-Hi guys, my name is Yichao -Hey, I'm Rosco
And we're gonna be doing an unboxing for you
of Archenemy Nicol Bolas.
This is a super fun product and we can't wait to share it with you
so you can get a little bit more idea of
what's in the box and share that excitement with your players.
[Rosco] Archenemy Nicol Bolas is an awesome 3 on 1,
multiplayer experience. It's gonna be great for both
your new to Magic players and those who are more enfranchised.
[Yichao] And if 3 on 1 doesn't sound quite fair
don't worry, there are Scheme cards that help that one player
have an even battle against a team of 3.
[Rosco] Each of those 4 players gets a 60 card deck.
One of those players plays as Nicol Bolas
the Archenemy, kind of Magic's super villan,
and the other 3 players get to play as members of the Gatewatch.
[Yichao] Players will have a chance to play through the story of
Hour of Devastation, and see what happens
to the plane of Amonkhet.
[Rosco] Awesome, let's take a look at the box!
[Yichao] So as you guys can see
we've chosen a really cool piece of key art here
with Nicol Bolas reigning down on the Gatewatch.
And the idea here is to have a really eye-catching piece
on your shelf to start generating some of that conversation
and excitement about this product.
[Rosco] Archenemy Nicol Bolas is an awesome
Magic multi-player experience that plays just like a board game
so when it comes out of the box, it's gonna take about
30 minutes for your players to play
and it can serve 2-4 players.
[Yichao] As you open up the box, there's a lot of contents here
we're gonna go over the items with you, one by one.
So the first thing you'll see is a package of
all the different deck boxes.
Of course you also have your 3 decks for the Gatewatch,
Gideon, Nissa, and Chandra
all featuring new art for the Planeswalker cards themselves.
You have your double sided tokens as well as part of that,
you're gonna get 20 Scheme cards featuring brand new art.
And of course, the deck of the Archenemy himself, Nicol Bolas
also featuring brand new art, and last but not least
the lifecounter for your Archenemy to track their life total.
[Rosco] Let's take a look at our first deck!
[Yichao] So the first deck is Gideon Jura, the mono white deck.
[Rosco] This is the original Gideon card but now updated with
awesome new art, a holo-stamp, and that new border.
This deck has a kind of defensive theme
it works really well with the other members of the Gatewatch
and uses that support mechanic.
The deck has some awesome cards that your players
are gonna be really excited by: Sun Titan
Flickerwisp, and Grand Abolisher.
[Yichao] The next deck I wanna talk about is Nissa,
one on the Gatewatch as well.
And her deck features the card "Nissa, Worldwaker"
which is a mono green Planeswalker however her deck has
blue and green spells, reflecting the fact that
she's learned blue spells in Amonkhet.
[Rosco] The deck uses Lands, that's its main strategy,
and to make that work, you've got the landfall mechanic.
There's a ton of cards in here your players are gonna be
very excited to see such as Forgotten Ancient,
Thragtusk, and Rampaging Baloths.
Let's take a look at the deck of the final member of the Gatewatch
Chandra's deck is mono red like it's fiery leader
and it has an aggressive bend so if you're playing with this deck
you want to be attacking. To make that all work
we've got the bloodthirst mechanic packed in.
And there's a ton of cards your players are gonna be really excited about
We've got Grim Lavamancer, Inferno Titan, and Obsidian Fireheart.
[Yichao] Last but not least is Nicol Bolas' deck.
This deck features the iconic Planeswalker himself
and is a black, red, blue deck all about
destroying your opponents permanents and stealing their creatures.
This deck features some of the most iconic cards in Magic
including Lightning Bolt, Baleful Strix
Dreadbore, and my personal favorite, Cruel Ultimatum.
Lots of fun for the caster, not so much for the opponents.
[Rosco] Together these 4 decks create an engaging and fun
multiplayer experience. They're designed to work together well
so every time, it's gonna be a different, unique, fun experience.
[Yichao] Also included in the box, are double sided tokens.
We know that players love tokens, I love tokens,
and these double sided ones are pretty awesome.
Of course, we also have deck boxes so that you have something
to house all your cards in. These deck boxes are pretty awesome
they feature the art of the Planeswalker on it
and they fit your cards, even fully sleeved.
[Rosco] Yeah, they snap together really easily,
just like that and you've got a ready to go deck box.
[Yichao] And there's even a little icon for the Planeswalker.
[Yichao] And of course, it's not Archenemy without the Scheme cards.
And we have 20 brand new cards with associated
brand new art for this product.
This art is all featuring things from Hour of Devastation
so your players have the opportunity to play through the events
of the main Magic storyline.
You have cards like A Reckoning Approaches;
with this card you can summon a creature directly from your deck
without having to pay its Mana cost.
You also have a scheme that allows you to
find Nicol Bolas and helps you to cast him so that he can arrive
and wreak distruction personally.
Plus, all of your Scheme cards can fit in the box
even fully sleeved.
So if you're like me and you sleeve every card that you touch
it'll totally fit in the box.
[Rosco] Let's take a quick peak at the strategy insert.
This features our great art and it also has
some rules for the game, and information about setup.
Also, we've got some sweet info about strategy
both for our Gatewatch players, and the Archenemy, Nicol Bolas.
The final item in our box is the specialized life counter.
It's a really beautiful item and those numbers lock into place
which allows your Archenemy to go over 40 life.
Im pretty excited for this, drop it down on a playmat
and it doesn't roll over.
[Yichao] So as you can see, there's a lot going on in this box.
I know one of the things I'm most excited about is that
you actually get to play the story line of Hour of Devastation.
You get to play as the Gatewatch, battling this impossible foe.
Or, you get to play as the supervillain
destroying everything in your wake.
It's gonna be a lot of fun.
[Rosco] I'm really thrilled about the contents of this box.
You've got your four, 60 card decks, 4 iconic Planeswalkers
with brand new art, and to boot you've got deck boxes,
double sided tokens, a specialized lifecounter, and
20 brand new Schemes featuring all new art
from Hour of Devastation's story.
[Yichao] It's a lot of stuff packed into one really great game
and a really great experience.
We can't wait for your players to get a chance to play it,
and to see this stuff on your shelves.
[Rosco] Thanks so much for joining us today.