Author: WilBlanks

A flavor look at Magic: Origins

MAGIC: ORIGINS Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that the last core set has been announced and we’ve found out some details about it. In today’s post I plan to go over those details, why they’re important, and make some predictions. The set is called Magic: Origins and the prerelease is July 11th. The theme of the set is that it tells the origin stories of five of the Planeswalker characters; what they were like before they were planeswalkers, how their sparks ignited, and how they became the people they are today. WHO THEY ARE AND...

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Who's Who in Khans of Tarkir

Who’s Who in Khans of Tarkir Magic’s story is in a weird transition phase right now. This is the first block where none of the story will be told via books (e-book or otherwise), and entirely via the weekly Uncharted Realms story. To that end, Wizards is trying to put more story highlights onto the cards to help. Not as much as during the Weatherlight Saga, when every possible thing short of Gerrard  making a ham sandwich showed up on a card, but somewhere in a happy middle. To that end, I thought I would help point out some...

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Magic The Gathering Board Game

If you were paying attention to Magic related news last week, you may have seen the announcement and reveal of a Magic the Gathering strategy board game. The first sneak peak of it took place at this year’s Essen Spiel (an annual tabletop game convention in Germany of epic proportions), and while the game is still very much a work in progress, there’s a lot we can talk about. First things first; this thing looks a lot like Heroscape. As some of our readers are sure to remember, Heroscape was a strategy board game developed by Milton Bradley and...

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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 wasn’t a real pattern to how the themes were chosen. Starting with “Izzet versus Golgari” and continuing onward from there, the fall set is a faction versus faction deck showcasing themes and cards from the upcoming fall block (this year’s “Speed versus Cunning” showing...

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