In Black History Month in the United States, Magic: The Gathering launches the collectible deck "Secret Lair: Black Is Magic” in honor of the date and announces that it will revert the profits from the pre-sale of the new product to the non-governmental organization Black Girls CODE, which trains black girls for the job market in game design and programming. In addition, among the seven borderless cards in the collection, one of them has the art of the Brazilian Ernanda Souza, which illustrated “Shalai, Voice of Plenty“, an Angel with giant wings created to be a warrior of the light and defend the most vulnerable.
“Ernanda Souza, did a phenomenal job, giving the exact notion of scale with children in the background and their body languages that demonstrate innocence. Furthermore, the art clearly shows that the danger that Shalai is protecting people from is very real. The character is looking directly at the player for a reason, and whatever that is, there's no need to worry, as Shalai is prepared to defend everyone. This card is a talisman that I want to share with the world,” he said. Sydney Adams, game designer of Wizards of the Coast.
Exclusive to some countries, "Secret Lair: Black Is Magic” is on pre-sale until March 31st. The new deck celebrates and supports different expressions of black identity and is a tribute to black culture, history and achievements. Each card has a unique style and was made by a different artist.
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