Boards & Swords #13: Magic The Gathering Set Preview - Born of the Gods

This episode I try something different - a new Magic: The Gathering set of cards debuted this weekend in special Pre-Release tournaments, so I sit down and talk about what's new in this set and some of my initial thoughts.  Send me some feedback on whether or not you would like more of these episodes for future set releases and what I can do to improve it!

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Links to Info:


Prerelease Events: February 1-2, 2014

Launch Weekend: February 7-9, 2014

Release Date: February 7, 2014

Magic Online Release: February 17, 2014

Game Day: March 1-2, 2014

The Cards:

165 New Cards!

Available As: Booster Packs, Fat Packs, Intro Packs

Intro Packs: Insatiable Hunger (R/G), Forged in Battle (W/R), Death's Beginning (G/B), Gifts of the Gods (U/W), Inspiration-Struck (U/B)

New Features:

Tribute - Some monsters demand respect from the denizens of Theros under the threat of terrible consequences. Tribute is a new keyword found on creatures that gives opponents an unfortunate choice: have the creature grow in size, or allow a powerful enters-the-battlefield ability to trigger.

Inspired - With creations of the divine, the epic deeds of mortals, and terrifying monsters all around, inspiration is everywhere on Theros. Inspired is an ability word that appears in italics at the beginning of abilities that trigger whenever the creature with the inspired ability becomes untapped. (An ability word has no rules meaning.)

Archetypes - The Born of the Gods set includes a cycle of creatures that grant your creatures a keyword while making sure your opponents' creatures can't have that same keyword.

Pre-Release Thoughts


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