Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,
The very next Magic: the Gathering set, Khans of Tarkir is ready to be unleashed worldwide at PreRelease events this weekend. If you have not already, we suggest you may want to touch base with your local games store (handy Wizards Store & Event locator here) and see if you may need either to reserve a spot, a prerelease box or both. We've still not yet nailed down which particular Clan we would like to play this weekend - there are benefits to each one in a sealed environment although we think perhaps two may be better suited (but only slightly).
Anywhoos, our main format is standard constructed and although we've never placed Top 8 in any prerelease event for all the years we've played, we do enjoy ourselves tremendously and more importantly, we get a hint at what the upcoming shape of standard format. Also of note, if you have not already, you might want to get those Khans of Tarkir pre-orders in - we've got a bunch coming from MTG Mint Card and almost cannot wait to hold all the new cardboard awesomeness after the set officially releases on Friday 26th September.
Sorin, Solemn Visitor (Khans of Tarkir mythic rare) illustrated by Cynthia Sheppard
There is more at stake on Tarkir than the fate of Sarkhan and the clans. Elsewhere, the world-devouring entities known as the Eldrazi have arisen to feed on the planes of the Multiverse, and the key to stopping them may lie on Tarkir. The vampire Planeswalker Sorin Markov was one of three Planeswalkers who trapped the Eldrazi on the plane of Zendikar thousands of years before—the other two being the Lithomancer and Ugin, the spirit dragon. Now that the Eldrazi have awakened once more, Sorin is on a mission to reunite with these Planeswalkers.
Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker (Khans of Tarkir mythic rare) illustrated by Daarken
The dragon-worshipping Planeswalker Sarkhan Vol is a native of Tarkir, where dragons had gone extinct long before his birth. Obsessed with their fury and predatory majesty, Sarkhan learned as much as he could about his world's ancient dragons, even going so far as to join a group of infamous shamans who venerated the apex predators. He had a talent for battle and gained status as a warrior in the Mardu clan, but he soon tired of the petty quarrels of the battlefield.