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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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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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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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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Jace vs Vraska!

Jace vs Vraska!

The latest Duel Deck has just launched today, this time pitting two Planeswalkers against each other!  Jace and Vraska! Jace Beleren is a Planeswalker who wields blue magic. His specialty is mental magic: spells of mind-reading, illusion, knowledge, and deception. Vraska is a black and green-aligned gorgon planeswalker. Her life had been fairly simple in the undercity, as part of the Golgari Swarm. However, on a world such as Ravnica, even a simple life can…

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Fun filled weekend and more ahead!

Fun filled weekend and more ahead!

Our Indiegogo campaign continues go well as many of you have heard from our Facebook, so I wanted to talk a little about some of the events and changes to the store that will happen after we take over. You already know about the chairs, tables, and renovations but there are far cooler things we want to offer.  For example, this weekend we hosted our first Magic the Gathering pre-release.  Over Saturday and Sunday (with the…

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