The September 6, 2016 Update

Posted in Daily Magic Update on September 6, 2016

By Chris Peeler

Chris is involved in a little bit of everything the communications team does, but focuses primarily on Magic Duels and running the social media accounts associated with that. So mostly that means he has way, way, way too many internet browser windows open at once.

The Daily Magic Update is a roundup of everything Magic you should know on September 6, 2016. Blake is out today, so the community team's Chris is here for your delicious links. Today's Update is brought to you by Post-PAX Exhaustion. Post-PAX Exhaustion: It Does a Body Good.

Today's Previews

In addition to the previews you're seeing today on DailyMTG, there are more nifty new cards from around the Magic internets! It would be a shame if someone put all those links in one place, right?

Let's begin!

  1. Exclusive Kaladesh Preview Card! Torrential Gearhulk | Hareruya | Hiroshi Okubo and Tsubasa Tomita

Gearhulks are some of the most stunning creations in the entirety of the Inventors' Fair. Designed by five different teams (what a weird coincidence, five...), these machines represent the zenith of design and engineering on Kaladesh. Learn about one of them in Hareruya's exclusive preview! Just be sure to schedule in advance if you want a private tour of one of these things.

  1. Elan Vital | Gathering Magic | Ben Friedman

You didn't think Chandra was the only member of the Gatewatch to get a new planeswalker card in Kaladesh, right? Of course not, that would be absurd. Speaking of absurd, check out Nissa, Vital Force on Gathering Magic!

  1. Kaladesh Packaging and Planeswalker Deck Cards | Daily MTG | Blake Rasmussen

A shameless plug for our own introduction to Nissa, Nature's Artisan and Chandra, Pyrogenius from the new Planeswalker Decks! A reminder to everyone that while these cards will be legal in Standard (along with everything else in the Planeswalker Decks), they won't appear in Kaladesh booster packs. These decks are designed for newer players in particular, and they're a great way to teach a friend the game!

  1. IGN SEA Exclusive—Magic: The Gathering Kaladesh Special Card Reveal | IGN SEA | Maxime Villandre

IGN's exclusive preview, in case you missed it, is a stomp-tastic new vehicle. *CRUSHING SOUNDS INTENSIFY*

What People Are Talking About

PAX West had a special, toasty surprise at the very end. Thanks for the help on that card reveal, Chandra (aka @CSpranklerun)!

Magic the Amateuring and Tolarian Community College teamed up for a neat look at our Learn to Play area at PAX West. If you've got a friend looking to get into the game, Hallie Santo of the Lady Planeswalkers Society has some tips for you.

  1. Villain Aesthetics | Sarkhan-Volkswagen

But no, seriously, how did the Consulate let this guy judge the Inventors' Fair? Guess we'll just have to keep reading Magic Story and find out!

Deck of the Day

  1. World Champion Brian Braun-Duin's Bant Humans

Everyone had a great weekend at PAX West and the 2016 Magic World Championship, but Brian Braun-Duin might have had a superlatively great one.

Braun-Duin crafted his Standard deck perfectly for the field and piloted himself to victory with the undeniable synergies between his Human creatures and Collected Company. In a Game 3 for the history books, Braun-Duin managed to claw ahead after 67 minutes against Márcio Carvalho, then run it back in Game 4 to secure the title.

Congratulations, BBD! We can't wait to see what you'll do next.

Brian Braun-Duin's Bant Humans

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