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Monday, August 30, 2010

Crazy World, Take 2! Tiff's Un-Wound Tournament

We're continuing our Crazy World series with an entry by Tiffanie Higgins!


Tiff's Un-Wound Tournament!

Rules are pretty simple:

1) Tiff will split up her Unglued and Unhinged collection into the 5 colors.

2) We'll randomly get 1 pile of cards, all of 1 color with artifacts mixed in.

3) Each person builds a deck with the cards they've got plus any basic lands they'll need. Minimum deck size TBD.

4) This will be a multiplayer Archenemy AND Planechase format!

5) Extra surprise(s) the day of the tournament.

Pretty simple! Just bring $2 for the entry fee this Saturday, 9/4, and you'll play, and you don't even need to bring any pre-made decks or anything!

Surviving, though, that's the hard part... >:-D

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret Spoiled!

Here's the moment some of us have been waiting for.

We've seen that we'll get the lovely Elspeth, Knight-Errant (with new Emblem wording) and the superficial artificial Tezzereet the Seeker. Both will be the highlighted foil, new-art Mythic Rares of this Duel Decks set, already making it worth more than the $20 MSRP.

(pics from the WotC message boards)

(EDIT 8/26: See the VERY bottom of this post for the other new art cards, courtesy of the Magic Arcana posted today on dailymtg.com . I also added the Scars of Mirrodin preview cards in the deck lists)

But we all know 2 cards cannot a good deck set make. Even with Planeswalkers that themselves could sell quite easily as a package for $20 total, the deck they're in need to be decent with some good cards to really make these a joy for casual players.

And deliver did Wizards of the Coast!

See what all you can get starting September 3rd and if it's a good value...after the jump!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Tournament Schedule Update

Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of posts. I've been busy as you-know-what the last few weeks. Between getting a driver's license, room cleaning, recovering from doing a Judo/Karate double dose when you're not used to it...doesn't leave a lot of time to go "Oh, I'll put up a nice little post here!" lol.

So here I am with a much-needed tournament schedule update.

Tomorrow, 8/14, is a casual day. No tournament, just nice play with nice friends. :)

Next week, 8/21, is also a casual day. We had a tournament from Tiff scheduled for this day, but with all she has going on it's been tough to find time for her to get ready for it, so I'd rather take pressure off her than hold us to the schedule.

So with the next two weeks out of the way, here's what our schedule's looking like for the next few..well, months!:

8/14: Casual Day
8/21: Casual Day
8/28: Casual Day

9/4: Tiff's "Un-"Orthodox Tournament. Rules still TBD. $2 Entry, prizes come from M11 prize pack splitting.
9/11: *NEW* American Pride Day. Show up and play with a deck consisting of only Red, White, and Blue cards and get a free pack of M11!*
9/18: Tournament TBD
9/25: Casual Day

10/2: Cube Draft 3, including a special set of additions for this round.**
10/9: Scars of Mirrodin "Release" Draft, details TBD
10/16: Casual Day
10/23: Tournament, Format TBD.
10/30: Casual Day, may do some kind of Halloween special deal but I'm not sure yet.

Hopefully we've got a decent line-up of stuff in the pipeline. We've got 2 tournament days we need ideas for, so feel free to post suggestions and get involved. It's always more fun when people come up with new ideas!

Until we see you next, take care!

* In acknowledgment of the 9th anniversary of 9/11, we'll do a bit of an American Pride theme to the day. Show up with a deck consisting of only Red, White, and Blue cards and get a free pack of M11 for your effort.

Clarifications for American Pride Day:
1) Colorless artifacts are fine as long as they...
   a) Can provide Red and/or White and/or Blue mana (so artifacts that make "one mana of any color" are okay, as they can provide these 3 colors), or
   b) Require Red and/or White and/or Blue activated costs.

2) Non-Basic lands that give you access to more than one color of mana are fine as long as they can provide at least 2 of the 3 colors (Reflecting Pool and Exotic Orchard are good since they'll only be referencing Red and/or White and/or Blue producers to see what they can make).

3) Of course multi-color cards are okay, as long as they contain only 2-3 of these 3 colors (example: Lightning Helix works, but not Woolly Thoctar)

I think you get the point of American Pride day: Red, White, and Blue will wave freely on 9/11 in Hixson!  :)

**HINT: Who can deny the force of American Power? You've gotta have a lot of Moxy to stand up to it.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

From the Vault: Relics Preview

This week is GenCon, which means only one thing for the world of Magic: From the Vault full set previews!

Kelly Reid at QuietSpeculation.com won a pre-convention tournament and got a set of From the Vault: Relics to show off. And how off he did!

Here's the video of his showing all the cards in the set.

But seeing Masticore doesn't exactly do it for me for some of the awesomeness of this set, so let's look at a few other new-art cards.

(pictures from Star City Games' Facebook page, which were taken from Kelly Reid's video)

Ah...global destruction never looked so beautiful!

Now that  looks like an artifact just spewing with sweet mana goodness. *drools*

And finally, the Scars of Mirrodin preview card...

If this preview is like Hellkite Overlord from From the Vault: Dragons just before Shards of Alara, this will be the art used. And again I say...daaaayyyyummm! Wizards of the Coast did a wonderful job on the artwork in this limited edition foil set. And the card itself? When you hit your opponent, you get a 2/2 green Wolf and 10 cards off the top of their deck. For doing nothing more than attacking and hitting successfully. Not...too...shabby...  :)

That's all the time I have to quickly preview. I wanted to get previews up when the full list was known, but all you'd have gotten were older versions so you could see what they did. Hopefully having these scans was worth the wait.  :)