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Eventide Black/Green August 7, 2008

Posted by Norm in Casual, Eventide.
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Part of my Eventide exploration, here is my review of selected black/green hybrid cards, found on the full visual spoiler.

There are so many great cards in this group I can barely choose 5 to fit this post. I was also very excited about black/green before the prerelease so now that we can see the full set you can see where my attention has shifted.

Creakwood Liege
This is by far the best liege in Eventide. Dropping 3/3 guys every turn is a huge game changing situation. Of course this guy is really vulnerable to a lot of removal. I still think black green themed decks are great with these guys and one could always use the enchantments to pump this guy. 

Hag Hedge-Mage
I really like this card because it is a great mid game card. It gives card advantage as well as getting back a creature. Also look at that artwork wouldn’t you poop your pants if you had dream where that guy was walking out of a swamp at you. Ya you would.  

Noxious Hatchling
Three things I like about this card: art, name, and cycle. I really like these come into play guys that are small and get bigger. I think they are good for the casting cost as they can become a force. I’ve always like the word noxious; when I was in college I created a fake magazine called Noxious Opus so this kind of makes me reminisce. By now you know I love great artwork and this card is no slouch. 

Quillspike
I’m looking forward to adding this to my Blowfly Infestation deck. This guy gets big but is really really weak for three mana out of the gate.  

Sapling of Colfenor
Hello Treefolk. I’m thinking about running a 70 card treefolk deck, you know just for fun. I do wish that this guy was a little bigger like maybe a 3/5, especially, because, well no reason really he just should be bigger. He hits like a kithkin but stands tall like a Doran.

Eventide Prerelease July 9, 2008

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Here is a quick rundown of what I would like to open on Saturday.

So far I think the Liege’s are overpowered in Eventide. Most of them cost more, which kind of sucks, but balances the scales a bit. I think Creakwood Liege is the best of the bunch so bring it on. I also enjoy playing black in limited more than any other color so this caters to my personal preferences.

Once I secure the Liege I’d love to open this guy:

Card advantage out the wazzoo especially since limited games tend to last longer this guy is a game changer for sure. Since I’ll be in black green here is the final bomb of my deck:

Whew I’m going to have a big day for sure.

Eventide Spoilers July 3, 2008

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Eventide continues to impress with a huge jaw dropping card today, Talara’s Battalion. The spoiler article is, The terrible Two-Drop, found on Magicthegaterhing.com’s Swimming with Sharks column.

I mean whoa. Is it just me or is green going to be deadly. Maybe this card was made to make green a little more relevant against faeries who short of counter or removal won’t be able to deal with this so early. I don’t know what to say other than wow. 

Other cards of note:

Spitemare is like a more versatile stuffy doll. 

I have always really liked Treefolk as a tribal group and I am really happy to see this card.

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