Sorry…sorry…sorry I know this is long over due, but I have been swamped (lol see what I did there ;P……anyway).

Born of the Gods is the second release of the Theros block and continuing story line, based around Greek mythology.

So what did I think of my first ever Magic The Gathering pre-release event, or just any MTG event for that matter.

Noob Alert I’m just getting into MTG and am by no means an expert. So please take this from a newbies perspective.


The Event:

The event I went to was hosted at Waterstones Nottingham, by two of their staff members. It cost £20 for an Event ticket to the Two Headed Giant variant of the pre-release.

The other half and I trundled along not knowing what to expect, all we knew is there were Born of The Gods cards to be had and that was good enough for us. The venue was great, a central location easy to get to, on public transport for those who don’t have their Fleetfeather Sandals equipped or a car. It was clean and didn’t smell, trust me this is important!

When it was time to pair up for games everyone was really friendly and forth coming. It’s was a great relief to me as sometimes having to squeeze conversation out of players diminishes the whole experience of the game and in extreme cases can put you off a game altogether.


So what did I get for my £20?


2 Born of the Gods boosters
3 Theros boosters
1 Seeded Booster Pack from your Heroic Path choice
1 Promo Card
1 Activity card
Spindown life counter
Hero’s Path Welcome Letter
Hero card (NOT playable at the Prerelease; the Hero card is to bring back at Game Day and used against the Battle the Horde Deck.)

My Seeded Booster Pack:

Nessian Wilds Ravager (promo)
Culling Mark
Courser of Kruphix
Pinnacle of Rage
Noble Quarry
Vanguard of Brimaz
Aspect of Hydra
Nyxborn Triton
Mortal’s Resolve
Retraction Helix
Nyxborn Rollicker
Mortal’s Ardor
Swordwise Centaur
Setessan Starbreaker
Felhide Brawler

Needless to say it was well worth the money. Especially with some of the cards that Amy and I pulled from the boosters.


We both had a great time, to say that we were new and lost every single game (opinions differ to who carried who). All in all we met/played some great guys. Both of us took some great hints and tips back with us, which (fingers crossed) will help us improve our game.

Amy and I both said that we would definitely get involved in a MTG event, held by Waterstones Nottinngham.