It’s nearly here. Battlebond will be hitting store shelves soon and we in the magic community couldn’t be more excited. From casual players to the more hardcore and competitive veterans, Battlebond has lit a fire under the community. Even players who I know are not the biggest fans of Limited magic, are keen to get stuck into the action and battle it out in the arena with their friends. I have already talked about this a little bit in my last article, so I won’t bore you with the details. If you missed it and want to catch up ill leave a link here.
We here at Master of Magics are very excited to get stuck into what Battlebond has to offer. We always get together after a set has been released and play some Sealed or Draft at one of our houses, which gives us a chance to chat and catch up (some of us live a few miles away from the other members of the crew). This time though, we aren’t going to wait for release weekend to sit down and play. We aren’t even going to wait until this weekend Sealed preview events. No, we don’t have to wait. Because we have already played it.
Thanks to the wonderful people at Wizards of the Coast, we got given a box of Battlebond early and asked if we would like to use it for some content. A quick side note before we continue. This box of Battlebond was provided to us for free by Wizards of the Coast. All opinions of the product are our own, and we have not been paid or compensated for our views. Right, know we have covered the legal stuff let us continue.
We quickly planned to meet up and play some Sealed. After splitting into teams and cracking our packs we started to build our decks. I have to say it was a little weird building two Sealed decks from only six packs of magic cards. Whenever I have played Two-Headed Giant in the past (at Grand Prix’s or Prereleases) my partner and I have had access to twelve packs and have been spoiled for choice. However, having only six packs didn’t really hamstring our building and we were all able to get stuck in and build some pretty sweet decks.
Once we had finish building we sat down to play some games. Now I could tell you how they played out, but would you not rather see it for yourself? Luckily for you fine people, we thought that too and went ahead and recorded our games. So, sit back and enjoy some Two-Headed madness.
We that was a ton of fun. I have always enjoyed Wizards ‘Specialist Draft’ sets and this was no different. The games where a great and the Limited environment is very well crafted. If I was to nitpick I would have liked to have some more fixing. Limited environments can live or die by how good the mana fixing is and I thought Battlebond could do with some more.
But since you are building two decks you can divide up the colours pretty well between you and your teammate, so it wasn’t too much of an issue. If you can I would highly recommend trying out Battlebond this weekend at your local LGS. You will have a great laugh, and if you don’t have anyone to team up with most stores will help you out finding a partner.
But what say all of you. Are you as excited about Battlebond as we are? What are you hoping to pull? Why not let us know about it in the comments below, and while you’re there subscribe to the site to stay up to date with all the going on’ here at Master of Magics. And if you are playing this weekend remember, Good Luck and Have Fun.