Secret Lair Drop Series: April Fools
|Secret Lair Drop Series:April Fools|
|Symbol description||Shooting star|
|Release date||September 11, 2020|
|Secret Lair Drop Series|
|Magic: The Gathering Chronology|
Secret Lair Drop Series: April Fools, or Wizards of the Coast Presents: After Great Deliberation, We Have Compiled and Remastered the Greatest Magic: the Gathering Cards of All Time. Ever, is a drop of cards in the Secret Lair product range and a continuation of the Secret Lair Drop Series. It was announced on April 1, 2020, and distributed through WPN shops on September 11, 2020.
The people at Wizards have agonized over this, arguing and shouting and using deeply personal insults to crush the wills of those with dumb opinions. After months of R&D in-fighting, they have arrived at an undeniable list of the best Magic cards of all time. And what's more, they've somehow made them even greater with glorious brand-new foil full-art treatments.
|April Fools||060||Storm Crow||Jesper Ejsing||Full foil|
|April Fools||061||Goblin Snowman||Victor Adame Minguez||Full foil|
|April Fools||062||Mudhole||Titus Lunter||Full foil|
|April Fools||537||Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded||Chase Stone||No new art, full foil, white-bordered|
Originally, the set also included a full-art foil Squire (#59). On June 22, 2020, it was announced that the card would be removed from the drop and not be printed. This came on the same day that Wizards announced they would be terminating their relationship with the card's artist, Noah Bradley, following revelations of sexual misconduct. The card was replaced by a white-bordered Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded. Coincidentally, this is both the first white-border M15 card frame and the first white-bordered planeswalker.
Although announced as an April Fools joke, it was announced that at some point in the future, after the passing of the COVID-19 outbreak, the cards would be printed and provided to WPN stores at no charge, to use at their discretion. This happened when small numbers of the set were allocated to all WPN locations in September 2020 (1 for each regular WPN shop, 5 for WPN Premium shops).
- Printed on the card frame.
- Wizards of the Coast (April 1, 2020). "Wizards of the Coast Presents: After Great Deliberation, We Have Compiled and Remastered the Greatest Magic: the Gathering Cards of All Time. Ever". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- WPN (September 2, 2020). "Sneak Peek: Zendikar Rising Marketing Kit". Wizards Play Network.
- MTGSecretLair. Twitter.
- Wizards of the Coast (June 22, 2020). "Statement Regarding Noah Bradley". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Tylerprime (September 15, 2020). "They replaced Squire in the Joke Secret Lair". Reddit.