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Episode 425 – Gisalf, Big Pile of Nope

It’s preview time! We’re running through the Eldritch Moon cards that have been revealed thus far. Emrakul or not, the set looks pretty cool thus far. We’ve got good and useful new mechanics, expected returning mechanics, new takes on double-faced cards, tentacles, gentacles, not-quite-werewolves, and one amazing horse.

Oh, and Meld. You can turn two normal-sized creature cards into one hugely awesome creature card. It’s a mechanic that is big, dumb, awesome, stupid, pointless, brilliant, and amazing all at once, and I personally can’t wait to meld something together just once. That’s all I need!

My horse is amazing.

Eldritch Moon Card Image Gallery: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/eldritch-moon-2016-06-28
Eldritch Moon Mechanics: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/eldritch-moon-mechanics-2016-06-27


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  1. J.T.
    July 3, 2016 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    To Brian’s comment: I actually DID play the Yu Yu Hakusho ccg, and yes, there were characters that were made up of multiple cards.

    In the game, your teams are usually made up of 4 characters from one faction, with each faction giving you some bonus (more energy/mana each turn, extra draws, cost reductions, etc.), and some of the factions work for the Kings that they are named after.

    Towards the end of the game’s life cycle, they started putting the Kings on cards, and each king took up all 4 card slots. Essentially they became the pre-mending planeswalker characters that Wotc says can’t fit on a card.

    The terrible part was that the pieces were very hard to find. Imagine one piece was a rare, one was mythic, one was an expedition, and one you could only get as a mythic from special boosters you could only get from attending tournaments.

  2. Nathan
    July 6, 2016 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    You need to add the official Wizards tumbler to your MNM list, because Hanweir the writhing township’s back was totally official.

    Basically they created the “Hanweir chronicle” waaay back when shadows first came out. It described weird happenings going on around the town, almost like a visual version of Welcome to night vale. The card back was the “final entry” in the series.

    • July 10, 2016 at 12:07 am | Permalink

      Hanweir, the Writhing Township was spoiled on ZiggyD’s youtube channel. He usually does mostly Path of Exile videos but just started up something with WotC and they let him preview the back side of two cards.

      • Nathan
        July 11, 2016 at 10:25 am | Permalink

        Ahh… ok, so instead of previewing one card, he got to preview half of two cards. Makes sense for all the story work they put into it.

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