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The THEROS EVENT Deck contains 75 cards, 60 in the Main deck and 15 in the Sideboard. these cards are as follows:

24 Lands:
Azorius Guildgate
Hallowed Fountain
14  Plains

25 Creatures:
Ascended Lawmage
Banisher Priest
Battlewise Hoplite
Dryad Militant
Fabled Hero
Frontline Medic
Hopeful Eidolon
Imposing Sovereign
Lavinia of the Tenth
Lyev Skyknight
New Prahv Guildmage
Precinct Captain
Skymark Roc
Soldier of the Pantheon

11 Spells:
Dauntless Onslaught
Detention Sphere
Gods Willing
Ordeal of Heliod
Ordeal of Thassa

15 Card Sideboard:
Gift of Orzhova
Glare of Heresy
Solemn Offering
Triton Tactics

What is a Sideboard ?
Magic the Gathering players may have a sideboard as well as their 60 card deck. The Sideboard is a group of extra cards that are useful against certain decks.
This example was found online and is a very good example:  a card that Destroys all artifacts is good against a deck that relies on artifacts, but pretty useless against decks without artifacts. Therefore you can swap cards from your main deck and your sideboard during games, even tournaments, though in fair competitive play you are obliged to reset your deck to its original configuration before playing someone new. In a Constructed game, your sideboard consists of up to 15 cards. Your combined deck and sideboard must observe the regular deck building rules and may never have more than four copies of any card other than basic land cards. Your deck must have at least 60 cards. In a Limited game, all the cards you opened that aren't in your main deck are in your sideboard. Your deck must have at least 40 cards.

In THEROS you are a Planeswalker who explores a conglomeration of universes, worlds and realms known collectively as the Multiverse. Here yopu will find new spells, and powerful creatures from the lands of myths. Venture to Theros, a plane where gods, heroes, and monsters are an everyday fact of life. Hydras, gorgons, satyrs, and other creatures of myth inhabit this wild, mystical place. In Theros, heroes challenge themselves in the untamed lands beyond the city walls, set sail on the raging seas, and learn their destiny from divine oracles. Under the behest of the gods your hero will encounter strange and wonderous creatures from (mostly) Greek myth and legend.

As you can see from the above list, each EVENT DECK contains the same cards, mainly White with a smattering of Blue with a 9/6 split in favour of White in the Sideboard. There are 10 Rares and 30 UnCommon cards 35 Commons which is a far better selection of Rare cards than any of the Intro packs which only have 2 Rare. What can be advantageous or disadvantageous, all depending on luck, with Intro packs are the 2 unopened Boosters. Unlike the Event deck where ALL cards in the box are useful and usable, Intro decks are hit and miss but eminently more exciting and frustrating.

If you like to play MtG but are not so good at deck building (I tend to put in cards that have illustrations or titles that appeal to me rather than those that will actually work together) the EVENT deck is ideal for you and me. I have played both with the EVENT deck against an Intro deck (with and without changes) and against the EVENT deck using a changed or an unchanged Intro deck and found the EVENT deck to be sound and genuinely strong. Intro decks are probably better for new players and for teaching new players how to build decks using Boosters, whereas the EVENT deck, although usable by new players, is better suited to experienced players who like to pit their playing style against other experienced players. Of course if 2 of these same EVENT decks (without using the sideboard) were pitted against each other it would depend on the luck of the draw and the skill of the players.

The THEROS EVENT Deck is for inspired heroes who want to enter sealed deck tournaments where they can just open up a box, give the cards a quick shuffle or swap out a few cards from the Sideboard into the Main deck and within moments be ready for tournament play. It has been designed for what is now a very popular games evening, known throughout the Magic the Gathering playing world as Friday Night Magic (see below).

What is Friday Night Magic ?
Are you looking for a way to play Magic while meeting new friends and winning cool foil prize cards? Then Friday Night Magic is exactly what you're looking for! Try it out and discover why Friday night is the best night of the week!


Tournament Information:
The DCI is giving players in a growing number of countries and stores the opportunity to play in a fun weekly event and have a shot at cool FOIL prize cards in the process. FNM is designed to keep the play style exciting:

Stores around the world are running Friday Night Magic nearly every week. Use the Event Locator at the top of this page to find a location near you. If you have questions about Friday Night Magic in Europe, send us an e-mail at In the rest of the world, please email us through the Customer Service Help Center.

Friday Night Magic Rules:  Each month a different FOIL card will be given out. The cards often feature original flavor text and updated wordings.


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