Happy Monday MTG peeps,
We hope all had a great weekend. Unfortunately, we were not able to get out to OMG! Games, our local gaming for Friday Night Magic but had heard through some friends that the newest Magic: the Gathering set, Born of the Gods did shake things up a bit and there was a ton of new brews on the game tables. Whether you are finalizing a powerful new decklist in line with the evolving metagame or planning a strategy against it, it is a great time to pick up some card singles over at MTG Mint Card so you can be ready where the game will take you next.
Over on the mothership today, we received the official announcement for the next 'From the Vault' sealed product, due out at the end of summer. If you unaware, From the Vault is a series of boxed sets, typically released each year before the fall set. Each box set contains 15 tournament-legal, holographic foil, black-bordered cards with a common theme. A number of these cards feature alternate artwork. Historically, these have had a very reasonable suggested retail price but due to limited print runs (low availability) and a high player demand, one should expect to see these priced much higher. The list of previous 'From the Vault' sets are -
2008 - From the Vault: Dragons
2009 - From the Vault: Exiled
2010 - From the Vault: Relics
2011 - From the Vault: Legends
2012 - From the Vault: Realms
2013 - From the Vault: Twenty
2014 - From the Vault: Annihilation
(apologies - we could not help ourselves thinking about FTV Annihilation without thinking about Chaos Orb and it's Unglued partner Chaos Confetti)
Here's the official announcement -
Harness the savage power of fifteen of the most brutal Magic cards ever unleashed. These limited-edition, black-bordered superweapons are legal in many tournament formats. Sweep the battlefield clean with this powerful arsenal and blast the opposition into oblivion.
• 15 Premium foil cards, including 6 with new art.
• An exclusive Spindown™ life counter.
• A collector's guide.
• Each card has been printed using a foil process unique to the From the Vault series.
• From the Vault: Annihilation will be available world-wide in English only, and will have an extremely limited print run.
• All cards are black bordered and tournament legal. This means that these cards are legal for use in any tournaments where the original printings are still legal.
Please use the hashtag #MTGANH for discussing this product on Twitter!
Product Concept and Development: Gavin Verhey and Jeremy Jarvis
Release Date: August 22, 2014
Magic Online Release Date: August 22, 2014
Very cool - love the expansion symbol ! We are loving that preview art and there is a lot of banter and speculation as to what card this may belong to in From the Vault: Annihilation. Some guesses are - Maelstrom Pulse, Armageddon, Whirlwind, and Destructive Force but your guess is as valid as ours. As to the remaining 14 cards in here please speculate away but have a mind as to the WotC reserved list. For a complete list of Reserved Cards, click on over to the Wizards Reprint Policy page here.