The artwork of iconic painter and television host Bob Ross is going to appear on important Magic: The Gathering cards. Ross was the host of The Joy of Painting PBS series. He became an internet-favorite personality following his death in 1995. Ross was best known as a landscape artist. As it happens, Land cards are the one type of card in every Magic: The Gathering deck. Earlier this year, there were rumors that a Bob Ross-theme Magic: The Gathering Secret Lair drop, similar to the recent The Walking Dead Secret Lair drop, was in the making. The latest update to the Magic: The Gathering Arena digital game has all but confirmed that rumor.
MTG Arena's update brought the Kaladesh Remastered set to the digital platform. Wizards of the Coast also quietly added Basic Land cards featuring Bob Ross's artwork and a version of the Nonbasic Land card Evolving Wilds featuring one of Ross's pieces. The Evolving Wilds card even includes one of Ross's famous quotes as flavor text: "We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents."
Players can find the Basic Land cards by browning their collection with the "Not Collected," "Rare," and "Land" filters applied. However, they cannot be crafted and are not available to purchase in the game's store. It seems Wizards of the Coast is quietly laying the groundwork for a future announcement. Intentionally or otherwise, players can craft the Bob Ross-illustrated Evolving Wilds card. It will cost players one Rare Wildcard.
What do you think of the potential Magic: The Gathering Bob Ross Secret Lair drop lands and their inclusion in MTG Arena? Let us know in the comments, and keep reading to see the lands for yourself. Magic: The Gathering Arena is available now, free-to-play, via the Epic Games Store on PC and Mac, with a mobile version of the game in the works for early 2021.
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