I know many people have already translated the Intro Pack explanations from the French site, but I'll post my own translation here for quick reference [my own comments in green brackets] :
Hooks of the Bloodchief
The Hooks of the Bloodchief deck puts you in control of Zendikar's most cunning predators: Vampires. With their help, you will quickly empty your opponents' life totals. Many cards from the Worldwake expansion may make the Hooks of the Bloodchief deck better. For example the card Tarpit Vampires has the Multikicker ability which makes them grow with the amount of mana you pay when you cast it. Smother is an Instant that destroys threats from the start of the game without giving a chance for regeneration. And finally, Vampire Nocturnus, [I'm pretty sure this is the writer's opinion here. The Reserve List will die the day that card is included in this precon] from the Magic 2010 Core Set, gives +2/+1 and Flying to all your vampires as long as the top card of your library is black.
The Brute Force deck grants you the reins of the most titanic monsters of Zendikar. Use them to stomp your opponents! You can find weapons in the Worldwake expansion to improve your Brute Force deck. The Summit Apes card is a 5/2 creature that can't be blocked except by two or more creatures as long as you control a mountain, which will happen almost all the time. Hedge Elves's ability untaps your forests so you can quickly feed huge spells with Multikicker. But the most impressive spell is certainly Comet Storm, a Red Instant spell that deals as much damage as you want to as many things as you want. [a fixed Starstorm?] You're only limited by the amount of mana at your disposition!
With the Grapeshot deck, you'll crush the opposition under an sudden avalanche of creatures. Your opponent will be buried alive before even understanding what's going on! [aggro is overrated] Many of your creatures have the Landfall ability, which triggers every time a land enters the battlefield under your control. In the Worldwake expasion, you'll find Kazuul, Cliff Tyrant, a brutal ogre that punishes attacking opponents by giving you 3/3 Ogre creature tokens [red, I'm guessing] unless they pay 3 for each attacking creature. You'll also discovere Reprimand Angel, a 6/6 flying creature that exiles permanents each time a land enter the battlefield under your control. [HOLY SHI!:o There must be a catch...:raise:] These permanents return if Reprimand Angel leaves the battlefield, [oh...] but your opponent won't have enough time to do so before you reach victory!
With the Mysterious Kingdoms deck, you'll unleash fearsome creatures from the wide Zendikar wilderness on your cowering opponents. A good number of your creatures need space to run. Thanks to the Landfall ability, they gain bonuses each time a land enters the battlefield under your control [now, where have we seen this before?:rollout:] In the Worldwake expansion, you can find Explorer, [?:confused: Reminds me of Soul's Fire spoiled as "Soul" during Shards of Alara :rofl:] a sorcery that lets you draw a card and play an additional land, and thus to potentially trigger your creatures' landfall abilities twice on the same turn. [just twice?:sleeping: What lack of ambition:B:] You can also find Zendikar's Anvenger, an elemental that creates 0/1 Plant creature tokens when it enters the battlefield. Each land that enters the battlefield under your control after that will make the plants grow!
The Overflight deck puts you in command of a flying squadron. Counter your opponent's ground assaults and unleash a true reign of terror from the heavens. Your creatures with evasion will do all the dirty work for you. The Worldwake expansion contains other card that are compatible with the Overflight deck. [Ok, we get it] Wind Zendikon transforms a land into a flying creature to help your airborne army. Sejiri Merfolks is a blue creature that becomes stronger if you control a plains, which will happen almost always. Jace, Spirit Sculptor is a planeswalker with mind control abilities whom you can call to your side. It gnaws your opponents' libraries and finishes by exiling it completely to guarantee your victory.
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Por fin, lo que he querido por meses se ha vuelto realidad: me regreso a vivir a mi patria! Ojalá todo salga bien, y a pesar de que extrañaré varias cosas de este país de arriba, los beneficios de mi regreso son muchísimos más que aquellos de mi estadía serían. Estoy feliz y algo impaciente por volver a ver a tanta gente querida, y esa vida que dejé y que tánto extraño...
So I guess this entry is just a "venting" one to get things out of my head. These are all mistakes I could have avoided, not in the retrospective "daily errors to correct for being a better person" things that go by easily, but things that may torment me the whole week. The last one was the last thing that made me write this:
1) Letting it go by when the Mist Leopard that I Rise From the Grave'd from my opponent's 'yard was Unsummoned by my opponent... seriously, the whole PLAN was because it had shroud (and 3 power)... WHAT THE **** WAS I THINKING??? And it was with A. I liked playing against A.:p
2) From the packs my aforementioned opponent won for beating my at draft, I let him trade the foil Silence! Well, I still have the deck that would have otherwise be his.:rolleyes:
3) Not waking up when I saw "You win the game" on a card in my dream... it led to a nightmare of a bitter candy that caused vomiting... yeah, it was just a dream, but a distrubing one.
4) Lending my Liliana Vess... oh wait, I'll get it back tomorrow. Problem solved.
Thanks for letting me write on you, blog. I feel much better now.
No, I'm not exactly ok right now, but it's just a temporary thing. I may be away from MTGS for a while. No one worry, please. I promise I'll return in a few weeks and be back to my usual joyous state.
This is something personal that will be resolved personally, as it should be. I'd greatly appreciate it if there were no questions about the subject at all. And I apologize for even bringing it up. In a while this will all be just an illusory memory...
Thanks for your understanding, support, and for everything!
A death in the family... His name was Diego Carrillo Rojas. A very loving uncle. A fighter. As a child, he survived Leukemia, and was the only one lucky enough, from a handful of sickly children, including those of national celebrities. He was a reporter, and a fine one. He worked for the nation's best newspaper. He faced hardships, as he always had a slim body, but a smile that took much to wear off. His wife divorced him upon the inability to conceive children (well, she was a spoiled person as well). I'm not God so I cannot judge him, but I think he led a good life. His articles were published for all the nation (and later the world) to read. His words were inspiring, and he always made his nephew (me) know how much he loved him. He was giving, and joyful. I can tell he enjoyed life, because despite his many warnings, he'd eat and do what he chose. He never hurt others. If he got into a fight, it was to rightfully defend a stance. He fought for his ideals. He enjoyed Luis Miguel's music. He sang with his all, he loved with his all... he lived with his all.
Last time I saw you, Diego, you cried in my arms. The long-lost nephew who was like a son to you (and your siblings) returned home. You were in pain... but you held me for a long time. I hope seeing me brought you joy. I love you and you will be missed. Keep inspiring me with your words of courage...
Que estés con Dios Todopoderoso, querido tío. Muchísimas gracias por todo. Que en paz descanses y que sigas propagando tu amor y felicidad para siempre. Mon amour et ma memoire pour toi. Toujours jamais, avec la paix de Dieu. Amen.
Woot! Last night I went to an FNM (which happens like each time a new pope is elected), and I did well. The usual 2-2. It was fun! There were kewl people! And I got my first PtE and got to use it, and it was awesome! I'm getting my decklist for when Lorwynmoor rotates out. I just wish M10's mana fixing is easy enough to get, and that Zendikar brings a replacement for what we'll lose from Lorwymoor's rotation.
Woot! Another entry. Since I do one "every bishop's death", I wanna make this kewl. You'll see me bragging about this in several threads:
Ah, yes. A little close-up on the (purposefully) last one:
It reads, "Blessings to you, Edgar" (yeah, Edgar's my name, for those who don't know, if any).
And it came with this!
Rowen, Angel of Thankfulness. I expressed my love for AngelQuest. This is what Ms. Nielsen's note reads:
I do believe that was the most thoughtful and inspiring piece of mail I've ever received. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me. I've pinned your letter up on my inspirational board.
So, I thought it was time for another blog entry, and reading some of mysticspeculation's stuff got me inspired, so here it goes: another random musing destined only for select eyes and hearts (yeah, I'm progressively less ashamed about exposing my feelings to a public Internet place: here at MTGS):
The alarm sounded and I pressed a button to silence it. In a sleepy spasm, I watched the main screen of my cell phone telephone [/Futurama reference] and wondered, after months of necessary oblivion, if her number was still there.
Why on Earth would I think that?
Well, it happens from time to time.
It just cannot be tossed into an oblivion ring and be forgotten forevermore.
The calm evil shall always allay the goodness of forgetfulness.
And there, I found myself refusing to erase her number. Why on Earth? Not even Dr. Manhattan knows.
The cell number is in my hands... yet I cannot do anything about it.
From time to time I wonder what would happened if I called her. I've come close to knowing: nothing. Just awkward silence, something I have protection from. But not even Progenitus can help me...
only myself. Only I can get over her by myself. And I do, but I wonder what that Eternal is doing. Playing, fooling around... oh, I publicly ridicule, scorn, and humiliate you in public right here in this blog... you cursed spirit of memory!
Well, I hope you enjoyed this (if you read it, of course). I went to see Inkheart yesterday. Started out sucky but got beautiful after the second half. 4 stars our of 5.
-Edghyatt out, mo****az (you know I love you all)!