Planeswalking in Shandalar II: Day 1, Restarting on Hard Mode

Talrand, Sky Summoner

 

It has been a long, long time since I last went planeswalking in Shandalar.

The excitement of ante games, the thrill of defeating dungeons and wizard bosses, the fun of casting the utterly broken Contract from Below… all these things exist in the old Shandalar computer game, and I have missed them all.

And now, years after my last saved game was lost, it is finally time for me to begin another playthrough. Let’s go!
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Planeswalking in Shandalar: Day 8, Out for Revenge

Talrand, Sky Summoner

When last we left our hero, he had just suffered his first loss in the land of Shandalar at the hands of a vicious Mandurang dragon; this loss not only meant that he’s lost his chance to win a treasure card (the strange pump spell/removal spell Berzerk), but he’d also lost one of his only two copies of the best card in Shandalar, the broken card-drawing spell Contract from Below.

 

How would our hero rebound from this devastating loss?
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Planeswalking in Shandalar: Day 6, Dungeon crawling

Talrand, Sky Summoner

When last we left our intrepid hero, he had just finished liberating several cities from the evil clutches of the various color Wizards, his deck was now a lean, mean mono-black killing machine, and he had picked up most of the World Magics in the game. So while he was still looking to complete playsets of dual lands, Hypnotic Specters, and Contract from Belows, what would our hero do today?

 

It was time for a dungeon run.
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Planeswalking in Shandalar: Day 5, FREEEEEEDOOOOMMMMM!

Talrand, Sky Summoner

When we last left our hero, he had freed the rustic city of Celestine Hall, only to be notified that other cities were under attack and also needed his help! He had also picked up several World Magic spells, more dual lands (up to 9 out of the set of 40 now), and had found some great cards to make over his deck with: a playset of Erg Raiders, the last two Lightning Bolts to finish his playset, his first Juggernaut and Hypnotic Specter, but most importantly, his first Contract from Below!

 

What would happen in his quest to explore Shandalar today?
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