Wil Blanks

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Date registered: January 14, 2013

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  1. Predicting the next Duel Deck — August 29, 2014
  2. Revisiting Alara: Naya — July 24, 2014
  3. Revisiting Alara: Jund — July 2, 2014
  4. Revisiting Alara: Grixis — June 3, 2014
  5. Revisiting Alara: Esper — April 21, 2014

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Predicting the next Duel Deck

                 Today I’m going to take a shot at predicting what the next walker versus walker Duel Deck is going to be. I think I know, and I’m going to tell you how. While the duel decks have always alternated between “faction versus faction” and “Planeswalker versus Planeswalker” decks, for the longest time there …

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Revisiting Alara: Naya

NAYA                 Naya is the Shard without blue and black mana. Without the influence of blue’s domestication and black’s rampant death, Naya grew into a realm of unbound growth. Many of the lifeforms of the shard have grown to sizes all but unheard of on most other worlds, and you can’t throw a rock in …

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Revisiting Alara: Jund

JUND                 Jund is the Shard of Alara lacking white and blue mana. Without the colors of order and civilization to leash it, Jund evolved into a chaotic world where no law or ideal has been able to override the condition of “might makes right”. A world of vast mountain ranges, thriving jungles and deep …

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Revisiting Alara: Grixis

GRIXIS Grixis is the shard of Alara without white or green mana. Without the colors of life, Grixis has atrophied to a decaying world caught in a downward spiral of parasitism. A sick, deathly world where the soil can be made of rotting flesh, ever under a stormy sky, everything about this world is somehow …

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Revisiting Alara: Esper

ESPER Esper is the shard of Alara lacking red and green mana. Without the influence of emotion and instinct, Esper grew into a world of supreme logic and order. A sterile world of deep, boundless seas; wide open dunes of glass; dank pools of cess beneath cloudy skies, defined by rules and structure where the …

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Revisiting Alara: Bant

Bant is the shard of Alara bereft of black and red mana. Free from the influence of death and chaos, Bant evolved over the centuries into an orderly, if somewhat strict society. A hierarchy of angles rules over a highly martial caste-based society in this world of golden spires, rolling hills, and rich oceans. The …

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Revisiting Alara: A Brief Introduction

In this new flavor series, Wil takes use through the Shards of Alara starting with a brief overview of the plane and it’s story.   The Shards of Alara Long ago, Alara was a plane like most; rich in mana and resources and culture. Then a great cataclysm came and sundered the plane into pieces. …

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Ravnica: Beyond the Guilds

RAVNICA, BEYOND THE GUILDS Ravnica is one of the most varied and fascinating in all the multiverse. A cityscape covers the entire globe, and ten ancient political bodies, the Guilds of Ravnicas, have bent the world to their will and manage to survive even the most dramatic changes to their world, physical or political. But …

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The Ravnica Guilds: Azorius

AZORIUS SENATE The Azorius Senate are the white-blue guild of Ravnica. They are the self-appointed law of Ravnica, the judge and jury who write the rules of Ravnica and ensure they are enforced. How much their laws are actually listened to by the other guilds or even the general populace varies depending on any number …

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The Ravnica Guilds: Simic

THE SIMIC COMBINE The Simic Combine are the blue-green guild of Ravnica. Biomancers by trade, they are the stewards of Ravnica’s lifeforms. From responsible medicine, to engineering of monsters and bioweapons, they take upon themselves to ensure that all of Ravnica’s life forms are capable for the challenges of life in the city, whether or …

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