"Theros: Beyond Death" Prerelease Ends Today – "Magic: The Gathering"

Today, the Theros: Beyond Death prerelease events for the ever-popular Magic: The Gathering collectible card game are set to end. The events have been going on since Friday, and now's probably the nest time for players to join up for Sealed pools of this set.

"Theros: Beyond Death" Trailer Unveiled - "Magic: The Gathering"
Source: Wizards of the Coast

Why now, if you haven't already done so? Well, as someone who typically enters prerelease events later than not, I can safely tell you that I do this with some ample planning and preparation in mind. Entering the events on the final day lets me not only get enough research in for the sake of knowing what cards I will be granted and/or pitted against, but it also lets me know through player testimonies (which can fairly easily be found on Twitter or various Magic message boards and forums) as to what cards are good, and what cards aren't quite making the cut.

"Theros: Beyond Death" Prerelease Ends Today - "Magic: The Gathering"
Looking directly at you, Dream Trawler! Source: Wizards of the Coast

Furthermore, it's a given that, as with every set, there are certain to be a few players who humblebrag about their Sealed pools or their prize support packs. This rather hypes me up (as I would assume it hypes up some of you as well) to hope that I can get a fantastic pool of cards with which to make a spectacular deck. That being said, this season I hear it's very swingy, and you're basically as likely to get a card pool of amazing bomb-y cards as you are to get five or six meager copies of Temple of Abandon.

"Theros: Beyond Death" Prerelease Ends Today - "Magic: The Gathering"
This was my fourth copy in twelve distinct packs on Magic: The Gathering: Arena. The gall! Source: Wizards of the Coast (Screencap credit: Josh Nelson)

But I would say, in all honesty, don't let the likelihood of cracking absolutely no bombs in your Limited pool dissuade you from playing in these events if you can help it. Just do your research and you could be able to come out on top against a player with tons of them. Keep your eyes on the prize, my friends!

"Theros: Beyond Death" Prerelease Ends Today - "Magic: The Gathering"
Source: Wizards of the Coast

What do you think? Can you go undefeated at a prerelease? And for those of you who have already participated, how did it go? Let us know!

About Joshua Nelson

Josh Nelson is a Magic: The Gathering deckbuilding savant, a self-proclaimed scholar of all things Sweeney Todd, and, of course, a writer for Bleeding Cool. In their downtime, Josh can be found painting models, playing Magic, or possibly preaching about the horrors and merits of anthropophagy. You can find them on Twitter at @Burning_Inquiry for all your burning inquiries.

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