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Choose Your Side

Happy Thursday MTG peeps,

The clock is ticking away to the Mirrodin Besieged Prerelease which will be held on January 29-30, 2011. This means that time is rapidly diminishing for you (if you have not already) to choose whichc faction to play at your Mirrodin Besieged Prerelease events. This choice will dictate which Faction Packs you will receive for the event. Each of the faction packs contain your usual 15 cards (1 x rare, 3 x uncommons, etc.) dived by faction of course. Premium (foil cards of any rarity are NOT divided by faction) are are randomly inserted (one in every 18 packs?).

You are most welcome to switch sides from event to event if your prerelease is running multiple events - one could play a Sealed deck as a Mirran, and then try a Two-Headed Giant event as Phyrexian. Players are of course free to play both Mirran and Phyrexian cards no matter which faction they choose.

One thing which may sway your judgement are the two Promo Cards which will be offered . . .

While supplies last, players who choose to be Phyrexian in a Prerelease event will receive a Glissa, the Traitor promo and players who choose to be Mirran in a Prerelease event will receive a Hero of Bladehold promo. Also - the buy-a-box promo for Mirrodin Besieged is a very cool Mirran Crusader.

Also - a note about trading at the Prerelease Event. Ensure you avoid bad trades - here is a list of some of the more valuable cards in the new set. These prices are in U.S. dollars and are APPROXIMATE - use this guide as a general barometer as to the worth of the card and expect a lot of price fluctuation over the next two to three weeks.

Mythic Rare
Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas 35
Thrun, the Last Troll 25
Sword of Feast and Famine 14
Massacre Wurm 12
Blightsteel Colossus 11
Hero of Bladehold 10
Consecrated Sphinx 10
Hero of Oxid Ridge 9
Praetor's Counsel 9
Glissa, the Traitor 7

Inkmoth Nexus 13
Black Sun's Zenith 8
Phyrexian Revoker 8
Cryptoplasm 7
Green Sun's Zenith 7
Contested Warzone 6
Phyrexian Crusader 6
Mirran Crusader 5
Slagstorm 5
Blue Sun's Zenith 4

Also - we have to call out Wizards on this - we love all the new promo items provided to our local store (At OMG! Games in Barrie, ON., Canada) and this weekend's prerelease promises to be absolutely great - HOWEVER - we're personally not impressed with the Mirran and Phyrexian temp. tattoos - just how old do you think your target market is ? dang.

Lastly, if you are still undecided as to which faction to pick, you may want to open up some virtual Mirrodin Besieged booster packs of your faction of choice from Svenska Magic :

Rip a Mirran booster HERE

Rip a Phyrexia booster HERE
Also - MTG Mint Card has the popular Top 10 Selling Cards from Mirrodin Besieged right before release day .

1. Inkmoth Nexus
2. Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas
3. Phyrexian Hydra
4. Thrun, the Last Troll
5. Black Sun's Zenith
6. Blightsteel Colossus
7. Red Sun's Zenith
8. Phyrexian Rebirth
9. Phyrexian Revoker
10. Hero of Bladehold


FailKid said...

its not thursday ;)

CopySix said...

Dang. Thanks FailKid - the weekend got here a whole heck of a lot sooner than we expected.