Now, I know I’ve said this a whole bunch, but I just love the Duel Decks. They’re probably my favorite Magic product out there. I just love the flavor of them and they’re often a great way to get your hands on some EDH staples. Between those factors, Duel Decks and I are a pretty great pair.
That said, I’ve already heard a lot of negativity about this upcoming one, “Heroes vs Monsters”. We haven’t even seen the decklists yet! Hell, we haven’t even seen the foils yet. How can you pass judgement so soon?
Alright, I get it. The name is so incredibly vague that it seems like Wizard’s didn’t put very much thought into this one did they? ”Hero” and “Monster”…those could be just about any cards in Magic! Some cards could be considered both even!
But what’s different between the Duel Decks of today and those such as Goblins vs Elves and Divine vs Demonic? Now the second Duel Deck of the year is centered around the upcoming set upcoming set, specifically the factions involved. (This was stated awhile ago, I’m too lazy to dig up the article myself but you can go search Wizard’s site for it!).
So that means “Heroes vs Monsters” vague as it may sound, may be more specific than we think. Maybe when we get more information on Theros we can make some better guesses as to what this Duel Deck will be like.
Here’s the details on Heroes vs Monsters that we have so far:
Duel Decks: Heroes vs Monsters will contain six preview cards from this fall’s Magic set Theros, making them your very first chance to play with the set’s new cards!
Deck Design and Deck Development: Chris Millar, Kelly Digges and Sam Stoddard
Twitter Hashtag: #MTGHVM
Languages Available: English, Japanese
Release Date: September 6, 2013
Want to see the article by Wizards? Click here.