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Duel Decks- Blessed vs Cursed: Blessed Deck Review (Part 2 of 2)

In the rush of excitement for Shadows over Innistrad’s Intro Packs, the poor set-themed Duel Deck didn’t get completely reviewed. Phil has joined be on the battlefield to put Blessed through its paces, and round out the set.  Read more »


Duel Decks- Blessed vs Cursed: Cursed Deck Review (Part 2 of 2)

It’s time to take Duel Decks: Blessed vs Cursed to the battlefield to see how it plays out, after having taken a close look at both decks. Joining me is Phil, taking the role of Innistrad’s Blessed. Let’s see how this first clash shakes out.  Read more »


Duel Decks- Blessed vs Cursed: Cursed Deck Review (Part 1 of 2)

As the previews for Shadows over Innistrad begin to be unveiled this weekend, it’s not hard to see that flavor- always a crucial component of Magic sets- once again comes to pride of place. There was something about the original Innistrad, released in 2011, that ignited the imagination of many, and we see cards already making a callback to the ideas and troped of its predecessor. Notice the art of Relentless Dead, picking up where Endless Ranks of the Dead left off. Or the Delver of Secrets/Insectile Aberration finding its maturity in Aberrant Researcher/Perfected Form.

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Duel Decks- Blessed vs Cursed: Blessed Deck Review (Part 1 of 2)

While most of the research I do comes from articles on the internet or firsthand experience, every now and then a little firsthand research goes a long way. The latest entry in the Duel Decks series has tweaked the expected pattern, established in 2012, where you have a Spring planeswalker-based product followed by an Autumn theme-based one.

With the change to the block structure that began with Battle for Zendikar, it appears that the Duel Decks were themselves caught up in the roil.  Read more »

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