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Jake Vyper

MTG Writer/Streamer is a Fantasy & Sci-Fi Author, Social Media Manager, and Founder of Epicstream.com

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  • New Magic: The Gathering Planeswalker & More Cards From Modern ...
    Wizards of the Coast Wizards of the Coast have revealed more Magic: The Gathering cards from the upcoming Modern Horizons set today, including a new red/green Planeswalker card, a white Sorcery removal spell with Overload, and various other cards with familiar mechanics.  Magic head designer Mark Rosewater previously confirmed that Modern Horizons will only have two Planeswalker cards and now we know what it is.  Check out the new Planeswalker card from Modern Horizons: "Wrenn and Six.  For those unfamiliar with Retrace, the ability is "You may cast this card from your graveyard by discarding a land card as an additional cost to cast it." For a two-mana Planeswalker, this will most likely see play in both Modern and Commander formats. Someone already came up with a cool combo with it:  You can check out the other cards revealed recently including this Sorcery card illustrated by Noah Bradley called "Winds of Abandon". That art looks fantastic and this will probably see play in various Control builds in Modern.  Check out "Hexdrinker", a powerful one-mana green creature with the Level Up mechanic.  Translation:    Hexdrinker Level Up 1 LVL3-7 Protection from instants LVL8+ Protection from everything Check out the other cards below:  What do you think about the new Planeswalker and the recently-revealed cards from Modern Horizons? Share your thoughts in the comments section below and also join our MTG Modern Facebook group.    Modern Horizons will be released on June 14. Prerelease events will take place on June 8 and 9. The prerelease events will be Draft, not Sealed. Modern Horizons events on Magic Online start on June 6. You can check out the upcoming Magic Online update here. 
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  • Magic: The Gathering Head Designer Hints The Possibility of Future ...
    Wizards of the Coast Magic: The Gathering head designer Mark Rosewater recently teased the possibility of Future Sight 2 after a fan asked if the second Modern Horizons set will be considered Planar Chaos 2 since the first Modern Horizons set was codenamed Time Spiral 2.  "There will most likely never be a Planar Chaos 2," Rosewater said on his Blogatog. "I’m not giving up on a Future Sight 2 though. Future Sight was the final set of the Time Spiral block and it was released on May 4, 2007. The set was known for featuring cards that preview the future, and it also introduced the Tribal mechanic so I imagine that if Modern Horizons 2 will be released next year, it will probably focus more on themes that Future Sight had.  Modern Horizons will be released on June 14. Prerelease events will take place on June 8 and 9. The prerelease events will be Draft, not Sealed. Modern Horizons events on Magic Online start on June 6.  Watch our new Magic Arena video below:  Related: Magic Online is Getting A New Play Lobby Update & Deck Viewer With The Launch of Modern Horizons
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  • Magic Online is Getting A New Play Lobby Update & Deck Viewer With ...
    Wizards of the Coast The upcoming straight-to-Modern Magic: The Gathering set Modern Horizons is heading to Magic Online next month and fans can start playing Modern Horizons events starting on June 6, and with its launch, the client is also getting a new Play Lobby.  Wizards of the Coast have revealed the new Play Lobby that puts a focus on formats over event types. Instead of selecting a bunch of filters and cycling through a long list of event types, players will be able to just click the new Constructed lobby, choose Modern, and the Play Lobby will show everything available for Modern, from Premier Events to Open Play matches. The Constructed format options include Standard, Modern, Legacy, Vintage, Pauper, and Commander (which includes Commander, 1v1 Commander, and Brawl), and Specialty (which includes Momir, freeform, and everything else). For Limited formats, you can select the new Limited lobby and choose what kind of play you'd like, such as Sealed Deck or Draft, and then you'll see a selection of all events that match that play style. There is also a separate Premier Events tab to make it easier for players to find the Magic Online Championship Series events and the Mythic Championship Qualifier Preliminaries.  The latest update will also add a new deck viewer that lets players view contents of the currently selected deck so you know what you're playing before you join an event or match. You don't need to go back to your Collection scene to check if you have a particular card. You can also view your deck if you're changing your deck before you join an event without leaving the deck selector. This viewer is useful in Limited events where you can build multiple decks.  You can check the other changes in the upcoming update for Magic Online here.  Modern Horizons will be released on June 14. Prerelease events will take place on June 8 and 9. The prerelease events will be Draft, not Sealed. Modern Horizons events on Magic Online start on June 6.  Watch our new Magic Arena video below:  Related: New MTG Chandra: Trials of Alara is Coming
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  • New Magic: The Gathering Chandra: Trials of Alara is Coming
    Wizards of the Coast IDW Publishing is releasing a new four-issue Magic: The Gathering limited comic series this August and it features the Planeswalker known as Chandra on the plane of Alara.  Written by James Asmus with art by Eric Koda, Magic: The Gathering - Chandra: Trials of Alara finds Chandra protecting an Alaran village with her colleague, Jace Beleren. The problem seems manageable until a new, mysterious threat arises.  The pyromancer Planeswalker was shown visiting Alara briefly in Magic: The Gathering - Chandra limited series by Vita Ayala and Harvey Tolibao.  Here's the solicitation for Chandra: Trials of Alara #1:  Magic: The Gathering - Chandra: Trials of Alara #1 (of 4) James Asmus (w) • Eric Koda (a) • S.L. Gallant (c) Chandra Nalaar—Planeswalker, pyromancer, hero—bursts into a brand-new miniseries! On the formerly fractured plane of Alara, Chandra must protect a village in grave peril—no big deal, especially with a little help from fellow Planeswalker Jace Beleren. But what happens when the dust of battle clears, and Chandra is forced to contend with a problem that can’t be burned away? From the explosive creative team of James Asmus (Gambit) and Eric Koda (Extraordinary X-Men) comes an essential addition to Magic’s ongoing story that fans won’t want to miss! FC • 32 pages • $3.99 Retailer Incentive A: Order 10 copies and get one free ink variant of Cover A by S.L. Gallant! Retailer Incentive B: Order 20 copies and get one free variant cover by Siya Oum!  Chandra: Trials of Alara #1 is set to be released this August.    Are you excited to read this new MTG comic series?   Related: New Slivers & More Modern Horizons Cards Revealed
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  • New Magic: The Gathering Slivers & More Modern Horizons Cards Revealed
    Wizards of the Coast Wizards of the Coast have revealed more Magic: The Gathering cards from the upcoming set Modern Horizons today and they include the return of the hive mind creatures called Slivers. The unique creature type was first introduced in Tempest in 1997. Now, this year's innovative straight-to-Modern set will feature a new batch of them.  The new slivers are Tempered Sliver, Lavabelly Sliver, Dregscape Sliver, and The First Sliver. Check them out:  Several non-Sliver cards from Modern Horizons have also been revealed. Check them out below:  What do you think about the new Slivers from Modern Horizons and the other cards spoiled today? Share your thoughts in the comments section below, and join our Modern MTG Facebook group:    Magic The Gathering Modern Players Closed group · 5,827 members Join Group A page for Magic: The Gathering Modern Format discussion, news, deck tips, strategy, rules help, memes and more! For general MTG discussion, post here...   Watch our new Magic Arena video:  Modern Horizons will be released on June 14. Prerelease events will take place on June 8 and 9. The prerelease events will be Draft, not Sealed.  Related: Local Game Store Shows The Power of MTG Community With Anonymous Gift
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  • Modern Horizons Previews: Urza, Lord High Artificer & More MTG Cards ...
    Wizards of the Coast Urza is back in the upcoming Magic: The Gathering set Modern Horizons, and now, the card featuring the high artificer is back but not as a planeswalker. Today, the Command Zone has revealed Urza, Lord High Artificer. Check out the new legendary card:  When Modern Horizons releases next month, this card will be legal in the Modern format so it might see play in some artifact-heavy decks. Being able to make a Construct artifact creature when it hits the field is a nice ability, and it does two other things: give you blue mana when you tap an untapped artifact you control, and you can pay 5 mana to shuffle your library, exile the top card, and you may play that card without paying its mana cost. This card will most likely see more play in Commander format. This would make a decent Commander in a mono-blue artifact-focused deck.  Two other blue cards from Modern Horizons have been revealed: Chillerpillar and Pondering Mage. Check them out:  Earlier today, Wizards of the Coast revealed the five new enemy-colored "Canopy lands".  What do you think about Urza and the other new cards from Modern Horizons? Modern Horizons will be released on June 14. Prerelease events will take place on June 8 and 9. The prerelease events will be Draft, not Sealed.  Watch our new Magic Arena video below:    Related: MTG Head Designer Reveals New Details About Modern Horizons  
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    5 days ago By Jake Vyper By Jake Vyper - 5 days ago
  • Netflix Releases 3 New Black Mirror Season 5 Episode Trailers
    Netflix The fifth season of Black Mirror will be released on Netflix next month and we've already seen the official trailer that sums up all three new episodes of the new season but today, Netflix has just released three new trailers highlighting each of those episodes.  The episodes are titled "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too", "Striking Vipers", and "Smithereens". You can watch the trailers above and below.  The "Smithereens" episode is probably going to be the most intense of the three. The Miley Cyrus episode looks interesting though and I'm sure its plot is going to be dark. The "Striking Vipers" episode with Anthony Mackie reminds me of previous Black Mirror episodes. The best part about the Black Mirror trailers is that they don't reveal much of the whole plot so it will keep you guessing.  Black Mirror Season 5 is set to premiere on June 5 on Netflix.  Related: Black Mirror Season 5’s First Look Photo Shows Face-Off Between Marvel And DC Stars
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  • Modern Horizons is Getting A New Cycle of Magic: The Gathering Dual ...
    Wizards of the Coast The official previews for the upcoming straight-to-Modern Magic: The Gathering set Modern Horizons is kicking off strong this week. Today, Wizards of the Coast have revealed a new cycle of "enemy-colored" dual lands that resemble the card "Horizon Canopy" because you can sacrifice them to draw a card so I guess you can call them "Canopy Lands" or "Horizons Lands" for now. Check them out:  The new cycle of dual lands includes "Silent Clearing" (black/white), "Sunbaked Canyon" (red/white), "Nurturing Peatland" (black/green), "Fiery Islet" (blue/red), and "Waterlogged Grove" (black/green). These new Land cards will likely see a lot of play in the Modern format and they will probably cost $20 USD or more each when they're first released.  What Modern decks are you thinking of adding these cards in? Join our MTG Modern group on Facebook to discuss:   Magic The Gathering Modern PlayersClosed group ยท 5,829 membersJoin GroupA page for Magic: The Gathering Modern Format discussion, news, deck tips, strategy, rules help, memes and more! For general MTG discussion, post here...  Modern Horizons will be released on June 14. Prerelease events will take place on June 8 and 9. The prerelease events will be Draft, not Sealed. Previews will begin at the end of May. The War of the Spark card set will be released on May 3, 2019. It's already available in digital version on Magic Arena.  Related: MTG Pro Luis Salvatto Reveals A New Modern Horizons Card
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  • Magic: The Gathering Pro Luis Salvatto Reveals A New Modern Horizons ...
    Wizards of the Coast Last year's Magic: The Gathering Player of the Year Luis Salvatto has taken it to Twitter to share his official preview of a red/black Modern Horizons card called Munitions Expert. He also posted the Spanish version of the Goblin card and tweeted: "Is time to come back to modern! Please bring all that old goblins and build something spicy!" Check out the card: Is time to come back to modern! Please bring all that old goblins and build something spicy! pic.twitter.com/m5Z9eOeUu3— Luis Salvatto (@LuisSalvatto) May 20, 2019 It looks like this card fits nicely in a red/black Goblin deck. It might be also used in Jund. Being able to inflict damage to an opposing creature can help clear the way for your goblins to attack, and the Flash ability is a nice addition that could make this card playable in various aggressive decks in Modern.  Modern Horizons will be released on June 14. Prerelease events will take place on June 8 and 9. The prerelease events will be Draft, not Sealed. Previews will begin at the end of May. The War of the Spark card set will be released on May 3, 2019. It's already available in digital version on Magic Arena.  Related: 3 MTG Cards Get Banned in May 2019's B&R Announcement
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  • New Magic: The Gathering Fetchland & More Cards From Modern Horizons ...
    Wizards of the Coast Over 30 Magic: The Gathering cards from the upcoming straight-to-Modern set Modern Horizons have already been revealed, and they include full-art snow-covered basic lands and several other cards that reveal a variety of familiar mechanics like Replicate, Flashback, Kicker, Buyback, and more.  Journaldugeek has revealed a new Fetchland and it's called "Prismatic View". Check it out:  Translation:  (Tap), Pay 1 Life, Sacrifice Prismatic Vista: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, and shuffle your library. That's like Evolving Wilds but without the tap clause but too bad it can't search up Shocklands, unlike other Fetchlands.  Here are the full-art snow-covered basic lands from Modern Horizons:  And with snow-covered basic lands, of course, there will be non-land snow-covered permanents in the set like this one:  It looks like Modern Horizons will have a cycle of free spells with alternate costs. The ones for blue and green have already been revealed:  Modern Horizons will also see the return of Changelings, cards that are "every creature type."  What do you think about the newly-revealed Modern Horizons cards? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.  Modern Horizons will be released on June 14. Prerelease events will take place on June 8 and 9. The prerelease events will be Draft, not Sealed. Previews will begin at the end of May. The War of the Spark card set will be released on May 3, 2019. It's already available in digital version on Magic Arena.  Related: 3 MTG Cards Get Banned in May 2019's B&R Announcement
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