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Aether Revolt Spoiler 12-19

Happy Monday MTG peeps,

Wizards of the Coast staff are now on Christmas Holidays for the next two weeks, which means that the tech who pulled the short straw to man the station will be running a 'best of' series of articles until year's end.  Should you think that this may detract from official Aether Revolt previews from being published, then you will have to reevaluate.  There are another two more Aether Revolt spoilers from the last twenty-four hours to address now.

First up, the much anticipated Tezzeret Planeswalker card.  We have already been treated to the Tezzeret version for this set's Planeswalker Decks, called Tezzeret, Maset of Metal.  Here is formal Tezz - 

Tezzeret, the Schemer, 2UB
Planeswalker - Tezzeret, Mythic Rare

+1: Create a colorless artifact token named Etherium which has Tap, sacrifice Etherium token: 'Add one mana of any color into your mana pool'.

-2: Target creature gets +X/-X until end of turn which X is the number of artifacts you control.

-7: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of your combat phase, target artifact you control becomes a 5/5 artifact creature."

Looks like we are getting an Etherium token.  Kinda salty about that, as we were hoping to get something that used or created Energy.  We're quite fond of the ultimate ability of creating a 5/5 beater each turn - which does NOT disappear at the end of combat.

The second preview card today appears to confirm that there may be a rare 'Quicksmith' cycle to be delivered.  Joining the red 'Quicksmith Rebel', is a 'Spy' in blue -

Quicksmith Spy, 3U
Creature - Human Artificer, Rare
When Quicksmith Spy enters the battlefield, target artifact you control gains "Tap: Draw a card" for as long as you control Quicksmith Spy
"Let's just broaden its surveillance lens."


This card looks a bit narrow at the moment, but if the next standard season has a good selection of artifacts and some cards with efficient blink effects, this will shine.


Aether Revolt Spoiler

Happy Thursday MTG peeps,

As you may see from my tweet below, it is Snowpolcalypse just now here in Barrie, Ontario.  

If we are getting to our local gaming store OMG! Games tomorrow for Friday Night Magic, there is going to have to be some serious snow removal in order to just get out our front door.  Anywhoos, enough of our frozen precipitate problems, let's get on to today's news - Another Aether Revolt card just got previewed - and - it looks like Ajani finally took the plunge and gave an Oath.

Oath of Ajani, GW
Legendary Enchantment, Rare
When Oath of Ajani enters the battlefield, put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control.
Planeswalker spells you cast cost 1 less to cast.

"Until all have found their place, I will keep watch."

This card looks solid, and is likely our favourite Planeswalker Oath to day.
Righto - in other news, we want to talk about how some of our older sleeves and the issues we were having with double faced cards being almost visible through the sleeve back.
 Problem solved ! We took a test drive with Ultra PRO's new Eclipse deck protectors and are thoroughly impressed.

The Eclipse PRO - Matte Deck Protector sleeves

• Completely hides card backs with an added layer of opaque black material.

• Great for all the Double-Faced cards

• Eclipse sleeves uses matte clear material to show the card face while minimizing glare.



Aether Revolt Spoilers 12-12

Happy Monday MTG peeps,

Earlier today, Wizards of the Coast, through the MTG France Facebook page, posted the very next Aether Revolt preview card.  The link to the video (right over here) which previewed the card, is another installment of the Kaladesh lore / history.  Before we get to the Aether Revolt card, here is the amazing card art, illustrated by Jonas De Ro -

The video itself featured one of those cool 'signal break through' rogue transmissions featuring a message from the Renegades - 

Au Vol ! Nos inventions appartiennent à tous !
Our inventions belong to all. 

Righto - lets get to the cards -

Répression du Consulat
Consulate Crackdown, 3WW
Enchantment, Rare
When Consulate Repression enters the battlefield, exile all artifacts your opponents control until Consulate Crackdown leaves the battlefield.  

"Les ateliers sont silencieux.  Nos créations ont été saisies.  Ils ont tué notre désir de vivre."
“The workshops are silent. Our creations have been seized. They have killed what made us alive.”
Not that bad.  For standard, this may be relegated to a mono-white sideboard, for limited perhaps worth a shot, and for Commander, why not?  Personally, we would rather just play Fracturing Gust instead.
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MTG Survey

Happy Friday MTG peeps,

As we head into the weekend, the madness of Christmas Holiday shopping is beginning to reach a crescendo.  Make certain you do not stress yourself out and take some time to relax - MTG Realm suggests getting some Magic: the Gathering games in over the weekend.  We'll be headed to our fav local gaming store, OMG! Games, here in Barrie, Ontario for Friday Night Magic.  On Saturday, the Standard Showdown series continues, which so far, have been a ton of fun.  To find a gaming store near you, pop on over here.

On to recent news which may be of interest.  Recently, several gamers had received this eMail from the Magic: the Fathering Brand Team to participate in a survey.

The survey, conducted by Trifecta Research, provided a number of short questions designed (what appears) to be a customer profile and purchase preferences / habits.  Also included where a number of mocked-up product images where the survey participant also provided opinion -

What had put the MTG community in a bit of a tizzy, was images posted from the survey, which appeared to be from upcoming confirmed sets (Amonkhet / Hour of Devastation), and unconfirmed or perhaps fictional sets named Atlazan, and Conquest of Power, as shown below -

Anywhoos, after carefully reviewing these, we had to lay down on the floor and count to ten to calm ourselves down.  These may be product mock-up images and the next block still yet unknown, but we most definitely want this to be true.  

In a rare move by Wizards of the Coast, they had put a tweet out about this -

Still all very mysterious.  We'll be yattering about this for a while we think.

Yule Giveaway Series Part 2: You can win a rare Limited Edition 24"x28" art print features the illustration for Ghost Quarter by legendary Magic artist Peter Mohrbacher.


Aether Revolt Leaks 12-05

Happy Tuesday MTG peeps,

At the time of this post, it is really, really early.  We need to catch up you with some Magic: the Gathering spoilers again - this time from some MTG Sally forum users who had taken note of a number of images already loaded up on the Wizards of the Coast Aether Revolt page (linked here) but not yet promoted to final publish.  Specifically, it appears like we have four 'story' cards which may have leaked.  

As always, please only refer to official previews on the WotC page.  

Dark Intimations, 2UBR
Sorcery, Rare
Each opponent sacrifices a creature or planeswalker, then discards a card. You return a creature or planeswalker card from your graveyard to your hand, then draw a card.
When you cast a Bolas planeswalker spell, exile Dark Intimations from your graveyard. That planeswalker enters the battlefield with an additional loyalty counter on it.

Disallow, iUU
Instant, Rare
Counter target spell, activated ability, or triggered ability. (Mana abilities can't be targeted.)

Battle at the Bridge, XB
Sorcery, Rare
Improvise (Your artifacts can help cast this spell. Each artifact you tap after you're done activating mana abilities pays for 1.)
Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn. You gain X life.

Pia's Revolution, 2R
Enchantment, Rare
Whenever a nontoken artifact is put into your graveyard from the battlefield, return that card to your hand unless target opponent has Pia's Revolution deal 3 damage to him or her.

Some eye candy now - additional art



Aether Revolt Spoilers 12-05

Happy Monday MTG peeps,

This afternoon, Wizards of the Coast previewed another Aether Revolt card in a rather unique way to provide a bit of storyline / flavour.  Specifically, WotC staffers Nate and Chris sat down in this video to discuss some Kaladesh cards which was interrupted by a 'rogue' Renegade broadcast which featured an 'anti-Consulate' message and a preivew cards - sweet !

Heart of Kiran, 2
Legendary Artifact - Vehicle, Mythic Rare
Flying, Vigilance
Crew 3 (Tap any number of creatures you control with total power 3 or more: This Vehicle becomes an artifact creature until end of turn.)
You may remove a loyalty counter from a planeswalker you control rather than pay Heart of Kiran's crew cost.

On the mothersite (linky here), WotC staffer Blake previewed Aether Revolt packaging as well as the related promo cards.  This post also include both Planeswalkers from the Planeswalker Decks.

Ajani, Valiant Protector, 4GW
Planeswalker - Ajani, Mythic Rare
+2 : Put two +1/+1 counters on up to one target creature.
+1 : Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a creature card. Put that card into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
-11 : Put X +1/+1 counters on target creature, where X is your life total. That creature gains trample until end of turn.

Tezzeret Master of Metal, 4UB
Planeswalker - Tezzeret, Mythic Rare
+1: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal an artifact card. Put that card into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.
-3: Target opponent loses life equal to the number of artifacts you control.
-8: Gain control of all artifacts and creatures target opponent controls.

Aether Revolt Planeswalker Deck Contents:
1 Ready-to-play 60-card deck, with a foil Planeswalker card
2 Aether Revolt booster packs
1 Strategy insert
1 Magic learn-to-play guide



Aether Revolt Spoiler - Ajani

EDIT - UPDATE on Monday 5th December - scroll to bottom

Happy Sunday MTG peeps,

Some Magic: the Gathering history just happened a few hours ago.  For the very first time, a major Magic: the Gathering preview was released . . . in Brasil.

Abram seus olhos !  O Consulado mudou !

At the ComicCon Convention (CCXP) in São Paulo Brazil, Wizards of the Coast released an Aether Revolt Spoiler.  Why in Brasil ?  Mark indicates in an interview that the timing was perfect at CCXP with the upcoming Aether Revolt release, and that Brazil is "becoming increasingly an important part of the Magic community in the world".

The preview was 'Ajani, o Inabalavel' or Ajani, the Unshakable - 

Ajani, the Unshakable,  4GW
Planeswalker - Ajani, Mythic Rare

+2: Reveal the top three cards of your library. Put each nonland permanent card revealed this way into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

-2: Exile target creature. Its controller gains life equal to its power.

-9: Put 5 +1/+1 counters on each creature you control and 5 loyalty counters on each other planeswalker you control.

illus. Kieran Yanmer # 127/184

Good Gravy !! Fans of those Superfriend Planeswalker decklists must be in a tizzy over this one.

Also of note, it looks like the MTG Community Team will be doing a little dossier summary of all the Kaladesh / Aether Revolt Planeswalkers.  Here's one from Carolina, the Brazil MTG liason - 

Confiramo primeiro spoiler de Planeswalker da coleção Revolta do Éter de Magic: the Gathering! 


The Korean Facebook Group had posted another new Aether Revolt preview card early Monday morning (Eastern Standard Time).  It looks to be yet another Ajani Planeswalker - this one from the new Magic: the Gathering Planeswalker Decks associated with Aether Revolt. 

Ajani, Valorous Protector, 4GW
Planeswalker - Ajani, Mythic Rare

+2 : Put two +1/+1 counters on up to one target creature.

+1 : Reveal the top card of your library until a creature card is revealed. Put it into your hand and put all other cards revealed this way onto the bottom of your library in a random order.

-11 : Put X +1/+1 counters on target creature, where X is equal to your life total. That creature gains trample until end of turn.