Hour of Devastation: First Impressions, Part Two

The last year or so has been a pretty good time to be playing EDH. Lots of new cards tailored for our format, from giant monsters, to big silly spells, and everything in between.

Now, spoilers have started for the next set, Hour of Devastation, the sequel to the Egypt-themed Amonkhet. Will this set continue Wizards’ strong run of good multiplayer sets?

Let’s take a second look at Hour of Devastation!
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Hour of Devastation… Sphinx tribal?!

 

The last year or so has been a pretty good time to be playing EDH. Lots of new cards tailored for our format, from giant monsters, to big silly spells, and everything in between.

As I went over on Monday, spoilers have started for the next set, Hour of Devastation, the sequel to the Egypt-themed Amonkhet, and it looks like Wizards very much has us EDH players in mind with this set… in fact, it looks like they even have cards planned for those of us who love tribal EDH decks!

But not just any tribe… tribal Sphinxes?! Let’s take a look at the new legend previewed today!
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Hour of Devastation: First Impressions

The last year or so has been a pretty good time to be playing EDH. Lots of new cards tailored for our format, from giant monsters, to big silly spells, and everything in between.

Now, spoilers have started for the next set, Hour of Devastation, the sequel to the Egypt-themed Amonkhet. Will this set continue Wizards’ strong run of good multiplayer sets?

Let’s take a quick look!
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Archenemy – Nicol Bolas: First Impressions

 

Wizards has spoiled their latest MTG supplemental product, Archenemy: Nicol Bolas, and I wanted to touch quickly on it today. Though I don’t believe the first Archenemy sold very well seven years ago, I was a huge fan of it, and I did pick up all the schemes to use in multiplayer every so often.

Now, with the latest Archenemy set being Nicol Bolas themed, it’s time to take a look and see what the evil Elder Dragon has in store for poor hapless heroes!
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Amonkhet: First Impressions

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Is it really spoiler season time again? That was quick!

The entire spoiler for the newest MTG expansion Amonkhet is out, and this looks like a very interesting set. There are plenty of great multiplayer cards, and lots of shiny toys that I’m looking forward to adding into my decks.

Last year’s sets gave us a ton of fun new EDH cards to work with, and many of my decks got a well-deserved makeover. The question becomes, does this Egypt-flavored set continue that trend, and continue our MTG year with great EDH cards?

It’s time to take a look at this new set!
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Aether Revolt: First Impressions

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Is it really spoiler season time again? That was quick!

The entire spoiler for the newest MTG expansion Aether Revolt is out, and this looks like a very interesting set. There are plenty of great multiplayer cards, and lots of shiny toys that I’m looking forward to adding into my decks.

Last year’s sets gave us a ton of fun new EDH cards to work with, and many of my decks got a well-deserved makeover. The question becomes, does Aether Revolt continue that trend, and start our MTG year off right with great EDH cards?

It’s time to take a look at this new set!
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Four-color Commanders, finally!

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Ever since I started playing Commander seven years ago and decided that I would be building a deck for every color combination, it’s been bugging me that we don’t have four-color generals available to complete the set. We had mono-color, two-color, three-color, five-color, and colorless, but never four-color. I nearly went so far as to build decks around the original Nephilim, since it was bugging my OCD that four-color generals didn’t exist.

Well, with this year’s set of Commander preconstructed decks, Wizards has finally heard our prayers. Let’s take a look at what they’ve shown us thus far, and see why I am stoked about Commander 2016!
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Hidden Gems # 22: Eternal Masters Edition

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Welcome once again to another edition of EDH Hidden Gems, the series where I look at some lesser-known cards that are excellent in multiplayer! Today, with the full Eternal Masters spoiler revealed and the set releasing today, I thought it would be a great idea to go through the set, and take a look for some fun EDH cards!

Let’s go!
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Predictions: Eternal Masters — Followup

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A short while back, I gave my predictions for the cards that I believed would be in Eternal Masters, the all-reprint set designed to increase supply of certain cards for Legacy/Vintage/Cube/old formats (it won’t, just like the first Modern Masters set, but we’ll get to that in a minute.) Thus far with my predictions, I have about a 40-50% average, between Modern Masters, Modern Masters 2015, and FTV: Angels. With the full set having been spoiled on Friday, it’s time to look back at my predictions and see how I did. What did I get right, and what did I miss on?

Let’s dive right in!
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A Look Back at My Predictions: Eternal Masters

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With previews for Eternal Masters starting next week, I figured today would be a good day to take a quick look back at my predictions for the set before the big reveal next week!

Eternal Masters, a set designed to increase the supply of hard-to-find or pricey Eternal staples will be released this June. Very few preview cards for this set have thus far been released, with only the counterspell Force of Will at mythic rare, and Wasteland at rare thus far being confirmed. These two cards are basically the backbone of Legacy/Vintage, so their inclusion has people buzzing about this set.

As a hardcore Legacy player, naturally I’m really looking forward to this set!

Back in 2013, I had posted my predictions for the original Modern Masters set. I did fairly well; I had correctly predicted 9/15 mythics, and 19/53 rares correctly; this meant that I was 40% right, which was a good enough success rate that I considered this round of predictions to be a success. When Modern Masters 2015 was spoiled, I did another round of predictions; this time with a much lower success rate – I was only 30% right this time.

Today’s article will be my predictions for what will be in this awesome-sounding set, so let’s go!
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