July 13, 2024

Two people play Magic: The Gathering.

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Shortly earlier than the general public opening of this 2023’s annual board sport conference, Gen Con, round $300,000 value of Magic: The Gathering playing cards had been reported stolen. Caught on safety digicam on the Indiana Conference Middle in downtown Indianapolis, two suspects had been seen carting out a big pallet of cardboard packing containers stashed with numerous units of Magic playing cards, every value as a lot as $400 {dollars}, with uncommon and legendary playing cards in every set doubtlessly multiplying the worth.

The playing cards had been taken from the ground of the Indiana Conference Middle and had been delivered to a parking storage the place they had been stashed earlier than ending up in New York Metropolis, the place they’ve since been recovered.

Following the theft, Indiana Metropolitan Launch recognized New York residents Thomas J. Dunbar and Andrew Pearson Giaume, designers of the board sport Fortress Assault, as individuals of curiosity. On August 30, native information outlet WTHR reported that the stolen playing cards had been returned following help from the New York State Police. The playing cards are anticipated for use as proof.

Kotaku has reached out to the Indiana Metropolitan Police Division for additional remark.

Following the identification of Dunbar and Giaume, the board sport Fortress Assault was review-bombed.

Noticed by Dicebreaker, the sport’s score on Board Sport Geek has taken a pointy flip for the more severe as customers piled in to provide the sport a one, and depart feedback corresponding to “The sport is simply filled with Magic. Promoting low-cost Gen Con, what a steal;” “went to Gen con to grow to be a con;” “mockingly, no Thief class;” “*insert thief insult right here*;” and one which references the safety footage by which one of many suspects may be seen carrying a Fortress Assault shirt: “I hear they’ve cool shirts at the very least.”

On August 17, the Indiana Metropolitan Police Division posted an replace stating that they had been not searching for Dunbar and Giaume.