Core Sets Are Returning

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Wizards of the Coast has announced some important changes to Magic‘s product lineup, beginning spring of 2018.

Read a summary below:

1. Core sets return Summer 2018. They’ll be optimized for new players, with about half new cards and half reprints.
2. The Fall, Spring, and Winter sets will be “big.” Each will be drafted alone.
3. The Masterpiece Series will slow down after Hour of Devastation. The series will continue, but it will be timed to maximize impact. Ixalan block will not include Masterpieces.

http://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/changes-core-sets-block-structure-more

Submit Your Decklist

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Wizards of the Coast wants to see how you’re using Amonkhet in our store.

If you have a great list for Standard to share, click the link at the bottom and submit it.

The decklists will give their R&D folks a clearer glimpse into the state of Standard, and a handful of favorites will end up featured on MagicTheGathering.com.

Submit your decklist by clicking here.

 

Source: http://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/akh-standard-showdown-4-things-know

Ammonkhet Open House

Saturday, April 15th, 10AM – 530PM stop by our little shop and learn how to play some Magic The Gathering, if you don’t know already how.

What is this Open House we speak of? Well, gentle reader, it’s a new Pre-Pre-Release event to get hungry hobbyists into the world of the Planeswalker. It’s a great event for getting your feet wet and getting free cards. Heck, test your newly acquired skills at the casual Standard event starting at 230pm.

Here is Wizards official blurb:

“Set to occur the Saturday before Amonkhet Prerelease, this new event encourages casual fun for new players and easy, league-style Standard play with a participation promo reward.

On Saturday, April 15, invite players of all levels to come together to learn and play Magic, say farewell to Aether Revolt, and look ahead to the next exciting release—Amonkhet.”

We will have starter decks on hand for anyone looking to give it a try and anyone who wants to play, can with a Hobby Habit player.

There are promo land cards for participating and don’t miss out on the CASUAL STANDARD EVENT/230PM. $FREE$

CHUCK

SOURCE: https://wpn.wizards.com/en/event/open-house-amonkhet

 

IT’S BANNED??!!

Chuck here and yes Virginia, it’s banned. What’s banned you may ask, well, that is mostly between the banned lists and the Magic The Gathering players. To quote Wizards directly:

“One key to the continued health of Magic is diversity. It is vitally important to ensure that there are multiple competitive decks for the tournament player to choose from. Why? If there were only a single viable deck to play, tournaments would quickly stagnate as players were forced to either play that deck or a deck built specifically to beat it. In addition, different players enjoy playing different types of decks. If there are plenty of viable options to play, there will be more players at more tournaments.

To help maintain the diversity and health of the Magic tournament environment, a system of banned and restricted lists has been developed. These lists are made up of cards that are either not allowed at all, or allowed only in a very limited manner.

It’s important to note a couple of things: First, these lists apply only to Constructed formats and not Limited formats. Second, the banned and restricted lists are format-specific, so a card that is banned in Modern may still be legal to play in Standard.

Banning a card is uncommon. Announcements for changes to the Banned & Restricted lists are done all together on the Monday after a new set’s Prerelease, to go into effect with that set’s release. This way, the formats you play change as infrequently as possible.”

So that’s the hubbub, bub. To keep things on as fair a playing field as possible, some wicked-cool cards get shown the list. The lists do change depending on when a new set releases, so be sure also check Magic The Gatherings Official Banned Page.

If you want to keep your deck on the up and up, check them against the most recent lists. When a new list is generated, we’ll be posting on this blog.

Standard

Revised: January 20, 2017

The following cards are banned:

Why are these cards banned?

Modern

Revised: January 20, 2017

This format lets you dive deeper into Magic‘s history, allowing cards from Eighth edition to today.

The following cards are banned:

Vintage

Revised: August 26, 2016

While Modern lets you play cards from as far back as 2003, Vintage lets you play cards from any set in the 20+ year history of Magic!

The following cards are banned from vintage play:

The following cards are restricted, which means you can only have one of them in your main deck and sideboard combined:

Legacy

Revised: August 26, 2016

Like Vintage, you can play cards from any set. The twist? A longer banned list makes this format more accessible to new players.

The following cards are banned in legacy tournaments:

Block

Magic sets are released in three-set blocks, so playing in this format means you choose a block and only use cards from that block’s sets.

The following cards are banned in block-constructed tournaments:

Thanks for following!

Chuck

*All information was pulled directly from http://magic.wizards.com/en/game-info/gameplay/rules-and-formats/banned-restricted 

New Monster Truck and Buggy from ECX!

ECX has come out with their new 1/10th scale that is fun, affordable, and repairable for a great price point of $150.00! The Amp 2WD Monster Truck and Dune Buggy are great, introductory RC’s with replaceable parts that we already have in stock!ampMTECX

Stop by today and get an up-close-look at the Monster Truck.

The monster truck is available in either a Black/Green color scheme or the White/Orange scheme in the photo above.

The Buggy comes in Black/Yellow or White/Red.

Hobby Habit: Just for the fun of it!

The 4K…Is…HERE!

That’s right drone video enthusiasts! The Chroma Camera Drone 4k has arrived at our store and now sits proudly on the shelf next to the awesome 1080p Chroma Camera Drone.

chroma4k1chroma4k2 chroma4k6The joy of this beauty is imagine, just imagine, you’re flying the Chroma Camera Drone out around Indian Rock. It’s sailing out and about, capturing the beauty and the wonder, and you can’t wait to get it into your computer for editing.

 Now imagine that you shot it all in 4k. Quite a sight indeed!

 

All the same wonderful features of the Chroma Camera Drone with only a small bump in price to go from 1080p to 4k.

You want stable flying, still got it!

You want smooth pans and tilts, it’s got it!

You want 4k now, you can have it!

$1300 only at Hobby Habit.

Just for the fun of it!

The Last Month of Summer

Time is ticking away as Summer is drawing closer to its inevitable end but don’t fret. There are hours and hours of fun to be had in the beautiful days ahead.

We can help!

DISC GOLF

Have you tried going out and taking in a couple rounds of disc golf? We got the discs! Stop by and have a look.

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RC

If by land, sea, and/or air, RC is a great hobby to enjoy on those sunny days when you are just feeling the need for speed!

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ROCKETS

It’s time for lift off! Rockets are another great way to spend your summer days. Watch as you launch one into the air and then have it float peacefully to the ground.

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There is plenty to do, in this grand old valley of ours so stop in, pick up the essentials, and start your new hobby!

Just for the fun of it!