Do you remember your first kiss? How about, getting your first job? Graduating college? Flying on an airplane for the first time? What about the first game of magic you ever played? If you’ve been playing magic as long as I have, then the answer to the last one is probably a little hazy. However, [...]Read More
As you all know, this past weekend was the Pre-Release event for New Phyrexia, and, sadly, the final round of regional Pre-Releases. Before I get to our experience at the NPH Pre-Release, let me just say that as casual players we are sorry to see the regional Pre-Releases go. Large casual events, unless sponsored [...]Read More
Everyone here at the Casual Planeswalker is eagerly anticipating our trip to Denver’s Pre-Release for New Phyrexia, hosted by Front Range Magic. While there’s a lot to look forward to in the new set, including the Praetors, a whole menagerie of new Living Weapons, and more Infect than you can shake a Staff of the Ages
at, there are few things about the set that have occurred to us as being a little less obvious, but nonetheless significant.
One factor that we think might play a game-changing role on Saturday is the phenomenon we’ve affectionately dubbed “Phyrexian Firebreathing”.
There certainly isn’t an abundance of creatures with this ability, but there is the potential to use Immolating Souleater to deal 10+ damage on the third turn and that’s nothing to sneeze at. While Ogre Menial might not exactly look appealing, he’s got Infect built in and will only need half as much pumping for the kill-shot.Read More
We’re bringing the casual Magic hotness once again, in the form of The Casual Planeswalker Podcast!
Episode 7 kicks off with talking more about entering the plane of Mirrodin; namely, Mirrodin Besieged. We talk about our favorite fatty from the set (Blightsteel Colossus), a very intriguing new card (Knowledge Pool).
We also have a HUGE announcement regarding the Grand Prix in Denver and lots more, so kick back and enjoy!Read More
Full scale war has broken out between Mirrodin and the invading Phyrexians. A new set always brings new cards and a small set like Mirrodin Besieged is able to create new decks and expand upon any decks that already exist, especially for those that use a lot of themes and abilities from Scars of Mirrodin. Here are a few of the coolest things that you will see in the new set.Read More
As a Phyrexian ability Proliferate is a really cool ability that can add counters to any permanent or player, which also allows for a lot of neat tricks, going quite well with Infect as well as other artifacts in the set and beyond.Read More
Metalcraft is a new ability used by the Mirrans in order to unite against Phyrexia. It gives extra abilities or other bonuses if you control three or more artifacts which can include power and toughness increases, new abilities, or extra effects from spells.Read More
We came, we saw, we…got shafted? Find out why we were disappointed, but still managed to have a blast and win some packs at the Rise of the Eldrazi Prerelease events!Read More
Welcome to the first of many posts on Magic: The Gathering with your new source for what’s hot, Josh. Together we will uncover the hot, the not-so-hot, and the downright newsworthy things happening in the Multiverse. I imagine that most people here have found this site thanks to a deep appreciation of Magic and its [...]Read More