With the Magic 2014 Core Set release still fresh, we are diving head first into the newest Magic the Gathering block, Theros. According to Wizards of the Coast, the plane of Theros is ruled by a pantheon of all-powerful gods. Krakens, minotaurs, and other monsters threaten the safety of walled cities. Heroes rise to battle, bolstered by their devotion to the gods. Theros is a very dangerous land outside of the walled cities Meletis, Akris and Setessa (which are inspired by Athens, Sparta and the legends of the Amazons). Nyx is the night sky, and home of the gods, it moves around each night. The five main gods are: Heliod (white), Erebos (black), Nylea (green), Thassa (blue) and Purphoros (red). The gods can take multiple forms and walk among mortals. The planeswalker, Elspeth Tirel, will fight a Hydra and attracts the attention of Heliod. Elspeth doesn’t want to be a hero and does not believe she will be called on to be a leader in a world of gods. Minotaurs are the rampaging savages of Theros. The Merfolk of Theros are called ‘Tritons’. Thassa (goddesss of the sea) favors appearing as a Triton when she’s among mortals.
With every new release, there is a prerelease. Anime Kat had a more limited than usual number of available player slots for this prerelease. We did sell out and had to turn away hopeful players from our final event. Players were able to get their hands on the newest cards before the official release date. Congrats to all who came to Anime Kat to kick off the new Theros block.