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1.29.2014

BNG Intro Pack Decklists

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Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,

Today over on the mothersite, WotC TJ posted the Born of the Gods Intro Pack decklists.  These pre-constructed theme decks are produced by Wizards for each Magic: the Gathering core set and expansion.  These Intro Packs are a great way for new players to jump into the game, and well suited to be played against each other.  These also provide an opportunity to get a feel for the main themes in each new set and can be easily upgraded with the addition of card singles from online stores like MTG Mint Card. For a suggested retail price of approximately $15, here's what you get with each Intro Pack:
• 1 premium card
• 1 60-card deck
2 Born of the Gods booster packs
• 1 learn-to-play insert
• 1 strategy insert


Many local gaming stores (like ours - OMG! Games) will have these available for sale during PreRelease events for open dueling. The Born of the Gods Intro Packs have two rares (one foil card from Born of the God and one from Theros), along with 11 or 12 uncommons.  Of interest with this particular set of Intro Packs is lack of any (M14) core set cards, which we usually see a sprinkling of - and we certainly approve of this for the second or third set in a block.  Something we are not very happy about is the inclusion of rares which had been in the previous (Theros) Intro Pack lists.  The offending cards are Gift of Immortality in both the BNG 'Gifts of the Gods' list and the THS 'Favors from Nyx' list, as well as Curse of the Swine which is in both the BNG 'Inspiration-Struck' list and the THS 'Manipulative Monstrosities' list.  Anywhoos - let's have a looky-loo at the lists now . . .

Gifts of the Gods (u/w) - enchantment / creature theme
Inspiration-Struck (u/b) - 'Inspired' ability theme
Death's Beginning (b/g) - graveyard as a resource theme
Forged in Battle (r/w) - 'Heroic' ability theme
Insatiable Hunger (r/g) - 'Tribute' ability theme



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Gifts of the Gods (u/w)

26 Lands : 10 Island, 16 Plains

24 Creature Spells : 1 Coastline Chimera, 1 Flitterstep Eidolon, 2 Floodtide Serpent, 2 Ghostblade Eidolon, 2 Great Hart, 2 Griffin Dreamfinder, 2 Heliod's Emissary, 1 Hopeful Eidolon, 1 Lagonna-Band Elder, 2 Nyxborn Shieldmate, 2 Nyxborn Triton, 1 Pillar of War, 1 Silent Sentinel (R), 1 Thassa's Emissary, 2 Traveling Philosopher, 1 Yoked Ox

10 Other Spells : 1 Divination, 1 Eternity Snare, 1 Excoriate, 1 Gift of Immortality (R), 1 Griptide, 1 Hold at Bay, 2 Ordeal of Heliod, 1 Sunbond, 1 Vanquish the Foul

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Inspiration-Struck (u/b)

26 Lands : 15 Island, 11 Swamp

22 Creature Spells : 2 Aerie Worshippers, 1 Arbiter of the Ideal (R), 2 Black Oak of Odunos, 1 Breaching Hippocamp, 2 Deepwater Hypnotist, 1 Felhide Minotaur, 1 Forlorn Pseudamma, 1 Horizon Scholar, 1 Insatiable Harpy, 2 Returned Phalanx, 2 Servant of Tymaret, 1 Shipwreck Singer, 1 Siren of the Silent Song, 2 Sphinx's Disciple, 1 Triton Shorethief, 1 Warchanter of Mogis

12 Other Spells : 1 Curse of the Swine (R), 2 Evanescent Intellect, 2 Griptide, 1 Oracle's Insight, 2 Retraction Helix, 1 Sip of Hemlock, 1 Siren Song Lyre, 1 Springleaf Drum, 1 Thassa's Bounty




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Death's Beginning (b/g)

26 Lands : 11 Forest, 15 Swamp

21 Creature Spells : 1 Archetype of Finality, 1 Eater of Hope (R), 2 Felhide Brawler, 1 Felhide Minotaur, 2 Forsaken Drifters, 2 Graverobber Spider, 1 Keepsake Gorgon, 1 Loathsome Catoblepas, 2 Nemesis of Mortals, 1 Nighthowler (R), 1 Pharika's Mender, 1 Pheres-Band Centaurs, 2 Returned Centaur, 1 Satyr Piper, 2 Satyr Wayfinder,

13 Other Spells : 2 Asphyxiate, 2 Commune with the Gods, 1 Cutthroat Maneuver, 1 March of the Returned, 2 Mortal's Resolve, 1 Raised by Wolves, 1 Rescue from the Underworld, 1 Unravel the Æther, 2 Weight of the Underworld
 
 
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Forged in Battle (r/w)

25 Lands : 14 Mountain, 11 Plains

21 Creature Spells : 1 Akroan Conscriptor, 2 Akroan Crusader, 1 Akroan Hoplite, 1 Akroan Phalanx, 2 Akroan Skyguard, 2 Arena Athlete, 2 Cyclops of One-Eyed Pass, 2 Elite Skirmisher, 1 Forgestoker Dragon (R), 1 Labyrinth Champion (R), 1 Loyal Pegasus, 1 Phalanx Leader, 1 Priest of Iroas, 1 Reckless Reveler, 1 Two-Headed Cerberus, 1 Wingsteed Rider,

12 Other Spells : 1 Coordinated Assault, 1 Dauntless Onslaught, 2 Fall of the Hammer, 2 Hold at Bay, 2 Mortal's Ardor, 2 Ordeal of Purphoros, 1 Pinnacle of Rage, 2 Rise to the Challenge, 1 Searing Blood

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Insatiable Hunger (r/g)

26 Lands : 14 Forest, 12 Mountains

22 Creature Spells : 2 Cyclops of One-Eyed Pass, 2 Fanatic of Xenagos, 1 Mistcutter Hydra (R), 1 Nessian Courser, 2 Nessian Demolok, 1 Nessian Wilds Ravager (R), 1 Opaline Unicorn, 1 Pharagax Giant, 2 Reckless Reveler, 1 Satyr Piper, 1 Setessan Starbreaker, 2 Snake of the Golden Grove, 2 Swordwise Centaur, 1 Thunder Brute, 2 Voyaging Satyr

12 Other Spells : 1 Destructive Revelry, 1 Fall of the Hammer, 2 Lightning Strike, 1 Messenger's Speed, 1 Mischief and Mayhem, 2 Mortal's Resolve, 2 Ordeal of Nylea, 1 Pinnacle of Rage, 1 Searing Blood

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