Happy Friday (again) MTG peeps,
As we promised in the earlier post, we are back again to cover off all the massive Magic: the Gathering news dropped by the MTG Panel at PAX East about two hours ago. While the live stream was going, we were howling up as many images as possible to our other blog MTG Realm on Tumblr.
Anywhoos, here was the runner posted earlier in the day to whet your appetite -
Today at 3 p.m. on the East Coast, in Boston, MA, luminaries from Wizards R&D and brand teams will host a panel that will, to put it mildly, blow your mind.Right off the hop, here's the Dragons of Tarkir trailer !
R&D Design Manager Dave Humpherys, R&D Game Designer Ethan Fleischer, Senior Game Designer and creative guru Doug Beyer, and Global Brand Manager Liz Lamb-Ferro will all be on hand to give a number of tantalizing hints about the next several months, including a number of cards from Dragons of Tarkir, details about Modern Masters 2015 Edition, and an announcement we don't even dare tell you about until it happens.
Some cards were previewed -
Sarkhan Unbroken, 2GUR
Planeswalker - Sarkhan, Mythic Rare
+1: Draw a card, then add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
-2: Put a 4/4 Dragon creature token with flying onto the battlefield.
-8: Search your library for any number of Dragon creature cards and put them onto your battlefield. Then shuffle your library.
Dragonlord Ojutai, 3WU
Legendary Creature - Elder Dragon, Mythic Rare
Dragonlord Ojutai has hexproof as long as it's untapped.
Whenever Dragonlord Ojutai deals combat damage to a player, look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
Sunbringer's Touch, 2GG
Bolster X, where X is the number of cards in your hand. Each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it gains trample until end of turn.
The panel aslo talked about the next (and last) core set - Magic Origins. The big news here is the single preview card - a Planeswalker that also happens to signal a return of double-sided cards - Say hello to the next Lili -
Liliana, Heretical Healer
Legendary Creature - Human Cleric, Mythic Rare
Whenever another nontoken creature you control dies, exile Liliana Heretical Healer, then return her to the battlefield transformed under its owner's control. If you do, put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield.
Liliana, Defiant Necromancer
Planeswalker, Liliana, Mythic Rare
+2: Each player discards a card.
-X: Return target nonlegendary creature with converted mana cost X from your graveyard to the battlefield.
-X: You get an emblem with: "Whenever a creature you control dies, return it to the battlefield under your control at the beginning of the next end step."
There is a TON more to go through (Modern Masters), and a bunch of other tid-bits but we'll leave that for another post, to close out, here is the shocking / unexpected announcement of the fall set -