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Niconico Chōkaigi 3

Happy Monday MTG peeps,

What an amazing weekend for Magic: the Gathering fans.  The Journey into Nyx PreRelease events held worldwide figured quite prominently.  We attended the PreRelease event at OMG! Games here in Barrie where we went 2 win 2 loss and although we did not do well enough for prizes, not only did we had a blast but were also able to pull some rather decent cards in our PreRelease pack.  Speaking of prizes, we held a random prize for a very cool Dragon's Egg Tournament Bag from Power 9 Pro - one of the younger players in the room, 13-year old Daymion, scored this.

Anywhoos, let's have a look at some of the other Magic: the Gathering news from today and the weekend -
Niconico Chōkaigi 3
Niconico Douga is a popular video sharing website in Japan and each year helps organize the monstrous Niconico Chōkaigi (ニコニコ超会議3) fan event.  This year the event drew 124,966 fans as well as an estimated 7.6 million on-line participants over the weekend.  

Wizards of the Coast was there as well manning a booth, showcasing the Magic 2015 Duels of the Planeswalkers as well as organizing side-events.  The big news here was two Magic: the Gathering spoilers - one preview for Conspiracy and one from From the Vault : Annihilation - let's have a look.  We are most definitely wanting to pick these fine cards up from MTG Mint Card -

MTG Conspiracy
Brago, King Eternal, 2WU
Legendary Creature - Spirit, Rare
When Brago, King of Eternity deals combat damage to a player, exile any number of target nonland permanents you control, then return those cards to the battlefield under their owner's control.

"My rule persists beyond death itself."
illus. Karla Ortiz # 41/65
From the Vault : Annihilation
Wrath of God, 2WW
Sorcery, Rare
Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.
Legend speaks of the lost coastal polis of Olantin, whose inhabitants' hubris enraged the sun god Heliod.
illus. Willian Murai #15/15

Next up -
Today on the mothership, the DCI Banned & Restricted List Announcement was made.   The news here is that there are no changes for Standard, Modern, Extended, Legacy, and Vintage sanctioned formats.  Check out the details of each format here.

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