HASCON 2017 Silver-Bordered Promos Revealed


HASCON 2017 Promos

HASCON 2017 promotional cards finally revealed!


HASCON 2017 MTG Crossover Promos

With the announcement of HASCON 2017, Hasbro’s first fan convention (or as they’re calling it, “The Premier HASBRO FANmily Event”) came news that Hasbro would be releasing a slew of new and/or exclusive products celebrating their brands. Of particular interest was the announcement that we’d see a set of silver-bordered Magic: the Gathering promotional cards referencing other popular Hasbro properties.

Among a slew of reveals—from My Little Pony branded Dungeons & Dragons dice to an Optimus Prime transforming USB power bank—the silver-bordered HASCON 2017 promos were shown off today via an article on Gizmodo’s io9 blog.

Let’s take a look at what these non-tournament-legal cards do.


Grimlock, Dinobot Leader

Grimlock, Dinobot Leader – 1RGW
Legendary Artifact Creature – Autobot (Promo)
Dinosaurs, Vehicles, and other Tranformers® creatures you control get +2/+0.
2, Convert a Transformers toy you own to its other mode: Grimlock, Dinobot Leader becomes Grimlock, Ferocious King.

Flavor text: “Me Grimlock no like you.”
001/004 P HASCON 2017 – Illus. Tyler Jacobson


Grimlock, Ferocious King
Legendary Artifact Creature – Dinosaur (Promo)
2, Convert a Transformers toy you own to its other mode; Grimlock, Ferocious King becomes Grimlock, Dinobot Leader.

Flavor text: “Why you think Grimlock stupid? Me not stupid. Grimlock smartest Dinobot.”
001/004 P HASCON 2017 – Illus. Tyler Jacobson

Nerf War

Nerf War – 3UR
Sorcery (Promo)
Fire a Nerf® blaster until empty at target library from at least two meters away. For each card knocked off that library, put it into its owner’s graveyard and Nerf War deals 1/2 damage to that player. (Foam darts only.)

Flavor text: “I’ll tell you one thing—it’s not nothin’!” – Garj Grabclaw, goblin sergeant
002/004 P HASCON 2017 – Illus Victor Adame Minguez

Sword of Dungeons & Dragons

Sword of Dungeons & Dragons – 3
Artifact – Equipment (Promo)
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from Rogues and from Clerics.
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, create a 4/4 gold Dragon creature token with flying and roll a d20. If you roll a 20, repeat this process.
Equip 2

003/004 P HASCON 2017 – Illus. Chris Rahn


Unstable Magic

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Wizards of the Coast has a history of printing special silver-bordered joke cards celebrating special occasions.

Like the upcoming Un-set (Unstable) and other silver-bordered promos (Wizards of the Coast’s annual holiday cards, for example), these HASCON-exclusive cards are of course a novelty. It’s worth noting that Sword of Dungeons & Dragons will also appear in Unstable, alongside the fourth, unpictured promo, the corresponding gold Dragon token.

They may not be playable beyond the kitchen table, but the commemorative box set will certainly be a welcome addition for hardcore collectors and attendees at Hasbro’s first ever convention. HASCON 2017 will take place at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island this coming September 8th-10th. Convention attendees can pickup the box set for $30.



UPDATE: Shortly after publishing, we received our first look at the HASCON gold Dragon token and the reverse side of Grimlock, Dinobot Leader, both via WotC’s Global Content and Community Manager, Trick Jarrett.

HASCON Dragon Token

Image via @TrickMTG.


Grimlock, Ferocious King

Image via @TrickMTG.


Sword of Dungeons & Dragons by Chris Rhan

Sword of Dungeons & Dragons by Chris Rhan