Ponified Magic the Gathering: The Complete* Round-up


I've seen plenty of ponified Magic the Gathering cards before, but I've never played the game myself. Today, I headed to DeviantArt to put together a post - and was absolutely blindsided by the scale of the game.

Below the break, I've rounded up a long list of galleries and tried to make sense of it all. I can't guarantee that every set's balanced, but I'm sure you can put together one heck of a game! Buckle up - this one's a doozy.

Large Galleries (100+ cards):

jrk08004
Cards: 250  Organization: Categorized  Images: Show Snippets
The "Creatures and Artifacts" section of this gallery has one of the most complete sets of Equestrian creatures I've seen, from Ursas to Lake Turtles. The "Unponied" section contains a set of ponified anti-cards - introduce these into your game with extreme caution.





ManaSparks
Cards: 220  Organization: None  Images: Mostly Show, Some Fan Art
This gallery mostly sticks to characters and plot devices directly from the show, although there are a fair number of OC pony cards thrown in. In this set, cards such as Denial, Acceptance, and Depression are treated as Creatures rather than Sorceries or Instants.



rowcla
Cards: 400  Organization: Faction/Categorized  Images: Mostly Fan Art, Some Show
To be honest, this is probably the gem of the set. Boasting nearly four hundred cards split mainly between the Solar Empire and the New Lunar Republic, rowcla's galleries are nothing if not comprehensive. The sets focus mainly on character cards, many drawn in an endearing cartoonish style that seems to be original.



pegasusBrohoof
Cards: 130  Organization: Sets  Images: Show/Fan Art
In addition to the standard fare, this gallery includes the corrupted versions of each of the mane six - Rainbow Dash, the Betrayer; Applejack, the Unreliable; Fluttershy, Enemy of the Meek; Twilight Sparkle, Friendless; Pinkie Pie, Vicious and Suspicious; and Rarity, Posessor of All.



Ponylude
Cards: 250  Organization: Color  Images: Show
Mane Six  White  Blue  Black  Red  Green  Multicolored  Colorless  Lands  Basic Lands
The Ponylude set comes designed with balance and playability in mind, something which is noticeably hit or miss among even the larger card galleries. A very character-focused deck, it includes most ponies from seasons one and two - however, there are no cards related to season three, as the set was completed before the season aired.



Shadic-X-Hedgehog
Cards: 180  Organization: None  Images: Show
While most of the cards in this set are simple and utilitarian, it comes with a full set of the Elements of Harmony and a variety of background ponies. Plenty of Discord-related cards and land tiles for a healthy, balanced deck.



Shards of Equestria
Cards: 260  Organization: Color  Images: Show
White  Blue  Black  Red  Green  Hybrids & Multicolored  Artifacts & Lands
For a time, Shards of Equestria was the most promising ponified MtG set in existence, even going so far as to enable online play and have cards printed. Unfortunately, as they began efforts to distribute the set, the creators received a Cease and Desist notice that shut down the project. Fortunately, the entire library of cards still exists online!



Shirlendra
Cards: 170  Organization: Color/Type  Images: Show
White  Black  Red  Green  Blue  Multicolor  Planeswalkers  Artifacts  Lands  Tokens
If I had it my way, every large gallery would be as neatly organized as this one. Although this set is large and certainly impressive, it hasn't been edited quite as well as some of its peers.



Sorden
Cards: 350  Organization: Color/Type  Images: Show
This expansive set is the most organized of any on this list - to such an extent that I couldn't link every gallery category. With dynamic text and art, and more lighthearted cards like That Fandom Is Fast and Animation Error, this gallery rivals rowcla's for supremacy and is my personal favorite. It even includes print sheets for those of you who want to play a ponified game but don't want to go to the trouble of printing them out yourself.



Zhantora
Cards: 150  Organization: Set  Images: Fan Art
This set strikes me as one of the most MtG-esque in its titling and carefully selected fanart. It's a little darker and more serious than some of the other sets, but not without a little levity (see above.)



Medium Galleries (30-100 cards):

ArixOrdragc:
Cards: 70
Organization: None
Images: Show/Fan Art
Gallery

Aurais:
Cards: 90
Organization: Sets
Images: Show/Fan Art
This set includes cards for many of the show's background ponies.
Set One - Equestria Disturbed

AznDemonLord:
Cards: 70
Organization: Season
Images: Show
This set includes plenty of cards relevant to individual episodes, many of which have complicated effects and paragraphs of text.
Season 1   Season 2

Grumpy-Moogle:
Cards: 30
Organization: None
Images: Show
Gallery

Kitonin:
Cards: 55
Organisation: None
Images: Show
Friendship is Magic the Gathering

Magicbronie24:
Cards: 45
Organization: None
Images: Fan Art
MTG Battle of the Gods

Nokamiso:
Cards: 70
Organization: Categorized
Images: Fan Art
This gallery's well-organized, full of pretty cards, and growing. I wouldn't be surprised to see it on the large gallery list soon.
MLP Planeswalkers   MLP Legends   Instants and Sorceries   Enchantments   Artifacts   Creatures   Lands


Small Galleries (<30 Cards):

BlackWingStudio:
Cards: A handful
Organization: None
Images: Altered MtG
Ponified MtG cards are mixed in with card crossovers of just about every type. It's a mess, but if you're into altered cards you should check this gallery out for some ideas.
Gallery

BronyTom:

Cards: 19
Organization: Sets
Images: Show/Fan Art
Path of the Ponywalkers

EHeroFlareNeos:
Cards: ~20
Organization: None
Images: Show
This gallery's not limited to Magic the Gathering - there are Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon cards as well.
Gallery

feather-chan:
Cards: 9
Organization: None
Images: Altered MtG
Gallery

Hurogmeten:
Cards: 16
Organization: None
Images: Show/Fan Art
Your basic season 1 starter set: The mane six, Princesses, CMC, and Nightmare Moon.
Gallery

Luesatora:
Cards: 24
Organization: None
Images: Show/Fan Art
This artist gets points for introducing the Bass Cannon card.
MTG Ponies

Mawbane:
Cards: 8
Organization: None
Images: Show
Equestria Set

MokasTayle:
Cards: 6
Organization: None
Images: Fan Art
Gallery

Pheldra:
Cards: 5
Organization: None
Images: Fan Art
Gallery

phyrexianrevoker:
Cards: 2
Organization: None
Images: Fan Art
Only a couple of cards here, but points for impressive original art!
Gallery

UlyssesGrant
Cards: 3
Organization: None
Images: Show
Gallery

vonBelfry
Cards: 24
Organization: None
Images: Show
Gallery

XXFoodtimeXX
Cards: 25
Organization: None
Images: Show
Handily grouped into printable sheets of 2-6.
Gallery



Phew! That's all for today. If I've missed your favorite gallery, leave a note in the comments! I'll be updating this post over the next few days. 

Now, I can't possibly review every pony MtG set out there on my own. If you've tried one, do the rest of us a favor and put your thoughts in the comments!
- Arctic Lux

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