PROTRADER: Inaugural Announcement Day

By: Travis Allen

I wasn’t sure what to write about this week, and then at 10:40am Monday morning, Sam Stoddard rolled this gem out.

Six new announcements! That’s a lot of hoopla. Let’s run through them one by one.

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7 thoughts on “PROTRADER: Inaugural Announcement Day”

  1. Regarding the coming wave of artifact/thopter generators, what do you think of these card’s potential?

    Ruins of Oran-Rief (puts +1/+1 counters on colorless creatures, i.e. thopters)

    Stoneforge Masterwork (equipped creature gets +1/+1 for each creature you control that shares a type with it; ideal for many thopters)

    1. Stoneforge Masterwork is definitely curious. We saw Runechanter’s Pike, a similar equipment, do quite well back in Innistrad. If there’s a spell of similar power level as Lingering Souls that generates thopters, this could make a great closer.

      1. It’s a damn shame that all the thopter -generating cards from Origins will be rotating out right as this new block comes in.

  2. “…just go look through the two sets worth of cards”
    The announcement says this:
    “Planechase Anthology showcases cards, both Planar and normal, from Planechase and Planechase (2012 Edition). Planechase Anthology will contain the following:

    -Four ready-to-play 60-card decks from Planechase (2012 Edition), each with eight rare cards”

    From what I thought, we were getting all the Planar cards, but only the 2012 decks. Hopefully I’m wrong 🙂

    1. Aether vial would break standard. It does everything they don’t want to do, cheats on mana, on timing and on colors. It won’t be in any standard set

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