Monday, July 22, 2013

San Diego Comic Con + PAX Australia

So with everything Magic related over the weekend, let's take a moment to recap and remember everything that happened. Let's start off with the rare, black-on-black foil planeswalkers. Yes, WotC made special art planeswalkers just for San Diego Comic Con. Check eBay. I'm sure you can pick one up for, oh, between $300 and $500. They were being sold at SDCC for $65, by the way...


I can't find any closeups of each card. This is the best I could find.

From the Vault: Twenty

From the Vault: Twenty




Yes, we have gotten spoilers from From the Vault: Twenty. SPOILER ALERT! They're printing Jace, the Mind Sculptor in this. All cards included in FTV are foil. So how much is a foil Jace, the Mind Sculptor? Oh, somewhere around $800! eBay has these boxes on preorder for about $500 already. And we only know 7 of the 20 cards.

To check out the spoilers as well as their foil and non-foil prices from the set they were originally printed in, be sure to check out our FTV 20 spoiler page.

Printing Jace in this? Well, this reminds me of a quote by Douglas Adams found in The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, the second book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. It goes a little something like this:

"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."

    


Yeah, I made those just for this article. To prove a point. Sort of. Actually, come to think of it, they don't really add anything to this post/article.

There are two reasons why this is bad: 1) People that have JTMS already will be upset that there are more out there, and that theirs could possibly go down in price because more of the foil cards show up on the market (probably won't decrease in price though), and 2) People like me who don't have one and would like one will have to pay an absurd amount of money for this box. Anyway, you'd probably like some spoilers now...

     

      


Hymn to Tourach = 1995 (Fallen Empires)
Impulse = 1997 (Visions)
Akroma's Vengeance = 2003 (Onslaught)
Gilded Lotus = 2004 (Mirrodin)
Venser, Shaper Savant = 2007 (Future Sight)
Cruel Ultimatum = 2009 (Shards of Alara)
Jace the Mind Sculptor = 2010 (Worldwake)

Commander 2013




So we have new commander products coming out in November. So we have two spoiled cards so far, and they represent the shard colors, given that we have representatives of Grixis and Jund. Also, Wizards has revealed that we will see five decks, one for each shard since the wedges are what we saw back in the summer of 2011. Each deck is expected to cost about $30.

 

Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters


Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters
Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters

 



So we have new Sun Titan art. On WotC's Facebook, they said they made the Sun Titan art in style with Theros. So maybe it will be printed there as well? Are all titans back? Titans fit with the Greco-Roman theme. For example, There are twelve titans from Greek Mythology, and Chronus, one of the titans, was the most famous (I'm pretty sure if you think "Greek God" Zeus would 99% of the time be the first name you'd think of) Greek god, Zeus. In Roman mythology, Zeus is named Jupiter, and the titan who is Jupiter's father is Saturn. Which if you recognize the Roman names, you can see where we get the names of the planets in our solar system from. Except Uranus. Uranus is the father of Chronus, and is therefore a Greek name. Sorry, I was at one time going to minor in astronomy in college. Hobby, but not minoring in it anymore. Instead I'm minoring in geology. You get some incredible names that are synonyms for the five land types in Magic when studying some geology. Anyway, I digress. Back to Magic and less about what I'm studying and why. Anyway, the titans seem like they would fit perfectly with the Theros block, so maybe we'll see them.

Oh, and Polukranos, World Eater has to be from Theros as we haven't seen it before and everything but the type, mana cost, and name are all available, but everything else is redacted.

So, let's move on to Theros...

Theros

Theros Logo


Elspeth



Setessa (maybe a U/G land?)

Akros (maybe a W/R land?)

Meletis (maybe a U/R land?)

Elspeth

Erebos

Elspeth fighting... something...




Nylea, God of the Hunt



Heliod

So apparently, they have new special card frames. This art is above.


So, these are for the prerelease of Theros... Not sure what will be done with them. Just that they will be used in the Theros prerelease.

      

Well, I want to see how these will be used... Not sure how, especially if they are for the prerelease, but this could be interesting.

Oh, and Elspeth is one of the three planeswalkers in Theros. I assume that means one each in Born of the Gods and Journey into Nyx, unless they do 6 for the block...


I hope you have enjoyed the previews from the weekend!

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