Happy Monday MTG peeps,
Another great weekend for Magic: the Gathering fans either attending or watching event coverage for Grand Prix Memphis (Standard format) and Grand Prix Vancouver (Modern format). Here at MTG Realm, we had an unusual 'MTG-free' weekend ice-fishing and an enhanced understanding of what cold means. Anywhoos - let's tottle on off to today's article and forget about our frozen digits.
If you've endured all the maddening bugs of MTGO and have not rage-quit yet, they've announced a variety of strategies to address this on the mothersite which includes new resources, bug blog, and what not. They've announced an upcoming new Magic: the Gathering Online (MTGO) product release - Tempest Remastered, somewhat similar to the online-only Vintage Masters set WotC had released a while back. If you have a boat-load of nostalgia for Tempest, Stronghold, and Exodus, the Team has taken all 621 cards from these sets and whittled down a list that will lend itself well to limited play. Speaking of limited, the set will be available online from just the 6th to 27th of May, 2015.
Here's the 4.1.1. - Tempest Remastered is a 269-card set, containing 101 commons, 80 uncommons, 53 rares, 15 mythic rares, and 20 basic lands from the Tempest, Stronghold, and Exodus sets. Tempest Remastered will be available in booster pack form, with each booster retailing for $3.99. Each pack will contain the following:
• 10 commons
• 3 uncommons
• 1 rare or mythic rare
• 1 basic land
Each pack has a chance at a premium card replacing one of the common slots, with the same odds as other Magic booster packs.
Flavor Text: "I am reminded of the fable of the silver egg. Its owner cracks it open to see what jewels it holds, only to discover a simple yellow yolk."
—Karn, silver golem
Mirrodin uncommon, illustrated by Ben Thompson
Flavor Text: "Reinforcements . . . or refreshments?"
Bottle Gnome Gold, by ThomasGereg on Deviantart