Sep 012014

ShuffleTech is the first time I have ever seen High quality sleeves paired with sleeve inserts at a reasonable – no great price.



When I start playing MtG again, hopefully soon, I will consider these for protection.

Magic the Gathering: Face the Hydra Challenge Deck Display

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Oct 052013

Magic the Gathering Face the Hydra Challenge Deck DisplayMagic the Gathering: Face the Hydra Challenge Deck Display

$71.94 SRP



Theros is the first set in the newest Magic: The Gathering block and also a brand new plane in the Magic Multiverse. The setting is inspired by Greek mythology, a theme that longtime fans have always asked to see interpreted by the award-winning worldbuilders and designers of Magic. The plane of Theros is ruled by a pantheon of all-powerful gods. Krakens, minotaurs, and other monsters threaten the safety of walled cities. Heroes rise to battle, bolstered by their devotion to the gods. The set tells the story of Theros with new cards that include: legendary god creatures, powerful enchantments, and brand new Planeswalkers.


Your Game Day kit includes an innovative new activity for you to host at your store! Challenge Decks offer players a chance to pit their Standard decks and Hero Cards against a powerful mythological enemy that plays by its own rules.


Game Day Face the Hydra Challenge Deck Kit Contains:

• 2 Face the Hydra instructional Playmats

• 2 Face the Hydra Challenge Decks

• Double-sided countertop display stand


When you schedule a Theros Game Day event youwill be sent a Face The Hydra Challenge Deck Kit(1 kit per WPN location).Scheduling Game Day also allows you to pre-order the retail version of theFace the Hydra Challenge Decks (6 for WPN Core stores, 12 for Advanced stores).


ACD will be offering WOC pricing on this product so please select ACD Distribution when scheduling your Theros Game Day event with Wizards of the Coast and do not miss out on this mythic adventure for Magic: The Gathering!


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Magic the Gathering M14

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Jun 072013

Each year brings an exciting new release of the Magic: The Gathering Core Set. Brand new cards are introduced, a few favorites return, and the Standard tournament environment is invigorated with fresh ideas for decks. The Magic 2014 Core Set offers impressive cards for Magic players of all experience levels; including a new version of a popular creature type, Slivers!


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May 102013

MTG Modern MastersMagic the Gathering: Modern Masters Booster Display


Reprints of popular cards for the Modern tournament format! Modern Masters is a large set of reprints from Eighth Edition through Alara Reborn. Modern format tournaments are played around the globe, from Friday Night Magic to the Pro Tour, and players have been clamoring for reprints of popular cards to add to their decks. Modern Masters brings back tournament staples, including the highly sought-after Tarmogoyf.


This set is available worldwide in English only with a conservative print run. Each booster pack includes a foil card, and many of the cards in the set will feature alternate art. Packs randomly include Token cards, several of which have never been printed before. Designed to be drafted! Modern Masters was designed with a booster draft experience in mind. Display boxes contain 24 packs, the perfect amount for an eight player booster draft!

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Wizards of the Coast Magic 2014 sample spoiler

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May 072013

Wizards of the Coast today announced two exciting new features coming to Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers! Sealed Play and a new take on the popular Slivers creature type will both make their debut in the Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise with Magic 2014.


The addition of Sealed Play will allow players to open booster packs and build decks to play against the AI and other players. Each sealed pool is comprised of 84 cards, mimicking paper TCG booster packs. The PvE experience includes a six-deck ladder where players take on mono-colored Sealed decks each corresponding with a particular Planeswalker, and finally facing a ‘boss’ Sealed deck.


Another feature debuting in Magic 2014 is a new take on the popular Slivers creature type. A fan-favorite, new playable Slivers in Magic 2014 decks will include the following:


?     Sliver Construct

?     Predatory Sliver

?     Groundshaker Sliver

?     Megantic Sliver

?     Blur Sliver

?     Striking Sliver

?     Thorncaster Sliver

?     Battle Sliver

?     Sentinel Sliver

?     Bonescythe Sliver


In addition, Hive Stirrings, a sorcery that creates Sliver tokens, will also be included in Magic 2014.


The Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers video game will be available for PC, Xbox Live Arcade, PSN, iPad, and Android tablet for the first time when it launches this summer. The Magic 2014 product line-up also includes the Magic 2014 – Core Set for the paper trading card game (TCG) and Magic Online.


Please let me know if you have any questions or need anything else.

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Dragon’s Maze and The Battle for Ravnica

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Apr 182013


Dragon MazeIt’s less than three weeks away from the launch of Dragon’s Maze and the Azorius guild is currently on top of the guild leaderboard with 3,390,302 Planeswalkers Points!


While the release of the final set in Magic: The Gathering’s Return to Ravnica block on May 3 comes with great excitement, it also means that time is running out in the battle for control of Ravnica. But there is still time to join a guild! So please feel free to encourage your readers to pick a side as they enjoy the rest of the Return to Ravnica block. In choosing an affiliation, players can take part in the battle of control for Ravnica at their local Wizards Play Network locations.




In the meantime, the rest of the leaderboard currently stands at:




1)    Azorius (3,390,302)


2)    Izzet  (3,330,408)


3)    Dimir (2,485,106)


4)    Simic (2,209,464)


5)    Golgari (1,628,324)


6)    Boros (1,597,323)


7)    Orzhov (1,519,002)


8)    Selesnya (1,392,553)


9)    Rakdos (1,214,476)


10) Gruul (889,470)




Information about the 10 guilds of Ravnica, as well as a guild quiz that will help players select a guild to affiliate with, can be found at To stay up to date on where your favorite guild stands in the battle for control of Ravnica, please continue to check the Guild Leaderboard.




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MtG: Duel Deck: Izzet vs. Golgari

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Aug 112012

MtG: Duel Deck: Izzet vs. Golgari

$ 19.99 SRP


Two Guilds Clash Beneath the Streets of Ravnica!

Key Features :

  • Features two premium foil, alternate art Mythic rare cards.
  • Contents include a total of 12 rare cards.
  • Twelve cards feature alternate art not available anywhere else.
  • Contains 6 preview cards from the October 2012 set release Return to Ravnica™.
  • Contains two 60-card decks ready to play right out of the box.
  • Perfect for both new and highly engaged players.
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Planechase 2 on June 1st

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May 012012

Planechase 2 Game Carton


The four new Planechase decks (Chaos Reigns, Night of the Ninja, Primordial Hunger, and Savage Auras) will contain all-new planar decks that contain a new kind of oversized card, and an assortment of new, Eternal-legal Magic cards. Each deck has eight new plane cards and two new phenomenon cards, and these cards are not shared between decks; there are a total of 32 new planes and 8 new phenomena. There are a total of 21 new Magic cards in the set, spread across the four decks. Each deck has six of the cards (counting by name), although some appear in multiples. Each of the four decks contains a sixty-card Magic deck, a ten-card planar deck, and a planar die.

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Revising Standard Post Dark Ascension the Success of Zombies

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Mar 272012

I’ve been to two GP’s, and I spent a week in bed rest since my last Revising Standard article. In that same time two GP’s were in the Standard format and just over the weekend we had a Star City Open. Now, that the dust has settled we can look back at Honolulu and compare the top 8 deck lists.

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Grand Prix Baltimore

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Mar 012012

I have finally recovered from Grand Prix Baltimore and I am ready to give you my report.

Here is the official coverage from WotC


There were about 1550 players in the main event.

My favorite question from a player during the event was ” Judge, my opponent played Praetor’s Grasp.  Who’s graveyard does it go in?”  It is nice to know I am not the only one who gets ahead of himself, or says what he hears instead of saying what I hear.   What the player wanted to say is “My opponent exiled a card from my library with Praetor’s Grasp and then played it.  Who’s graveyard does it go in?”   there is only one answer, the owners graveyard.


The toughest question I came across involved having two Heartless summonings in play (controlled by the same player) who then plays Solemn Simulacrum.

Solemn enters the battlefield and puts the search trigger on the stack.

State based effects check making Solemns p/t  0/0.

Solemn is put in the graveyard.

Solemns draw trigger is added to the stack.

In what order do the triggers resolve?


Other highlights of the event were the artists.   I did manage tou have one sit down meal.  I can’t remember the name of the restaurant.  I doubt I will forget the salmon any time soon.  It was pretty good food.   I was feeling a little under the weather and we were run pretty ragged at this event because the demand on judges to answer questions was higher than normal.  At least I think so.  That might mean that Planeswalker points are bringing more players out to the larger events.  If that is true it is a good thing.

Sorry this is short, but I don’t want to bore you with every ruling we had to make.  Look at the bright side it is an easy read.





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