MTG Realm headed out the the midnight Innistrad PreRelease event at OMG! Games in Barrie, Ontario, Canada to soak up this latest Magic the Gatering set. The evening was dark, stormy, and somewhat apropos given that classic horror theme to this new set.
The was abosolutely packed with just over 40 or so, with most of the players from the Friday Night Magic game staying for the midnight prerelease which got off the ground around 12:30 a.m. Given the close proximity to Georgian College, several students at the adjacent student residences dropped in to see what the party was all about, including crazy bunny girl which the store regulars would want to make an appropriate t-shirt.
Anwyhoos - let's get to the short video we shot . . . .
Our pulls - (bold = rare, otherwise an uncommon)
Pack 1 : Nevermore, Gustaff Sheppard, Abbstoir Ghoul, Make a Wish, Sharpened Pitchfork
Pack 2 : Snapcaster Mage, Cellar Door, Curiosity, Falkenrath Noble
Pack 3 : Evil Twin (foil), Ludevic's Test Subject, Elite Inquisitor, Intangible Virture, Murder of Crows, Dissipate
Pack 4 : Angel of Flight Alabaster, Geistercatcher's Rig, Disciple of Griselbrand, Demonmail Hauberk
Pack 5 : Heartless Summoning, Moan of the Unhallowed, Skaab Goliath (foil), Skaab Goliath, Village Canabals
Pack 6 : Isolated Chapel, Civilized Scholar, Hallowhenge Scavenger, Scourge of Geier Reach, Bitterheart Witch
We loved the rare slot with the highly sought after Snapcaster Mage, but we estatic when we opened not one, not two but three rares in pack three. Three rares in a booster pack would be highly irregular except this is Innistrad where one slot is reserved for a double-sided card which means that a possibility exists where one could get a rare, a foil rare and a rare double-sided card. Very cool indeed.
We loved all the new cards, the awesome flavour and good games we had. Our sealed batch included some deep pools in black and blue with very shallow pools in the remaining colours. We built like a n00b in black and white and really did not stand a chance. We went 2 : 0 and dropped after the second match at around 3:30 in the morning to go back home and drool over the awesome Innistrad loot. Our trade binders are now filled with about $60 worth of singles and our minds engaged with new deck ideas and game plans.
Tell us how your prerelease event went - what you pulled, what you played or an amazing game you had or witnessed.
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