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12.03.2009

FNM Promos Dec-Jan

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We've just realised that we have not been keeping up with the FNM promos again - our apologies. Today we have December's and January's Promo for your hungry eyes . .

We last left off with the FNM promo for July to September, 2009 HERE. If you are like me and so happen to live near an urban center which say perhaps has a store that hosts Friday Night Magic events, then you must get fairly enthusiastic about the potential of winning a DCI Friday Night Magic promotional card. For the 4.1.1 on FNM, read this page at Wizards.

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December's Friday Night Magic Promo is Sakura-Tribe Elder, a popular common from Champions of Kamigawa (waaay before we started to play Magic).

FNM December 2009 Promo
Creature — Snake Shaman, Champions of Kamigawa Common
Sacrifice Sakura-Tribe Elder, Search your library for a basic land card, put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

This is a decent card to have witht the new Zendikar tech hotness, Landfall. Unfortunately, as with many promotional cards provided by Wizards, this cannot be played in the Standard environment. If you are playing the Extended format, definitely give some serious consideration into slipping Sakura-Tribe Elder into your landfall build.


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Januarly's Friday Night Magic Promo is Tidehollow Sculler, a great card from Shards of Alara which had seen some decent pro-tournament play.

FNM January 2010 Promo
Tidehollow Sculler,
Artifact Creature - Zombie, Eventide Uncommon
When Tidehollow Sculler enters the battlefield, target opponent reveals his or her hand and you choose a nonland card from it. Exile that card.
When Tidehollow Sculler leaves the battlefield, return the exiled card to its owner's hand.

We loved this card and still do. It provides excellent disruption early on inthe game to mess up your opponent's tempo by stealing an in-hand card from them. There had been more times than I can recall where we had removed a critical card (a mana-accelerator or mid-game bomb) to win the game thanks in good part to Tidehollow Sculler. This card was an awesome fit in our Eventide black-white deck featuring Deathbringer Liege, Divinity of Pride, Stillmoon Cavalier and the like. As this card is still legal in Standard format, this will still find a welcome spot in many casual decks.

That's it for now, until next post, Happy Gaming everyone.

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