The Hour of Bolas is here at last, and Rhys the Redeemed is in grave trouble. To survive he’ll have to rely on the power of the earth and landfall, but only if Bolas’s exhumed minions don’t destroy him first! To reenact this clash and test Eons of Evil, I’m joined by Jimi.
In our last review, we looked at the much-overlooked Chandra, who was given her second deck in Expasnion Pack 2. Although Chandra’s story could be summed up as “always the bridesmaid, but never the bride,” we ended by noting that big things lay in store for her with Magic 2014. In both the Core Set release as well as the Duels of the Planeswalker tie-in, she’s been given center stage, a starring role beneath the limelight. The character of today’s focus might simply wonder what all the fuss is about. After all, didn’t the series hit its highest note last year?
We’re back with another round of Duels of the Planeswalkers, and today I’m joined by Sam. To put Heat of Battle to the test, she’s running Eons of Evil, the deck built for Nicol Bolas. Will Grixis carry the day, or can Chandra seal a victory in fire and ash?
There are a number of reasons that people become famous through accomplishment. Sometimes it is for for creating a great work of culture, like an author or actor. Others create something of a much more utilitarian nature, like a scientist or engineer. Still others attain the vaunted perch of fame through an extraordinary deed, a moment or act of heroism. No matter the path, the common thread through these is esteem, the act of having earned the respect of the people. We begin today’s piece by looking at a man who became famous for precisely the opposite reason.
It’s our opening game for the Duels of the Planeswalkers (2009): Expansion Pack 2 review, and I’m joined at the table by Jimi. Long a fan of Red, she’s excited to get ahold of Chandra’s latest deck Heat of Battle, while I buckle in for a return to the tumultuous terrain of Zendikar and its landfall mechanic. Can I take Rhys to glory, or will be Chandra’s day when the ash settles?
Welcome back as we return to this year’s theme, Duels of the Planeswalkers! When we last looked at the franchise, we reviewed the three decks that comprised the first Expansion Pack, “Duel the Dragon,” which was released in October of 2009. In addition to the new playable decks, the expansion also introduced one of Magic’s great villains to the franchise, as we’ll see later. For now, though, we have the rather odd pairing of a hero from Lorwyn- and a mechanic from Zendikar.