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  1. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqjQcdrhMFyZdS1sT3yv9bQ
  2. Shameless self promotion here, but instead of typing it all up I recorded a quick video today going over my thoughts on the decks and their prices. Feel free to watch, or not! (If not, the let me summarize by saying that the decks are totally worth it, and they actually average out to the SAME value as last year's decks, it's just that the value is poorly distributed and too heavily weighted in the Arcane Tempo deck.)
  3. I imported all the decklists onto MTGgoldfish. Here are the current values: Arcane Tempo: $122 Lightning Aggro: $79 Deadly Discovery: $71 United Assault: $63 Arcane Tempo: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1726987 Lightning Aggro: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1726969 Deadly Discovery: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1726976 United Assault: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1726952
  4. The declists for the 2019 challenger decks have been released! https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/challenger-decks-2019-03-18 So we're getting: "United Assault" - It's the "lifegain" variant of White Weenie, with Ajani's Pridemate/Leonin Vanguard. It also comes with 2x History of Benalia ($8 each) and 2x Legion's Landing ($7 each) "LIghtning Aggro" - Pretty standard Mono-Red Aggro. Comes with the full playset of Goblin Chainwhirlers ($4 each) and Runaway Steam-Kins ($2 each), as well as Rekindling Phoenix ($32) "Deadly Discovery" - It's the BG Midrange deck before people started splaying blue. Comes with 2 Jadelight Rangers ($14 each) as well as a Vraska planeswalker ($5) and some dual lands. 2x Woodland Cemetery ($4 each) and an Overgrown Tomb ($6.50) "Arcane Tempo" - This one is a weird blend of 8-Drakes and Izzet Phoenix. You get 2x Niv-Mizzet ($13 each), 1x Arclight Phoenix ($27) and 3x Sulfur Falls ($8 each) I don't know what the total value of the decks are at the moment, I know there are tons of $1-$3 cards in all the decks, but the Arcane Temopo seems to have the most "big hitters," with Phoenix, Niv-Mizzet, and 3 dual lands.
  5. I don't mean to go so long between uploads for this series, but I keep going months at at time without uploading! Well, today we have Astral Slide, the deck that won in 2004, winning out over one of the most oppressive decks ever in Standard: Ravager Affinity! Check it out!
  6. In 2004, Julien Nuijten won the Magic: the Gathering World Championship with this deck, Astral Slide! In the face of Ravager Affinity, one of the most over-powered standard decks of all time, Astral Slide was able to come out on top by out-valuing it's opponent by creating loops with Astral Slide, Eternal Witness, in various cycling outlets. -------------------------------------------- Bant Wake Deck Tech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axqa57YoY5U More World Champion Deck Techs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZX5Ly_QRoO3OgvYT4dInht5B0DRw5qLQ Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/AffinityforMTG?sub_confirmation=1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/AffinityForMTG Outro: Jahoda by Djjaner -------------------------------------------- Background music provided by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ This video is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
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  8. I know what you mean, but it makes sense considering the "Infinity Wars"-like storyline.
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  10. I greatly dislike the Planeswalker type, but the reason I hate it is because the power level has always felt imbalanced to me. If this means the planeswalkers are going to be nerfed, then I'm pretty stoked. People are panicking because they think it's going to be broken, but at the end of the day so long as there are a variety of different planeswalker that allow for a variety of different decks, it'll be balanced, it'll just feel very different to play with. Can't imagine what it's going to be like if Standard involves multiple planeswalkers on the field for each player. It'll definitely be convoluted as hell keeping track of who can do what. Anyway, only time will tell. No reason to have an opinion on it until we've seen what the cards look like. It's certainly intriguing, though!
  11. I'm sad to say my LGS has closed, and unfortunately that also means the end of Spoils of War. Apologies to those who were fans of the series. Also apologies for all the camera issues I had while filming this. Grumble grumble. Well, let's open these Magic: the Gathering packs and send this series off with a bang! -------------------------------------------- Spoils of War playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZX5Ly_QRoO3kVBXT16sUXAiafOeDYGf5 Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/AffinityforMTG?sub_confirmation=1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/AffinityForMTG Outro: Jahoda by Djjaner -------------------------------------------- Background music provided by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ This video is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
  12. Haha, that's amazing! It sounds like it's going to be pricey but I'm sure that would be amazingly useful for retailers.
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  14. Unfortunately it might do the opposite. There are only going to be 5 reprints in the set (254 cards, 249 of them new), however, if the set makes new decks viable it's likely to cause prices of currently-unplayed cards to skyrocket. Edit: Although I suppose it COULD lower the price of legacy/vintage if they reprint cards from those sets. I'm assuming they only way prices will drop is if the new cards/decks hate out current decks so hard that they stop being viable. That will certainly drop the prices, but only because the decks won't be any good in the new meta.