Quite a few people on Facebook have been posting some promos akin to the mythic edition box cards that they received from Wizards of the Coast in the mail.
Some people are speculating that these will become the new buy a box promos eventually. Interesting….
1 Doom Whisperer
2 Dream Eater
4 Nicol Bolas, the Ravager
2 Golden Demise
2 Ritual of Soot
4 Thought Erasure
1 Cast Down
1 Discovery // Dispersal
3 Moment of Craving
4 Sinister Sabotage
4 Vraska’s Contempt
4 Disinformation Campaign
3 The Eldest Reborn
4 Dragonskull Summit
4 Drowned Catacomb
1 Memorial to Genius
4 Steam Vents
4 Sulfur Falls
4 Watery Grave
1 Moment of Craving 1 Dead Weight 2 Disdainful Stroke 3 Duress 3 Negate 1 Search for Azcanta 4 Thief of Sanity
This deck is primarily focused on the discard aspect of the game and tries to go the long game by winning with a flipped Nicol Bolas or Dream Eater/Doom Whisperer beats. It also has 3 copies of The Eldest Reborn to alternatively revive its lost threats or its opponents discarded threats to close out the game. There’s always a few variants of this deck recently that have posted some success online, some as simply UB decks without the red splash for everyone’s favorite dragon planeswalker.
With GP new Jersey only days away, it remains to be seen if this deck has the goods to put up results in a major event. It will probably not be a big percentage of the metagame, which may give it some small advantage: at the very least it should dodge Nullhide Ferox
Fantasy Flight Games has announced an organized play program to support its upcoming “Unique Deck Game” KeyForge, which will kick off with an in-store “Pre-Launch” event on November 10, followed by the game’s official launch on November 15.
Announced earlier this year, KeyForge is a card game designed by Richard Garfield in which every player’s deck is automatically unique out of the box (see “Richard Garfield’s ‘KeyForge’ Puts a New Spin on ‘Unique’”).
Fantasy Flight is promoting the release of the game through a “Pre-Launch” event which will be held on November 10. Participating retailers will have a limited number of KeyForge Archon Decks available for sale, as well as “Learn-to-Play” stations to demo the game. Participants will receive a KeyForge lanyard, and those who purchase an Archon Deck can get a House pin, while supplies last.
The full game itself will release on November 15, and retailers are invited to hold “Launch Parties” that will include a trio of player activities. First, there will be a “Learn to Play” game using fixed decks and the QuickStart Rules, with participants earning Chain Tracker cards. Second, players are invited to register their unique decks in the “Call of the Master Vault” event, earning a House card. Finally, the “Launch Party Tournament” challenges players to compete over four rounds playing different decks each time and earning another House card.
Following the “Launch Party” events, Fantasy Flight will begin the first arc in the game’s on-going organized play scheme, called “Dawn of Discovery.” This phase will focus on getting players up to speed and allowing them to discover the variety of playing styles that the game offers. The program will include weekly play events as well as monthly tournaments offering collectible prizes.