Throne of Eldraine, Magic: The Gathering's fall set, will release in just under two weeks, and it promises to transport players to a plane inspired by fairy tales and Arthurian legend. However, before fans start drafting and playing the new MTG Standard format, they may wish to spend some time in the kitchen, as the recently-announced Great Eldraine Bake-Off challenge will reward players for their creativity and culinary prowess.
The Magic: The Gathering Great Eldraine Bake-Off challenge asks fans to show off their "best Eldraine-inspired recipes," and the dishes that come out on top will earn their creators some fantastic prizes. For instance, the chef that takes home first place in the Great Eldraine Bake-Off event will receive a Throne of Eldraine Deluxe Collection, a full foil set of Throne of Eldraine, a full foil set of War of the Spark, and 10 TED pack codes for Magic: The Gathering Arena.
The chefs that are awarded second and third place in the Great Eldraine Bake-Off can also look forward to some exceptional rewards, which include a full foil set of Throne of Eldraine, a full foil set of War of the Spark, and 10 Throne of Eldraine pack codes for MTGA. Fourth through tenth place will be given a full foil set of War of the Spark and 10 TED pack codes.
To enter this Magic: The Gathering cooking challenge, players should send a picture of their culinary creation and the recipe to MagicCommunityTeam@wizards.com by October 4 at 11:59 pm PT. While the competition may be billed as a "bake-off," submissions are not limited to baked goods, but Wizards of the Coast does indicate that the dish should be made "using ingredients of this world." Planeswalkers are thus advised to leave their magical spices in the cupboard for this contest.
The Great Eldraine Bake-Off is not the only way that fans can earn some prizes preceding the release of Throne of Eldraine, as a recently announced free Magic: The Gathering Arena event gives players a chance to win one copy of every card in Standard. While the plane of Eldraine may be filled with nefarious witches and frightening beasts, players have no reason to be afraid of the exciting promotions that are leading to the set's launch.
The Magic: The Gathering Throne of Eldraine expansion set will release October 4, 2019.
Source: Wizards of the Coast