Happy Monday MTG peeps,
We hope all have had a great weekend with a chance to get in some Magic: the Gathering gaming. On Saturday, we have an epic round of Commander Momir Vig versus Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath with Obby delivering a helluva smackdown. During Friday Night Magic at OMG! Games, here in Barrie, Ontario was the official launch of Dragons of Tarkir. We did not get all the new cards we had wanted yet so we tweaked the existing U/W Heroic deck to include a few Graceblade Artisan (who loves auras) in the main, and some Pacifism in the sideboard. Three wins and two losses delivered 11th place and put us short of Top 8 and scoring the FNM promo. Next post, we hope to yatter about the new standard environment.
Second - SECURITY - the pages are side-loading - we do not care at all for the top-loading pages which we've seen lose cards. The BCW Pro Pages have a very nice textured inner layer with we feel assists in preventing your possibly expensive card from sliding out during transit - we suggest you invest in a zippered binder to be uber-safe if you are doing a lot of traveling with your trade binder. Outer page pocket loads from center with the middle and inside column loading from the outside.
We really like these pages a lot but have to warn you that we don't know how these pages are for UV protection. We do know that coloured PP lasts longer than clear, and that PP generally lasts longer than PVC. Our binders are on a shelf that is near a window and although not in direct sunlight for most of the day, it still catches a few rays. Overall - TWO THUMBS UP. ~