Infinite Crisis Sneak Preview

Anand Khare says, unless you’ve fallen off the face of the Earth for the past few weeks, you should have noticed a certain theme developing on Daily card previews and community hype have been building for a while now, and it all adds up to one thing: Infinite Crisis is here! The new set that you’ve heard so much about will be making its debut this weekend at worldwide Sneak Preview events. I take it that most of you have attended Sneak Previews before. For those of you who haven’t, let me tell you, they are spectacular. As a player who has played in and written about every type of event from the Pro Circuit on down, I can tell you unequivocally that Sneak Previews are pretty much as good as it gets. There are a bunch of reasons for this. First of all, it’s your very first in-depth look at the set. Besides being a ton of fun, this also serves to be a great equalizer. Even if you haven’t picked up the game in a while, you’re on the same footing as a professional who plays every day. That brings me to the second reason why Sneak Previews are so much fun: they bring different types of players together. Cutthroat competitors, comic book fans, and casual players alike can have a great time checking out the new cards and picking up some swag. That’s the third thing that makes Sneak Previews great, by the way—free stuff. There’s a lot of it. Take these exclusive Extended Art foil cards.

So you walk into your local Sneak Preview and pick up five packs of Infinite Crisis so you can build a Sealed deck. You’re getting ready to sit down and then—bam! Superman. That’s right, folks. You get this hot little Extended Art card just for signing up to play. Read more.

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  1. Tim Willoughby says, From now on, I promise that any alliteration in this article will just be a result of dumb luck rather than any premeditated action on my part. All puns will likely be entirely intentional. For this, I do not apologize.

    Sneak Preview weekend is now virtually upon us, and to those of you getting a Friday afternoon fix of Vs. System online, it should come as no surprise that it’s the only thing on my mind this week. Neither Friday afternoons nor Sneak Preview events should be too much hard work if you ask me, and so it is incumbent on me to pass on a few sage thoughts on how to get the most out of your Sneak Preview (or if you are lucky and willing to travel, Sneak Previews*). Happily enough, the “work” of putting together this article comes early in the week, so it will not be too subject to the Friday afternoon effect whereby my brain seeps through my ears like that of so many readers of my last article.**

    Quite a lot goes on at Sneak Previews, and for my money, they are one of the funner tournaments around. At the Pro Circuit, things are definitely a lot of fun, but there is always that underlying tension that comes when you are ultimately playing for $40,000. Even at PCQs, where the prize is a lot smaller, it is still significant enough that they tend to draw in a fairly competitive bunch. With a Sneak Preview, there are certainly prizes on the line, but there are ultimately two goals. One is to see and play with as many new cards as possible and to revel in their very newness (which ideally will be accompanied by shininess—it never hurts to open good foils). The other is to have a really good time. Read more.

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