A Link to the Past reimagined as a 242-card Magic: The Gathering expansion

So far we’ve posted full Magic: The Gathering expansions for the original Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. Today, we present the biggest set so far, honoring one of the best games of all time – A Link to the Past. As before, this addition comes from GR contributor KREATIVEassassin, who spent no small amount of time tweaking each card to look, read and behave like a legit Magic product, yet with distinct gameplay and graphical references to Link to the Past. In other words, there’s a Zelda-specific reason why each card does what it does.

Naturally these aren’t official in any way. But if you wanted to print ‘em out and play as a standalone Magic set (perhaps along with the other two) you totally could. Just remember: the full series skews more “Zelda” than “Magic,” so if there’s something that irks your die-hard Magic devotion, there’s a good chance it was intentional.

Want to create your own cards? Check out the Magic Set Editor, and then of course hit up Wizards of the Coast for the real deal


The “Creature” card type is used to designate living things you summon, which are usually used to attack the other player or defend yourself from other creature types. The numbers in the lower right are their power (used for attacking) and defense (used for defending). Beyond that, well, you’ll need to brush up on your Magic.


Next page: Even more classic LttP monsters become Magic cards


  • Phazon117 - July 13, 2011 12:05 a.m.

    NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERD! Also, those would make sweet-ass (water) phone backgrounds.
  • SirNinja - July 13, 2011 12:10 a.m.

    This is amazing
  • MrSuitMan - July 13, 2011 12:13 a.m.

    This is fucking cool!!
  • killorabbit - July 13, 2011 12:20 a.m.

    I must have them in physical card form. ReCaptcha: Pubjus called. (He wants a set too)
  • WonsAuto - July 13, 2011 12:33 a.m.

    I've never played MtG or LttP, but I still felt compelled to look at each and every card. Beautiful stuff!
  • chrisat928 - July 13, 2011 12:35 a.m.

    +1 Clerks reference.
  • adamstephenson - July 13, 2011 12:38 a.m.

    This is awesome KreativeAssassin, really really deserve props for this. I remember seeing a small preview of this, but this is just amazing.
  • BoondockSaint54 - July 13, 2011 12:55 a.m.

    I don't know a damn thing about Magic but I know Link to the Past and man this looks fun!
  • Crabhand - July 13, 2011 12:55 a.m.

    Once again, KREATIVEassassin, you have outdone yourself. Very well done, and I can't wait to see more (if you plan to create more).
  • WelcomeGhosts10 - July 13, 2011 12:59 a.m.

    Damn, this is absolutely amazing.
  • profile0000 - July 13, 2011 1:13 a.m.

    I cannot imagine the commitment this man has. Excellent work, KREATIVEassassin. I used to play Magic, so these three Zelda sets of cards were awesome to me. Keep up the good work.
  • Ga1l0w - July 13, 2011 1:54 a.m.

    Jesus christ brett. I have no idea how to play magic, but the amount of fandom in this is awe inspiring. Kudos indeed.
  • PlainLikeVanilla - July 13, 2011 1:54 a.m.

    This is cool stuff. Ganon is probably a little overpowered though, destroy target land should probably be minus 1 instead of plus 1.
  • PretzelBoy - July 13, 2011 2:22 a.m.

    Ganon is most definitely over-powered, but then again every Magic set needs to have at least one horrifically broken card that gets banned 2 days after release.
  • Robusken - July 13, 2011 3:55 a.m.

    I really wish I could appreciate this as much as someone who knows how to play Magic.
  • Kailon791 - July 13, 2011 4:21 a.m.

    This may just be the single greatest thing i've ever seen.
  • SteampunkJim - July 13, 2011 4:36 a.m.

    You beautiful bastard...
  • BITunorthodox - July 13, 2011 8:04 a.m.

    That was certainly something. Keep this up and I might have to finally play Magic. Link's Awakening next?
  • TheRealGuitarHero - July 13, 2011 8:27 a.m.

    There should be a Final Fantasy one.
  • Arix - July 13, 2011 11:23 a.m.

    There are a lot of things wrong with these, but for the sheer effort put in, you deserve kudos.

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