Sunday, December 5, 2010

Leak Sauce #8 An Overwhelming Stampede of Magic the Gathering Spoilers!



Leaking info to you and bringing the discussion.

Magic the Gathering has a TON of info and products leaked and I felt like giving the gift that keeps on giving: SPOILERS! Get ready to be slapped in the face with a ton of pictures and info! You know you love it.

EDH = Commander
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This is the biggest news of the year in my opinion. The multiplayer format that everyone and their mom apparently plays is finally getting some extra love from the mothership. The best thing about this news is that Wizards of the Coast (WotC) has stated they will NOT be intervening with the game itself. It will remain a player maintained format. Hallelujah!

The big news:
-51 new cards only legal in Vintage and Legacy that are specifically designed for EDH
-New Commanders
-New Preconstructed 100 card EDH Decks for MSRP of $29.99
-Release Date: June 17th, 2011
You can read the full details over here:
http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/119k

And take a look below at the previewed "commander":



Duel Decks: Knights VS Dragons
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WotC already spoiled this one on their website awhile back. The next Duel Deck series will involve Goblins, Dragons, and Knights... oh my! Chris Millar and Zac Hill or on the design team for this so I'm expecting good things even though Knights and Dragons aren't my "thing" (Chris and Zac were on the design team for the Duel Decks: Elspeth VS Tezzeret to give you an example of their awesomeness). Prepare for Valor and Pointy Objects to clash with Rage and Really Bad Breath on April 1st, 2011.



Duel Decks: Ajani VS Nicol Bolas
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The only information known is the title thanks to a trademark that someone kindly pointed out. The Alara storyline would suggest that this will be Ajani Vengeant and not Goldmane. That's my guess but only time will tell...


Ultra Pro Products
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New delicious sleeves, deck boxes, and binders have already been previewed for January! Is it just me or do the Phyrexian products look like more effort was put into them?









New Tezzeret Art
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This picture has been running around the internet for some time now but I finally decided to share it here now that the main discussion is out of the way. Tezzy has some new artwork leaked and everyone is pretty much hoping it's the art for his new Planeswalker card that should be coming out in the Scars of Mirrodin block (Mirrodin Besieged or later). As you can clearly tell from the picture, he has the power to give the scariest high fives imaginable.



This is Kylak signing out and saving up.

10 comments:

  1. So much delicious news! I've been in a Magic craze this semester so it's quite amazing reading what's going on currently.

    EDH - Pretty crazy that WotC isn't going to take control of the format. High fives for them!

    Duel Decks - Both of them seem like it's going to be pretty insane, especially Ajani vs Nicol Bolas though.

    Ultra-Pro - Phyrexian FTW. I know which one was the favorite child (and who definitely didn't get enough lovin').

    Tezzy - Looking pretty fly.

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  2. I'm glad this helped.

    EDH - It's great that they have no intention to mess with something that doesn't need to be fixed. Obviously they're going to capitalize on it but they're doing it the right way and helping others get introduced into the format while creating new commanders and cards to add variety. You and I have zero reason to NOT start EDH after this.

    Duel Decks - Agreed. I'm excited actually to see what kind of deck they'll create for Nicol Bolas. That's probably what excites me the most. I'm hoping Bolas gets yet another sweet piece of artwork. This will be Ajani Vengeant's third art by the way. He's catching up to Jace in the alternate art department.

    Ultra Pro - All will be one! Yeah seriously, it's like they want the Mirrans to lose the battle of kewl points before the real war even begins.

    Tezzy - The funny thing now is, could you imagine him walking around in public with that arm?

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  3. EDH - Oh yeah, they are definitely going the right way on this. I'm going to make an EDH deck at some point, but not right now. I already spent a crapton and I still need to buy Christmas presents.

    Duel Decks - Oh yeah, the deck for Nicol Bolas will be very interesting. I have no idea in which direction this will go. This is unlikely, but it will be pretty boss if Tezzy and Sarkhan are in the deck because of Bolas' skills of being BA.

    Ultra Pro - The promotional video was insaaaaaaaaaaaaane! You should post it on your blog one of these days so I can just watch it here.

    Tezzy - He'll get street credz from his homies and no one will want to mess with him.

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  4. EDH - Agreed in full! That's why we're lucky that this isn't coming out until June. :D

    Duel Decks - Yeah, that's sadly too unlikely even though it would fit the storyline perfectly. Then again, these decks represent the moment of the battle when Tez and Sarkhan weren't around.

    I was actually going to post the promo vids in this very article but decided against it at the last second. Maybe next time?

    Tezzy - Tezz has no homies.

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  5. =D That's a lot of good news. I've been wanting to get into EDH but none of my friends have enough cards to make a deck for it.

    I feel I can always use new sleeves and would prefer sleeves with graphics to anything else, none of the ones I have do.

    I know two people with infect decks and I find them really annoying to fight. Something about cutting the necessary damage in half and then making it impossible to regain it after it's taken away seems just a little unfair. Then again, it's challenging to play against.

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  6. I apologize for the late reply. Things have been hectic but I'm finally home for break.

    I'm glad it's great news to you as well. I'm excited for the exact same reason (a lot of the people in my playgroups don't have a mass abundance of cards). There would be about two of us (including myself) that could put together an EDH deck annnnd that's about it.

    Have you checked out Ultra Pro's other sleeves? They have some very spiffy artwork to adorn your cards with.

    I actually don't think Infect is unfair. Let me know if you want me to elaborate. It seems powerful on the surface but I think that's appropriate for the Phyrexians. I'm impressed with how the mechanic turned out. Are you making a Mirran deck to face the Phyrexian threat? :D

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  7. XD My current deck is red artifact saccing. It worked much better than I had planned it to. And there's a Koth in it!~ (My friend's little cousin got one in a booster and I traded him about 75 cards for it. I just let him look through my spare cards for things he wanted and then took out about 70% of what he was asking.) So I'd say that's my Mirran-themed deck and I plan to stay with that theme throughout the block as I'm sure there will be more red cards with good sacrificing effects and more artifacts worth sacrificing.

    Personally, infect isn't too powerful. Most the creatures with it are really small, with a small amount of evasion. Putrefax and Skythirix are the two biggest and if you can get a 3/3 First Strike Putrefax isn't a problem. Hands of the Praetors I find really annoying though.

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  8. WOOT! You got a Koth. :D
    "Sac matters" effects are definitely going to be continuing throughout the block so you are set for go. That's one of the subthemes of Mirrodin + Scars of Mirrodin. Kuldotha Rebirth + Goblin Chieftain is gross.

    Hands of the Praetors is funny if left unchecked. You're a Red Mage though so burning him off the field should be no prob.

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  9. XD Definitely. It's a big target the second it hits the field though. You don't want your opponent to cast another spell or attack while it's out or you're taking extra poison counters.

    I do enjoy how the deck plays though. I didn't expect to love it as much as I do. I'm looking forward to the upcoming red cards.

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  10. That's great to hear though. That's always a wonderful feeling: finding a deck that you really enjoy playing.

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