New Games This Week at Hairy Tarantula and the Hairy T North!

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Fate Accelerated
Descent: Mists of Bilehall
Lord o/t Rings LCG: The Grey Havens
Star Wars RPG: Lead By Example
Sentinels o/t Multiverse: Chokepoint (mini-expansion)
Sentinels o/t Multiverse: Tribunal
Zombicide: Black Plague
Megaman The Board Game
Palladium Rifter Double Issue: #71-72
Tricarnia: Land of Princes

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Fairy Tale Gloom
Shadowrun 5th Ed HC Core Rulebook
Star Wars Imperial Assault Box Set
SW Imperial Assault Boba Fett Villain Pack
SW Imperial Assault Stormtroopers Villain Pack
SW Imperial Assault: Return to Hoth
Star Wars Armada Rebel Fighter Squadron
SW Armada Imperial Fighter Squadron
Dungeon Boardgame
Ghost Blitz
Tentacle Bento: Detention
Savage Worlds Achtung! Cthulhu: Shadows of Atlantis

- Team Tarantula, Rolling With It Since ’94

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Friday Night is Magic Night at the Hairy Tarantula North

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Five great events, four different formats at three convenient start times – all on one crazy night of MtG fun. This Friday and every Friday the Hairy T North is your FNM Destination for *the* most Magic in the city of Toronto. Check out the images below for a full schedule of FNM Events available this evening:

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Great prizes, great events and more FNM Promos than you knew existed – the Hairy T North has so much Magic on Friday Nights that you’ll ooze value for a week cardboard warrior. Join us tonight for Friday Night Magic fun!

- Team Tarantula, Rolling With It Since 94

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The Fro Knows: The Pro Tour Tech


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With Pro Tour: Oath of the Gatewatch in the books, there was one thing on everyone’s minds: The Rise of the Eldrazi. Not the set, but the overwhelmingly strong showing that both Colorless and Blue/Red Eldrazi made at the Pro Tour. Thought-Knot Seer, Reality Smasher, and Eldrazi Mimic were responsible for a whopping six of the Top 8 decks, and hundreds of players in the Twitch chat were decrying the shift in the metagame away from their beloved Twin decks and over to these new kids on the block. However, Pro Tour decks are often metagamed like no tomorrow, with players tuning their decks towards an expected environment over a more varied field like at your average Grand Prix or PPTQ.

Historically, after a ban or in a new meta, it has paid off to be as aggressive as possible, and with Splinter Twin no longer keeping aggro under control, the Pro Tour was all about hitting fast and hitting hard. Affinity, Burn, and Infect were the other most popular decks, as each can easily goldfish a turn 3 kill. What Eldrazi sought to do was go bigger than these decks while also matching their pace either by accelerating their threats through Eldrazi Temple, Eye of Ugin, and Simian Spirit Guide, or by slowing down the opponent through an early Chalice of the Void.

As a long time fan of the Eldrazi, I was curious just how powerful this deck was. I had been playing a variant of Colorless Eldrazi in Legacy since the set’s release, so I was fairly well versed in most of the lines of play. I sleeved up the deck as best I could, and despite not having any of the manlands from Team ChannelFireball’s list, and not wanting to shell out for Mutavault and Blinkmoth Nexus during a PT spike, I made a few substitutes and ran this list in Hairy Tarantula North’s GPT for GP Toronto.



4 Eldrazi Mimic
4 Endless One
4 Thought-Knot Seer
4 Reality Smasher
4 Matter Reshaper
2 Spellskite
4 Simian Spirit Guide
4 Chalice of the Void
4 Dismember
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4 Eldrazi Temple
4 Eye of Ugin
4 Cavern of Souls
2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
2 Sea Gate Wreckage
4 Wastes
4 Ghost Quarter

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3 Gut Shot
3 Oblivion Sower
1 Ratchet Bomb
1 Spellskite
2 Dragon’s Claw
2 Warping Wail
3 Pithing Needle


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We’ve Got Thursday Night Gaming at the Hairy T North!


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Thursday SCG Game Night 

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Beginning in November, we’ll be hosting SCG Game Nights every Thursday.

SCG Game Night features a different creature every month. November features the Otter! First Place will receive a Game Night Token and a Game Night Pin. In addition, 3 more tokens and a pin will be given away randomly to players each week. For each player above 6, we’ll be adding $7/player in store credit to the prize pool.

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- Team Tarantula, You Can’t Get That Online.

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