Commanders of Oath of the Gatewatch

Commanders of Oath of the Gatewatch

I love Magic the Gathering’s Commander format.  As such, I always find it fun to look at upcoming Legendary creature cards to see what potential they might have as Commander cards.  Is it worth trying to build a deck around some of these cards?  Are they worth hunting down? Lets look at each new Legendary creature as I give some of my initial knee-jerk thoughts on the card.  You may see something in these cards that…

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Take the Oath — The Next Magic Expansion Makes Landfall in January

Take the Oath — The Next Magic Expansion Makes Landfall in January

Get ready for Oath of the Gatewatch!  Set 2 of 2 in the Battle for Zendikar block! Number of Cards 184 Prerelease Events January 16–17, 2016 Prerelease Format Sealed (4 Oath of the Gatewatch/2 Battle for Zendikar) Release Date January 22, 2016 Launch Weekend January 22–24, 2016 Game Day February 13–14, 2016   January marks the release date of the next Magic: The Gathering set – Oath of the Gatewatch. This is the second set…

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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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Commander 2015 Is Coming!

Commander 2015 Is Coming!

November marks the launch of Commander 2015 — the latest in Wizards of the Coasts’ now annual Commander deck offerings.  I love playing Commander, and I’m always excited to see the new Commander sets.  Each iteration of decks becomes more refined and engaging and this year’s sets are no different. If you’re not sure what Commander is, I suggest reading the rules on the Wizards of the Coast website (here).  In short, it’s a fun…

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Battle for Zendikar Event Deck Review

Battle for Zendikar Event Deck Review

The Battle for Zendikar Event Deck – called Ultimate Sacrifice – dropped with the release of the new set with the intention of giving players interested in standard a possible starting point to work from.  In the past, the event decks have typically been decent.  Not always top tier and not always full of value, but certainly under the category of at least “good”. Does the Battle for Zendikar event deck follow suit?  Is it…

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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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Magic Origins

Magic Origins

Prerelease Events: July 11–12, 2015 Release Date: July 17, 2015 Game Day:August 8–9, 2015   What Is Magic Origins? Magic Origins is a set that explores what it means to start out on a magical journey, and how we change as we progress through our lives. It focuses on five of Magic’s most prominent characters, letting you explore their backstories and transformations as they became Planeswalkers. You’ll get to see their home worlds, learn about…

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Commanding Dragons

Commanders of Dragons of Tarkir Commander is one of my favorite formats of Magic.  It’s casual, friendly and it allows you to use cards in your collection you might never use otherwise.  The best part of each new set launch for me is finding new cards for commander and specifically new Legendary Creatures that can act as Commanders. Here is a list of all of new Legendary creatures from Dragons of Tarkir and some quick…

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