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Wednesday Miscellany

Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,

We thought it best to do a catch-up today on MTG Realm with a variety of Magic the Gathering news which for whatever reason we felt not to dedicate a full post for. Strap yerself in for the ride . . .

First up - Dark Ascension and Avacyn Restored spoilers -

On Twitter, WoTC minion MaRo dropped some interesting news about the second and third sets in the Innistrad block. Specifically, he mentioned that Dark Ascension will as with the previous set, as many have already postulated, have double-faced cards (or DFC's) - BUT - according to his tweets, Avacyn Restored will NOT have any double-faced cards. We are rather interested in the story line / flavour as to why and will wait with anticipation until February / May until all the blanks are filled in. Here are MaRo's tweets . . .

@maro254: I've gotten a lot of people inquiring, so let me set the record straight. #MTGDKA will have cool new DFCs. #MTGAVR will not have any.

@maro254: We're doing things to connect #MTGAVR to #MTGINN & #MTGDKA but DFC's didn't make sense with what happens in #MTGAVR. I can't explain why yet

Next up - Keeping with Dark Ascension spoilers -

This interesting image showed up on the forums whose posted indicated that this is a Red / White Dark Ascension Intro Pack. Specifically, Ascesa Oscura is the Italian name for this set and the foil rare appears to be an Angel with red hair. Unfortunately, as the image is small, we can only guess as to the other qualities (including mana-cost) of said card.

Time as well as to catch up with upcomming Promo Cards.

The following Gateway / Wizards Play Network promo cards should be showing up in a game store near you. If you are not in the know, Gateway promos are foil promotional cards provided to players for participating in tournaments at local stores.

Next up - MOAR MTG comics from IDW.

IDW Comics have now released some details and the cover for MTG Comic #4. Our local store Big B Comics should be expecting the first issue in the series shortly. Anywhoos - here's the 4.1.1 on the latest issue . . .

Magic: The Gathering #4

Matt Forbeck (w) Martín Cóccolo (a) Karl Kopinski (c)

Dack Fayden has finally caught up to the mage that destroyed his home village, but it might be too late: she has begun casting a deadly spell that will drain hundreds of their life force. And, now that Dack has arrived, he may fall prey to the same dark magic as the rest!
FC 32 pages $3.99

*Variant covers: Variant Tyler Walpole cover!

Bullet points:
This issue includes an exclusive, alternate art playable Magic: The Gathering card! Continuing the adventures of the brand new Planeswalker, Dack Fayden!
The folks over at MTG Mint Card has one heck of a Christmas Holiday deal - you can knock off 50% (!) off express shipping for any purchase. This deal is good until 21st December which should allow you loads of time to Christmas shop for that special MTG fan.

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