Daily Archives February 7, 2012

Dark Ascension Event Decks Gleeful Flames & Spiraling Doom revealed!

Today’s Arcana has revealed the deck lists of the Dark Ascension Event Decks and both of them contain some great gems for Standard players!

Gleeful Flames
Lands
3 Haunted Fengraf
2 Inkmoth Nexus
17 Mountain

Creatures
4 Forge Devil
4 Goblin Arsonist
4 Goblin Fireslinger
4 Goblin Gaveleer
1 Hellrider
3 Torch Fiend

4 Artillerize
4 Brimstone Volley
1 Curse of Stalked Prey
2 Faithless Looting
4 Goblin Grenade
3 Infiltration Lens
Sideboard
2 Act of Treason
4 Arc Trail
1 Dismember
2 Gut Shot
3 Into the Core
3 Torpor Orb

This is a solid take on Goblins, but many standard players aren’t so crazy about some of the choices. Still, this deck contains two Inkmoth Nexus cards so that’s worth something.

Spiraling Doom
Lands
2 Evolving Wilds
14 Forest
1 Grim Backwoods
8 Swamp

Creatures
1 Acidic Slime
1 Bloodgift Demon
1 Brutalizer Exarch
1 Hex Parasite
1 Morkrut Banshee
1 Myr Battlesphere
1 Perilous Myr
1 Phyrexian Rager
3 Skinrender
1 Solemn Simulacrum
1 Stingerfling Spider
4 Strangleroot Geist
1 Viridian Corrupter
4 Viridian Emissary
1 Wakedancer
4 Young Wolf

2 Birthing Pod
2 Diabolic Tutor
3 Doom Blade
1 Mortarpod
Sideboard
1 Acid Web Spider
3 Autumn’s Veil
1 Beast Within
1 Despise
1 Dismember
4 Distress
1 Entomber Exarch
1 Gravedigger
1 Myr Sire
1 Wakedancer

If you’ve been eying the idea of making your own Birthing Pod deck, this is a decent starting point.

The Dark Ascension Event Decks will go on sale February 24, 2012 and retail for $24.99.

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Nerdy Video: An Ascension Proposal

There seems to be a long history of people proposing with card games. Richard Garfield, the creator of Magic: the Gathering, proposed to his wife by creating a custom card called Proposal. And given the close ties that Ascension has with Magic, it only seems fitting that a proposal has happened – just in time for Valentine’s Day!

The Official Ascension Blog has the full story of how Alan Gerding asked for some unique help proposing to Crystol Shelton. So with some fancy work, a custom card was crafted for Alan’s portal deck – Ring of Gerd! You can’t see it in the video above very well, so here is the actual card:

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