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Friday, November 25, 2011

SMM Not At Church Saturday, 11/26

We will not meet at the church for SMM this Saturday, 11/26. Rachel is hosting a family Thanksgiving meal that she does every Saturday after Thanksgiving.

We can meet at the Northgate Mall food court area instead.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Premium Deck Series: Graveborn DECK LIST SPOILER!

Alright, guys. The moment we've been waiting for! (Or at least, I have been waiting for)

Premium Deck Series: Graveborn comes out November 18th, a week from today. But someone's already leaked the spoiler to MTGSalvation.com.

Wanna know more? Of course you do! I mean, who wouldn't want a blinged-out Reanimator deck? :)

21 Swamp
Polluted Mire
Ebon Stronghold
Crystal Vein

Avatar of Woe
Crosis, the Purger
Inkwell Leviathan
Sphinx of the Steel Wind
Verdant Force
Blazing Archon
Putrid Imp
Hidden Horror
Faceless Butcher
Twisted Abomination
Zombie Infestation
Cabal Therapy
Last Rites
Sickening Dreams
Animate Dead
Buried Alive
Diabolic Servitude
Dread Return 

The list is taken straight from this MTGSalvation thread on the deck.

That's not too bad now! Just think of some of the heavily-weighted cards based on either price or popularity or use in a traditional Reanimator deck:

Dread Return
Blazing Archon
Sphinx of the Steel Wind
Exhume (and 3 copies! :)  )
Animate Dead (with the current oracle wording, new art, and 3 copies! :)  )
Inkwell Leviathan
Duress (and 3 copies! :)  )
Putrid Imp
And most importantly of all...Swamp! (What, did you expect to pay those black costs without swamps? :p  )

TCGPlayer has the low end of these contents being $70+. The MSRP for this deck? $35, plus tax. That's not a bad chunk of change cut from the price, considering at one point Entomb was around $30-$35 all by its lonesome.

If you've been wanting to get in on the Reanimator deck type but didn't have the staples of the deck, or you want to bling out your current Reanimator cards, or you're just looking for a fun all-foil deck to play, consider picking this up. I'm getting 3: one to hold on to and 2 to bust open, combine, and use.

I've already done some sample hand draws online and I'll just say, turn 2 Sphinx of the Steel Wind after Turn 1 Entomb and Turn 2 Exhume or Animate Dead is very hard to come back from. ;)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Some (Long Overdue) Updates

Hey guys!
  It's been a while since I've done any updates. I apologize for that. School's been so hectic that I haven't had much time for anything else.

1) Innistrad League: I will have some preliminary procedures for Innistrad League this Friday, 11/11.

2) A bit of release news, we've had the front cover for Premium Deck Series: Graveborn. It confirms Entomb as a reprint alongside Buried AliveCrosis, the PurgerAvatar of Woe (for its 5th reprinting and its 4th in about 2 years' time), and even an alternate art Animate Dead!

Image from DailyMTG.com
Also, on MTGSalvation.com, it's rumored that there will indeed be 1 Mythic Rare and it will be from Shards of Alara block. (Like we need any more foil Alara reprints??) The big contenders for that spot are Thraximundar, Sedris, the Traitor King, Sphinx of the Steel Wind, and Empyrial Archangel.

We'll see which Mythic gets the nod, along with possibly the full decklist, this upcoming Monday. I'll post the list when it goes up, so stay tuned!

3) Next Saturday, November 19th, we will not be meeting at the church for SMM.

4) I need tournament ideas. If you've got something you want to try, let me know and I'll see where I can fit it into the schedule. Remember, though, that you need to have at minimum rules and tournament procedures ready 2 weeks before the tournament date minimum. If you want something to go up for a vote, let me know and I'll post a poll here and on Facebook.

5) Personal request more than anything: I'm looking to pick up a Tundra (yeah, I know, that's ironic considering I traded my then-"extra" one. lol!). I'll take it in any condition, language, etc. as long as it's sleeve-playable. Cheapest tournament-playable versions are much more preferable. lol! I can trade toward it or mix cash and trades. E-mail me (CardGameNut@gmail.com) if you can help out.

That does it for me for now. Any comments or questions feel free to post them here or E-mail me.

Take care all! :)