Happy Thursday MTG peeps,
This weekend, gaming stores around the world will be packed with Magic: the Gathering players anxious to get in on the Kaladesh PreRelease events taking place. MTG Realm will be in at our local store, OMG! Games here in Barrie, Ontario, Canada to get our fun on. As usual, they will be running events all weekend long starting with a midnight event on Friday and wrapping up with a Two-Headed Giant event on Sunday afternoon.
For those new players who have not yet played at one of these fun and casual events, do not be intimidated. We will suggest you read Gavin's great PreRelease Primer (linked over here) and please, please, please - if you happen to pull a 'Kaladesh Invention' card (it will have a very distictive border from the rest of the cards), make certain you use sleeves should you play it in your deck. Failure to do so, will cause other veteran MTG players to swoon.
Anywhoos, here is the Kaladesh PreRelease Pack you will receive -
• 6 Kaladesh booster packs
• 1 Randomized, date-stamped, premium promo card, drawn from any rare or mythic in the set
• 1 Spindown life counter
• 1 Deck building advice insert
• 1 build your own awesome thopter
For the 40-card deck you create, try going with 17 lands to 23 spells. Also try to stick to no more than two different colours. We've heard from the Pros that when choosing creatures, there are advantages in this environment in having creatures with toughness of 3 or more. As always, since this limited format typically sees a lot of creatures, removal is quite good.
For those interested, there are some very good guides out there which may assist you in selecting cards for instant speed tricks, which may be very useful in pushing past lethal damage for the win or using this combat trick in removing an opponent's threat. Pop on over to the following for more -
• Kaladesh Instant-Speed Tricks (MTG Goldfish)
• Kaladesh Instants and Flash Spells (Hipsters of the Coast)