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Take an audio tour inside a Shards of Alara Prerelease to get you prepared for this weekend's Launch Parties.

Shards of Alara Unveiled

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The letter T!he Shards of Alara Launch Parties are this weekend! To get you prepared for Shards of Alara's power, style, and flavor, take a step back in time to the set's Prerelease weekend for more than 60 minutes of audio coverage, from first glance to lasting impressions.

In this two-parter from the heart of England's historic capital city, Rich Hagon brings you the sights and sounds of the Shards Of Alara Prerelease. In this first show, we meet a bunch of excited players and look through some of the new mechanics with the head judge. Then in part two, we follow former Limited Information writer Quentin Martin as he tries to build a ferociously tricky deck, meet globe-trotting star Dave Williams, and Rich goes into battle with Hellkite Overlord, and much more.

THE SHARDS OF ALARA PRERELEASE

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  • Part 1: New mechanics plus early player perspectives (10.3 MB)
  • Part 2: Big names, big cards (11.4 MB)


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