Ponies: The Galloping

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Ponies: The Galloping is a three-card silver-bordered charity card set for Magic: The Gathering that is a crossover with Hasbro's My Little Pony franchise. The card set will be sold for $50.00, starting October 22, 2019.[1][2] The cards were designed by Chris Mooney.[3]

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This is the second crossover set for Magic: the Gathering, with the first being the 2017 HASCON promos. The cards included in this set are Rarity, the double-faced Nightmare Moon/Princess Luna, and Princess Twilight Sparkle. The three unique cards aren't tournament legal, and wouldn't function very well even in casual play. For instance, one card references other cards that don't actually exist in the game, one requires the player to use a My Little Pony toy, and another has an ability that makes other players "become your best friend."

The set introduces the silver-bordered Alicorn creature type, Princess Twilight Sparkle is a lord for alicorns, unicorns, horses, pegasi and (obsoleted) ponies.

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Ponies: The Galloping will be sold exclusively on HasbroPulse.com, with deliveries being limited to the USA and Canada. It is available from October 22, 2019 – November 5, 2019, celebrating the series finale of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. A donation of $30.00 per card set will be made to Extra Life to benefit the Seattle Children’s Hospital.[4]

Apart from the cards, there's also a set of Ultra PRO playmats that'll cost a cool $100 USD, with $80 (of that total 100) donated to Seattle Children's Hospital. The Ponies: The Galloping Playmats by Ultra PRO bundle will include 3 playmats (2 single-sided playmats and 1 double-sided playmat). These will also be available from Hasbro Pulse - and nowhere else - for that limited period of time.

In addition, there'll be four digital Ponies: The Galloping sleeves available in the Magic: The Gathering Arena game from October 22 to November 2 for around $4 USD.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tom Marks (October 4, 2019). "Magic: The Gathering Reveals My Little Pony Crossover Set for Charity". IGN.com.
  2. Wizards of the Coast (October 3, 2019). "Magic Extra Life 2019". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Danny Forster (October 4, 2019). "MTG’s My Little Pony cards: Release date, where to buy, and more". Dotesports.com.
  4. Ponies: The Galloping Trading Card Set. Hasbropulse.com (October 4, 2019).