Tag: new phyrexia

The Changing Plane

Posted by DJ - May 20, 2011 - Blog

Over the course of the set a lot of things have changed in Mirrodin. The Phyrexians, hidden within the core of the plane, have invaded and transformed it into New Phyrexia. The plane of Mirrodin has been corrupted and many of its inhabitants can be seen in these forms in the new sets. New Phyrexia […]

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How (Not) to Host a Pre-Release

Posted by zach - May 11, 2011 - Blog

   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 […]

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New Phyrexia Pre Release Awesomeness

Posted by Brad - May 9, 2011 - Podcasts

Listen to our grand tales of what we saw at the New Phyrexia pre release we went to in Denver!

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Pre-Pre-Release Inklings – Phyrexian Firebreathing

Posted by zach - May 5, 2011 - Blog

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.

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March of the Praetors

Posted by zach - May 2, 2011 - Blog

Unless you’ve been living in a desert bunker for the last ten years, you know that the bad guys have won – well, maybe not on this plane, but the Mirrans (God rest their souls) have finally succumb to the Phyrexian invasion.

Personally, I know that the TCP playgroup was definitely Pro-Phyrexia at first. We never liked the original Mirrodin block and were anxious for the jerks who invented Skullclamp to get what was coming to them. However, the Event Decks for Mirrodin Beseiged won us over. And by us, I mean me, because no one likes losing to Goblin Guide/Bushwacker repeatedly.

You’ll be happy to know, though, that the Phyrexian Occupation Coalition is just as cute and cuddly as any bladegrass-stomping Loxodon. I for one welcome our new Phyrexian overlords…

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