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Jasco Games is now UVS Games

UniVersus Collectible Card Game

For over 17 years, Jasco Games has brought fans together to play, share, and enjoy collectible card games. And now, Jasco is UVS Games! Along with the rebrand, the game publisher has also announced new releases for the UniVersus Collectible Card Game.

My Hero Academia and Cowboy Bebop and Trigun Stampede are all coming to the UniVersus Collectible Card Game.

With those new franchises and characters coming to UniVersus, also comes a new type of product to handle them all, introducing the Challenger Series. The Challenger Series: Cowboy Bebop* and Challenger SeriesTrigun Stampede will each feature two character cards, a preconstructed deck ready for tournament play, and a Collector’s Booster Pack of six alt-art foil premium cards. The deck will feature mechanically unique cards only found in the Challenger Series.

Cowboy Bebop, a franchise known to UniVersus players, returns with Spike, Bounty Hunter, and Faye. Vash the Stampede and Nicholas D. Wolfwood from the smash hit TV show Trigun Stampede will join the UniVersus Collectible Card Game system. These iconic franchises have captivated audiences worldwide, and our community will be able to boost or battle existing UniVersus decks or build new ones using cards from the Challenger Series.

UVS Games is just beginning. They recently announced the return of My Hero Academia with a Collectible Card Game Set called My Hero Academia: Jet Burn, which will include fan-favorite character Hawks as well as a new type of collectible card to the UniVersus world: alternate art cards featuring characters from Jet Burn and previous My Hero Academia sets. Jet Burn will be the first release to feature the new UniVersus card logo and card frame, and they have released a first look at Hawks and Hawk’s Feather cards in the set. The My Hero Academia: Jet Burn game set will be available worldwide in time for the holiday season.

*Challenger Series: Cowboy Bebop is only available in North, Central, and South America and is TBD for other regions, more details to come.

Warlord: Saga of the Storm 20th Anniversary Now on Sale!

Warlord: Saga of the Storm

Warlord: Saga of the Storm returns for its 20th anniversary! The legendary collectible card game of d20 combat, Warlord had a long history with many players still active in tournaments and leagues to this day. Warlord is a long-time favorite of many at AEG, and they didn’t want the 20th Anniversary of the classic game to pass without a tribute.

In the days of the CCG, Warlord was unique in its “Challenge System” which allowed players to take on rare and powerful enemies at special events. The most coveted of these were the Medusan Lords, completely unique cards that represented the creators’ own role-playing game characters. Defy the odds and defeat one and the player claimed it as their own.

In this special 20th Anniversary pack, AEG looks back at the origins of the Medusan Lords, when they were simple Warlords. This will allow everyone to build all-new decks using these characters! And included are items related to each, a new challenge Overlord, and a new alternate-art of the always useful Brine Fiend!

How to Get It

  • The only way to make sure you get a copy is to pre-order February 1 through February 5, 2021 at alderacstore.com.
  • Orders will be accepted through those dates.
  • Each account may order up to 10 copies.
  • After pre-orders end, the product will go to press and be shipped by this summer.
Warlord: Saga of the Storm

Dungeons & Dragons Comes to Magic: The Gathering with “Adventures in the Forgotten Realms”

Wizards of the Coast has announced some of their upcoming plans for the popular Magic: The Gathering and that includes Dungeons & Dragons coming to the game.

Up next summer is “Adventures in the Forgotten Realms” a full black-bordered Standard-legal set.

This isn’t the first crossover for the two games as Magic: The Gathering has found its way in supplements for Dungeons & Dragons but this is the first step into the card game for the classic roleplaying world.

This is just one of six other sets also revealed today by the game company. Also revealed were “Kaldheim,” “Time Spiral: Remastered,” Strixhaven: School of Mages,” “Modern Horizons 2,” “Innistrad: Werewolves,” and “Innistrad: Vampires.”

“Adventures in the Forgotten Realms” is set to release in the summer of 2021.

Wizards of the Coast Announces Double Masters for Magic: The Gathering

Double Masters

Wizards of the Coast has announced Double Masters for Magic: The Gathering. The set is filling with “powerful and popular reprints” and there are two mythic rare cards in each pack.

Double Masters is a 332 card set launching August 7, 2020. The booster box features 24 packs per box. Each pack has 15 cards with two rares and two foil cards (and the foils can be up to two additional rares). There’s two non-foil borderless showcase box topper cards included in each booster box. The set will be available in English, French, German, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.

Check out Wizards’ live stream for more details about this upcoming set.

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(via Wizards of the Coast)

A New Magic: The Gathering Set Announced for April

Shadows of InnistradApril 8 sees a new release for Magic: The Gathering. Wizards of the Coast announced the new 297 card set which is the first in the next block for the popular collectible card game. Dubbed Shadows Over Innistrad the set will see its pre-release April 2-3 and Launch Weekend events April 8-10. There’s also an official Game Day planned for April 30-May 1 as well as a Magic Online version April 18, with pre-release events April 15-18.

The set will be released in Booster Packs, Intro Packs, Fat Packs, Deck Builder’s Toolkits, and Gift Boxes.

Before this set sees release, the second half of the Battle of Zendikar block, Oath of the Gatewatch, releases January 22.

Wizards of the Coast Announces Magic Origins on July 17

Magic OriginsWizards of the Coast announced today Magic Origins, a new Magic: The Gathering set releasing this July. This pivotal new set reveals the origin stories of five of Magic‘s most beloved Planeswalker characters.

In the Magic: The Gathering Multiverse, some mages are born with a rare gift, simply known as “the spark.” When such mages face a great ordeal, their spark’s potential is unleashed, elevating them to become Planeswalkers and travel between the planes of the Multiverse. Magic Origins will reveal for the first time these pivotal moments for five Planeswalkers: Gideon Jura, Jace Beleren, Liliana Vess, Chandra Nalaar, and Nissa Revane.

Doug Beyer, Magic‘s senior creative designer said:

Magic Origins is a different kind of core set than we’ve ever done before, one with ambitious story goals and deep creative impact. All core sets in recent years have had Planeswalker cards, but Magic Origins doesn’t just contain five Planeswalkers-it’s also about those Planeswalker characters. It’s about certain points in time in those Planeswalkers’ lives-the events that led them to become Planeswalkers-and is meant to set up a lot of our plans for Magic‘s future story. We’ll see these characters’ home worlds, learn about the joys and crises of their early lives, and discover how they became the Multiverse-traveling Planeswalkers we know today.

With an impressive 20 million players and fans worldwide, this sounds like a set whose release will be anticipated, adding even more depth to the Magic: The Gathering mythology.

Magic Origins will release worldwide on July 17, 2015.

Magic: The Gathering – Fate Reforged

MTGFateReforgedWizards of the Coast has revealed the title and release details for the second of three sets in the Khans of Tarkir block. Fate Reforged will be released on January 23rd, 2015 with pre-release events held on the weekend of January 17-18. The official Fate Reforged Game Day will be the weekend of February 14-15. The Magic Online release of Fate Reforged should see release on February 2nd, 2015. There will also be a Pro Tour even in Washington, DC February 6-8, 2015.

The 185 card set will be available in Booster Packs, Intro Packs, Fat Packs, and Clash Packs.

The Khans of Tarkir will be last 3-set block that Wizards of the Coast has planned for Magic: The Gathering. They have announced changes for future sets once this three block set wraps up.

Magic: The Gathering Makes Major Release Changes

magic the gathering logoWizards of the Coast has some big changes coming for Magic: The Gathering beginning in the fall of 2015. The game’s releases will be shifting, moving from a three block set to a two block, twice-a-year format.

This change will be due to perceived limitations and concerns with the current plan, including how to keep interest up as blocks progress, the needs of new players and experienced vets, and the overall story among other things.

This change means the elimination of the core set, and the rotation of Standard format cards every 18 months instead of 24. This change will affect the Khans of Tarkir release, which will be the last of the three set blocks. This changes how long cards from that set will be legal for the Standard format.

The yearly format will now include a large fall expansion and small winter expansion in “World 1,” and then a large spring expansion and small summer expansion set in “World 2.”

Standard will be changing a lot, so this’ll be interesting how it all shakes out in tournaments. In 2016 the format will play three two-set blocks instead of two three-set blocks.

Can’t wait to see where this goes!

(via ICv2)

Kaijudo Elite Series: Horde of Onslaught, Out Today!

Kaijudo LogoToday, Wizards of the Coast announced the release of Kaijudo Elite Series: Horde of Onslaught.

This Elite Series deck flashes its might in all gold foil! For the first time ever the cards in the set are printed with a premium treatment to include metallic gold borders. This event-ready 40-card deck features popular cards that are used frequently in the competitive scene. In addition, the set offers shiny versions of older cards and three brand new cards!

Horde Onslaught

Magic: The Gathering Enlists 14 Gaming Luminaries for New Set

Magic 2015 - campaign logoThe release of Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers and the Magic 2015 – Core Set is right around the corner! And, this year, for the first time ever, players will be able to equip their decks with cards designed by 14 luminaries from the video game industry.

These playable cards were conceived by some of the brilliant, creative minds behind popular games, including George Fan (Plants vs. Zombies), Notch (Minecraft), and Rob Pardo (World of Warcraft), with each infusing their own personal flavor into the cards’ designs.

The designers and their cards include:

Spirit Bonds – Justin Gary
Wall of Essence – Isaiah Cartwright
Chasm Skulker* – Mike Neumann
Master of Predicaments – David Sirlin
Cruel Sadist* – Edmund McMillen
Ob Nixilis, Unshackled – Brad Muir
Xathrid Slyblade* – Rob Pardo
Aggressive Mining* – Notch
Goblin Kaboomist* – Stone Librande
Genesis Hydra* – George Fan
Yisan, the Wanderer Bard – Brian Fargo
Avarice Amulet* – Penny Arcade
Hot Soup* – James Ernst
Shield of the Avatar – Richard Garriott
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*These cards will also appear in Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers.

It’s great to see the classic game infuse itself with new ideas that makes it exciting with each release! Check out the cards below.

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