We recently saw the release of the latest expansion set for Magic the Gathering, Theros. The world of Theros is heavily inspired by the myths of Greek and Roman history, a subject I know and love. Many of the cards in this set, 249 cards in total, are brand new to the game with a few reprints from previous sets. With Theros we see the release of many new game mechanics and card types. I wll review these cards and mechanics in two ways; in limited format, the Theros set being played by itself, and in Standard format. (more…)
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Tags: CCG, Magic: The Gathering, Theros, Wizards of the Coast
Tags: CCG, M14, Magic: The Gathering, Scavenging Ooze, Slivers, Wizards of the Coast
About a week ago we saw the release of the latest Core Set of Magic the Gathering, M14, from Wizards of the coast. This is the card set that sets the foundation for the next year of MTG, especially if you play in Standard format tournaments. With M14, we see the return of many classic favorite cards such as the Nightmare, Sengir Vampire, Shivan Dragon, as well as some great new additions to Magic.
Compared to the last block released, Return to Ravnica (which included the Return to Ravnice, Gatecrash, and Dragon’s Maze expansion packs) this set is a scaled back and very simple set. This is back to the basics, only the five base colors and artifacts to play with. Gone are the multi colored cards, fused cards, and duel lands.
Do not take this as a sign of less to do in this set. Each color does have its great strengths and abilities and combining them in your spell deck will still make for great play. Also, if you have been thinking of getting into MTG but it looked a bit overwhelming this is the perfect jumping on point. M14 has all the basic cards to start your own collection. (more…)
Tags: Duels of the Planes 2014, Magic: The Gathering, Wizards of the Coast, Xbox 360
This past week we had the release of the 2014 Duels of the Planeswalkers for the XBox 360 as well as the Playstation 3 and now on the Android Tablet. I was able to play it on the 360 over the weekend. If you have been playing the previous DotP games, I’ve been playing the 2012 and 2013 on and off the past months, then you will like how Wizards of the Coast continue to improve on the visuals and the cut scenes between duels. The huge addition to 2014 that I have been looking for is the addition of a sealed deck campaign.
Tags: David Loren, Image Comics, Matt Hawkins, Rashan Ekedel, Think tank, Top Cow
Think Tank is a story about David Loren, a man who possesses above-genius level intelligence. He states that his IQ is recorded at 205. David is a self-proclaimed slacker. He has been fascinated with science from a young age, and was a student at Cal Tech at 16.
He currently works at DARPA, which is think tank that develops technologies for the government. David has created portions of the Predator Drone, but his three follow-up experiments have been deemed failures.
We see that David has a moral quandary in regards to the fact that he has developed ways for the military to kill people. While he struggles with this, his new commanding officer shows up demanding better results. (more…)
Tags: Gwen, Heroes and Villains Entertainment, King Arthur, Merlin, Morgana, Simon, Top Cow
I was excited to see how the story in Son of Merlin was going to wrap up. When we last left Simon and Gwen, they had just been swept up in a flood of water, which was the second of of three elements that they would be facing in their search for the Stone of Giramphiel. This issue opens with Simon recounting some of the famous chess matches that he has studied over time as he believes his life is coming to an end.
At what seems like the last moment, Gwen and Simon find a giant doorway, and Simon is able to force the doors open, and close them as the pair makes it inside. Upon recovering, they see the Stone of Giramphiel sitting on a pedestal in the room that they have just entered. As Simon picks up the stone, the room becomes engulfed in flames. Simon and Gwen are able to fend off the flames, but then a group of wraiths appear, which Simon is able to cast away using some latent telekinesis-type powers. (more…)