~We have now been provided packaging images of Duel Decks: Divine vs Demonic on Magic Arcana today. To add to the spoiler today, Wizards asks us to "stop by again on Friday for a special Divine vs. Demonic surprise!" . . . very interesting.
You may recall my predictions from December 10th, 2008 (although it was fairly easy) . . .
~~~~~I will take a stab at two possible inclusions in the Duel Decks from the banner provided with the announcement :
Akroma, Angel of Wrath - and - Lord of the Pit ? ? What is your guess ?
~~~~~Well that was a fairly easy prognostication and not much work went into the speculation. Here is the confirmatory product image . .
Akroma, Angel of Wrath, 5WWW
Legendary Creature — Angel, Rare
Flying, first strike, vigilance, trample, haste, protection from black and from red
6 / 6
Lord of the Pit, 4BBB
Creature - Demon, Rare
At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice a creature other than Lord of the Pit. If you can't, Lord of the Pit deals 7 damage to you.
7 / 7
Someone on the boards mentioned this which made me LoL !
To summarise a discussion between Richard Garfield and Skaff Elias back when they were doing playtesting for the first set.
Richard Garfield had just explained how he had won a game with Lord of the Pit.
"So, the only way for you to win with this thing is to play it and hope your opponent is stupid enough to steal it?"
~~~~~Mark your calendar for April 10th, 2009 and get thee hence to a Gamery store.
~~~~~In other sad news, uber-spoiler Master Zesty had been nailed by Wizards of the Coast and subsequently banned from sanctioned play for a period of two years. This was the result of running afoul with Copyright laws.
I would venture to say that Mr. Zesty was directly responsible in hyping the last two set releases to such a pitch that I made the largest individual MTG purchase ever. All (WoTC excepted) will miss his puzzles and cryptic clues in the next spoiler season.