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Zen & Chasing Planes

You may have heard that Wizards are starting to hold 'game day' events at a gamery store near you approximately one month after the formal release date of the product. This sort of thing was done with the latest core set release, Magic 2010 which released on July 18 and was followed up by a game day event on August 15.

Much of the same sort of game day thing is expected with the latest Magic the Gathering expansion set, Zendikar. The release events are schedule for October 2 and the game day event is scheduled for October 31. Yes - that would be Halloween which happens to fall on a Saturday this year. No rumours caught yet as promos provided but then again, we are rather far out from this date. In fact, come to think of it, we have not yet found out what the Zendikar pre-release and release promos are yet - we promise to work on that.


Also of note - Today on the WoTC Magic Arcana, we were treated with the full contents of the "Elemental Thunder" Planechase game pack. You may recall from our previous post that one can choose four different Planechase game packs ; Elemental Thunder, Metallic Dreams, Strike Force, and Zombie Empire.

This MTG multiplayer variant is promising to be a big hit with serious and casual players alike. For a great (post GenCon Indy) write-up on Planechase, check out Trick's article over at ManaNation.

The 10 Planes you will get with Elemental Thunder :

Eloren Wilds
Plane - Shandalar
Whenever a player taps a permanent for mana, that player adds one mana to his or her mana pool of any type that permanent produced.
C: Whenever you roll C, target player can't cast spells until a player planeswalks.

Feeding Grounds
Plane - Muraganda
Red spells cost 1 less to cast.
Green spells cost 1 less to cast.
C: Whenever you roll C, put X +1/+1 counters on target creature, where X is that creature's converted mana cost.

The Great Forest
Plane - Lorwyn
Each creature assigns combat damage equal to its toughness rather than its power.
C: Whenever you roll C, creatures you control get +0/+2 and gain trample until end of turn.

Plane - Valla
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield, that creature's controller may have it deal damage equal to its power to target creature or player of his or her choice.
C: Whenever you roll C, exile target creature, then return it to the battlefield under its owner's control.

Plane - Dominaria
All creatures have "t: Add gg to your mana pool."
C: Whenever you roll C, untap all creatures you control.

Plane - Zendikar
Whenever a nontoken creature entures the battlefield, its controller may search his or her library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle his or her library.
C: Whenever you roll C, target land becomes a 4/4 creature that's still a land.

Plane - Alara
You may play any number of additional lands on each of your turns.
C: Whenever you roll C, target red, green, or white creature you control gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each land you control.

Turri Island
Plane - Ir
Creature spells cost 2 less to cast.
C: Whenever you roll C, reveal the top three cards of your library. Put all creature cards revealed this way into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

Velis Vel
Plane - Lorwyn
Each creature gets +1/+1 for each other creature on the battlefield that shares at least one creature type with it. (For example, if two Elemental Shamans and an Elemental Spirit are on the battlefield, each gets +2/+2)
C: Whenever you roll C, target creature games all creature types until end of turn.

Isle of Vesuva
Plane - Dominaria
Whenever a nontoken creature enters the battlefield, its controller puts a token on the battlefield that's a copy of that creature.
C: Whenever you roll C, destroy target creature and all other creatures with the same name as that creature.

"Elemental Mastery" : Deck List - 60 cards

LANDS : 9 Forest, 2 Gruul Turf, 9 Mountain, 2 Shivan Oasis, 2 Terramorphic Expanse

CREATURES : 1 Bogardan Firefiend, 1 Bogardan Rager, 1 Briarhorn, 1 Cinder Elemental, 1 Fertilid, 2 Flamekin Harbinger, 1 ,Forgotten Ancient, 1 Ivy Elemental, 1 Living Hive, 2 Rockslide Elemental, 1 Rumbling Slum 1 Silverglade Elemental, 2 Smokebraider, 1 Taurean Mauler, 1 Tornado Elemental, 1 Verdant Force

OTHER SPELLS : 1 Assault/Battery, 1 Beast Hunt, 1 Blaze, 1 Branching Bolt, 1 Browbeat, 1 Explosive Vegetation, 1 Fertile Ground, 1 Fires of Yavimaya, 1 Hull Breach, 1 Mage Slayer, 1 Mask of Memory, 1 Pyrotechnics, 1 Rampant Growth, 1 Relentless Assault, 1 Savage Twister, 1 Search for Tomorrow, 1 Tribal Unity

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