been accidentally included with the APAC basic lands. The APAC lands (or Asia-Pacific lands) are alternate art lands that only came out in the Asia-Pacific region. The inclusion of these lands on Arena is great for players. These are highly sought after, and because of their rarity, they tend to be pretty pricey.
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