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Player Rewards Promo

I have been enrolled in the Magic 'Player Rewards' program since December, 2007 and frankly I simply forgot all about it until recently. Now I am completely hyped (keep reading to find out). Due to an electronic error somewhere on the Wizards end, my enrollment did not take. The excellent staff corrected it promptly and professionally and now I am looking at a letter stuffed with 6 token sets and 1 foil. You can log in and check out your player rewards here.

Here are the details - For every 20 sanctioned events you participat in, you qualify for one foil textless card. Some past cards were Wrath of God and Damnation.
Also, for every 5 sanctioned events you participate in, you also qualify for one "token set," which consists of two textless cards (one in the current rotation and one old one). This reward stacks with the 20 events mentioned previously. So the long and short of it is if you play in 20 events, expect to get four token sets and one foil in the mail courtesy of Wizards. For more information on this program, click HERE.


Now speaking of player rewards, Mr. Orange Guy (aka Evan Erwin), star of the popular 'Magic Show' spoiled us in the latest episode (HERE) with what can expect for the Fall 2008 Magic Players Reward textless foil card . . .
One can expect to sell these beauties (if you really want to sell them) for about 20 to 25 clams.

Cryptic Command

Choose two - Counter target spell; or return target permanent to its owner's hand; or tap all creatures your opponents control; or draw a card.

One word . . . w0w ! This is awesome art and also a solid win of a card. Cryptica command is Blue's answer for White's Wrath of God, and Black's 'Damnation'. I'm not an overly religious person, but I will pray that I get this card (after praying for world peace / prosperity, and the end to election campaign season).


Also a quick note of what we have seen recently in previewed cards from the soon to be released Shards of Alara set.

Sedraxis Specter {U}{B}{R}
Creature - Specter, Flying

Whenever Sedraxis Specter deals combat damage to a player, that player discards a card. Unearth 1{B} : Return this card from your graveyard to play. It gains haste. Remove it from the game at end of turn or if it would leave play. Unearth only as a sorcery.)

First off, this is one of the better cards released so far. I rather like that once this flier takes a dirt nap, it will come back for just one more turn to take another bow . . . or is that deliver another blow.

Also - we have no image yet but some details about a card that is sure to be quite a head turner . . .

Lich's Mirror 5
Artifact, Mythic Rare
If you would lose the game, instead shuffle your hand, your graveyard and all permanents you own into your library, then draw seven cards and your life total becomes 20.

Since I don't have an image for you yet, I have dug up something else with the name Lich on it . . .

For some reason, this fellow Lich reminds me of the unseen long-lived character in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Stay tuned for more Alara art, spoilers and previews.

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