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  1. So if you've been following the War of the Spark spoilers, Gideon sacrificed himself in the battle against Nicol Bolas. Wizard's has now announced the next "Signature Spellbook" product, and it is a memorial to him. Here are the cards: https://scryfall.com/sets/ss2?as=grid&order=set There are a lot of so-so cards, but Rest in Peace and Path to Exile are pretty nice, and Worship is cool too,. That border on the Blackblade Rreforged is just plain awesome though!
  2. One thing I liked about the episode is it wasn't the clear-cut "good guys vs. bad guys" plot that everyone was expecting. I appreciated all the dissension in the North, and I'm glad everyone isn't all hunky-dory as they go off to kill the bad guys. Unfortunately, I doubt there is enough time to really explore those conflicts with only a few episodes left.
  3. I think selling a collection due to burnout is always a terrible idea. You never know when you are going to get back into the game. I mean, heck, I stopped playing paper magic in 2008 and didn't play a single game in paper until 10 years later, in 2018, when a store opened in my town. Anyway, I've dropped out of the game for a couple months here an there in the past and the thing that usually gets me back in is a metagame shift, or a new format. Standard is a great format to get into after you've dropped out for awhile because it changes so much that, chances are, it's filled with completely different decks than when you left. That can definitely re-ignite my interests, which can then lead me back into the eternal formats that I prefer to play.
  4. Well, they have begun! I recommend checking out Scryfall's preview page since they list the source of the original preview: https://scryfall.com/sets/war?order=spoiled&as=grid It looks like uncommon planeswalkers are indeed a thing. They're basically glorified enchantments though. Davriel actually looks pretty sweet for 8-Rack, it's another payoff for forcing your opponent to discard their hand, PLUS it has a repeatable way to make them discard. Seems pretty decent! Also: Amass is a new mechanic. So there is a "Zombie Army" token. If you don't have on you create one, then you put +1/+1 counters on it equal to the Amass number. So basically it allows you to build a giant creature. Also, remember Fblthp from Totally Lost? HE'S AN ACTUAL CARD NOW!!! Also...he's still totally lost. I actually thought this art was fake at first .XD
  5. Wow, 2-mana boardseeper for Planeswalkers with upside. Pretty crazy. And Nicol Bolas, who has the loyalty abilities of ALL Planeswalkers. o.o
  6. Dang! Ashiok is hosing Modern real hard. Exiles graveyards which all the top decks are abusing right now (Dredge, Phoenix, etc) and the static ability turns off fetchlands.
  7. SO MUCH TEXT.
  8. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqjQcdrhMFyZdS1sT3yv9bQ
  9. Kefnet has arrived! This seems crazy in a UR or UB spells-based deck.
  10. Rhonas is one swingy mofo.
  11. A bonus game with Frenzied Affinity, and we're matched up against Waste Not - a deck very similar to 8-Rack. -------------------------------------------- For the longest time Affinity was one of the fastest decks in modern, capable of winning the game in the first few turns. However, the deck has always been incredibly vulnerable to sideboard hate and board sweepers. Now, we finally have a solution - Experimental Frenzy! That's right, a 4-mana do-nothing enchantment might be the card that saves traditional Affinity from languishing in the lower tiers of competitive play that it has found itself in. Let's give this deck a try and see how it feels! -------------------------------------------- Frenzied Affinity decklist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZX5Ly_QRoO0cMFVu3LNd2Rxpr0sOc5fY 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. Welp, I guess all I had to do was wait a few minutes. Here's is Bontu, so I assume the rest of the Gods will be making an appearance as well.
  13. It looks like the dead Gods of Amonkhet are, indeed, eternals now! I hope they get individual cards, that'd be pretty cool, but we have this for now: Bontu and Kefnet are depicted in the art.
  14. 5 mana to create a 9/9 creature. Combine it with Inkmoth Nexus and you get a lethal 10/10 flying infect creature.
  15. The Gruul believe in a coming apocalypse, known as the End-Raze, in which Illharg the Raze-Boar will destroy Ravnica and return the plane to a more natural state. Welp, here it is!
  16. I present to you, literally the most degenerate deck to ever win the World Championship. Not even joking, deck is nuts!
  17. Hey guys! I'm thinking about doing an on-going series in which I offer in-depth decks techs for previous world championship-winning decks. I have a bad habit of starting a series and then never finishing them, but when I do finally decide to film one I'll be posting it here.
  18. In 2006, Makihito Mihara won the Magic: the Gathering World Championship with this deck, Dragon Storm! The name pretty much says it all, it's a legitimate UR storm deck...with Dragons!Check it out! -------------------------------------------- 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.
  19. Damn, that seems really strong. I mean, it's basically always going to deal 5 damage, no matter what, right? There are a few planeswalker removal spells, but MOST of the time it's pretty solid.
  20. Haha, that thing is pretty crazy! If you look in the background of Feather in my last post, I think you can see it in the background in the top-right corner. It's also depicted on Solar Blaze.
  21. Wow! A couple of pretty sweet flying threats!
  22. It's far-fetched, but people think these could be a sign we'll be returning to Theros sometime in the near future. We have Heroic (basically) and a reprint of the iconic Defiant Strike, which was very popular in the deck. The problem is they also printed THIS card, which clearly has Batallion, so the Legionnaire might just be a random callback. *shrug*
  23. Challenger decks are back!! These are powerful Standard decks ready to be played straight out of the box at your local Friday Night Magic or Standard Showdown tournament. You can literally buy one of these at your local gaming store and compete that very day - and still be competitive! If you're interested in these decks, but don't know which deck is right for you, then you're at the right place! In this video, we're going to take a look at all four Challenger Decks and go over how they work, so you can decide which deck is right for your play style! FULL DECKLISTS: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/challenger-decks-2019-03-18 -------------------------------------------- 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.
  24. If you want everyone at your Commander to hate you. Also someone on Twitter pointed out this combo, which is going to be Standard-legal. If you have 10-mana, you get to Wrath every single turn, but even with just 5 you can Wrath every-other turn, which is still going to be difficult to get damage through if you're trying to win with creatures. (You wrath the board with Time Wipe, choose Salvager of Secrets as the creature you bounce, then play the Salvager to get the Time Wipe back. Rinse and repeat.)
  25. I haven't been playing a lot of Pauper lately, but the 2 big hitters right now are Kuldotha Boros and UB Delver. Neither of those are below $45, but since they are commons you probably won't have to buy the entire deck anyway. Decklists: Kuldotha Boros: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/pauper-kuldotha-boros-21706#paper UB Delver: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/pauper-blue-black-delver-63435#paper