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6.29.2012

M13 Spoilers 11

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Happy Friday MTG peeps,


On tap for today's post - MOAR! Magic 2013 core set (M13) spoilers and previews of course.  A reminder to our readers that we will unplug from civilisation next week in order to appreciate bears, skunks, raccoons, and all manner of flying biting critters in northern Ontario.  We do this to better appreciate modern conveniences like flush toilets and internet connections.  Do not fear, we do have a post or two which will publish automatically in our absence and we will be back in the saddle again next weekend to catch up with you.

Onto today's juice . . . 

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Battle of Wits, 3uu
Enchantment, Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, if you have 200 or more cards in your library, you win the game.

This is an interesting Odyssey / 9th Edition reprint which would make us cry should we pull it in limited.  That said, we think
DoctorKenneth from the forums provided a decent assessment of this card's potential in the game -

"Battle of Wits is a card with it's very own archetype- or rather, deck built around it. The deck, as you can imagine, runs about 260 cards. As long as the deck can be shuffled by hand, it is legal (maybe not smart, but legal). It wins by using as many tutor cards as can be packed into it, from the Demonic, Diabolic, or Idylic to find the Battle of Wits. Then it's simply a matter of playing it. The rest of the deck is peppered with counters and control, to protect the enchantment until you win and to keep your foe from killing you before the Battle is in your hand, respectfully.  It's not exactly an easy strategy, but it's a brilliantly oddball one, and that's why I love it. Would never play with it, of course, but I respect the commitment on those who do."  


We suggest that should you ever see at your local games store or in your casual play group, a player's deck taller than it is wide, consider having Nevermore in your sideboard.
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Gilded Lotus, 5

Artifact, Rare
{T}: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool.

Here is an interesting Mirrodin Rare reprint.  This may be good for Commander / EDH but we are apprehensive about any standard constructed application at this time.  The MTG Realm crew suggest that this may be best paired with a Voltaic Key.


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Lastly, 
The early bird special over at MTG Mint Card is almost over.  You can score a 4x Common and Uncommon set of Magic 2013 for $39.99 only.  As there is expected to be 101 Commons and 60 Uncommons, you will get 644 Magic the Gathering cards - Awesome deal.

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6.28.2012

M13 Spoilers 10

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Happy Thursday MTG peeps,

We have some good news and some bad news.  Good news is that we have more M13 spoilers and previews for you again today.  Also - we've updated yesterday's post with another Magic 2013 playmat - for some reason we forgot to post the Mindclaw Shaman mat which is rather odd in that your avverage Viashino (Shaman or not) sort of stands out in a crowd.  Righto - the bad news - we have to step away from the interwebs next week and foresake all electronics / internet connections next week as we are wilderness camping way up in northern Ontario.  Our constant companions will be bears and our bane mosquitos / blackflies the size of chihuahuas.  So please continue on without us for a few days gaming, playing cards, dungeons 'n' dragons, whatever and think of us kindly as we endure nature without even a dial-up connection.

Onto today's gravy -

Spelltwine, 5u

Sorcery, Rare
Exile target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard and target instant or sorcery from your opponent's graveyard. Copy those cards. Cast the copies if able without paying their mana cost. Exile Spelltwine.

Yep - we soooo want to get this into an EDH / Commander deck - should be fun.  If we pull this out in a sealed pool we will likely cry.  No standard format applications we can think of yet.
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Mutilate, 2bb

Sorcery, Rare
All creatures get -1/-1 until end of turn for each Swamp you control.

Dang.  Reprinted Torment card.  Old art was epic and the new one is pretty decent as well.   We are immediately thinking of putting this in some Lord of Extinction build with graveyard shennanigans.
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Hellion Crucible   

Land, Rare
{T}: Add 1 to your mana pool.
1{R}, {T}: Put a pressure counter on Hellion Crucible.
1{R}, {T}, Remove two pressure counters from Hellion Crucible and sacrifice it: Put a 4/4 red Hellion creature token with haste onto the battlefield.

This might be a parachute for red-deck-win builds for late game.  If you want to put the burner on hight, get a Volt Charge going and other proliferate tech.
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Also of note - we suggest you check out today's Magic Arcana on the mothersite.  WoTC Monty had laid out some interesting changes to Magic the Gathering packaging.  Monty gave a variety images as well as teasers on the two M13 Event Decks:

Repeat Performance: Your creatures arrive ready to battle, bringing friends and beneficial effects, then they return to your hand with the help of Roaring Primadox. And when you summon them again... more friends and benefits!

Sweet Revenge: Stoke the flames of the past with the "Sweet Revenge" deck. Just a few key creatures will distract your foes from your constant spellcasting escapades, while Burning Vengeance punishes them again with every flashback spell you cast.


Also available again is Magic the Gathering 'Booster Battle Packs' - this product contains two 20-card, semirandom decks, two 15-card Magic 2013 boosters, a learn-to-play guide and a rules insert.  With a MRSP of only $10, this looks like a good deal.

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6.27.2012

Magic 2013 UltraPro

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Hello again MTG peeps,

In this, our second post to the MTR Realm bloggy, we wanted to share the Ultra•Pro lineup for Magic 2013.  We first started yattering about this early last week on Tumblr but now have all the images revealed.  If you've missed our first post earlier today, you may want to catch up on the new M13 spoilers and previews.


Anywhoos - let's have a looks at what Ultra•Pro has for us to sleeve up / deck up or binder up our new slick core set cards with . . .

Magic 2013 Ultra•Pro Products

UPR 86000 - MTG 2013 Vertical Deck Protector
UPR 86001 - MTG 2013 Top Load Deck Box
UPR 86002 - MTG 2013 Horizontal Deck Protector
UPR 86003 - MTG 2013 Side Load Deck Box
UPR 86004 - MTG 2013 Playmat 1
UPR 86005 - MTG 2013 Playmat 2
UPR 86006 - MTG 2013 Playmat 3
UPR 86007 - MTG 2013 Playmat 4
UPR 86008 - MTG 2013 2” Album
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Nice - we were hoping for some of the amazing card art (like Sands of Delirium) but this may do.  We almost want to go complere matching on the slick dark products - UPR 86000 - MTG 2013 Vertical Deck Protector / UPR 86001 - MTG 2013 Top Load Deck Box / UPR 86005 - MTG 2013 Playmat 2 / UPR 86008 - MTG 2013 2” Album but don't know whether the gang down at the local games store (OMG! Games) will tease us for being OCD or fear us as it just looks sooo pro.
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EDIT:
Apparently we failed to get to you the image of that other playmat - Here's the Magic 2013 playmat for  Mindclaw Shaman ->
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M13 Spoilers 9

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Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,

Another round of Magic 2013 ('M13') spoilers 'n' previews for you today collected from around the web and from the mothersite.  We're rather happy with the card offerings today and we're certain players will want to get gaming with them too.  Don't forget to check out the latest additions to our M13 Spoiler List, which now sits at 201 of 249 cards revealed.  Also - the early bird discount for M13 assorted card lots won't be lasting much longer over at MTG Mint Card.

Anywhoos - upwards and onwards - 

Trading Post, 4
Artifact, Rare
1, {T}, Discard a card: You gain 4 life.
1, {T}, Pay 1 life: Put a 0/1 white Goat creature token onto the battlefield.
1, {T}, Sacrifice a creature: Return target artifact card from your graveyard to your hand.
1, {T}, Sacrifice an artifact: Draw a card.



Did we tell you guys how much we LOVE goat tokens ??  Solid utility card any colour can use.
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Akroma's Memorial, 7
Artifact, Mythic Rare
Creatures you control have flying, first strike, vigilance, trample, haste, and protection from black and from red.



A Future Sight reprint, straight outta nowhere.  Play this and have it stick to the game table and chances are you will win the game.
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Fungal Spouting, 3g
Sorcery, Uncommon
Pux X 1/1 green Saproling creature tokens onto the battlefield where X is the greatest power among creatures you control
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Situational - it will either fizzle or puke a ton of tokens out.  Great for EDH / Commander, not sure it how good it may be in standard yet.
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Here's a cycle of interest.  We've had Harbor Bandit for a while now but now have the rest.  Sort of ho-hum but we're certain one of these will stand out as M13 comes into its own - perhaps the Boar?

Prized Elephant, 3w
Creature - Elephant, Uncommon
Prized Elephant gets +1/+1 as long as you control a Forest.
{G}: Prized Elephant gains trample until end of turn.
3/3

Arctic Aven, 2u
Creature - Bird Wizard, Uncommon
Flying
Arctic Aven gets +1/+1 as long as you control a Plains.
{W}: Arctic Aven gains lifelink until end of turn.
2/1
Harbor Bandit, 2b
Creature - Human Rogue, Uncommon
Harbor Bandit gets +1/+1 as long as you control an Island.
1{U}: Harbor Bandit is unblockable this turn.
2/2


Crimson Muckwader, 1r
Creature - Lizard     Uncommon
Crimson Muckwader gets +1/+1 as long as you control a Swamp.
2{B}: Regenerate Crimson Muckwader.
2/1

Flinthoof Boar, 1g
Creature - Boar, Uncommon
Flinthoof Boar gets +1/+1 as long as you control a Mountain.
{R}: Flinthoof Boar gains haste until end of turn.
2/2

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Lastly, don't forget to visit MTG Realm on Tumblr - this is where we chuck a bunch of mini-posts (mostly images and random inane yatterings).  There is a great Magic the Gathering fan community there, so come on over - we have cookies.
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6.26.2012

M13 Spoilers 8

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Happy Tuesday MTG peeps,


We have for you another installment of Magic 2013 core set spoilers and previews gathered from around the interwebs but mostly from official previews via the mothersite.  Also of note today is some rather interesting M13 tokens also from the mothersite - we'll catch up with these when we have all the cards revealed which generate said tokens in a latter post.  Also (in a latter post), we want to yatter about some rather tantalizing pre-con (pre-constructed) two-coloured decks found in the Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Expansion.  We're excited (as we're sure most players / gamers are) as this, we feel, is a clear pre-lude to the fall set's Return to Ravnica.  The decks correspond to the Azorius, Golgari, Izzet, Rakdos, and Selesnya guilds.

Anywhoos - onto today's M13 spoilers and previews !


Serra Avenger, ww
Creature - Angel, Rare
You can't cast Serra Avenger during your first, second, or third turns of the game.
Flying, vigilance
3/3
Wow - we nailed it in our speculation in yesterday's post.

 
(translated card from German site MagicBlogs.de - not final)
Touch of the Eternal, 5ww
Enchantment, Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, your life total becomes equal to the number of permanents you control.

Master of the Pearl Trident, uu
Creature - Merfolk, Rare
Other Merfolk you control get +1/+1 and have islandwalk.
2/2


This M13 Merfolk Lord is from tcgplayer.com -  We have a soft spot for Merfolk as this was our very first Magic the Gathering deck.
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Void Stalker, 1u

Creature - Elemental, Rare
2{U}, {T}: Put Void Stalker and target creature on top of their owner's libraries, then those players shuffle their libraries.
2/1



This card is filled to the brime with potential shenanigans.

Slumbering Dragon, r

Creature - Dragon, Rare
Flying
Slumbering Dragon can't attack or block unless it has five or more +1/+1 counters on it.
Whenever a creature attacks you or a planeswalker you control, put a +1/+1 counter on Slumbering Dragon.
3/3

Door to Nothingness, 5

Artifact, Rare
Door to Nothingness enters the battlefield tapped.
{W}{W}{U}{U}{B}{B}{R}{R}{G}{G}, {T}, Sacrifice Door to Nothingness: Target player loses the game.





We're fans, as well as several other fellow casual players we know of alternate win conditions for this game, no matter how silly or difficult the conditions may be.  Perhaps this next card may help to get the player to the finish line.

Gem of Becoming, 3

Artifact, Uncommon
3, {T}, Sacrifice Gem of Becoming: Search your library for an Island card, a Swamp card, and a Mountain card.
Reveal those cards and put them into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Lastly, check out our friends at MTG Mint Card who now has a very cool early-bird discount on Magic 2013 pre-orders.  This will not last much longer.
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6.25.2012

M13 Dual Lands

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Happy Monday MTG peeps,

The big news today is the post on the mothersite where we had finally found out what cycle of non-basic lands are to be in the set.  Perhaps not too much of a surprise for some but the 'M10 Duals' have the reprint yet again, making this the fourth core set that has seen these.   Altough some are welcoming of this reprint (as we are here over at MTG Realm), some other players wanted something else to game with. 


These lands are more commoning referred to as 'M10 Duals' or 'M10 Taplands'.  Essential, these lands come into play untapped if the player controls a land with one of the corresponding basic land types. The subsequent reprints are found in Magic 2011, Magic 2012 and most recently Magic 2013.

• Glacial Fortress (u/w)
• Drowned Catacomb (u/b)
• Dragonskull Summit (b/r)
• Rootbound Crag (r/g)
• Sunpetal Grove (g/w)

 
We are greatly anticipating the fall expansion set, 'Return to Ravnica' and are already speculating (or rather hoping) we see the shock lands reprinted.

Hallowed Fountain (w/u), Watery Grave (u/b), Blood Crypt (b/r), Stomping Ground (r/g) , Temple Garden (g/w)
 

Godless Shrine (w/b), Steam Vents (u/r), Overgrown Tomb (b/g), Sacred Foundry (r/w), Breeding Pool (g/u)
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Speaking of speculation, the name and number crunch as it stands at the moment allows for the possibility of some rather nice cards we hope will get a reprint - namely, Noble Hierarch and Serra Avenger . . .


Serra Avenger, ww
Creature - Angel, Rare
You can't cast Serra Avenger during your first, second, or third turns of the game.
Flying, vigilance
3/3


Noble Hierarch English, g
Creature - Human Druid, Rare
Exalted (Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, that creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
{T}: Add {G}, {W}, or {U} to your mana pool.
 0/1


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Lastly, check out our friends at MTG Mint Card who now has a very cool early-bird discount on Magic 2013 pre-orders.  This will not last much longer.
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6.22.2012

FNM Love

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Happy Friday MTG peeps,

Indeed, one of our fav day of the week.  Tonight, Friday Night Magic tournaments are being held in game stores all around the free world.  These events are designed to be a beginner-friendly introduction to Magic the Gathering organised play.  Here at MTG Realm, we've had around 1,100 posts since January 2008 and have had about 4.5 million visitors drop by to read the latest MTG spoilers, news and reviews.  We've never been to a professional event and spend a lot of time at the kitchen table slinging cards - but - we rather relish our Friday evening visits to the local game store as is provides a great cross-section of different 60-card builds put together by intelligent and innovative players, which keeps us on our toes and never lets the game get stagnant.

If you've not participated in an FNM event, we encourage you to do so.  Check out the new 'n' improved Store / Event Locator with some slick fetures to find your nearest store.  To prepare for your evening of MTG merriment, you should check out this article over at the Wrong-Way-Go-Back website, written up by our Twitter buddy Thomas (aka hobbesq).  In addition to giving that a read, perhaps it's time to watch our all-time favourite video put out by Wizards of the Coast.  We have yet to meet a player who did not care for the vid.  Here is the Magic the Gathering Friday Night Magic promotional video filmed at Games & Gizmos in Redmond, WA featuring Music by Caspar Babypants and WUBRG, a crazed MTG Muppet who now loves FNM.

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Tonight, we're off to OMG! Games in Barrie, Ontario which is home to Ontario's (maybe even Canada's) largest Friday Night Magic events to try our luck to win one of those fancy promo cards.  Here's the list of FNM promos so far this year . . .
1/2012    -    Glistener Elf
2/2012     -    Despise
3/2012    -    Tectonic Edge
4/2012    -    Dismember
5/2012    -    Ancient Grudge
6/2012    -    Acidic Slime
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And here is some 4.1.1 for Gamers who want to hit up the Friday Night Magic event at OMG! Games :
FNM Standard starts at 7pm Cost $6, or free without prize support. FNM Draft draft queue opens at 5:30pm and will start upon 8 players Cost $14.  The store, near Georgian College is easily accessible from the highway.

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6.21.2012

M13 Spoilers 7

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Happy Thursday MTG peeps,


It's about time to catch up with s'more Magic 2013 core set spoilers.  Our M13 Spoiler List now is sitting at 180 / 249 and should hopefully be wrapped up by the official street release date of 13 July, 2012.  With the release of Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 across all the popular gaming platforms, we've been getting several new cards fully expected to see print in the Magic the Gathering core set.  The official previews on the mothersite may have been throttled down a titch but there has been new card reveals on their Facebook page.  More specifically, a Magic 2013 Challenge - what's your colour ?  Take the test, see some cards and watch one of the Planeswalker videos

Let's have a look at the latest - some images may be less than ideal as they've been lifted from various media . . .

Faith's Reward, 3w
Instant, Rare
Return to the battlefield all permanent cards in your graveyard that were put there from the battlefield this turn.

Omniscience, 7uuu
Enchantment, Mythic Rare
You may cast nonland cards from your hand without paying their mana costs.

Sphinx of Uthuun, 5uu
Creature - Sphinx, Rare
Flying
When Sphinx of Uthuun enters the battlefield, reveal the top five cards of your library. An opponent separates those cards into two piles. Put one pile into your hand and the other into your graveyard.
5/6


Thundermaw Hellkite, 3rr
Creature - Dragon     Mythic Rare
Flying
Haste
When Thundermaw Hellkite enters the battlefield, it deals 1 damage to each creature with flying your opponents control. Tap those creatures.
5/5


Disciple of Bolas, 3b

Creature - Human Wizard, Rare
When Disciple of Bolas enters the battlefield, sacrifice another creature. You gain X life and draw X cards, where X is that creature's power.
2/1
Downpour, 1u
Instant, Common
Tap up to three target creatures.



Veilborn Ghoul, 4b
Creature - Zombie     Uncommon
Veilborn Ghoul can't block.
Whenever a Swamp enters the battlefield under your control, you may return Veilborn Ghoul from your graveyard to your hand.
4/1

Augur of Bolas, 1u
Creature - Merfolk Wizard, Uncommon
When Augur of Bolas enters the battlefield, look at the top three cards from your library. You may reveal an instant or sorcery card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
1/3

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Finally,
The folks over at MTG Mint Card has provided this list of the 'Top Ten Selling Singles In June 2012'.  This list was developed from the top ten selling single cards from their website for the first two weeks in June.  Is this where your meta-game is at ?

1. Restoration Angel

2. Wolfir Silverheart
3. Snapcaster Mage
4. Terminus
5. Garruk Relentless / Garruk, the Veil-Cursed
6. Army of the Damned
7. Shardless Agent
8. Lingering Souls
9. Cavern of Souls
10. Zealous Conscripts

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6.20.2012

MTG Flavour

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Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,

This is a second post for today, check out the previous post on Duels of the Planeswalker 2013 deckllists here.  Speaking of Planeswalkers, its about time for some more Magic the Gathering flavour which makes this awesome game rather appealing to us.  Here are character bios from our fav 'core' PW's from DotP 2013 :

Ajani Goldmane (Pride's Claw, Vengeant One)
Leonin Male, Apparent Age 30
Height/Weight: 6'6", 250lbs
Style of Magic: White-mana based aura magic
Favored creatures: Other leonin, champions of light
Favored spells: Enhancements and rituals that strengthen others, not himself
Distinguishing features: Blind in left eye. Carries double-bladed axe, one blade which belonged to his brother Jazel, murdered by an agent of Nicol Bolas.
Overview: The leonin Ajani Goldmane wields magic that conjures the soul's light in others - but not his own. He is a master auramancer, enhancing the life-force of allies as he defends them with absolute loyalty. Ajani is the only planeswalker to have faced Nicol Bolas in single combat and lived.
Quote: "One's blade is only as sharp as one's conviction"
Allies: None
Enemies: Nicol Bolas. When Ajani's brother Jazel was murdered, Ajani followed a path back to the dragon mastermind Nicol Bolas. The two faced off at the Maelstrom on Alara, where Ajani conjured Nicol Bolas's double, driving the dragon to a stalemate.
Associations: Sarkhan Vol. On discovery of Jazel's lifeless body, Ajani's Planeswalker spark ignited, sending him to nearby Jund. There he met dragon-worshiping Planeswalker Sarkhan Vol, who encouraged him to channel his rage to planeswalk home.

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Jace Beleren (Illusionist, Memory Adept, Mind Sculptor)
Human Male, Age 23
Height/Weight: 5'10", 160lbs
Style of Magic: Blue-mana based mind magic
Favored creatures: Wizards, Illusions and Mimics
Favored spells: Intellect enhancement, memory manipulation and countermagic
Distinguishing features: Favors a hooded cloak. Often seen with white markings on his chin and right cheek.
Overview: Jace is a prodigy of mind magic, far too smart for his own good and able to peer into the minds of others. But when you can change others' minds as well as your own, how do you know what's real?
Quote: "It's good to learn from your failures, but I prefer to learn form the failures of others."
Allies: None
Enemies: Chandra Nalaar, Tezzeret. While working for the artificer Tezzeret's cabal, Jace pursued Chandra to retrieve a stolen scroll and the two became rivals. Later Jace faced and defeated Tezzeret, then assumed control of the cabal's resources on Ravnica.
Associations: Liliana Vess, Garruk Wildspeaker. Jave and Lilian were formerly lovers. When Garruk began to hunt Liliana, intending to force her to remove the curse she put on him, he sought out Jace, knowing of their association. 

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Liliana Vess (Shadow Caller, She of the Veil)
Human Female, Apparent Age 26, Real Age over 200
Height/Weight: 5'9", 140lbs
Style of Magic: Black-mana based necromancy
Favored creatures: Ghouls, Demons, Imps
Favored spells: Reanimation of the dead and spells that steal life-force.
Distinguishing features: Lines etched into her skin glow violet when she channels mana. Often wears a metal headdress.
Overview: Ravishing, capricious and utterly selfish, Lilian Vess is a formidable necromancer. When her power began to wane, she made a deal with four demons to secure her youth and dark might. Unwilling to serve them, she now seeks a way out of her infernal bargain.
Quote: "Death is no excuse for disobedience."
Allies: None
Enemies: Garruk Wildspeaker. While retrieving a relic for one of her demon masters, Liliana crossed and fought Garruk and used the relic - the Chain Veil - to defeat him. Liliana now seeks to use the Veil to destroy the demons to whom she is indebted.
Associations: Jace Beleren and Nicol Bolas. While working for a cabal on Ravnica, Lilana made a deal with the dragon Nicol Bolas and was involved with Jace Beleren, but in the end abandoned both for her own interests. 

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Chandra Nalaar (The Firebrand, Ablaze)
Human Female, Age 20
Height/Weight: 5'6", 130lbs
Style of Magic: Pyromancy
Favored creatures: Creatures born or made of flame
Favored spells: Conjurations of heat and flame
Distinguishing features: Wears goggles that enable her to see through her own flames. Often wears a mana-enhancing gauntlet on her right arm.
Overview: Chandra is a pyromantic prodigy - a natural talent with fire magic - who despises authority. Her flames run so hot that they threaten to consume her. She seeks a way of controlling her own fire in a way that doesn't dampen her fierce individualism.
Quote: "Who'd want to ignite things one at a time?"
Allies: Gideon Jura. When Chandra's adoptive home plane was threatened, hieromancer Gideon became Chandra's reluctant ally, guiding her through trials that led to the liberation of her people.
Enemies: Jace Beleren, Sarkhan Vol. Jace was sent to retrieve a sacred scroll Chandra had stolen. The scroll contained a map that led them both to Zendikar. When they arrived, the dragon-worshiping Planeswalker Sarkhan Vol, an agent of Nicol Bolas was waiting. Only by combining their efforts could they overcome Sarkhan. 

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Garruk Wildspeaker (Primal Hunter, Relentless, Veil-Cursed)
Human Male, Age 36
Height/Weight: 8'2", 480lbs
Style of Magic: Green-mana based animal magic, especially summoning
Favored creatures: Apex forest predators such as baloths
Favored spells: Invocations that magnify might, size and ferocity
Distinguishing features: Wears a helmet that used to belong to this father's killer. Wields a weapon made from the claw of an ursoth, a Shandalar beast.
Overview: Garruk is a hunter and summoner who believes the way to revere nature is to live like a predator. He has a dark side though - one that fears what happens to a predator when it begins to enjoy the kill.
Quote: "They call me a monster. They're wrong. I am a thousand of them."
Allies: None
Enemies: Liliana Vess. While hunting on Shandalar, Garruk fought necromancer Liliana Vess. She used a relic called the Chain Veil to defeat him. Garruk's magic is now corrupted by the Veil's curse. Now he hunts her, determined to make her lift it.
Associations: Jace Belern. Garruk knew Jace was associated with Liliana and demanded that he reveal her location. Because Garruk wouldn't take "I don't know" for an answer, Jace named a random plane, prolonging Garruk's search.

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Finally,
The folks over at MTG Mint Card has provided this list of the 'Top Ten Selling Singles In June 2012'.  This list was developed from the top ten selling single cards from their website for the first two weeks in June.  Is this where your meta-game is at ?

1. Restoration Angel

2. Wolfir Silverheart
3. Snapcaster Mage
4. Terminus
5. Garruk Relentless / Garruk, the Veil-Cursed
6. Army of the Damned
7. Shardless Agent
8. Lingering Souls
9. Cavern of Souls
10. Zealous Conscripts

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DotP 2013 Decks

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Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,

For today's post, we wanted to provide a handy reference of all the new Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 decklists and unlocks.  Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 should now be available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PC via Steam®, PlayStation® Network, and—for the first time—iPad®.  Gamers have already been hard at it and have been spoiling some new cards which should make their way into the 'paper' Magic 2013 core set.  Keep up with the latest M13 spoilers and previews here.  Anywhoos - here's the D13 deck lists and 30 unlocks to each decklist -

DotP 2013 Core Game Decks
•  Ajani Goldmane – Celestial Light
•  Chandra Nalaar – Born of Flame
•  Garruk Wildspeaker – Pack Instinct
•  Jace Beleren – Dream Puppets
•  Krenko, Mob Boss – Goblin Gangland
•  Liliana Vess – Obedient Dead
•  Odric, Master Tactician – Peacekeepers
•  Nefarox – Exalted Darkness
•  Yeva – Ancient Wilds
•  Talrand – Crosswinds

Ajani Goldmane's Celestial Light Decklist & Unlocks
25 Lands : 25 Plains

21 creatures : 1  Ajani's Sunstriker, 2  Ajani's Pridemate, 1  Archon of Redemption, 1  Cathedral Sanctifier, 1  Celestial Force, 1  Goldenglow Moth, 3  Kemba's Skyguard, 2  Kor Cartographer, 2  Lone Missionary, 1  Peace Strider, 2  Seraph of Dawn, 1  Serra Ascendant, 1  Slith Ascendant, 2  Soul Warden
14 other spells : 1  Ajani's Mantra, 1  Angel's Feather, 1  Celestial Mantle, 1  Chastise, 2  Divine Favor, 1  Landbind Ritual, 1  Loxodon Warhammer, 1  Moment of Heroism, 2  Pearl Medallion, 2  Solemn Offering, 1  White Sun's Zenith
Unlocks : Felidar Sovereign, Ajani’s Sunstriker, Ajani's Pridemate, Chastise, Purity, Day of Judgment, Soul Warden, Baneslayer Angel, Serra Ascendant, Knight of Meadowgrain, Beacon of Immortality, Ajani's Pridemate, Seraph of Dawn, Swords to Plowshares, Recumbent Bliss, Celestial Mantle, Solemn Offering, Knight of Meadowgrain, Slith Ascendant, Swell of Courage, Swords to Plowshares, Elixir of Immortality, Serra Ascendant, Chastise, Elixir of Immortality, Moment of Heroism, Basilisk Collar, Well of Lost Dreams, Day of Judgment, Rhox Faithmender
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Chandra Nalaar's Born of Flame Decklist & Unlocks
24 lands : 24  Mountain

18 creatures : 1  Dragon Hatchling, 2  Firewing Phoenix, 1  Chandra's Phoenix, 2  Fiery Hellhound, 2  Fire Elemental, 2  Furnace Whelp, 1  Hostility, 1  Magma Phoenix, 1  Prodigal Pyromancer, 2  Pyre Charger, 1  Skarrgan Firebird, 2  Torch Fiend
18 other spells : 4  Searing Spear, 2  Chandra's Fury, 2  Flames of the Firebrand, 3  Chandra's Outrage, 2  Flame Slash, 1  Flame Wave, 1  Flamebreak, 1  Rain of Embers, 2  Ruby Medallion
Unlocks : Magma Phoenix, Fire Servant, Swiftfoot Boots, Dragon Hatchling, Searing Blaze, Chandra's Phoenix, Obsidian Fireheart, Inferno Titan, Cone of Flame, Blaze, Disaster Radius, Earthquake, Flames of the Blood Hand, Chandra's Spitfire, Flamebreak, Fireblast, Red Sun's Zenith, Chandra’s Fury, Swiftfoot Boots, Searing Blaze, Fire Servant, Flames of the Blood Hand, Chandra's Outrage, Obsidian Fireheart, Searing Blaze, Cone of Flame, Red Sun's Zenith, Flames of the Blood Hand, Firewing Phoenix, Beacon of Destruction
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Garruk Wildspeaker's Pack Instinct Decklist & Unlocks
24 Lands : 24 Forest

21 creatures : 3  Sentinel Spider, 2  Primal Huntbeast, 3  Brindle Boar, 2  Garruk's Companion, 2  Garruk's Packleader, 3  Indrik Stomphowler, 1  Leatherback Baloth, 1  Primalcrux
1  Terra Stomper, 2  Timbermaw Larva, 1  Wildheart Invoker
15 other spells : 1  Blanchwood Armor, 1  Bountiful Harvest, 2  Emerald Medallion, 1  Fog, 1  Howl of the Night Pack, 1  Lightning Greaves, 4  Nature's Lore, 3  Prey Upon, 1  Primal Bellow
Unlocks : Khalni Hydra, Timbermaw Larva, Garruk's Companion, Garruk's Packleader, Jayemdae Tome, Master of the Wild Hunt, Rampaging Baloths, Ant Queen, Wildheart Invoker, Fangren Firstborn, Leatherback Baloth, Ulvenwald Tracker, Boundless Realms, Garruk's Companion, Predatory Rampage, Primordial Hydra, Leatherback Baloth, Cultivate, Primal Bellow, Fangren Firstborn, Ant Queen, Incremental Growth, Chameleon Colossus, Jayemdae Tome, Cultivate, Primeval Titan, Epic Proportions, Howl of the Night Pack, Blanchwood Armor, Primalcrux
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Jace Beleren's Dream Puppets Decklist & Unlocks
25 lands : 25 Island

12 creatures : 3  Jace's Phantasm, 2  Aether Adept, 2  Cephalid Broker, 1  Clone, 1  Dreamborn Muse, 3  Vedalken Entrancer
23 other spells : 2  Mind Sculpt, 2  Counterspell, 1  Crippling Chill, 2  Font of Mythos, 2  Howling Mine, 2  Into the Roil, 2  Jace's Erasure, 1  Mind Control, 2  Sapphire Medallion, 1  Sleep, 1  Telemin Performance, 3  Thought Scour, 1  Visions of Beyond, 1  Wheel and Deal
Unlocks : Mind Control, Prosperity, Unsummon, Jace’s Phantasm, Dreamborn Muse, Icy Manipulator, Clone, Sturmgeist, Mind Sculpt, Hedron Crab, Crippling Chill, Sword of Body and Mind, Chancellor of the Spires, Scalpelexis, Traumatize, Tome Scour, Hedron Crab, Prosperity, Crippling Chill, Icy Manipulator, Tome Scour, Unsummon, Grindclock, Visions of Beyond, Body Double, Isleback Spawn, Sands of Delirium, Archive Trap, Chancellor of the Spires, Isleback Spawn
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Krenko, Mob Boss's Goblin Gangland Decklist & Unlocks
24 lands : 24 Mountain

27 creatures : 2  Rummaging Goblin, 1  Battle-Rattle Shaman, 1  Blisterstick Shaman, 1  Clickslither, 2  Ember Hauler, 2  Gempalm Incinerator, 2  Goblin Arsonist, 1  Goblin Bushwhacker, 1  Goblin Chieftain, 1  Goblin Fire Fiend, 3  Goblin Piker, 1  Goblin Piledriver, 1  Goblin Roughrider, 1  Goblin Warchief, 1  Goblin Wardriver, 1  Lowland Oaf, 2  Raging Goblin, 2  Reckless One, 1  Siege-Gang Commander
9 other spells :  2  Krenko's Command, 2  Ring of Valkas, 1  Goblin Grenade, 1  Mindmoil, 1  Rage Reflection, 2  Shock
Unlocks : Krenko, Mob Boss, Relentless Assault, Rummaging Goblin, Goblin Guide, Thunder-Thrash Elder, Goblin Balloon Brigade, Goblin Bushwhacker, Goblin Goon, Lowland Oaf, Chancellor of the Forge, Goblin Ringleader, Goblin Dynamo, Goblin Chieftain, Smelt, Squee, Goblin Nabob, Thunder-Thrash Elder, Relentless Assault, Lavafume Invoker, Voracious Dragon, Goblin Balloon Brigade, Goblin Offensive, Krenko’s Command, Goblin Piledriver, Goblin Fireslinger, Lowland Oaf, Smelt, Arms Dealer, Gempalm Incinerator, Goblin Grenade, Warren Instigator
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Liliana Vess's Obedient Dead Decklist & Unlocks
25 Lands : 25x Swamp

17 creatures : 1  Xathrid Gorgon, 2  Bloodhunter Bat, 2  Veilborn Ghoul, 2  Liliana's Shade, 2  Blister Beetle, 2  Fume Spitter, 2  Liliana's Specter, 1  Rune-Scarred Demon, 1  Vampire Nighthawk, 2  Warpath Ghoul
18 other spells : 3  Murder, 2  Crippling Blight, 2  Public Execution, 1  Corrupt, 1  Innocent Blood, 2  Jet Medallion, 1  Last Kiss, 1  Mire's Toll, 1  Rise from the Grave, 2  Sign in Blood, 1  Tendrils of Corruption, 1  Underworld Dreams
Unlocks : Nekrataal, Liliana's Shade, Incremental Blight, Nightwing Shade, Nantuko Shade, Befoul, Nested Ghoul, Avatar of Woe, Liliana's Shade, Infest, Mutilate, Nightmare, Plague Wind, Icy Manipulator, Reiver Demon, Rise from the Grave, Innocent Blood, Dread Warlock, Befoul, Murder, Exsanguinate, Underworld Dreams, Nested Ghoul, Icy Manipulator, Griselbrand, Halo Hunter, Dread Warlock, Nightmare Incursion, Pestilence Demon, Exsanguinate
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Odric, Master Tactician's Peacekeepers Decklist & Unlocks
25 Lands : 25x Plains

21 creatures : 2  Attended Knight, 2  Crusader of Odric, 2  Accorder Paladin, 1  Captain of the Watch, 2  Doomed Traveler, 1  Elgaud Inquisitor, 2  Elite Vanguard, 2  Fiend Hunter, 1  Geist-Honored Monk, 2  Master Decoy, 2  Nightguard Patrol, 2  Squadron Hawk
14 other spells : 2  Ring of Thune, 3  Captain's Call, 1  Glorious Anthem, 2  Oblivion Ring, 3  Pacifism, 2  Raise the Alarm, 1  Safe Passage
Unlocks : Odric, Master Tactician, Spectral Rider, Elgaud Inquisitor, Journey to Nowhere, Windborne Charge, Pennon Blade, Intrepid Hero, Glorious Anthem, Mass Calcify, Captain's Call, Mausoleum Guard, Dawn Elemental, Loyal Sentry, Archon of Justice, Crusader of Odric, Captain of the Watch, Elite Vanguard, Journey to Nowhere, Windborne Charge, Geist-Honored Monk, Flickerwisp, Archon of Justice, Turn the Tables, Master Decoy, Pennon Blade, Spirit of the Hearth, Midnight Guard, Honor of the Pure, Guardians' Pledge, Archangel
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Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis's Exalted Darkness Decklist & Unlocks
26 lands : 2  Cathedral of War, 4  Evolving Wilds, 9  Plains, 11  Swamp

24 creatures : 4  Duty-Bound Dead, 2  Servant of Nefarox, 2  Duskmantle Prowler, 4  Aven Squire, 1  Battlegrace Angel, 2  Child of Night, 2  Daggerclaw Imp, 1  Deathbringer Liege, 3  Guardians of Akrasa, 1  Silent Arbiter, 2  Tormented Soul
11 other spells : 2  Ring of Xathrid, 2  Angelic Benediction, 3  Doom Blade, 2  Pacifism, 1  Seize the Initiative, 1  Whispersilk Cloak
Unlocks : Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis, Knight of Infamy, Akrasan Squire, Guardians of Akrasa, Darklit Gargoyle, Knight of Glory, Unmake, Sublime Archangel, Spirit Mantle, Silent Arbiter, Cathedral of War, Whispersilk Cloak, Spirit Mantle, No Mercy, Debtors' Knell, Sigil of Distinction, Angelic Benediction, Knight of Glory, Mark of Asylum, Darklit Gargoyle, Unmake, Knight of Infamy, Akrasan Squire, Angelic Benediction, Mighty Leap, Knight of Glory, Divinity of Pride, Deathbringer Liege, Sword of Vengeance, Vindicate
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Yeva, Nature's Herald's Ancient Wilds Decklist & Unlocks
25 lands : 25  Forest

26 creatures : 2  Yeva's Forcemage, 2  Bond Beetle, 4  Roaring Primadox, 1  Thragtusk, 2  Acidic Slime, 2  Ambassador Oak, 1  Awakener Druid, 2  Elvish Visionary, 1  Primordial Sage, 1  Stingerfling Spider, 2  Taunting Elf, 1  Terastodon, 2  Thornweald Archer, 1  Wolfbriar Elemental, 2  Wood Elves
9 other spells : 2  Ring of Kalonia, 2  Beast Within, 2  Giant Growth, 1  Overrun, 1  Wild Pair, 1  Wurmweaver Coil
Unlocks : Yeva, Nature’s Herald, Carven Caryatid, Erratic Portal, Acidic Slime, Natural Order, Momentous Fall, Wild Pair, Fauna Shaman, Vengevine, Pelakka Wurm, Lurking Predators, Briarpack Alpha, Caller of the Claw, Wood Elves, Primal Surge Eternal Witness, Elderscale Wurm, Pelakka Wurm, Elvish Visionary, Wild Pair, Stingerfling Spider, Caller of the Claw, Briarpack Alpha, Momentous Fall, Thragtusk, Manaplasm, Erratic Portal, Herd Gnarr, Primordial Sage, Gaea's Revenge
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Talrand, Sky Summoner's Crosswinds Decklist & Unlocks
25 lands : 25  Island

13 creatures : 2  Archaeomancer, 3  Fog Bank, 2  Goliath Sphinx, 3  Kraken Hatchling, 3  Skywinder Drake
2 other spells : 4  Talrand's Invocation, 2  Ring of Evos Isle, 2  Hydrosurge, 2  Cancel, 2  Curiosity, 2  Disperse, 2  Favorable Winds, 1  Recurring Insight, 1  Rite of Replication, 3  Sleight of Hand, 1  Sphinx-Bone Wand
Unlocks : Talrand, Sky Summoner,  Repulse, Dehydration, Azure Mage, Mana Leak, Distortion Strike, Time Warp, Cast Through Time, Dehydration, Spiketail Hatchling, Arm with Æther, Rite of Replication Keep Watch, Time Reversal, Panoptic Mirror, Repulse Future Sight, Cerulean Sphinx, Azure Mage, Sphinx of Lost Truths Spiketail Drake, Call to Mind, Goliath Sphinx, Azure Mage, Gravitational Shift, Blatant Thievery, Distortion Strike, Twincast, Mana Leak, Day of the Dragons


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