Boards & Swords #19: Magic The Gathering Set Preview - Journey Into Nyx

It's that time again - a new Magic The Gathering set is about to release which means I spend an episode breaking down the set and talk about all of the cool things coming!  Next week, we'll be back to a normal episode again - I've already got a LOT of Board Game stuff to talk about!

Links to Info:

http://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/productarticle.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/journeyintonyx/productinfo

http://mythicspoiler.com/

Dates:

Prerelease Events

: April 26-27, 2014

Release Date

: May 2, 2014

Launch Weekend

: May 2-4, 2014

Magic Online Release

: May 12, 2014

Game Day

: May 24-25, 2014

The Cards:

165 New Cards!

Available As: Booster Packs, Fat Packs, Intro Packs

Intro Packs: Mortals of Myth (G/W), Fates Forseen (U/R), Pantheon's Power (W/B), Voracious Rage (R/B), The Wilds and the Deep (G/U)

New Features:

Constellation - Enchantments with constellation abilities represent the divine constellations that fill the night sky—and now the mortal world—of Theros.  An enchantment's constellation ability triggers every time it or another enchantment enters the battlefield under your control. Most of the enchantments with constellation abilities in Journey into Nyx are enchantment creatures, but not all of them.

Strive - A spell with a strive ability lets you pump more mana into it to increase the number of targets.

Bestow, Heroic, Monstrosity are all back

God/Planeswalker Cards

Pre-Release Thoughts

Ended up picking white pack due to promo card.  2-2, with one win being a bye.  Used a new method I heard from MTGyou podcast to sort out my cards.  Originally went W/R, had lots of cheap creatures and some red instants.  Learned after first game I had no meaty creatures and white wasn't really helping me.  Switched up deck to white/green, played much better.

Closing

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production.  Please visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the main Obsessive Comics Disorder podcast, talking about comics and all the geeky things we obsess over.  Like to contribute to the show?  Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com.  On twitter, you can find me @ChrisTheProf or on facebook go to facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  Also check out my instagram (ChrisTheProfessor) to see pictures of all the games that I'm currently playing.

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:

https://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/productarticle.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/bornofthegods/productinfo

http://mythicspoiler.com/

Dates:

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

Closing

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production. Please visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the main Obsessive Comics Disorder podcast, talking about comics and all the geeky things we obsess over. Like to contribute to the show? Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com. On twitter, you can find me @ChrisTheProf or on facebook go to facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. Also check out my instagram (ChrisTheProfessor) to see pictures of all the games that I'm currently playing.

Obsessive Comics Disorder #39: "Toss In Some Cuteness For A Change"

Philip's sick this week, and we will be out of town next week, so instead of going a month or so without a podcast, I pulled an audible and asked Chloe if she wanted to be on the podcast.  Hear her point of view on Baltimore Comic Con, Dave & Busters, and the Magic Prerelease that we did this past weekend.

If you like this episode, check out the podcast Chloe & I do (sometimes) called "The Adventures of Chloe".

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