Happy Thursday MTG peeps,
We, like most Magic: the Gathering players worldwide, are most definitely excited to get our paws on some new Journey into Nyx cards when the set officially releases tomorrow. Our local gaming store, OMG! Games here in Barrie, Ontario will be open at midnight this evening and we will certainly be there - and likely with a throng of other gamers as was the case of the last several set releases. All this in order to pick up singles (and sealed product of course) which otherwise may not be available the following day. We did pack a parachute as it were and pre-ordered a few Journey into Nyx cards from MTG Mint Card which we'll have in hand early next week but not in time for tomorrow's Friday Night Magic release event.
Anywhoos - for today's post, we wanted to cover off the very cool Defeat a God is a challenge deck. The Defeat a God Challenge techically will take place during the Journey into Nyx Game Day event on the weekend of 24th May, but some gaming stores have jumped the gun and have already played / taken pictures of this.
If you were rooting for Xenagos to 'win' instead of Elspeth in the storyline, here's your chance to set things right. :)
The Challenge Deck is a special self-running deck with its own set of rules, which are printed on the Game Day vinyl playmat. A paper copy of the playmat is included with each Challenge Deck. The 60 card deck contains 15 different cards, which for the first times include enchantments. The God may be battled with the custumized "Godslayer" forged by the player in step #7 of the Hero's Path and features the revelling Satyrs of Theros, aand the ascended Xenagos.
Defeat a God Decklist
Legendary Enchantment Creature
• 1 Xenagos Ascended, Illus. Tyler Jacobson
• 2 Maddened Oread, Illus. Julie Dillon
• 16 Ecstatic Piper, Illus. Steve Argyle
• 4 Pheres-Band Revellers, Illus. Mathias Kollros
• 6 Rollicking Throng, Illus. Karl Kopinski
• 2 Serpent Dancers, Illus. Ulrich Brunin
• 2 Wild Maenads, Illus. Winona Nelson
• 6 Impulsive Charge, Illus. Willian Murai
• 2 Impulsive Destruction, Illus. Zoltan Boros
• 4 Impulsive Return, Illus. Cyril Van Der Haegen
• 2 Rip to Pieces, Illus. Kev Walker
• 3 Xenagos' Scorn, Illus. Lucas Graciano
• 5 Xenagos' Strike, Illus. Zoltan Boros
• 2 Dance of Flame, Illus. Christopher Moeller
• 2 Dance of Panic, Illus. Mike Bierek
The card illustrations are kicking it and we would not mind picking up a copy which is available for sale on Game Day.