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Happy Saturday MTG peeps,

The rumours of our demise have been greatly exaggerated - apologies for not posting for the last few days but we've been rather engaged in brewing up a whole slew of Magic: the Gathering decklists for standard format as well as Modern and Tiny Leaders.  As we feel awful for leaving you in the lurch here on the main blog, we want you to fill your boots with these recent posts to MTG Realm on Tumblr -

April 18, 2015

Magic: the Gathering - Grand Prix Kraków

Some awesome standard format gaming today in Kraków, Poland.  The Playmat for this event is the very aesthetic Sight Beyond Sight, illustrated by Anastasia Ovchinnikova.
I am actually more interested in Krakow’s Side Events limited-edition play mat (about 600 printed) organised by Bazaar of Moxen.  These were designed by Tomasz Jedruszek, and features the following Kraków symbols (which I’ve provided more about below)
• Town Hall Tower,
• The Cloth Tower, and
• The Lajkonik

Town Hall Tower
The Tower is the only remaining part of the old Kraków Town Hall (Ratusz, see painting, below) demolished in 1820 as part of the city plan to open up the Main Square. Its cellars once housed a city prison with a Medieval torture chamber.
The Cloth Hall
This dates to the Renaissance and is one of the city’s most recognizable icons. It is the central feature of the main market square in the Kraków Old Town.  It was once a major centre of international trade. Traveling merchants met there to discuss business and to barter. During its golden age in the 15th century, the hall was the source of a variety of exotic imports from the east – spices, silk, leather and wax – while Kraków itself exported textiles, lead, and salt from the Wieliczka Salt Mine.
The Lajkonik is one of the unofficial symbols of the city of Kraków, Poland. It is represented as a bearded man resembling a Tatar in a characteristic pointed hat, dressed in Mongol attire, with a wooden horse around his waist (hobby horse). It is the subject of the Lajkonik Festival (Polish: Lajkoniki) that takes place each year on the first Thursday after the religious holiday of Corpus Christi.
… now ya know.    : )

April 18, 2015

Magic: the Gathering - MERFOLK (MERROWS)
As the peaceful merchants of Lorwyn, the merrows travel the rivers trading goods or using magic to help travelers across dangerous rapids. However, during the dark Shadowmoor periods, the merrows become bloodthirsty cut-throats, eager to pillage from any settlements near the water’s edge.


April 18, 2015

Magic: the Gathering - Lorwyn Nostalgia
Lorwyn is an idyllic, storybook world where races of fable thrive in perpetual midsummer. The plane is covered with dense forests, meandering rivers, and gently rolling meadows. The sun never quite dips below the horizon, and winter is entirely unknown. Lorwyn is also notable for its lack of humans. The plane is dominated by its elves, who consider themselves arbiters and enforcers of natural beauty.
Races of Lorwyn
The indigenous wildlife of Lorwyn is dominated by eight sentient races: elves, kithkin, merrows, flamekin, boggarts, treefolk, giants, and faeries. In addition, Lorwyn supports a menagerie of animal and supernatural life, including wisents, springjacks, cervins, a semisentient race of mimics known as changelings, and the majestic greater elementals. All of them thrive in Lorwyn’s temperate environment and unending growing season, preserving the plane’s character as an unspoiled natural wilderness.

April 18, 2015

Magic: the Gathering - Dem Foils

Hnnng !
I guess this is what the entire Theros set looks like in foil.
Being offered by the Magic Dojo in Bangkok for about $800 US

April 14, 2015
MTG Realm - Great Success !

10,000   Followers  !   as of 5:00 PM

Thank-you so very much Magic: the Gathering community and gaming fans on Tumblr - You inspire me to continue to deliver Gaming Goodness.~
April 14, 2015

Magic: the Gathering - At the Kitchen Table
So this happened last night -
Turn 4 Graceblade Artisan wearing a Jeskai Runemark making it a 6/7 flier.   Gods Willing in hand and an Aqueous Form.
Dude went into the Avatar State real quick and now OP as frack.
(sweet art from Magali Villeneuve btw)


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