Daily Archives November 11, 2011

Premium Deck Series: Graveborn Decklist revealed!


21 Swamp
Polluted Mire
Ebon Stronghold
Crystal Vein

Avatar of Woe
Crosis, the Purger
Inkwell Leviathan
Sphinx of the Steel Wind
Verdant Force
Blazing Archon
Putrid Imp
Hidden Horror
Faceless Butcher
Twisted Abomination

Zombie Infestation
Cabal Therapy
Last Rites
Sickening Dreams
Animate Dead
Buried Alive
Diabolic Servitude
Dread Return

Decklist first spoiled at MTGCasual Malaga.Now that’s what I like to see in a deck! This is going to be beautiful with my current Reanimator deck. Here is the new version of Cabal Therapy:

Graveborn comes out November 18th, expect a review shortly after!


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One-Hour Review: Heroes of the Feywild

Heroes of the Feywild

You may have noticed from previous posts, but Patrick and I have been especially looking forward to the release of Heroes of the Feywild this month. I’m a big fan of “faerie tales gone wrong” (or right, if you’ve ever read the original Brothers Grimm) and I’ve gotten into everything from Hellboy and Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell to the Grimm RPG and Changeling (The Dreaming and The Lost near-equally). If you want a really twisted faerie tale classic, though, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are wild inspiration for campaign writing.

All that said, I’m a little worried before opening this book that things will seem campy and half-formed. I’ve been impressed with most of the excerpts (check out the link above for the collection), surprised by the mechanics of the pixie, inspired by the new build for the witch, and generally pushed towards an optimistic viewpoint. There’s farce, to be sure, but there’s still enough threat intimated in the excerpts to convince me I can still drive characters insane down the long road past the Catepillar’s mushroom, within sight of Hurtfew Abbey, and winding up at the Goblin Market for an ambush. Looking at pictures of pixies and feathered dragons it may all seem like Woodstock with longswords, but I’m willing to bet there’s solid substance in here… Which is why I but it early!

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Portals of the Week

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