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PAX East MTG News

Happy Friday MTG peeps,

Whether you are heading out to Friday Night Magic to score a foil alt-art Wall of Omens or heading over to a friend's house to have some casual Magic the Gathering at the kitchen table, we hope you have a blast. However, if you happen to be in Boston for PAX East, you are certainly in for some MTG goodness . . .

If you are not aware, PAX East is a three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers and will be held this weekend March 11th to 13th, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts.

First up from PAX - if you are holding onto a convention brochure / booklet, flip to the very back to see this image . . .

This image illustrated by Brad Rigney (we personally best love this artist for his card image for 'Action's' Urabrask the Hidden) - and shows an interesting assortment of Planeswalkers - There's Jace, Garruk, Chadra, Sorin, and Gideon . . . wait, wut ?

It appears that the regular core-set five 'walkers just got a refresh, and Ajani and Liliana were dropped for Sorin Markov and Gideon Jura - this is exciting stuff. The 'tag line' for this core set is 'Gather your Allies' but we're very leery that this a reference to the Allies of Zendikar block.

The following video had been released about two days ago and pretty much confirms this new arrangement of Planeswalkers -

Also at PAX East -

Wizards of the Coast returns to Boston as an official tabletop sponsor for PAX East on March 11-13. Stop by booth 648 for demos of Magic: The Gathering, Archenemy, Duels of the Planeswalkers, and an exciting PC demo of something so new we can't even talk about it here ... yet. ... Join us Friday at 5 p.m. in the Merman Theatre for a seminar to learn all about Magic: The Gathering Commander multiplayer format from Brand, R&D, and Magic community members. We hear there might even be a surprise or two ... but you'll have to come and see for yourself.

News from the Magic the Gathering PAX panel -

There will be five different Commander decks will be available this summer (June). Full 100 card decks, at least 18 rares, & 51 unique cards retailing for approximately $29.99

Also, still with Commander, Wizards of the Coast told attendees that players can expect 15 new Commanders, 3-colour wedge Legends, and 2-colour enemy colour Legends. There was also some previews to be had ->

Archangel of Strife, 5
Creature - Angel, Rare
As Archangel of Strife enters the battlefield, each player chooses war or peace.
Creatures controlled by players who chose war get +3/+0.
Creatures controlled by players who chose peace get +0/+3.

Karandor, Ghost Chieftain, 5
Legendary Creature - Centaur Spirit, Mythic Rare

Karandor, Ghost Chieftain cost 1 less to cast for each creature card in your graveyard.
During each of your turns, you may cast one creature card from your graveyard.

Nin, the Pain Artist,
Legendary Creature - Vedalken Wizard, Rare

: Nin, the Pain Artist deals X damage to target creature. That creatur's controller draws X cards.

And finally, some random Magic the Gathering PAX East images . . .

Finally -

this may come as no surprise to you, but the folks at MTG Mint Card informs me that the best selling Uncommon from Mirrodin Besieged happens to be 'Go For the Throat' . . . go figure.

1 comment:

Shark said...

I can't believe they put Gideon in the art for Finest Hour! Why didn't they just use Near-Death Experience? Rafiq must be pissed.