Calling All Magic Nerds.

A couple years ago, due to the fact that I talked to a lot of Magic judges online, I was introduced to a format called Elder Dragon Highlander, or EDH for short.  I’ve always been a fan of variant formats, especially highlander formats.  So this definitely peaked my interested.

The rules are simple, and you can read more about it at .  But it boils down to this:

  • Chose a legendary creature as your “general”.
  • Build a 99-card highlander deck.  No card in your deck may include mana costs not related to your general.  For example, if your general is Rith, the Awakener, you can play Llanowar Elf, Lightning Bolt, Swords to Plowshare, but not Dark Blast, Brainstorm, or multi color cards like Absorb.  This includes hybrid cards, and also on-color cards that have off-color activation abilities, such as Votary of the Conclave (a white creature with an ability requiring green mana).

Fairly simple, no?  As far as rules for playing your decks…

  • Your general starts out in the “command zone”.  You may play your general anytime you could normally cast him from your hand.
  • If your general would go to the graveyard, or get removed from the game (or “exiled”), you can return him to the command zone.
  • Every time you cast your general from the command zone, you must pay an additional 2 mana.  So 0 mana the first time, 2 the next, 4 the time after that, etc.
  • You begin the game with 40 life.
  • If any one general deals 21 damage to you, you lose the game.  Life gain does not counteract this.

Some people at the card shop I frequent have begun playing it, so I’ve finally gotten a chance to throw a deck together.  Granted, I don’t have the card pool I used to, so my deck isn’t nearly as good as I want it to be, but it’s fun.  So far I’ve used Teneb the Harvester, and Rafiq of the Many.

So now you know, anytime you are at an event with aniRAGE, pull out your magic decks and start cardslinging!


James Cameron’s next project is WHAT?!?

So the almighty James Cameron, who you know as the director of Avatar (okay seriously, if you don’t know that, come out from under the rock.) already has plans for his next movie! And hearing that there’s going to be an Avatar sequel in the works, I couldn’t help but wonder what stories would come from his mind. So I went to the IMDB on a random thought, and saw that there’s a new movie he’s doing that’s in pre-production. But it wasn’t the next Avatar movie, but instead there was a movie called “Battle Angel.” I wondered to myself “That’s weird, it’s as if it was referring to the anime Battle Angel Alita…” and stared at the screen for about 3 seconds before moving the mouse and…

*click* Yup, it’s an anime remake of Battle Angel Alita.

To be honest, I don’t how I should feel about this. Kinda funny when you think about it. From one standpoint, one of the greatest filmmakers of our time is doing an anime remake! From another standpoint… it’s an anime remake. Anime remakes have been met with mixed results from critics and the public everywhere. We just hope this one does well.


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aniRAGE Toy Talk: Dragon Dagger

Zeke here with a new seriesL aniRAGE Toy Talk!  Let’s face it, we all love the toys of our childhood.  And I…I love Power Rangers.  Still do, to this day.  So when I heard that they were going to be remastering Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and reshowing it, I was excited.  Because that meant the possibility of the old toys (which can go for over a c-note on ebay) getting re-released.

So when I was in target and I saw not just one, but TWO Dragon Dagger toys, I had to get them.

I’ve never had the chance to play with the original toy…at least not for a length of time where I could properly review up.  But these new ones leave something to desire.  Let’s start with the first one.

I hope to get the power blaster soon.
I hope to get the power blaster soon.

Let’s look at the far left one first.  Two words: it spins.  That’s it.  It’s small, not really hand-size.  And when you pull the “trigger” and blow into the whistle, something inside spins and it lights up.  Wee.

The middle one is much bigger.  In fact, I think it’s far too big.  Especially the back, which houses battery and maybe the speaker area.  It’s just bulky.  To make matters worse, the music it plays when you blow into the whistle is NOT THE DRAGON FLUTE THEME!  WHAT THE HELL?  To top it all off, they turned it into a lightsaber.  Don’t believe me?

I’m sorry you had to see that.

I’m not quite sure why they chose this route.  Neither dragon dagger is like the original at all.  The original dagger was nice and thin.  The handle was a decent length, and the blade was thinner and longer.  Then again, the original didn’t have to deal with having a useless lightsaber attachment.

This is definitely a disappointment.  From pictures I’ve seen online, the new blaster is roughly the size of the non-deluxe dragon dagger.  So it’s very tiny, and nothing like the original.  I can only hope that they might put out newer versions later one.

So in the end…very disappointed.