Howling Mine (and other similar cards) have been a part of Magic: The Gathering since the game’s inception. Drawing more cards is great, but the catch is that the card doesn’t just help you, it helps your opponent as well. Luckily Born of the Gods brings us a new creature that has the potential to make Howling Mine an all-upside card. Check it out:
Confession time: I think Theros block is super cool, but I feel the majority of its coolness comes from its flavor implementation, rather than from its mechanics. Still, it does have a mechanic called MONSTROSITY so it would be criminal not to build a deck around it.
Theros is in full swing, but a lot of the fun of Magic: The Gathering, is mixing cards from different sets. This deck takes a card from Theros, a card from Gatecrash and a card from Avacyn Restored and combines them for some truly explosive wins. Here’s the deck:
One of the great things about Magic: The Gathering is how structured and (generally) balanced it is. Each color has a handful of paths that it likes to follow to victory and if you stay within that framework you can build a decent deck without too many problems. The other great thing about Magic: The Gathering is how the storyline (and yes, for those newbies out there there is a storyline) will often COMPLETELY WARP those strategies. Check out my deck recommendations, after the jump!
Two awesome days are approaching. One is the release of Magic: The Gathering 2013 on July 13 (spoilers are already out). the other is July 4th, Independence Day in the United States. This is a holiday that Americans celebrate, in true American fashion, by eating awesome food and blowing stuff up! What do the two of them have to do with each other? This:
It has come to my attention that most of the decks I’ve showcased in this column include green. And why not? Green is a great facilitator! It easily increases and fixes your mana so you can cast as many rhinos as you want. That said, I’m down for something different, how about something artifacty in blue?
Magic 2012 is here and it looks to be an excellent core set so far. One of the cards that I’m most excited about is Adaptive Automaton, since it gives us a ‘lord’ creature for any tribe. What does that mean? Well, that means that you can throw an eighth elf lord into your elfball deck, but it also means that creature types that previously were not covered can now get some +1/+1 action.