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Sliver me timbers

Hey all,
we wanted to yatter about the new Premium Deck Series: Slivers Magic the Gathering product expected out late next month. We realise that you may have already known about this since lated July, but hey - better late than never.

Anywhoos - some background first. There are 76 or so Slivers which have been printed to date. These are creatures that share a hive mind, which most often allows them to share their abilities with other slivers on the battlefield.

Physically, Slivers are depicted with an armored vertebrate body, a long, bifurcated whip-like tail, one arm with a single talon for a hand, and a head with an armored crest. Variations on this appearance exist in accordance with the abilities each has to offer to the hive.

There are currently 12 white slivers, 11 blue slivers, 11 black slivers, 11 red slivers, 11 green slivers, 2 artifact slivers, and 18 multicolored slivers.


The official announcement from Wizards of the Coast . . .

Unimaginable Destruction

Vicious, territorial, and able to share abilities, Slivers are nearly impossible to stop. This new and powerful, 60-card, all foil deck contains some of greatest Sliver cards from throughout Magic history, including several that have never been released in foil before!

Contents include:

* 60-card premium foil deck, including 5 rare cards and 1 mythic rare
* Exclusive Spindown(tm) life counter
* Foil deck box
* Strategy insert
* Magic "learn to play" guide

Premium Deck Series: Slivers will be available world-wide in English only, and will have a limited print run.

Each card will be a black bordered foil and tournament legal. This means that these cards are legal for use in any tournaments where the original printings are still legal.

Deck Design and Development Team: Ken Nagle and Mike Turian
Release date: November 20, 2009
MSRP: $34.99


We hope to provide updates on what Slivers we can expect in this product so ensure you drop by latter and check out any Sliver spoilers and card list we may have for you.


Dave said...

Great post. Very cool. I really like the black slivers but then again I love anything which is black.

Anonymous said...

Cards included are
- Sliver Overlord
- Crystalline Sliver
- Acidic Sliver
- Necrotic Sliver
- Victual Sliver

All seem to be in their original art.

Alex said...

Does anyone have preorder info?

Alex said...

Does anyone have preorder info? PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!