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6.26.2017

Hour of Devastation Spoilers 6-26

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Happy Monday MTG peeps,

Here at MTG Realm we've had an average weekend (queue apropos Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet track) given the wet and stormy weather.  We were rather happy with results during Friday Night Magic - we brought along an Oketra's Monument mono-white tokens decklist, and feel confident enough to develop it to suit our local metagame.  We might be playing this list until rotation, and will likely write a Deck Tech for our particular version.

The second official week of Magic: the Gathering, Hour of Devastation previews, so we will not banter further but go straight to new cardboard awesomeness.


Ammitt Eternal, 2B 
Creature - Zombie Crocodile Demon, Rare
Afflict 3 (Whenever this creature becomes blocek, defending player loses 3 life.)
Whenever an opponent casts a spell, put a -1/-1 counter on Ammitt Eternal.
Whenever Ammitt Eternal deals combat damage to a player, remove all -1/-1 counters from it.
5/5

Zombies are a relevant deck in standard and this card may certainly become part of popular lists.  For a short time until rotation there is a Grasp of Darkness players can get into their sideboard to put this at -5/-5, after that, this could become a quite a beater.
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Refuse // Cooperate
Refuse, 3R
Instant, Rare
Refuse deals damage to target spell's controller equal to that spell's converted mana cost.
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Cooperate, 2U
Instant, Rare
Aftermath (Cast this spell only from your graveyard. Then exile it.)
Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

This essentially is Parallectric Feedback with a Twincast, built on the back end.  If your opponent does get greedy with an 'X' costed spell, this could not only nerf the spell but feed a lot of damage.  Great Izzit spell.  We expect that there will be a number of rather happy EDH players out there with this.
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Champion of Wits, 2U
Creature — Naga Wizard, Rare
When Champion of Wits enters the battlefield, you may draw cards equal to its power. If you do, discard two cards.
Eternalize 5UU
2/1

Perhaps a decent option for blue to filter for that combo piece, control piece or threat, but there is currently several better options available.

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Overwhelming Splendor, 6WW
Enchantment - Aura Curse, Mythic Rare
Enchant Player
Creatures enchanted player controls lose all abilities and have base power and toughness 1/1.
Enchanted player can't activate abilities that aren't mana abilities or loyalty abilities.

Give 'em the Bolas Horns !  Pretty Decent finisher.  Suggested serving is with  Bitterheart Witch in a black and white Orzhov Commander decklist.

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Unraveling Mummy, 1WB
Creature - Zombie, Uncommon
1W : Target attacking or blocking zombie gains lifelink until end of turn.
1B : Target attacking or blocking zombie gains deathtouch until end of turn.
"We are no longer in control." - Elekh, Vizier of Embalming
2/3

This may eventually be rolled into a standard Black / White standard zombies list as this provides some interesting combat modifiers.

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6.23.2017

Hour of Devastation Spoilers 6-23

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Happy Friday MTG peeps.  

It is a friendlier Magic: the Gathering standard format for us after those recent bannings, so we have returned to our fav pastime of innovating some standard rogue decklists which we'll take along to Friday Night Magic this evening to OMG! Games, here in Barrie, Ontario.  For now, check out some pretty sweet flavour text on Torment of Scarabs


Like a carpet unfolding for their god, 
the scarabs poured out of the necropolis.

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Today's Hour of Devastation previews assembled here for your review - 

First up - Gathering Magic - Mike Linnemann and Ant Tessitore Preview (link to great podcast right here).

Sinuous Striker - 2U 2/2 SNEK Warrior, U to +1/-1 pump, Eternalize 3UU.  Not too terrible, and certainly welcome later in the game to bring the nope-rope back into play.

Proven Combatant - U 1/1 human warrior with Eternalize 4UU.  Good chump fodder up front, and replay it's zombie mirror late game, if one were to survive turn six.




Nimble Obstructionist
2U, Flash, flying 3/1 BIRB, cycling 2U - when you cycle this, counter target activated or triggered ability you don't control.  A flash flyer with that toughness may lead to a few good combat tricks.  Love that this can put out a Planeswalker activation.






Torment of Hailfire
XBB, Each opponets loses 3 life unless that player sacrifices a non-land permanent or discards a card / repeat 'X' times.  Dman fine finisher in commander and might also see some fringe play in Standard.




Doomfall
2B sorcery, choice (1) target opponent exiles a creature they control, or (2) target opponent reveals and you choose a nonland card to exile.  Flavour text here is delicious.  Promises to be a solid choice in a sideboard.



Struggle // Survive - 2R Instant with a Ground Assault effect to ping a critter equal to the number of lands you control.  Aftermath 1G, plows your yard back into each player's library.  

Farm // Market - 2W Instant destroy target attacking creature with Aftermath 2U to draw 2 / discard 2.

Torment of Scarabs - 3B Curse on an opponent, lose 3 life unlesss they sacrifice a nonland permanent or discards a card.


Torment of Venom - 2BB Instant putting 3 -1/-1 counters on target creature, with the owner losing 3 life unless he or she sacrifices another nonland permanent or discards a card.

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6.22.2017

Hour of Devastation Spoilers 6-22

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Happy Thursday MTG peeps,

If you happen to find yourself in Barrie, Ontario (a bit north of Toronto) this evening, drop on in to OMG! Games to get in on some Commander action tonight.  For today's post, we continue full tilt on the newest Magic: the Gathering previews for the upcoming 'Hour of Devastation' set.  Be sure to check out the Card Image Gallery right over here.  First, some great art from Victor Adame Minguez for  "Marauding Boneslasher" -



Uncage the Menagerie - XGG Mythic Sorecery.  Similar to Amonkhet's Vizier of the Menagerie, in that 'Menagerie' is in its name.  Allows one to tutor out X creatures with CMC of 'X' to put in your hand.  Seems good.

Razaketh the Foulblooded - 5BBB 8/8 Legendary Demon with flying, trample.  Pay 2, sac a creature to tutor any card to your hand.  Looking forward to trying this in Commander definitely.


The Scarab God - Here is the U/B lost god. 3UB Legendary 5/5 creature.  Your team of Zombies is key to having this card be a beast.  Scry X (# zombies) to ping X life. 2UB exiles targer graveyard critter which creates a 4/4 zombie token for you.

Djeru the Purified - 5WW for a 4/3 legendary vigilant human warrior.  ETB effect to search for a Planeswalker card to you hand.  Other ability is a 1 damage reduction in the style of Daunting Defender.

Rhonas's Last Stand - GG Sorcery. Upside - creating a 5/4 green snake token. Downside - Lands you control don't untap during your next untap step.  Pro Tip - Play G/W for Anointed Procession.

Earthshaker Khenra - 1R 2/1 hasty Jackal Warrior.  MEH, even with eternalize tacked on.

Reshaper Khenra -  1G for a 2/2 Jackal Warrior.  ETB effect to pump a creature +X/+X until turn end, where X is Earthshaker's power. Eternalize 4GG.


River Hoopoe - Flavour text here is bring us to tears.  UG flying 1/3 BIRB! Good second ability 3UG gain 2 and card draw.

Resolute Survivors - 1RW 3/3 human warrior, exerted to ping 1, gain 1.

Vizier of the True - 3W 3/2 Human Cleric, with team exert ability to tap down a threat seems tood.

Steward of Solidarity - 1W 2/2 human warrior, taps to exert a 1/1 vigilant warrior.

Claim // Fame - B Sorcery returning a 2CMC creature from the yard to the board. 1R aftermath to give +2/+0 and haste to a creature.

Fervent Paincaster - 2R 3/1 Human Wizard. Tap to 1-ping player or tap to exert to 1-ping creature.

Hope Tender - 1G 2/2 Human Druid.  1T to untap land, 1T / exert to untap two.



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6.21.2017

Hour of Devastation Spoilers 6-21

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Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,

We have collected another slew of Magic: the Gathering previews from around the webs to summarize here again.  Before we get into today's Hour of Devastation spoilers, we should talk about the mothersite preview of this sets Planeswalker decklists -

Hour of Devastation Planeswalker Deck
Planeswalker Decks familiarize players who are interested in Magic with basic strategy as well as the setting, characters, and themes of the latest set. Each deck comes with a premium foil Planeswalker card that is likely to appeal to newer and veteran players.  MSRP $15

Contents: 
• 1 Ready-to-play 60-card deck, featuring a foil premium Planeswalker card
• 2 Hour of Devastation booster packs
• 1 Strategy insert
• 1 Magic learn-to-play guide



Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver
Wasp of the Bitter End
Zealot of the God-Pharaoh
Visage of Bolas
Cinder Barrens


Nissa, Genesis Mage
Nissa's Encouragement
Avid Reclaimer
Brambleweft Behemoth
Woodland Stream

And here is the summary of today's new cards - 

Angel of Condemnation - 2WW for a flying vigilent 3/3 Angel. 2W blinks another creature - or - 2W to exert the Angel to O-Ring another creature until the Angel leaves the battlefield

Driven // Despair - 1G sorcery giving the team tample with a Curosity effect card draw. Aftermath 1B has same card draw but gives the team menace.

Hostile Desert - Rare Desert Land, tap to add bland, or pay 2,exile a land from your graveyard to have Hostile Dessert becom a 3/4 Elemental creature until end of turn.

Hour of Glory - 3B instant to exile a creature. The clause after is likely never to apply, so meh.

Reason // Beleive - Blue (one U) sorecery to scry 3.  Aftermath 4G to peak at library top and put into hand unless it's a creature which will go straight onto the battlefield.


Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign - 4UU flying 4/4 Sphinx.  Kind of a Sphinx banneret reducing Sphinx spells by 2 colourless (Go Sphinx Tribal!). Sphinx EtB effect with draw 4 cards with a Fact or Fiction effect.


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6.20.2017

Hour of Devastation Spoilers 6-20

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Happy Monday MTG peeps,

MOAR Magic: the Gathering previews on tap again today.  Here is the latest batch of Hour of Devastation previews delivered hot 'n' fresh from the interwebs to your machine.  If you are thinking of building a cat tribal decklist, there is something of interest for you today.


Crook of Comdemnation - 2-drop uncommon artifact with two abilities. Pay one and tap to exile a card in a graveyard, or pay one to exile the Crook and all cards from all graveyards.  Perfect to nerf graveyard shenanigans and a lot of Zombie (Embalm / Eternalize ) builds.

Fraying Sanity - 3-drop blue enchantment, kinda meh unless you have a specifically themed decklist to mill your opponent's library.

Mirage Mirror - 3 drop artifact. Pay 2 to have this become a copy of a target artifact, creature, enchantment or land until EOT.

Neheb, the Eternal - 3RR legendary 4/6 zombie minotaur warrior with Afflict 3. Great with a list that has burn as the other ability on Neheb produces delicious red mana for more burn.  

Pride Sovereign - Grenn Kitteh !  2G for a 2/2 rare cat, which gets a +1/+1 pump for each other cat you control.  W/Tap and exert to produce a litter of 2 1/1 kittys with lifelink.


Ramunap Hydra - 3/3 rare snake hydra with vigilence, reach, trample.  Gets a +1/+1 pump if you have a deset and another pump if a desert is in your graveyard.

Scavenger Grounds - Rare land with desert subtype, adds colourless, and nerfs graveyards.

Solemnity - 3-drop white enchantment demands no counters on anything.

Swarm Intelligence - big cost 7 blue enchantment to re-fire instants / sorceries a second time.  Not that good in a lot of formats.

The Locust God - 4UR legendary god.  Flying. Generates a 1/1 U/R insect token with flying / haste with every card you draw.  2UR gives you a draw / discard (loot).  Bomerangs back to your hand after this dies.  All on a 4/4 body.

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6.19.2017

Hour of Devastation Previews 6-19

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Happy Monday MTG peeps,

There was a wonderful volume of Hour of Devastation previews throughout the weekend during the Grand Prix Los Vegas event.  To catch up on the latest Magic: the Gathering previews and spoilers stay tuned to the official Wizards of the Coast Hour of Devastation page, linked here, or our sister station at MTG Realm on Tumblr, linked right over here.



You may be well served by popping on over to the Wizards of the Coast site to review the Hour of Devastation Mechanics, linked here.

NEW - Afflict.  Afflict is focused in red and black.  Whenever a creature with this ability becomes blocked, defending player loses life equal to the Afflict value.

NEW - Eternalize.  Eternalize is centered in white and blue and similar to Amonkhet's Embalm.  The eternalize ability can only be activated if the creature is in your graveyard. When activated, the card is exiled but it creates a token copy of that creature. This creature token changes its Power and Toughness to 4/4, has no mana cost, is a zombie in addition to its other creature types, and it becomes a monocolored black creature.

Returning - Exert. Exert is focused in white, red and green.  When a creature with the exert ability is exerted, there ia an ability that triggers and the creature doesn't untap at the beginning of it's controller's next untap step

Returing - Cycling is a keyword ability that allows a player to pay a cost that includes discarding the card. When the activated ability resolves, that player draws a card.


Returning - Aftermath.  A keyword ability that lets a player cast one half of a split card only from his or her graveyard.

In today's post, we hope to focus on today's official Hour of Devastation previews, but before we get into that, we had posted earlier our deep appreciation to the Wizards of the Coast art team in creating a stunning graphical apposition of the extent of world-rending cataclysmic that Nicol Bolas, the so-called god-pharaoh had wrought upon the Plane of Amonkhet.  Here are the comparatives we had posted to Tumblr earlier here and here



Righto ! Onto today's previews -

Oketra's Last Mercy, 1WW
Sorcery, Rare
Your life total becomes your starting life total, Lands you control don't untap during your next untap phase


Pride Sovereign, 2G
Creature - Cat
Pride Sovereign gets +1/+1 for each
other Cat you control.
W, T, Exert Pride Sovereign: Create
two 1/1 white Cat creature tokens
with lifelink.
2/2

Mirage Mirror, 3
Artifact, Rare
2: Mirage Mirror becomes a copy of target artifact, creature or enchantment, or land until end of turn.

Some previously revealed cards - 
Accursed Horde
Angel of the God-Pharoh
Carrion Screecher
Defiant Khenra
Desert of the Fervent
Desert of the Glorified
Desert of the Indomitable
Desert of the Mindful
Desert of the True
Desert's Hold
Dreamstealer
Gilded Cerodon
Grind // Dust
Hour of Revelation
Inferno Jet
Khenra Eternal
Khenra Scrapper
Maurauding Boneslasher
Mirage Mirror
Oasis Ritualist
Oketra's Last Mercy
Open Fire
Pride Sovereign
Sand Strangler
Sidewinder Naga
Steadfast Sentinel
Sunset Pyramid
Supreme Will

The Scorpion God


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6.16.2017

Art of MTG - Ixalan

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Happy Friday MTG peeps,

We won't be yattering about the FULL sheet of foil Ixalan cards today, but certainly want to talk about Ixalan.  Specifically, the upcoming art book, which most definitely has us very hyped.  We love exploring new Magic: the Gathering Planes of Existence through the beautiful art pieces, card flavour text and of course through the Magic Story installments on the Magic: the Gathering site.  Here is the official Press Release from WotC and Viz Media -


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WIZARDS OF THE COAST AND VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCED THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – IXALAN



PRESS RELEASE – 

Wizards of the Coast and VIZ Media have jointly announced the latest edition of THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING collection with the release in January 2018 of THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – IXALAN. The fifth release in VIZ Media’s ongoing series of impressive hardcover art books presents the incredible illustrations of Magic: The Gathering™.

The substantial 240-page tome will feature dozens of full-color works by an impressive array of talented artists, including Christine Choi, Daarken and Titus Lunter, and will be complemented with additional in-depth lore by bestselling author and Magic: The Gathering Senior Game Designer James Wyatt.

THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – IXALAN invites fans to set sail for the uncharted jungles of Ixalan, where dangerous beasts, magnificent ruins, and lost treasures lie waiting to be discovered. Saddle up your dinosaur mount and brave the unknown as you search the plane for a prize forgotten by history… until now!

VIZ Media also announces the opening of pre-orders for THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – IXALAN. Scheduled for retail release on July 4th, THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – AMONKHET will present scores of full-color illustrations from artists such as Cliff Childs, Winona Wilson, Christine Choi and Adam Paquette. Additional insights and lore on the dangerous and beautiful world of Amonkhet are provided by James Wyatt. Amonkhet is the latest expansion game for Magic: The Gathering and is set for release by Wizards of the Coast this month.

Throughout its 22-year history, Magic: The Gathering has visited many richly imaginative worlds through card sets and stories. Developed by Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering has more than 20 million fans, is played in more than 70 countries, and is available in 11 languages. Magic: The Gathering has won numerous notable awards, including a Mensa Award and multiple Origins Awards, the Hobby Game industry’s annual top award.

“Magic’s newest plane explores untamed jungles teaming with dinosaurs that come to life in THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – IXALAN,” says Elaine Chase, Vice President of Global Brand Strategy and Marketing for Magic: The Gathering. “We are excited to continue working with VIZ Media to provide our fans and players a deeper dive into Magic’s art and detailed lore.”

“Our unique catalog of THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING books has delighted fans and players, and we are very excited to announce the addition in early 2018 of THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – IXALAN,” says Joel Enos, Editor, VIZ Media. “The stunning artwork depicting these imaginative realms combines with intriguing lore and extensive background to make each book an ideal complement to Wizards of the Coast’s iconic strategy card game.”


THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING: AMONKHET 
THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – IXALAN 
THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – KALADESH 
THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – INNISTRAD 
THE ART OF MAGIC: THE GATHERING – ZENDIKAR 
Available through from VIZ Media.

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6.15.2017

Big Ixalan Leak 6-15

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Happy Thursday (again) MTG peeps,

EDIT - Full sheet of Ixan foil cards spoiled, which is kinda sad.  A sporadic few unofficial spoilers are fun and whet the appetite of the Magic: the Gathering community, but the full sheet is not cool. :(
Go to Reddit MTG TCG post linked over here if you want to see it.

We had already posted to the MTG Realm today (here is the earlier post on a number of Hour of Devastation art pieces).  In this post we have to talk about the MASSIVE Ixalan leak that occurred today.  

The leak is in the form of what appears to be 2 images of uncut Magic: the Gathering card sheets which suggest to us that these to photos may have been taken at a printing contractor that Wizards of the Coast use.  

The images were posted to the Reddit MTG / TCG subreddit thread by two different user names - Enterowlett and Hrafi.  At this point in time, there is no reason to doubt that the cards featured in the images may be illegitimate / fake.  As always, we are urging readers to only rely upon official previews at the Wizards of the Coast site.

Images are not the best but this is the best that we can make out - 




Land Reprints -
Sunpetal Grove
Dragonskull Summit

Drowned Catacomb


Arcane Adaptation, 2U
Enchantment
As Arcane Adaptation enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
Creatures you control are the chosen type in addition to their other types. The same is true for creature spells you control and creature cards you own that aren't on the battlefield.

Ashes of the Abhorrent, 1W
Enchantment
Player's cant cast spells from graveyards or activate abilities from graveyards.
whenever a creature dies gain 1 life.

Bishop of Rebirth, 3WW
Creature Vampire Cleric
Vigilance
Whenever Bishop of Rebirth attacks, you may return target creature card with coverted mana cost 3 or less from your graveyard to the battle field
3/4

Bloodstained Paladin ?, 3B
Creature Vampire Knight ?
Flash
Bloodstained Paladin ? enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it for each creature that died this turn
3/4

Captain Lannery Storm 2R
Legendary Creature - Human Pirate
Haste
Whenever Captain Lannery Storm attacks, create a colorless Treasure artifact token with "Tap, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."
Whenever you sacrifice a Treasure, Captain Lannery Storm gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
2/2

Daring Saboteur
Creature - Human Pirate
2U: Daring Saboteur can't be blocked this turn.
Whenever Daring Saboteur deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card. If you do, discard a card.

Dhunge? Scavanger ?, G
Creature - Dinosaur
Whenever ?? Scavanger enters the battlefield or attacks you may exile target card for  a graveyard? If a creature card is exiled this way you gain 2 life if a noncreature card is exiled this way scavanger gets +1/+1 until end of turn
3/2

Dreamcaller Siren, 2UU
Creature - Siren Pirate
Flash
Flying
Can only block creatures with flying
When Dreamcaller siren enters the battlefield, if you control anothe rpirate, tap up to two nonland permanents
3/3

Deeproot champion, 1G
Creature Merfolk Shaman
Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, put a +1/+1 counter on deeproot champion
1/1

Emperor's Vanguard ?,G
Creature - ??
Something about combat damage... reveal something? otherwise put a +1/+1 counter) darn camera flare

Goring Ceratops, 5WW
Creature - Dinosaur
Double Strike
Whenever Goring Ceratops attacks other creatures you control gain double strike until end of turn

Hostage Taker, 2UB
Creature Human Pirate
When Hostage taker enters the battlefield exile target artifact or creature until hostage taker leaves the battlefield. You may cast that card as long as it reamins exiled, and you may spend mana as though it were mana of any type to cast that spell.
2/3

Rowdy Crew, 3RR
Creature - something ? Pirate
Trample
When Rowdy Crew enters the battlefield draw 3 cards, then discard 2 cards at random. If two cards discarded this way share a type, Rowdy Crew gets two +1/+1 counters.
3/3

Something Raider, 2B
Creature Orc Pirate
Raid - At the begining of your end step if you attacked with a creature this turn. reveal the top card of your library and put that card in your hand, you lose life equal to that cards cmc.
?/?

Sorcerous Spyglass, 2
Artifact
As Sorcerous Spyglass enters the battlefield, look at an opponent's hand, then choose any card name.
Activated abilities of sources with the chosen name can't be activated unless they're mana abilities.

Tixhanxa (?), Voice of Thunder ?, UG
Legendary creature merfolk
Tixhanxa (?) power and toughness are each equal to the number of cards in your hand
you have no maximum hand size
when Tixhanxa (?) enters the battlefield draw a card for each creature you control
X/X

Vanquisher's Banner, 5
Artifact
As Vanquisher's Banner enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
Creatures you control of the chosen type get +1/+1.
Whenever you cast a creature spell of the chosen type, draw a card.

Vraska's Contempt, 2BB
Instant
Exile target creatre or planeswalker
you gain 2 life



Partial Cards

? ?GG 
creature - dinosaur
Smuggle? -- Whenever ?? is something draw a card?
4/4

G... F... Ravager 3BB
Creature Orc Pirate Wizard Menace?(or new keyword), deathtouch
When GFR enters the battlefield each player loses a third of their life rounded up.
4/4

** ? ** 5BB
Sorcery
exile up to five target creature cards from graveyards. An opponent seperates those cards into two piles. Put all cards from the pile of your choice onto the battlefield under your control and the rest into their owners' graveyards.

Green Enchantment ?G
Enchantment
Whenever a creature you control becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls you may draw a card.

Regisaur Alpha 3RG --- You Control have haste
??
4/4

Jace planeswalker ? 
"Jace, [something] Castaway".
..two tokens that are copies of Jace, XXX Castaway, except they're...

Name ?, 4UUU
Target player draws seven cards.

Flavor text - mention of Kumena

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Hour of Devastation Art Dump

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Happy Thursday MTG peeps,

That was an incredible volume of information Magic: the Gathering fans received so far this week.  More for our reference, but also yours, here is the table for all of the announced upcoming products from Wizards of the Coast.  Hour of Devastation, Commander, Ixalan, Merfolk-Goblins duel decks, Iconic Masters, Explorers of Ixalan, From the Vault Transform, Unstable (the next 'Un'-set!), Rivals of Ixalan one-off product, Masters 25, Dominaria, and the return of Core sets in 2019.




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Anywhoos, as the post title indicates, we have a number of Hour of Devastation art pieces we've found over at the 'Art of MTG' site linked here.  These look amazing and we cannot wait until we get Magic Story on these and cards.  We hope to return to this post to provide artist credit when we learn that information.

The summary here - a world-ending cataclysmic event prefaced by the arrival of the Elder Dragon Nicol Bolas, a plague of locusts, and the physical embodiment of a nightmare in the form of a Locust-god.  We have not idea as to the magic blue-ball sphere on a spear, but mygawd, it looks very cool.  Lastly, that plague / locust god also brought along some Zombie / Mummy friends, so there is pretty-near a 100% chance of seeing more zombies in the next set.










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6.14.2017

Ixalan Sneak Peak

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Happy Wednesday (again),

Our second post for today in an effort to better organise the rather large amount of Magic: the Gathering information being released by Wizards of the Coast today as part of the big 25th Anniversary Celebration of this great game.

In this post - Ixalan and the second set Rivals of Ixalan




IXALAN

Releases SEPTEMBER 29, 2017



For centuries, the untamed jungles of Ixalan have hidden a coveted secret: Orazca, the city of gold. But no secret can remain undiscovered, and no treasure can be taken uncontested. Unfurl your sails, saddle up a dinosaur, and battle your rivals as you embark on a journey to claim the plane’s greatest fortune for yourself! 


STOP.
THE.
PRESS.

Lush tropic jungles, the Planeswalker Vraska, DINOSAURS(!), Pirates, and open seas.  Sign us the frack up.

RIVALS OF IXALAN

Releases JANUARY 19, 2018



The legendary city of Orazca has been found, but it will not be claimed without a fight. Now, you must outpace, outwit, and overpower your rivals as you vie for control of this ancient metropolis. Succeed, and you will wield the greatest power of the plane. 


EXPLORERS OF IXALAN
NOVEMBER 24, 2017


An out-of-the-box multiplayer Magic experience. Defeat your opponents as you search for the lost city.  This is a boxed set of Four 60-card decks (with no new cards).

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