This week at Heroes’ Beacon (January 30th- February 5th)

This week at Heroes’ Beacon (January 30th- February 5th)

  Monday January 30 MtG: Modern– Bring your modern deck out for some casual play!       Tuesday January 31 X-Wing Minatures Casual Night Learning or an experienced player come out and play a round or two? New players welcome you don’t need to own the game to learn to play.             Wednesday Feb 1 D&D Encounters D&D Encounters runs every Wednesday following the adventures outlined by Wizards of…

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The Changes in Standard Magic

The Changes in Standard Magic

The Changes in Standard Magic Brian Smart   The Sky is Falling!!  Okay, maybe the sky is not falling but the powers that be over at Wizards of the Coast did make some major changes to the standard format recently with the banning of three cards, while also banning two cards in modern. Those of you who know me know that when Smuggler’s Copter was first released I did everything I could to get as…

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Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease

Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease

$35 per event.  $5 off per additional event after the first. Jan 16 – 12:01 am – Sealed, 9am – Sealed, 3pm – Sealed Jan 17 – 9am – Sealed, 3pm – Two Headed Giant For the Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease, each player will receive a Prerelease pack that they can use after the event as a take-home deck box. Inside each Prerelease box, there will be four Oath of the Gatewatch Booster packs…

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Battle for Zendikar Prerelease

Battle for Zendikar Prerelease

Join us September 26 – 27 for the Battle for Zendikar Prerelease! Friday Sept 26 – 12:01am, 9am, 3pm Saturday Sept 27 – 9am, 3pm (Two Headed Giant) Cost: $35 (Play more than 1 event to receive a $5 discount on each additional event) For the Battle for Zendikar Prerelease, each player will receive a special hedron-themed Prerelease pack that they can use after the event as a take-home deck box. Inside each Prerelease box,…

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Magic Origins — An experience I didn’t expect but should have….

Magic Origins — An experience I didn’t expect but should have….

Magic Origins — An experience I didn’t expect but should have…. By Brian Smart Anyone who knows me knows that I have an addiction to Magic, and that when the new set is released, I would normally run the gauntlet at Heroes’ Beacon. While I didn’t get the chance to participate in the events on Sunday I did manage to play 3 great pre-release events with the new set. Normally this is where you would…

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Magic News – Keywords and Origins

Magic News – Keywords and Origins

With Modern Masters 2015 now released, we’re starting to see more and more news about Magic 2015 Origins and some new cards have been teased. Yesterday Wizards of the Coast posted an article discussing keywords — specifically keywords that they considered ‘evergreen’ and would appear in every set.  The summary is that the landwalk, protection from and intimidate keywords are no longer considered ‘evergreen’ and will not be used.  Protection from will still make an…

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Why Multiplayer Commander is My Favorite Magic Format

Why Multiplayer Commander is My Favorite Magic Format

I stopped playing Magic the Gathering about a decade ago but returned with the recent release of Theros.  It’s been amazing seeing how the game has grown and changed over the last decade.  There are new rules, mechanics and game formats.  There’s something for everyone. In the last year though, my own favorite format has rapidly become multiplayer Commander. Commander involves players building singleton decks containing 99 cards plus a Legendary Creature to act as…

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Magic the Gathering: Updates from SDCC

Magic the Gathering: Updates from SDCC

San Diego Comic Con is always a great time for fans to of all things geek to get updates on their favorite heroes, shows and games.  For those who love their cardboard addiction, the Magic the Gathering panel did gave us a ton of new and exciting updates! From the Vault: Annihilation (Aug 2014) This 15 card From the Vault set (and the first From the Vault that we should be able to get in…

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It’s a Conspiracy! (Updated May 15)

It’s a Conspiracy! (Updated May 15)

“Pick. Plot. Play” – MtG: Conspiracy tagline. UPDATE: New (May 15) spoilers added at the bottom of this post! During the launch of Born of the Gods, there were some reports of a small few individuals finding an unusual card in their packs.  This card was not from Born of the Gods, nor was it from any printed set and it featured some rules text that suggested multilayer friendly mechanics.   It was assumed that the…

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