MTG Standard Series

Between February 13 and April 16, stores will be running a series of fun Standard tournaments with some cool prizes.

At participating stores, if you play in six Standard events during this window of time, you can receive a special land promo card (see below) from a Standard-legal set. Additionally, participating stores will receive three exclusive playmats featuring Amonkhet art that they can use to reward players for sportsmanship, helping new players, innovative deck building, or other positive effects on the store and community. Any Standard event run during this period—including casual events, Friday Night Magic, and PPTQs—will count toward your six events.

 

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Sweet prizes!

Confirm with your local gaming store to see if they’re running the promotion.

I really like the playmat initiative to encourage sportsmanship and getting people more involved such as discussing card choices for decks and helping players improve their play skills and deck synergy. It’s a nice initiative that was often used in miniatures games and now made its way into Magic: the Gathering.

Source: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/daily-magic-update/update-2017-01-25

Final Fantasy CCG – Organized play coming to North America

A couple of tournament promos were featured on the Final Fantasy CCG website

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Sephiroth!

To all our TCG fans in North America, we are still perfecting Organized Play plans for FINAL FANTASY TRADING CARD GAME, set to launch in early 2017!

Stay posted for updates, including your chance to win special promotional cards featuring fan-favorite FINAL FANTASY characters.

 

Source: https://a.fftradingcardgame.com/na/news/op-na

Final Fantasy Opus II Release

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Dive in with 148 brand new cards featuring FFVIII, XII, XIV and more!

◆ Starter Sets Volume 2: Early June 2017

  • Starter Set Final Fantasy IX – Fire & Water
  • Starter Set Final Fantasy TYPE-0 – Lightning & Wind

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Featuring Squall from Final Fantasy VIII

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Future Starter decks

They also posted tentative release info:

*Product design subject to change.

◆ Opus III Booster Pack: Early July 2017

Details to be announced

Opus IV Booster Pack: October 2017

Details to be announced

Stay tuned for more updates as we draw closer to Opus II!

 

 

Source: https://a.fftradingcardgame.com/na/news/fftcg-2017-release-schedule

FNM Promos February to June 2017

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The February promo is not as popular as it probably should be in standard. The art on this is pretty cool, featuring a sphinx doing a little ‘Fact or Fiction‘ pose. Hopefully we’ll see some Standard decks use this in the future so people can pimp out their decks.

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Incendiary Flow is March’s promo in what looks to be the aftermath of the regular art card. Chandra has just burned down a pesky threat and fired off her usual witty retort. UR machine gun decks are on the decline since last Standard format, but who know? maybe another red deck soon and utilize this rather sweet burn spell.

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Some Kaladesh love is in store for the month of April ! Insert this bad boy in your Red/White tokens deck or Green/White tokens build and swarm your way to victory.

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Even three mana is acceptable for a Terminate with an upside with May’s promo. Mostly featured in decks like Mardu Vehicules, it deals with quite a few problem creatures and is a fine response to the jeskai Saheeli/ Felidar Guardian combo decks as well. It features a very cool shot of a canon about to disintegrate something. “I’d stand back if I were you” – indeed.

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This is the one that’s going to fill up your store in the summer time. June’s promo is red hot and with good reason. It’s already a Standard all-star and not much is holding it back in Modern and of course, Commander. The art is reminiscent of another land that gives us any color mana – City of Brass. Snatch this one up while it’s available, it’s guaranteed to be in high demand.

 

It seems like Wizards of the Coast is taking great steps in order to get more and more people playing Standard and it will hopefully continue into the future. Go find an FNM near you and get in on these sweet foils!

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Star Wars Destiny: Spirit of Rebellion

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Awesome booster art to boot!

 

Some very very welcome news from Fantasy Flight as to the release of the next set of their card/dice game – Star Wars Destiny expansion: Spirit of Rebellion.

With the new Spirit of Rebellion Booster Packs for Star Wars: Destiny, 160 brand-new cards enter the game, incorporating elements from every movie in the saga, but with a special focus on the newest Star Wars movie: Rogue One. You’ll find plenty of characters from Rogue One within this set, including Jyn Erso, Chirrut Îmwe, Mon Mothma, and Director Krennic, alongside other iconic characters from across the Star Wars story. The spirit of rebellion has ignited—prepare to bring the feverish battles and kinetic action of Rogue One to your games of Star Wars: Destiny!

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Just take my money, Fantasy Flight!

There’s more of the set in detail in the article here.

If you just want a quick view of the new cards shown, just check below

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What Will You Become?

As characters like Jyn Erso and Director Krennic play out their climactic struggles in Rogue One, you’ll be able to bring the newest Star Wars movie into your games of Star Wars: Destiny with the Spirit of Rebellion Booster Packs! Prepare for a new influx of cards in the second quarter of 2017.

Source: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/1/11/spirit-of-rebellion/