Posts Tagged ‘Wizards of the Coast’

image001Wizards of the Coast is continuing its unprecedented, block-long in-store play experienced called Hero’s Path with Theros Game Day in stores this weekend (10/19 – 10/20). Through a series of nine quests, players will be called to become heroes by participating in puzzles and battles to earn a unique Hero Card after each quest. As you collect each card throughout the Hero’s Path, you will grow in power and become ever-increasingly more prepared for the raging conflicts at the end of each arc. (more…)

image004In 1974, the world changed forever when Gary Gygax introduced the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. The legacy of his innovative ideas continues to influence games to this day, forty years later. As Wizards of the Coast prepares to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the brand in 2014, the “Father of Roleplaying Games” will be honored with a memorial statue in his hometown of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin via a partnership between Wizards of the Coast and the Gygax Memorial Fund. (more…)

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A couple weeks ago, the very same weekend that Theros was released, another Magic the Gathering product was released as well, the expansion for the 2014 Duels of the Planeswalker on the Xbox 360 and other platforms. With this expansion we get 5 new playable decks, additions to the campaign, and more challenge matches. For the Xbox 360 the expansion is $4.99 and you will need the main game to run this.

I have to admit I have not finished the campaign mode so I only got a taste of the new addition to the campaign. And the new decks were nice but not as much fun as the green deck I have been running and unlocking cards for since I started playing the game. Once I finish the campaign mode with the green deck I will play through again and give the new decks a run thru. They look good, with one looking better then the rest but I will find out for sure soon. (more…)

1196_ino5e8iqv9_theroslogoWe 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…)

Magic LogoWith the release of Theros this week many Standard format Magic players are now cycling out cards from M13, Innistrad, Dark Ascension, and Avacyn Restored from their decks and maybe even their collections. After the pre release tournaments this past weekend I have started redesigning my decks so they remain legal for standard format play. I thought I would share some of my favorite cards that are cycling out and what I am going to try to replace them with.

I currently have two decks I alternate playing with; a red deck and a white/green deck. There may be many great cards in Theros that could be great replacements but until I get my hands on the full set and play around with them I won’t be sure. Many of the replacements here are from cards already in standard play. Here are the changes for my red deck: (more…)

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Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers

Expansion Announced

New content to launch on September 18

August 29, 2013 – RENTON, WA — Wizards of the Coast today announced that the Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers Expansion will release on September 18, 2013*. Adding depth to the latest installment of the wildly popular Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise, the Magic 2014 Expansion will give players the opportunity to explore new planes, fight new enemies and face new challenges. Available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PC via Steam®, PlayStation® Network, iPad®, and AndroidTM via Google Play and the Amazon App Store, fans will be able to check out the expansion for the first time this weekend at PAX Prime (August 30 – Sept 2) in the Magic booth (#1642).

The Magic 2014 Expansion will also include the following new features: (more…)

M14LogoAbout 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…)