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Monday MTG Miscellany

Happy Monday MTG peeps,

This past weekend, major tournaments included Grand Prix Warsaw and Grand Prix Santiago with the Top 8 decklists listed here and here respectively.  The long and short of it essentially is that Black-Green Delirium decklists performed rather well with White-Blue Flash strategies edging in.  We've been working on a rogue list we hope to unleash upon an unprepared metagame at our local store, OMG! Games here in Barrie, more on that after next weekend though.  

For now, since the MTG Realm playgroup loves Commander, we want to yatter more about the upcoming (and now fully revealed) Commander 2016 set.  We had been talking EDH with some friends who had not been following the Commander 2016 previews who had some questions about the new mechanics / key word abilities.  To this end, we'll draw your attention to the Release Notes posted here.  Essentially, basic landcycling is returning,  'Undaunted' is the new spell reduction tech, and 'Partner' allows TWO Generals / Commander, which some have told us would not be encouraged at their local playgroups, while others indicate they now have a mighty need.

In other news, in today's Daily MTG update, Blake has provided the full list of tokens to be part of the Commander 2016 set.  Each individual pre-con should have 10 double-sided tokens.  There are a total of 19 creature tokens and 1 planeswalker emblem for the full C16 set.  From what we see, there is only one of these with new token art - but only because the it basically is a completely new token - a 1/1 red Goblin creature with a static ability.

Speaking of new card art, it may be of interest to you to know that, from the reprints within Commander 2016, there are five cards which will have new card art - Beacon of Unrest, Chain of Vapor, Reins of Power, Wave of Reckoning and Windfall.  Here are the new lovelies compared with the previous and much loved illustrations.


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