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17
Jul

Magic 2014: Death Reaper Review (Part 1 of 2)

Thus far in our walk through Magic 2014, we’ve found that the decks hew fairly conventionally towards what is increasingly becoming a standard core set formula of showcasing two different aspects or themes of the colour pairing. The first deck we looked at, Lightforce, paired a lifegain strategy with an aura-based one. Though Bestial Strength was a bit more conventional in nature, Death Reaper picks right up where Lightforce left off.

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15
Jul

Magic 2014: Bestial Strength Review (Part 2 of 2)

It’s been a busy couple of weeks since we took over Moonlite Comics, but we took a break from work to playtest Bestial Strength. Sam grabbed the Blue/White Psychic Labyrinth, we grabbed a table in the gaming area, and off we went! Here are the notes from the matchup.

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13
Jul

Magic 2014: Bestial Strength Review (Part 1 of 2)

It might not seem readily apparent, but the Black and Green colour pairing is one of the more common in the Magic core set preconstructed environment. When Magic 2010 came along and standardised the two-colour core set Intro Pack, Death’s Minions was amongst them as a base-Black deck with a splash of Green. It would immediately set a precedent.

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11
Jul

Magic 2014: Lightforce Review (Part 2 of 2)

It’s the opening match of Magic 2014, and I’m once again joined by Sam looking to put my deck to the test. To do so, she’s enlisted the aid of Fire Surge, the Red/Blue counterburn deck with as many creatures as mine. Will that tempestuous combination take the day, or will my auras and lifegain prove the measure?

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9
Jul

Magic 2014: Lightforce Review (Part 1 of 2)

Ahh, Summer. Although many of us could probably do without the brutal heat, there’s a certain romance to this time of year that tends to manifest itself in the evenings. Cicadas on the trees, fireflies in the meadows, frogs in the pond, there’s something magical about the season that lets us look forward to it every year. By the same token, there’s another much-anticipated arrival that makes itself known around this time each year- the latest core set.

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5
Jun

News: Magic 2014 Intro Packs Revealed!

It looks like we’re going for a planeswalker theme on the Intro Packs this time around! The decks were displayed on today’s Arcana, though we’re still in the dark as to deck names, colour pairings, and decklists.

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