Happy Tuesday MTG peeps,
Following up with yesterday's surprising preview of Magic 2014 Core Set featuring the return of the Slivers, we now have five additional Sliver spells that Magic: the Gathering players may expect. This announcement addressed a new 'sealed play' feature in the digital game. Why should 'paper' card players take note? For the last few core sets, there had been an integration between the digital and paper product offerings allowing gamers to get first look at cards from the popular Duels of the Planeswalkers electronic game which may see cardboard print in the core set.
Wizards of the Coast today announced two exciting new features coming to Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers! Sealed Play and a new take on the popular Slivers creature type will both make their debut in the Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise with Magic 2014.~
The addition of Sealed Play will allow players to open booster packs and build decks to play against the AI and other players. Each sealed pool is comprised of 84 cards, mimicking paper TCG booster packs. The PvE experience includes a six-deck ladder where players take on mono-colored Sealed decks each corresponding with a particular Planeswalker, and finally facing a ‘boss’ Sealed deck.
Another feature debuting in Magic 2014 is a new take on the popular Slivers creature type. A fan-favorite, new playable Slivers in Magic 2014 decks will include the following:
• Sliver Construct
• Predatory Sliver
• Groundshaker Sliver (previewed)
• Megantic Sliver
• Blur Sliver (previewed)
• Striking Sliver (previewed)
• Thorncaster Sliver
• Battle Sliver (previewed)
• Sentinel Sliver (previewed)
• Bonescythe Sliver
• Hive Stirrings (creates Sliver tokens)
As we had not started playing Magic: the Gathering until Lorwyn block, we totally missed Slivers, which means we don't have any of the 'fan favs'. This of course means another shopping trip to MTG Mint Card to pick some up and perhaps slap together a casual Modern format build.