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Modern Masters 5-04

Happy Monday peeps,

We do not often watch coverage of the large Magic: the Gathering events, but when it's basically in your back yard and most of your friends are attending, we have good cause.  In between all the cr@p we had to get done over the weekend, we took in as much Grand Prix Toronto coverage on Twitch as possible.  Mothersite coverage over here -

One of our very fav pro players is the great Craig Wescoe who espouses much of our own playstyle but we can't but help root for our own fellow Canadians - in fact 3 of the top 8 were from Canada-Land.  In the end, two Canadians worked themselves to the final showdown - Lucas Siow (Abzan Midrange) vs Edgar Magalhaes (Mardu Dragons) with Lucas taking the win.  Rather odd that we did not see a ton of that blue - white Ojutai / control decklist making top marks.  In fact Craig's GW Collected Company sideboard contained 4x Windstorm to take care of this particular issue which did not really seem to present itself as many may have anticipated.

Anywhoos, since we've not made Top 8 at our local Friday Night Magic event at OMG! Games here in Barrie in weeks (maybe even months), we won't really go into any much details as to which decklist we think rocks.  What we really want to talk about is some of the new Modern Masters 2015 edition previews which have been rolling out.  Here is the full list to date - 

All is Dust
Austere Command
Bloodthrone Vampire
Cranial Plating
Cryptic Command
Dark Confidant
Daybreak Corornet
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder
Etched Champion
Fulminator Mage
Goblin Fireslinger
Goblin Guide
Incendiary Command
Iona, Shield of Emeria
Karn Liberated
Kozilek, Butcher of Truth
Mirran Crusader
Mox Opal
Noble Hierarch
Primal Command
Primeval Titan
Profane Command
Rusted Relic
Splinter Twin
Stormblood Berserker
Swans of Bryn Argoll
Tezzeret the Seeker
Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre
Vampire Lacerator
Vendilion Clique

We sadly admit we were not moved to extreme excitement on the Modern Masters spoilers ‘n’ previews to date but are definitely exhilarated over this one.  We have an incomplete G/W (hexproof) Boggles decklist that is incomplete because we could not find these out-of-stock basterds anywhere.

OK, let’s yatter about the art.  The Future Sight art was uninspiring but the new Leonin fella rocking those Gryffindor colours float our boat !

Daybreak Coronet
Future Sight Art by Scott Hampton
Modern Masters 2015 Art by Johannes Voss


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