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Happy Friday MTG peeps,

Big weekend for Magic: the Gathering players around the world as the latest core set, Magic 2014 will be landing in local gaming stores near you.  If you are unable to get to the M14 PreRelease this weekend, there is always the Friday Night Magic M14 Launch next weekend.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to get down to OMG! Games here in Barrie, Ontario for either the PreRelease or the Launch as we are heading up north to camp out under the stars (sounds awful doesn't it), so expect us back on-line in another week.  Shortly after we return we should have our pre-orders delivered from MTG Mint Card, so we are definitely excited.

It's that time to drop by our sister site MTG Realm on Tumblr to catch up with the latest Magic: the Gathering news, spoilers and rumours as well as a few helpful posts to hopefully assist you at the PreRelease this weekend - let's go!
uh. i dont know exactly how many mtg followers i have but i guess i’ll post this
here’s a list of all of the m14 combat tricks for future reference while drafting and for the prerelease this weekend
courtesy of hipsters of the coast!
Brilliant.  Thanks for getting this on the Tumblr machine!

Magic: the Gathering - Magic 2014
Right now - M14 Booster Box Cases being staged at the Bergsala Enigma distribution warehouse in Hvidovre, Denmark
Magic: the Gathering - Magic 2014
Right now - M14 Booster Box Cases being staged at the Bergsala Enigma distribution warehouse in Hvidovre, Denmark

Magic: the Gathering - M14 Achievement Cards
During the Magic 2014 PreRelease event this weekend, there may be optional achievements that players can complete to earn a Planeswalker Points badge and achievement.

You can complete the achievement card you start at the Magic 2014 Core Set Prerelease later, so be sure to bring it with you when you go to play League matches.

Players who complete all of a Planeswalker’s achievements on the achievement card will earn a code that can be redeemed on


M14 PreRelease Trading

With the PreRelease of Magic 2014 this weekend, make certain you get a fair shake when you’re trading your new found cardboard awesomeness.  Here’s a brief list (subject to a lot of volatility and geographical considerations) of M14 singles currently pegged at above ten bucks …
• Kalonian Hydra     ~$27         
• Archangel of Thune ~$20
• Chandra, Pyromaster ~$20
• Garruk, Caller of Beasts ~$18        
• Mutavault ~$16         
• Scavenging Ooze ~$16
Have fun and trade safe folks!

Magic: the Gathering - THEROS
Theros advertisement on the back of a M14 token - Certainly looks like Elspeth
Spanish tanslation - ‘Walk Among Heroes’.

Magic: the Gathering - Deck Storage Tech
Ultra PRO 3-Compartment Pro-Tower Black Deck Box

Pro-Tower deck box design with swinging oversized card compartment door. Inner bottom tray designed for dice, tokens, or 80 sleeved cards. Top compartment holds 100+ sleeved cards. Top flap holds the box securely closed with magnetic button. Black color with rich fiber texture.

Magic: the Gathering - WTF is a Cockatrice ?!?

MTG now has two cards with this creature type
Cockatrice - a flying green creature with with conditional deathtouch prints in Limited Alpha / Beta, Unlimited, Revised, Fourth, Fifth and Time Spiral.  A bit similar to Thicket Basilisk except without the feathers.
Deathgaze Cockatrice - a flying black creature with deathtouch newly minted for Magic 2014. Rulak (a bog guide) has this to say about Cockatrice - “Sometimes I come across a stone finger or foot and I know I’m in cockatrice territory."

So what the hell is it?
A cockatrice is a mythical beast, essentially a hybrid critter, two-legged dragon with a rooster’s head.  Its reputed magical abilities include turning people to stone or killing them outright by glaring at them similar to your mother-in-law’s gaze.  In this respect, they are related to Gorgons or Basilisks. The weasel is reported to be the only animal that is immune to the deathly glance of a cockatrice.

Deathgaze Cockatrice art by Kev Walker, Cockatrice art by Dan Frazier, Cockatrice Concept at by Dan Scott.
Aside : This critter reminds me of the Krafayis from the Doctor Who episode ‘Vincent and the Doctor’.

Magic: the Gathering Tournament
Magic The Gathering Tournament, USO Camp Marmal, Northern Afghanistan. 25 June 2013.


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