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Pax East 'Magic: The Gathering' Panel

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Today April 12, 2014 at PAX East in Boston, Mass. Wizards of the Coast is hosting a "Magic: The Gathering" panel at 1:30 PM EST. Panelists include Mark Purvis, Dave Guskin, Dave Humpherys, Jenna Helland, and "a special guest." Examiner's David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) will be on location live tweeting, and you'll be able to find a round up of the exciting new "Journey Into Nyx" spoilers (along with everything else), right here.

"Theros was the biggest release ever." - Mark Purvis

Garruk has been cursed by Lilliana, his mind corrupted and he's hunting planeswalkers in Magic 2015 and the latest Duels of the Planeswalkers game releasing this summer. First time there's a pro tour for a core set. Special prerelease activities.

Special announcement by the creator of "Plants vs. Zombies." There are cards in M15 created by video game developers. Such as this one:

Genesis Hydra - XGG
Creature - Plant Hydra (Rare)
When you cast Genesis Hydra, reveal the top X cards of your library. You may put a non land permanent card with converted mana cost X or less from among them onto the battlefield. Then shuffle the rest into your library.
Genesis Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

Jenna Helland goes into story. Plenty more monsters for Elspeth to fight.

Athreos, God of Passage -1WB
Legendary Enchantment Creature -God (Mythic Rare)
As long as your devotion to white and black is less than 7, Athreos, God of Passage isn't a creature.
Whenever another creature you control dies, return it to your hand unless target player pays 3 life

  • Create a godslayer weapon with custom abilities at the prerelease with stickers at the prerelease.
  • Slay a god at game day.

Dave Humpherys is going over the mechanics and themes of the set.

King Macar, the Gold-Curse - 2BB
Legendary Creature - Human (Rare)
Inspired - Whenever King Macar, the Gold-Cursed becomes untapped, you may exile target creature. If you do, put a colorless artifact token named Gold onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your man pool."

  • Check out the "Journey Into Nyx" trailer here.

Hydra Broodmaster - 4GG
Creature - Hydra (Rare)
XXG: Monstrosity X.
When Hydra Broodmaster becomes monstrous, put X X/X green Hydra creature tokens onto the battlefield.

  • There will be a new planeswalker in "Conspiracy." It's Dack Fayden.
  • New card type called Conspiracy.
  • 20 extra uncommons in M15 to improve draft experience.
  • Fetchlands to be reprinted "at some point."

Gods, heroes and monsters! What challenges will Planeswalker Elspeth Tirel face next? Learn more about this Hero’s Path as we "Journey Into Nyx "in the third set of the Theros block. Do you have what it takes to complete the Hero’s Path? Get a glimpse of the Journey Into Nyx, get the inside track on the Prerelease and talk to some of the key R&D and Program leaders from Wizards of the Coast.

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