This is a special Magic Set built for our very favorite format, Two-Headed Giant. Features two new mechanics, Assist that basically lets your partner help with the “rent” (paying for the cost of creature or spell.) and Partner with, a pair of creatures (or planeswalkers) who let either teammate hunt through their deck to find it’s mate and bring it to hand.
(Personal Note…been using Draftsim to do test drafts/sealed’s of Dominara for the last week….this set is a BLAST!!-Ben) Dominaria, is the homeworld of Magic..the place where it all began, so it’s a special treat that when they decided to return to it for the first time since Urza traipsed around Time Spiral, that they invited a special guest to help with the set Design. For those who weren’t around when Richard Garfield created Magic, may know him better from the last major time he lent a hand, the deeply beloved original Innistrad block. Now the legend is back to help with a set that is both literally and looks to become figuratively legendary.
Sagas: The new set is all about the Legendary and includes a great new type of card called a Saga. These are enchantments that tell their own story, by firing off a new “chapter” over the 3 turns. These are extremely interesting and pretty damn fun.
The Cards: https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/dominaria/cards
The New mechanics: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/dominaria-mechanics-2018-03-2
So we are doing something cool with Two-headed Giants at D20. Two headed giants are one of our favorite Magic events because it gives people a chance to hang out together and share something they really like. It’s great for buddies, couples and Kid Parent combos. (The really cool thing is that its like tandem skydiving, as long as one player knows how to pull the cord, the other can come along for the fun, without worrying about making any mistakes…its a great way to share something with someone you care about.) THG are each Saturday starting at 4 pm (except the First Saturday which is Date Night Magic)
The Changes–3 different versions of THG each month (at least) Classic, Plus, and Premium…how does that sound? Every Saturday (except the first Saturday of the month and rare special events) we do two headed Giants as a team event. The rotating different versions will be:
2nd Sat-Classic: 4 of the current block (newest packs) ($20pp-4packs each)
3rd Sat-THG Plus = Fat Pack Wars. Each team has one member reach into the mystery box and pick out a pack that matches a random Fat Pack (or Bundle) from Born of the Gods to the latest. ($25 pp-6 packs each)
4th Sat: Premium – Master’s Chaos or Mystery box Prerelease kits. Each month we will switch off between 4 pack per person Chaos (mystery sets that include one of the Masters packs) or a mystery box prerelease kits from as far back as Return to Ravnica/dragons maze-6 packs plus promo cards per person ($30 pp–4 packs with one masters pack, or 6 pack prerelease kits)
5th Saturday-Mystery Box THG—Prerelease (rerelease) kits. Random Prerelease kit per player..6 packs plus bonus promo card. ($30pp)
**I reserve to motify any of the events in the future, because, well, we came up with a cool idea and wanted to try it out. The goal is to make it fun!
The sands of Amonkhet swirl from the wind of the drumbeat wings as the greatest of dragons battles his fellow gods for the fate of those below, living, dead or something more than both. At the Hour of Devastation Prerelease…battle with or as those gods to determine who will live, die, or go to Jack in the box later as zombies. (Hey, just ’cause you’re undead doesn’t mean a shake won’t hit the spot. Besides, where else can a zombie go at 3 in the morning when everyone else is sleeping.) Welcome to the second chapter in the Egyptian-inspired desert plane, where life after death is just part of life…
Prerelease When: Events Sat at 10, Sat at 4, Sun at 10 and a two-headed Giant, Sunday at 3 pm. (Remember to sign up in advance..$30 before the event, $35 the day of the event) As always, we do competitive and casual side by side to make sure both groups have the fun they are looking for.
Newest Cards— http://mythicspoiler.com/
About the story- http://magic.wizards.com/en/products/hour-devastation/storytelling
Official Wizards source of the cards- http://magic.wizards.com/en/products/hour-devastation/cards
New Magic http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/hour-devastation-mechanics-2017-06-16
Things are revolting in Kaladesh….(ok…that was bad) Tezzeret has come to town and turned things into a different kind of party..
What: Sealed Standard event (get 6 packs of the new stuff and build best 40 card deck.) Play either competitive (at least 4 rounds, with bigger fistfuls of prize packs for the winners, but needing to win at least two rounds to get any prize packs.) or casual (play three rounds, win a round, win a pack). Choose when you sign up. Sunday at 3 is a Two-headed Giant using the same special prerelease packs.
Who: Who’s it good for? Since everyone is starting from scratch from a new set, this is a great event for all players. We run a very friendly shop, so particularly for the casual events, feel free to ask for and get help in figuring out what to make. Regardless of what happens, you get to keep all your cards and have a day worth of fun.
Things are revolting in Kaladesh….(ok…that was bad) Tezzeret has come to town and turned things into a different kind of party. The second set of the Kaladesh block takes the playful world of Kaladesh and revolutionizes it. (Ah man…the Dad puns are just forcing their way out today..) Here is a bunch good links to give you the scoop on the new set…
Four color commanders are a’ coming! The new Commander 2016 Decks are coming out this week and they are creating a lot of excitement. The big new mechanics are Partner, where two Commanders who both have Partner can be picked as if they were one to be your Commander. Place one or two in play at a time.
Undaunted makes more the merrier, getting cheaper to cast for each other player in the group.
Commander is an exciting, unique way to play Magic that is all about awesome legendary creatures, big plays, and battling your friends in epic multiplayer games! In Commander, each player chooses a legendary creature as the commander of their deck. They then play with a 99-card deck that contains only cards of their commander’s colors.
By Matt Tabak The Magic: The Gathering-Commander series of products, the latest of which is appropriately called the 2016 Edition, gives players a great way into Commander. Each 100-card deck is ready to battle. But it also gives experienced Commander players all sorts of interesting new options for their existing Commander decks, plus innovative hooks to inspire new decks.
About Kaladesh: A few years ago, Wizards had the foresight to remind everyone that people are more then they are portrayed, by creating a world inspired by some of the historical spectacle and invention of the Middle East. The result is Kaladesh, a land of master craftsmen’s creations and invention, where mechanical beasts battle great ships that fill the sky, echos the days when the Islamic Golden Age lead the world in innovations of science, art, mathematics, craftsmanship, and other creations of brilliant and open minds. (Ok…I’ll admit that as a dad, I love when the fun also brings a bit of learning, and more important, a more open perspective. We have a lot of people painting simplistic pictures of a group that consists of 1/3 of the world. I try not to bring political options into the store, but if you have to think about people in groups, there is never a time when getting a more rounded view of their heritage is anything but a good thing)
The set also features a set of special treats. Just like the super rare Expedition lands from Zendikar, that created special foil versions of some of the most popular lands from the history of magic, Kaladesh introduces the Masterpiece: Inventions. A set of some of the coolest artifacts from all time, from Crucible of Worlds to an amazing version of the Commander staple, Sol Ring.
If you want to take a look at all the cards in the set, click here, or if you want to do a simulated opening of bunches of packs or do test sealed or drafts to get familiar with the set, click here.
Kaladesh prerelease Sept 25-26. Boxes on preorder for 99.99 till sept 15, $109.99 till 9/21. $119.99 after that. The set releases Friday, Sept. 30th, and we will be open at midnight on the Thursday before to give folks their boxes if they want.
The cards in this set reflect the Inventor’s fair that is taking place, with a special focus on artifacts and those that create them. There are extra abilities, such as vehicles, that are mere inert artifacts until other creatures lend their power to crew them and bring them to life. There are creatures who come into play creating (either adding to their own strength, or creating little artifact creatures to help them out. And there is a new kind of energy, not mana, but special counters that can be spent at any time to help power up lots of tricks and abilities.
It’s BAACCKKK….This special version of magic is specially tuned as mutant hybrid of the “everybody starts out evenness” of Drafting with the “I get to play with/ whomp on my buddies” group play of Commander. This time its adding a couple of new mechanics:
Goad (the ability to provoke another creature to attack)
Melee (rewarding spreading the love by adding +1,+1 to a creature for every opponent you attack that turn)
Council’s Dilemma (where each vote really counts, since each vote does an effect all by itself)
The Monarch, not the butterfly, but a king of the hill style crown that gives all sorts of goodies, but gets taken away whenever another player takes a successful shot at ya.