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Saturday Miscellaneous

Happy Saturday MTG peeeps,

Today we want to catch up with a bunch of Magic: the Gathering miscellaneous goodness and we're getting straight to it now.

First up - Our Local Gaming Store
OMG! Games, here is Barrie, Ontario is presenting another fun-filled weekend for MTG fans.  Today (Saturday) at about noon-thirty, they are holding a Two-Headed Commander tournament.  You and a friend can enter your team for just 10 bucks ($5 per person) and enjoy hours of this awesome Commander variant format.  Tomorrow (Sunday), OMG! Games is holding the Grand Prix Trial Toronto at noon.  Format is modern with a $20 entry.  First prize is $300 cash ($400 store credit) with additional prizes paid out to 8th place.
OMG! Games and Collectibles
130 Bell Farm Rd
Barrie, Ontario
(705) 721-GAME (4263)

We now want to turn our attention to what's been happening on MTG Realm on Tumblr which is enjoying ever-increasing popularity with over 9,200 followers now. 

Magic: the Gathering - Board Game
Hasbro had on display at the recent Toy Fair 2015 (New York City 14th - 17th February), the Wizards of the Coast 'Arena of the Planeswalkers' board game.  Good images posted by Board Game Geek showing Gideon, Jace, Liliana, Chandra and Nissa with their ‘squads’.
The game is expected to see a limited release in June at select retailers and widely available in August for approximately $30.  In the box, you will find the following:
• six modular board pieces,
• four plastic terrain pieces,
• three plastic glyphs,
• two temple ruins,
• five painted Planeswalker mini figures,
• 30 squad mini figures,
• one 20-sided die,
• eight combat dice,
• 30 damage counters,
• 60 spell cards,
• 10 Squad stat cards, and
• five Planeswalker cards.

Magic: the Gathering - Mini
Some very impressive miniature work by Amon Chakai (Massimiliano Amon Richiero) who had used the MTG card Life // Death, Apocalypse Uncommon - illustrated by Anthony S. Waters and Edward P. Beard, Jr. to bring to illustrate the card’s conflict.  Posted to Cool or Not Mini.
Gaming Accessory - BCW Gaming DECK LOCKER

• Holds over 80 sleeved standard gaming cards
• Durable textured exterior
• Microfiber faux-suede interior
• Flip-open panels with strong magnetic closure
• Removable dice tray with independent access

The BCW Deck Locker is built to last and will not let you down. The durable construction will keep your cards safe from damage and make sure your deck is ready for the next round. Any card game works great in the BCW Deck Locker including Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, YuGiOh, and Star Wars just to name a few. The BCW Deck Locker is a hearty option for storing and transporting your collectible gaming cards with dice and tokens. It is sure to impress and intimidate your weaker opponents.
Magic: the Gathering - Elspeth vs. Kiora
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The knight Planeswalker Elspeth Tirel sees herself as the protector of the Multiverse. She has pledged her sword and shield to all who suffer, and she summons forth impressive armies to assist her. The merfolk Planeswalker Kiora calls upon the creatures of the deepest oceans to fight at her side. She is the master of the world beneath the waves, her true power only now beginning to surface.
How will these Planeswalkers measure up when they meet in battle?
Set Name: Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora
Number of Cards: Two 60-card decks
Includes: Two deck boxes
Two creature tokens
Strategy insert
Magic ™ rules reference card
Languages: English, Japanese
Official Three-Letter Code: EVK
Twitter Hashtag: #MTGEVK
Deck Design and Development: Chris Millar and Sam Stoddard

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