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Modern Event Deck Update

Happy Monday MTG peeps,

Grand Prix Richmond wrapped up yesterday and took the title of the largest constructed Grand Prix event in Magic: the Gathering history.  Congratulations to GP Richmond winner Brian Liu, who took first place with this Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker / Birthing Pod decklist.

In other news, Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska will be hitting shelves at a local gaming store near you this Friday (14th March).  This duel deck product features a decent list and a number of new alternate arts.  Check out MTG Mint Card for singles.  The Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska box set contains ten rare cards and two mythic rare cards, the headliners for this product: foil alternate art versions of Jace, Architect of Thought and Vraska the Unseen.

Lastly - 
An update on the 'Modern Event Deck', to be released on the 30th of May.  We had previously posted some breaking news (link to post here), regarding a image of the product packaging which was leaked from an unknown (unofficial source).  We suspect that this image could have been taken at an event hosted by Wizards of the Coast for retailers ahead of their scheduled appearance at the Games Manufacturer's Association (GAMA) Trade Show next week.  Aaron Forsythe, Director of R&D at Wizards, had this tweet 

Heads up... The picture of the Modern Event Deck floating around is a pre-production mockup and is not completely accurate to what's final.

We realize that for such products as the Modern Event Deck to accurately hit their street release date at brick 'n'  mortar retailers, said product would likely need to be at distribution warehouses at least three weeks before and printed probably another three weeks before that.  This may very well mean that the image indeed is a pre-production mock-up provided for WotC approval.  Whatever may eventually change ahead of the print run, it is pretty much chiseled in stone to be a black / white token decklist as the decklist design and development by Ben Hayes would have likely taken place almost a full year ago.

The Craig Wescoe in us here at MTG Realm most definitely approves.

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