~As we had yattered about in yesterday's post about the Magic 2011 sales solicitation document, there are some very nice things coming to your game. The biggest difference between M10 and M11 will undoubtedly be in the Intro Packs. Starting with the Magic 2011 Core Set, Intro Packs will contain 60-card decks instead of 41-card decks. They will still contain a 15-card booster and rules inserts, all for $12.99 MSRP.
Yep - and that foil rare up front. Remember when those Rise of the Eldrazi Intro Packs hit the shelves in your local gaming store ? Yeah - and then you couldn't find a Blue-White Leveler's Glory since every goon who got up earlier bought them out just to get that foil Student of Warfare. Well, check out the foils on the upcoming Magic 2011 IntroPacks and start speculating win or fail. After that, you may want to get a pre-order in to Jeff Albertson. Anywhoos - let's have a look -
Blades of Victory (/)
Foil Rare : Angelic Arbiter
Command an army of knights and soldiers and slice through the opposition using this deck of righteous power. With angels at your side and Angelic Arbiter at the forefront of the battle, can victory be far behind?
Did you just see what I saw - yep - a black 'n' white intro pack with Angel(s). Very interesting and we might just get this. Also - We're loving the new packaging arts.
Power of Prophecy (/)
Foil Rare : Conundrum Sphinx
Seize control of your opponents’ forces, manipulate the flow of battle, and leave your opposition confused and disoriented. Gain knowledge of the future and use Conundrum Sphinx to hasten your foretold dominance.
We've got a bad feeling (again) about this intro-pack. We hope this won't suck as much as the Rise of the Eldrazi 'Leveller's Scorn' did - remember just how awesome Sphinx of Magosi was ? yeah - neither do we.
Reign of Vampirism (b/g)
Foil Rare : Captivating Vampire
Unleash a horde of the undead! As your army of vampires descends upon your opponent, your Captivating Vampire will boost your odds of victory.
If you have been under a rock for the last year or so, here's the news-flash - Vampires are the new go-to critter for Wizards when they need to fill a black critter slot. Honestly makes a lot more sense than using a Zombie (although they is the kewl). Black is the colour of power, ambition, greed, death, corruption, selfishness, and amorality - some of these things are well packaged in a skeleton or Zombie (sorry George Romero).
Breath of Fire (/)
Foil Rare : Ancient Hellkite
Play with fire and burn your opponent with this deck packed with direct damage. Heat things up to a fever pitch with Ancient Hellkite, a big flier with one thing in mind: ending the game.
We always feel weird when we invite red and blue to the same party - it's like we would eventually have to call the 5-0 to break them up when things go south of cheese. Anywhoos - YEAH - for bing honk'n dragons! This pre-con looks interesting.
Stampede of Beasts (/)
Foil Rare : Overwhelming Stampede
Summon monstrous beasts, wurms, and hydras, and use them to stomp your opponent’s forces like insects. Then cast Overwhelming Stampede to give your forces a lethal boost of power.
Red and Green - we smell win here and here's hoping. Does that Rhino look the same like Stamping Rhino from M10 ? Anyways, looks like a Overrun-type of pump 'n' trample spell.
That's all folks, get back to work.