JAPANESE ALTERNATE-ART PLANESWALKERS

War of the Spark is all about Planeswalkers. With 36 different characters represented, the set truly showcases an all-out war for the fate of the Multiverse being fought on Ravnica.

We wanted to do something special to commemorate this event in Japan, so we worked with Japanese artists to create alternate-art versions of every planeswalker in the set. All 36 planeswalkers in War of the Spark were reimagined beautifully by artists well-known throughout Japan, including Yoshitaka Amano!

These alternate versions appear randomly in Japanese-language War of the Spark boosters, replacing the regular version of the planeswalker in the pack 50% of the time. We’ve made Japanese boosters available to retailers around the world, so you can find them nearby wherever you live.

These cards will also be available in Wizards Play Network promo packs during the Core Set 2020 play season, appearing in roughly 1:4 of packs. The alternate-art planeswalkers have only been printed in Japanese, but will appear in promo packs around the world.

Source:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/japanese-alternate-art-planeswalkers-2019-04-22?fbclid=IwAR0jFpEYkE-CJiK0AintkIN7xPXRehFphFP6HUKwVaHwiKg0XpdaR3l5FF0

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Challenger Decks 2019

The decklists for the new wave of Challenger Decks for 2019 are in and they do look fine! Overall, the value is pretty good and the decks are tight.

Creature (29)
4 Dauntless Bodyguard
4 Healer’s Hawk
4 Leonin Vanguard
4 Skymarcher Aspirant
4 Ajani’s Pridemate
4 Adanto Vanguard
4 Benalish Marshal
1 Hunted Witness
Instant (3)
3 Pride of Conquerors
Enchantment (7)
3 Conclave Tribunal
2 Legion’s Landing
2 History of Benalia
Land (21)
21 Plains
60 Cards
Sideboard (15)
1 Conclave Tribunal 3 Baffling End 3 Knight of Grace 2 Tocatli Honor Guard 2 Make a Stand 1 Remorseful Cleric

Creature (21)
4 Fanatical Firebrand
4 Ghitu Lavarunner
4 Runaway Steam-Kin
4 Viashino Pyromancer
4 Goblin Chainwhirler
1 Rekindling Phoenix
Sorcery (3)
2 Lava Coil
1 Banefire
Instant (12)
4 Shock
4 Lightning Strike
4 Wizard’s Lightning
Enchantment (2)
2 Experimental Frenzy
Land (22)
22 Mountain
60 Cards
Sideboard (15)
4 Fight with Fire 4 Lightning Mare 4 Diamond Mare 3 Fiery Cannonade

Planeswalker (1)
1 Vraska, Relic Seeker
Creature (27)
4 Merfolk Branchwalker
4 Llanowar Elves
4 Wildgrowth Walker
4 Seekers’ Squire
2 Jadelight Ranger
3 Ravenous Chupacabra
1 Plaguecrafter
2 District Guide
3 Golgari Findbroker
Sorcery (2)
2 Find // Finality
Instant (4)
4 Cast Down
Enchantment (3)
3 The Eldest Reborn
Land (23)
2 Woodland Cemetery
4 Golgari Guildgate
1 Overgrown Tomb
2 Memorial to Folly
8 Forest
6 Swamp
60 Cards
Sideboard (15)
4 Duress 2 Arguel’s Blood Fast 3 Golden Demise 2 Reclamation Sage 2 Kraul Harpooner 2 Murder

Creature (13)
4 Goblin Electromancer
4 Crackling Drake
2 Murmuring Mystic
1 Arclight Phoenix
2 Niv-Mizzet, Parun
Sorcery (9)
4 Chart a Course
4 Lava Coil
1 Beacon Bolt
Instant (15)
4 Opt
4 Radical Idea
4 Shock
2 Dive Down
1 Blink of an Eye
Enchantment (1)
1 The Mirari Conjecture
Land (22)
3 Sulfur Falls
4 Izzet Guildgate
8 Island
7 Mountain
60 Cards
Sideboard (15)
1 The Mirari Conjecture 1 Beacon Bolt 3 Negate 3 Entrancing Melody 3 Fiery Cannonade 2 Shivan Fire 2 Disdainful Stroke

Source:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/challenger-decks-2019-03-18

New Starter for Transformers TCG

Source:
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/42850/new-starter-transformers-tcg

Wizards of the Coast will release a new Starter Set for its Transformers Trading Card Game,Bumblebee vs. Megatron, on May 3.

The starter will include 4 foil Transformers Character cards plus 40 Battle cards.

Upcoming Release from Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG – Battles of Legend: Hero’s Revenge

Source:https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/03/15/konami-teases-details-on-yu-gi-oh-tcg-addition-battles-of-legend-heros-revenge/&ved=2ahUKEwi1xdynjIrhAhUmx1kKHQQEDQwQFjACegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw0pnlYF8VdpJgjU8cyxAuk_

Yu-Gi-Oh! World is excited to share some information about an upcoming product release from Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME:

Launching Friday, July 12, 2019, Battles of Legend: Hero’s Revenge is a booster set packed with never-before-released cards from previous Yu-Gi-Oh! anime and manga series coming to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME for the first time. The booster set will feature the public debut of Number 93: Utopia Kaiser, brand-new Link Monsters and more “Vision HERO” monsters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX manga series, among others.

Battles of Legend: Hero’s Revengearrives on the scene in July, ready to turn the summer on its head! This 93-card, all-foil booster set is packed with never-before-released cards from previous Yu-Gi-Oh! anime and manga series coming to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME for the first time, new Link Monsters, high-powered tournament mainstays, and more!

Here’s a taste of what’s in store for Duelists:

Number 93: Utopia Kaiser, originally available only to those who reached the pinnacle of competition, makes its public debut! Fans of “Number” monsters will have even more to look forward to in Battles of Legend: Hero’s Revenge.More “Vision HERO” monsters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX manga series appear, along with related “HERO” cards like Vision HERO Vyon.Brand-new Link Monsters for a variety of Deck themes like PSY-Frames, Traptrix, Black Luster Soldier, and more.In-demand tournament-level cards like Borrelsword Dragon and Sky Striker Mobilize – Engage!Popular tournament-level cards available as foils for the first time, like Dinowrestler Pankratops, Artifact Lancea, and Summon Limit.

Each 5-card pack contains 4 Ultra Rares and 1 Secret Rare.

36 Planeswalkers confirmed in War of the Spark Magic: The Gathering set

source: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/closer-look-stained-glass-planeswalkers-2019-03-08

What’s more, each of these 36 Planeswalkers will have a planeswalker card in War of the Spark. (The card art will be different, though—in fact, these stained-glass versions aren’t appearing on cards at all!) You’ll have to wait for War of the Spark previews in April to see the new cards, but each booster pack will contain a planeswalker so you should have no trouble getting your hands on them when the set is released.

Each day brings us closer to Nicol Bolas’s endgame, but until all those candles are snuffed out, we can at least admire the craftsmanship that went into these pretty windows.

UNCOVER THE AGENTS OF NICOL BOLAS IN ‘RAVNICA: INQUISITION’

Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/42479/uncover-agents-nicol-bolas-ravnica-inquisition

WizKids will release a social deduction game set in the Magic: The Gathering plane of Ravnica, Ravnica: Inquisition, in June.

Players can join the Gatewatch or pledge their loyalty to Nicol Bolas, then attempt to uncover the Agents of Bolas who are hiding amongst them. Players elect leaders for each of the 5 colors, but only players whose guild’s color pair contain the color may be voted for. Each color leader has a special power they can use to further their goals, so players must be careful who they vote for. After all five colors have leaders, they vote to eliminate 1 player. This continues until the dust settled, and players reveal their roles. If all the Agents of Bolas are eliminated, the Gatewatch wins.

The box contains 10 role cards, 10 guild cards, 5 color leader cards, 5 targeting cards, ablaze marker, ultimate price marker, notepad, pencil, and a rulebook. The game is for 5 – 10 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 15 -30 minutes. MSRP is $14.99.