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affinityforanime:

A classic game like Duck Hunt deserves the classic Magic card frame. Duck Hunt Dog retrieves your dead birds. And I know every person who played this game wanted to kill that dog when he laughed at you. But you can’t, so I gave him hexproof.
Yes, I’m aware there’s some other, later games that do let you shoot the dog, (most notably the arcade version of Duck Hunt) but the flavor text is referring to the original game for the NES.

I looove the hexproof

affinityforanime:

A classic game like Duck Hunt deserves the classic Magic card frame. Duck Hunt Dog retrieves your dead birds. And I know every person who played this game wanted to kill that dog when he laughed at you. But you can’t, so I gave him hexproof.

Yes, I’m aware there’s some other, later games that do let you shoot the dog, (most notably the arcade version of Duck Hunt) but the flavor text is referring to the original game for the NES.

I looove the hexproof

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zebesiansafari:

Holy crap, folks. So the Magic website was updated last night, and part of that update includes a total revamping of the flavor section of the site. We now have tons of information on all the planeswalkers, including summaries of their entire backstories. If you’ve missed some information about a planeswalker or just want to refresh your memory, definitely check it out. It even lists all the cards that reference and/or depict each planeswalker! And on top of that, we have a ton of info about the planes themselves too!

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gaynalbeads asked:

I just want to say thank you, Wizards of the Coast. Your dedication to diversity and representation is truly a paragon in the often problematic gaming community. All of the diversity of race with the humans of Theros was beautiful, and it is wonderful to see the trend continue with Tarkir. Most of, making THREE OUT OF FIVE of the Khans female is an unprecedented move, and it's one of the coolest things from Khans so far. WotC is a loadstar,it's awesome to see that WotC gets that rep. matters.

markrosewater answered:

It’s something we work hard to do so I’m glad it’s appreciated.

meghan1337:

Yes. All the win to Wizards and gender/ethnic representation.

Plus, as markrosewater has mentioned before, Sarkhan (and Tarkir altogether) is supposed to look Mongolian. Whoever read anything related to Marco Polo’s travels and Gengis Khan IRL gets really thrilled by that. Still, everything I saw from Tarkir until now has been pretty ethnic-varied also, which is just brilliant. Kudos to the whole team!

People act as if this diversity is something new at WoTC. As far back as I can remember (revised edition), I remember plenty of PoC and women being represented positively. Sure, there has been more diversity as of late and that’s great but WoTC has done it right for much longer than just the past few blocks.

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Article: Basic tips to make EDH (Commander) work in your favour

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keytarofkruphix:

Commander’s becoming a popular format. I doubt anybody reads my blog enough to consider me a Magic guru but I’ve reached 100 followers. Instead of a giveaway, I might as well try to impart some wisdom.

Like all variants of Magic, Commander has its own metagame and a way to build your deck. This is not an effort of optimisation, just some basic things to keep in mind when making your deck.

Let’s get down to business.

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Great article on EDH . Highly recommend this read if you are thinking of getting into commander.

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mtg-realm:

Magic: the Gathering - Apparel

I dropped by MTG Merch and was happy to find a bunch of new t-shirts I must have overlooked previously.  Top two featuring cursed Magic 2015 Garruk would rock if you and your partner were playing Two-Headed Giant against another team.  Also thinking that the women’s collection could be expanded a bit there - it looked like there were only three different ones available when I scrolled on through.