Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,
So far this week, we have been touching all our new cards from the Magic Origins PreRelease last weekend and beginning to think upon new and revised decklists for standard format. One of the first lists we want to try out at this Friday Night Magic event at our local gaming store, OMG! Games here in Barrie is Blue / Red Thopters, but we'll yatter about that list a bit latter on. Speaking of OMG! Games, they are scheduled to run a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier to the first Pro Tour of 2016 this weekend (Saturday 18th July) with a ton of amazing prizes including a 1st prize of $500 cash ($600 credit) and an invite to the Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for the first Pro Tour of 2016.
Anywhoos, we should get on with today's article post which should be of great interest to Magic: the Gathering players around the world - this fall's 'Battle for Zendikar' set.
Since posted, we have not yet heard back from WotC as to a video from the San Diego Comic Con MTG Panel, so we want to follow through with a series of (live) tweets from the panel showing some really exciting Battle for Zendikar arts 'n' illustrations -(Sean) Shoutout to all the #mtg players we met at #SDCC2015! We hope you enjoyed yesterday's panel. A recording will be available soon!— Magic: The Gathering (@wizards_magic) July 13, 2015
Yep! - that looks like Gideon and Kiora (the Crashing Wave) with Thassa's (stolen) bident and a welcome wagon for some Eldrazi.Here's another look at some of the allies we'll see in #MTGBFZ... what's that in Kiora's hand? pic.twitter.com/4vTrqQjUKa— Magic: The Gathering (@wizards_magic) July 12, 2015
The art here for Ob Nixilis totally rocks.Tying up loose ends means allowing new and fascinating interactions to happen. #MTGBFZ pic.twitter.com/SLBiDjSnq6— Magic: The Gathering (@wizards_magic) July 12, 2015
Ob Nixilis is being rather unkind to a Kor here....there's a chance Ob Nixilis is desperate for a way off of Zendikar. pic.twitter.com/GudWijzH5C— Magic: The Gathering (@wizards_magic) July 12, 2015
Zendikar's Halimar inland sea is separated from the natural ocean by a massive sea wall ('sea gate') - you can see the Lighthouse in the background here. Planeswalkers Nissa and Gideon battling Eldrazi brood.Here's an example of a pivotal event from Battle for Zendikar! Three key words: Gate. Slaughter. Sea. #MTGBFZ pic.twitter.com/YWE7QvLEn7— Magic: The Gathering (@wizards_magic) July 12, 2015
Hieromancy - the magic of justice and order.Everyone's favorite hieromancer is back to face the Eldrazi alongside the residents of Zendikar. #MTGBFZ pic.twitter.com/HqPtpVz4TZ— Magic: The Gathering (@wizards_magic) July 12, 2015
Cohesion in storytelling means connecting plotlines in ways we haven't before. Look who teams up in #MTGBFZ! pic.twitter.com/n7N0nLJjz4— Magic: The Gathering (@wizards_magic) July 12, 2015
Epic art here showing Nissa going down town with the token 'Ashaya, the Awoken World'....and Nissa's start on Zendikar sets us up nicely for a return in #MTGBFZ. pic.twitter.com/OSoybTyCLx— Magic: The Gathering (@wizards_magic) July 12, 2015
Magic Origins focuses on five central planeswalkers. Each will play a pivotal role in the blocks to come... #MTGBFZ pic.twitter.com/GJN4eOjUGb— Magic: The Gathering (@wizards_magic) July 12, 2015