Category Archives: Magic The Gathering

Hour of Devastation: God-Pharaoh

After a fun night of drafting at Kite at North we would like to go over some of the card from Hour Of Devastation! Lets start with my favorite card from the Hour of Devastation. We sadly did not see this card get opened in a pack tonight, but we did see some other awesome cards from the set.

Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh

The $20.00 card from Hour of Devastation, The Planeswalker Nicol Bolas. A 7 drop. With a drop of  -12 each exile each non land permanent your opponent controls. Lets not forget about his other powers. -4 to deal 7 damage.  And A +1 too have each opponent exile two card from their hand.

The Scarab God

This card, made me want to make a new deck. Just reading it I immediately was like, this is gonna be my deck. At the beginning of your upkeep, each opponent losses X life and you cry x, where X is the number of zombies you control. Zombies, grave yard, damage to opponents? Sign me up! Another abbility for 2UB, you can exile a card from your graveyard, and turn it into a zombie.

The Other Planewalkers

This set comes with other Planeswalkers, including another Nicol Bolas, Nissa and Samut. I’m not too into these other cards, as I’m a zombie, grave player. All the other Planeswalkers, are around $5.

Come down to the shop today and get some of the cards from the Hour of Devastation set. We have all the commons, and uncommon cards. We have a few Rares and Mythic right now. But supply is low!

The Other Card That Are Cheap Right Now

Lets look past the pricey cards and look at some of the amazing cards this set that has to offer. Supreme Will. A three drop to do one of the following; Counter Target Spell unless owners pays 3, or Look at the top four cards of your library, and put one into your hand and the rest on the bottom. Only 69 cents.

Protecting Your Cards From Theft

Hello everyone, we would like to remind all our players to make sure they keep all their belongings with them at all times. We have several cases of people leaving a deck box or binder at our shop. Luckily we get these items and put them behind the counter as quickly as possible. You’ll get back your cards, as long as you know what cards there are, or other descriptive things about it.

Now there isn’t a 100% way to make sure nothing you have is ever stolen but we hope this post can deter it. Here are our top three tips to protect your cards from theft.

  1. You Don’t Need All Your Decks With You. So many times, we have people come in here with six decks. We don’t have any tournaments that would require six decks. Take what you need to events. If you are going to a standard tournament, take your standard deck. Maybe take one other deck you want to play with on down time or after the event. Having six decks increase the chance of one getting stole, and the chance of you losing one.
  2. Don’t Have Other People Watch Your Stuff. It is already hard enough to watch your own stuff, but putting it off on someone else who is probably just as busy as you isn’t a good idea. Even if the person is your friend, its easy to forget about something especially if it isn’t your own. I suggest you bring a backpack and have your stuff in there. Of course you will only be carrying a couple decks at most if you listened to the first rule.
  3. Keep Your Around Your Foot. I know this sound funny, but put your backpack shoulder loop through your leg. What this does is, if anyone does try and steal your bag, they would have to lift your foot up, and then take your bag. Which you should notice!

Those our tips to keep your cards safe. We have a small crowd here at Kite at North. So most people that come here and the same people every week, but we do have a couple new people every week. We have yet to have any theft at our store and we would like to keep it at way! We do our part to have cameras and watch people but we need your help too. Don’t bring your full thousand dollar trade binder every day.

Do you have any other tips for people to prevent theft? Left us know!

 

Possible Leak For Hour of Devastation

Hour of Devastation is the next set that is coming out for the Amonkhet Block. You can read our blog post about the Amonkhet Block if you want to learn more about this set. Now it might be way to early to be talking about the next set already when the last one only came out a month ago, but this set is coming out July 14th, so about a month and a half. We have very little information on the set right now but here is what we know 100%.

Facts

We know for a fact that the site is called Hour of Devastation, its the second block to Amonkhet. A little bit more in depth about this set:

  • 184 Cards
  • Prerelease Events – July 8th and 9th
  • Release Date – July 14th
  • Draft -July 15th and 16th

That is all we know for sure. But you already knew all of that right? So lets get into the rumors!

Spoilers

Know I’m going to say this; these are rumors we do not know if they are true or not. It appears that in the last week of May, an image of a deck box was posted on the internet. The only problem was it was in Portuguese. The decks name is “Hora Da Devastacao” which directly translate to “Time Of Devastation”. I’m going to go out on a limb and say the card is going to be just called “Devastation Time”. The card effect is translated to say; “All creatures lose indestructible until end of turn Destroy all creatures”. What a crazy card. So what does that mean for this set?

My Assumptions

You know what they say about making assumptions, but I’m going to do it anyways! So the name of the set is all about Devastation, and the promo card in the deck box is a card that basically can wipe the field no mater what (assuming you are not playing against a counter deck). So I believe of the 184 cards in this set.

20 Lands
10 Shock Lands
70 Creatures
60 Sorceries
24 Instants

I believe most of the creatures (about 30% will have indestructible, or have an ability that will grant them indestructible). Then there will be other creatures that have abilities when they die, (embalmed). The other instants/sorceries will be cards that counter/give indestructible/protect creatures. I’m going to guess there will 10 master piece cards as well.

MtG: The Cards Of Amonkhet

Amonkhet has now been released for over a month and we would like to go over the set with you guys. As always we have all the singles from this set available in the store. From Liliana to Ahn-Crop Crasher. Talk toBrad or Alex in the store.

Introduction

Amonkhet is the first in the Amonkhet block, released on April 28th this year and is a HUGE set. The set has huge influence from Egyptian themes and Nicol Bolas. So this set was a must have for me being a fan of Bolas and Egypt. The set includes a stunning 269 cards, 15 of those are the Mystics. This set not only features new cards, and amazing art work, it also introduces the new  “punch cards” with markers and counters. We will talk more about the punch cards later. As well as the use of Embalm, Exert and Aftermath.

Story

A Magic the Gathering set isn’t compete without an interesting backstory. Amonkhet is a plane in the world of Magic that is ruled over by Nicol Bolas and features of Trials of the Five Gods. In this desert plane soldiers train their whole life in hopes to take on this Trial to join the eternal world of the after life.

New Mechanics

Not all sets have the honor of introducing a new mechanic but Amonkhet was one of those few that did.

Embalm. This ability can only be used if the creature is current in the graveyard. When Embalm is active the card gets exiled and makes a token copy of itself. This token is the same creature as before but it also is a zombie.

Exert. When you declare an an attack with a creature with this ability you make the simple of choice to either exert or not. If you do chose to exert the creature its gains a bonus, but it won’t untap your next untap phase.

Finally we have Aftermath. This is a mechanic that split cards have and you can only cast them from the graveyard.

Punchcards

These aren’t you normal coffee shop punchcards. I never liked the idea of counters to much they just get to much for me to handle, will the new punchcard fix this for me? Lets take a look at it. So in addition to the random tokens you get in a booster pack you start to get punchcards. These cards are used to keep tabs on your cards. You can punch out each part of the card, (Thus its a Punchcard amazing right?) So you get those punched out pieces and put them on your card. You will notice we have an Embalmed and Exerted tab. As well as -1/-1 counters but what are those box things? Those are called Brick Counters. As of writing this we do not have much information on the brick counters, but we can only assume it has to do with building an artifact maybe?

 

Conclusion

Well that is a quick recap of the Amonkhet set that came out a month ago. We hope to have more information of the next upcoming set soon. After writing this I got myself all hyped and I’m going to go ahead and bust open a booster box and see what I get.