Happy Friday MTG peeps,
We are getting another dumping of snow in Central Ontario again today but still plan on heading out to Friday Night Magic latter this evening to take that interesting Rabid Gnarlid deck for a spin. After some playtesting, we've decided that we've just about fallen in love with that fugly looking critter - Aura Gnarlid delivers a whole truckload 'o' fun during game play, especially if enchanted with Phyresis. We thought we would be having some serious mana issues running a three colour deck (Shards of Alara is a long way off and obviously no tri-colour help here), but found it was not an issue at all.
Anywhoos - speaking about FNM, we are looking forward to March's FNM promo, Wall of Omens.
Wall of Omens, 1
Creature - Wall, ROE Uncommon
When Wall of Omens enters the battlefield, draw a card.
This card is an excellent early drop which provided some measure of security against early swings on the game table and to boot, it also passed you a card - We loved the original art by James Paick rather like the alt art by Howard Lyon on this as well.
Next up - something new on the Mirrodin site. Here is scarry-looking Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger Wallpaper.
"Everything knows hunger. The beast gnawing upon a bone, the earth waiting to claim that beast's own bones, the plants that scavenge its blood from the dirt. To feed, to consume, to make the strength of another your own – these are not merely Phyrexian ideals. They are fundamental precepts of the universe!"
"The green-aligned faction aims to create a natural state in which predation will thrive unhindered. Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, seeks to eliminate sentience in favor of power. Consumption and strength are all that matter in the Tangle now. To accomplish his goals, Vorinclex has a powerful and ruthless ally: Glissa Sunseeker has become Glissa, the Traitor."
Start preparing your standard deck for Mirrodin Besieged Game Day which is taking place next weekend. For additional details on play organisation, check out our previous post HERE.
We are actually getting a little anxious right now - it's been a full four weeks since out Mirrodin Besieged pre-orders shipped from two different on-line stores and we have not yet seen them in our mail box. Two things about this - (1) we'll most likely pay extra to have them courier the order from now on, and (2) if we do not get our MBS cards by Monday or Tuesday next week, we will most likely not be attending the MBS Game Day tournament - we really hope this does not happen.