Happy Friday MTG peeps,
Wishing all a very happy fun-fill weekend. Loads of Magic: the Gathering events to take note of as we head on in to our two-day respite. Kicking thingys off is of course Friday Night Magic at our local gaming store, OMG! Games here in Barrie, Ontario. We'll be taking along a personalised version of a mono-black human 'weenie' build that Tomaharu Saito (yeah, we're definitely fans here) and hopefully will have some positive results to yatter about next week. Out today as well is the very next DD product, Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora so we might be heading to OMG! Games a titch early to be certain to have a copy waiting for us on the shelf. There will be the opportunity to watch (or attend in person) for MTG fans, the big SCG Open event in Baltimore this weekend.
WotC staffer Doug Beyer had an interesting feature article up on the mothersite today on the upcoming 'core set' Magic Origins. There was a bit of a glitch when the article got promoted shortly after 11 EST this morning but is up now. It seems that WotC still cannot get their shizzle straight some times, even with a simple article post.
Anywhoos, we should get on with the title of today's post - a quick review of what's been happening on MTG Realm on Tumblr where our following continues to grow at an exceptional rate.
Photoset February 27, 2015 29 notes
Magic: the Gathering - DD: E vs. K
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora is out TODAY !
The knight Planeswalker Elspeth Tirel sees herself as the protector of the Multiverse. She has pledged her sword and shield to all who suffer, and she summons forth impressive armies to assist her. The merfolk Planeswalker Kiora calls upon the creatures of the deepest oceans to fight at her side. She is the master of the world beneath the waves, her true power only now beginning to surface. How will these Planeswalkers measure up when they meet in battle?
Six cards receive new artwork: Elspeth, Sun’s Champion, Kiora, the Crashing Wave, Mother of Runes, Temple of the False God, Explore and Decree of Justice.
MRSP is about $20.
Photoset February 27, 2015 102 notes
Great photo-shops from Let’s Collect (Brazil) imagining what how some MTG characters may be spending their free time / retirement from standard.
Brimaz, King of Oreskos (Born of the Gods Mythic Rate), illustrated by Peter Mohrbacher - Beach Bum.
Tasigur's Cruelty (Fate Reforged Common), illustrated by Chris Rahn - always wanted to be a hair stylist.
Photoset February 27, 2015 17 notes
Magic: the Gathering - FNM Promo Updates
Yesterday on the mothersite, we were provided with some upcoming Friday Night Magic Promo cards to be had an your local gamery shoppe.
March FNM Promo, illustrated by Seb McKinnon
Khans of Tarkir Uncommon, illustrated by Seb McKinnon
May FNM Promo, illustrated by Scott Murphy
Fate Reforged Uncommon, illustrated by Winona Nelson
For reference, here are recent promos -
2014 Friday Night Magic Promos
1/14: Warleader’s Helix
2/14: Elvish Mystic
3/14: Banisher Priest
4/14: Encroaching Wastes
5/14: Tormented Hero
7/14: Magma Spray
8/14: Bile Blight
9/14: Banishing Light
10/14 Fanatic of Xenagos
11/14 Brain Maggot
12/14 Stoke the Flames
2015 Friday Night Magic Promos
1/15: Frenzied Goblin
2/15: Disdainful Stroke 
3/15: Hordeling Outburst
4/15: Suspension Field
Photoset February 26, 2015 782 notes
Some very incredibly lovely pieces from Pedro Cruss ( dshss ) from Portugal.
Wooden EDH Deckbox
Light wooden box with a compartment for up to 9 D20 dice and a 4 lines abacus (intended for two players).
Magic The Gathering Themed Box
Wooden box with a theme. Inspiration taken from the illustrations of "Twilight Shepperd", "Damnation" and "Wrath of God" which are copyright of Wizards of the Coast. Fits about 120 cards in pro-fits and regular sleeves
Photoset February 25, 2015 130 notes
Interesting art on a Regional PTQ Top 16 playmat from Ultra PRO surfaced on the interwebz.
Closely resembling Jesakai Ascendancy in the ‘old’ timeline before Sarkhan mucked about with it, the new art still shows the Jeskai warrior monks - Humans, Djinni, and Aven, but it seems the the Efreet have disappeared (likely due to their affinity for fire) to be supplanted by the (cold-loving) legendary dragonlord Ojutai.
Photoset February 24, 2015 307 notes
a-MAZE-ing - Whether you’ve got a thingy for Star Trek’s Borg Cube, or really liked The Maze Runner (book, not the movie), or just like a good maze, you gotta check this out -
Single path goes through the maze from the “1” side to the “6” side passing through each of the numbers in order.
IN: 1.181 w x 1.181 d x 1.181 h
CM: 3 w x 3 d x 3 h
by Chuck Stover (ceramicwombat)