Hello again MTG peeps,
As tradition dictates, Wizards has produced another primer video ahead of the new Magic the Gathering set pre-release. In this their most recent Planeswalker Primer video, WoTC minions Dr. Ryan Miller and Dr. Bill Stark take a look at the overview of Mirrodin Besieged, officially released February 4 and provide tips for the pre-release this weekend.
Of note in the video : the Mirrodin Besieged Game Day cards are announced. Game Day events are standard format and held approximately one month after a set's release. Grab a bucket of popped Korn and let's watch . . .
Now a word about the Game Day cards . . .
For showing up and participating you score a
Treasure Mage, 2u
Creature - Human Wizard, Uncommon
When Treasure Mage enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an artifact card with converted mana cost 6 or greater, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library.
. . . And the Top 8 players get the awesome bombtastic
Black Sun's Zenith, xbb
Put X -1/-1 counters on each creature. Shuffle Black Sun's Zenith into its owner's library.
yep - awesome sauce!
To follow up with the above video, Wizards has provided two additional ones to help you out with the new mechanics.
A look at the new 'Battle Cry' mechanic . . .
And here's a look at the new 'Living Weapon' tech . . .
One last thingy - -
During the pre-release (most places) will provide 3 booster packs of Scars of Mirrodin and 3 booster packs of Mirrodin Besieged. You should be able to get the opportunity to request which faction, Mirran or Phyrexia you want to get for your MBS packs . . . WHICH faction will you go with and WHY ? -> Drop your response in the comment thingy below this post.