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EModern Horizons 3: A New Era of Power and Excitement

June 1st, 2024

Hey gamers!

As many of you know, Modern Horizons 3 is just around the corner, and it's got the Magic community buzzing. The latest spoilers have revealed some truly overpowered cards, and while I'm a bit concerned about the balance, I can't deny my excitement for how these cards will shake up the format.

The Power Creep Dilemma

One of the first things that jumps out about Modern Horizons 3 is the sheer power level of some of these new cards. There are creatures and spells that seem almost too good to be true. On one hand, this could lead to certain decks dominating the meta, pushing out more creative and diverse strategies. It's always a fine line to walk between making exciting new cards and maintaining a balanced game environment. I'm particularly worried about cards that can turn the tide of a game almost single-handedly, which might make some matches feel a bit one-sided.

The Thrill of Fast-Paced Games

On the flip side, there's something undeniably thrilling about games that are fast-paced and full of surprises. These powerful new cards have the potential to create some incredibly dynamic and explosive matches. Imagine pulling off a combo that seemed impossible just a set ago, or watching a friend’s jaw drop as you play an unexpected card that flips the game on its head. These moments are what make Magic: The Gathering so special. The potential for new strategies and interactions is huge, and I can’t wait to see what players come up with.

Balancing Concerns with Excitement

It's a bit of a rollercoaster of emotions thinking about Modern Horizons 3. Will some of these cards be too powerful for their own good? Possibly. But the excitement of exploring new strategies, discovering powerful combos, and witnessing the creativity of the Magic community is what keeps me looking forward to each new release. Plus, the community always finds a way to adapt and evolve, which is part of the beauty of the game.

I’m excited to see how these new cards will affect the format and am eager to dive into some high-energy games filled with unexpected twists. Whether it’s brewing up new decks or refining old favorites, there's a lot to look forward to. What are your thoughts on Modern Horizons 3? Are you excited or concerned about the new cards? Drop by the store, share your thoughts, and maybe join us for a game or two!

Until next time, keep shuffling those decks and stay epic!


Lady Athoria

Exciting Changes: A Fresh Layout for Athoria Games!


Greetings, fellow gamers! Lady Athoria here, and I'm thrilled to share some exciting news with you all. Over the past month, we've been hard at work here at Athoria Games, revamping the layout of our store to create an even better shopping experience for all of you.

You may have noticed some changes during your recent visits, and let me tell you, we couldn't be happier with the results. Our goal was simple: to enhance the overall flow of the store, making it easier for you to browse and discover your favorite games and accessories.

One of the most significant changes we've made is the reorganization of our displays. We've carefully curated and arranged our collection to create distinct sections for different types of games, from trading card games and board games to role-playing games and everything in between. Now, it's easier than ever to find exactly what you're looking for.

But that's not all—our new layout also includes exciting additions such as a dedicated paint and tools section, complete with improved lighting and a carefully curated selection of paints and brushes. We're proud to feature ProAcryl paints and brushes from GhostBrush, ensuring that you have access to the highest quality tools for your painting projects.

And let's not forget our commitment to supporting local businesses and creators. In addition to our selection of paints and brushes, we're also proud to carry products from local RPG authors. By partnering with other local businesses and creators, we're able to offer you a unique and diverse selection of storage solutions, ways to bling out your game play, and ways to impress your friends and family on game night.

And thanks to your continued support and enthusiasm for gaming, we've been able to expand our play space to accommodate even more players. Just a couple of months ago, our maximum capacity was 24 players—but through the power of math (and some creative rearranging), we can now host up to 32 players! We've added another permanent table to the play space, ensuring that there's always room for everyone to join in the fun.

Keep an eye out for eye-catching displays and signage highlighting the latest additions to our collection, as well as exclusive deals and exciting events happening right here at Athoria Games.

We believe that these changes will not only improve your shopping experience but also foster a greater sense of community within our store. Whether you're a seasoned gamer or new to the hobby, we want you to feel welcomed and inspired every time you step through our doors.

So, what do you think of our fresh new look? We'd love to hear your feedback! Feel free to drop by the store and let us know what you think, or reach out to us on social media. Your input is invaluable to us as we continue to strive for excellence in serving our amazing community of gamers.

Thank you for your continued support, and here's to many more exciting adventures ahead at Athoria Games!

Until next time, happy gaming!

Lady Athoria

A New Chapter: Changes in Ownership at Athoria Games Tempe


Greetings, fellow gamers! Lady Athoria here, and I want to take a moment to share some important news with you all. As you may have noticed, there have been some recent changes here at Athoria Games Tempe, and I'd like to address them openly and honestly.

After much consideration and reflection, I am announcing that there has been a change in ownership at Athoria Games Tempe. Following the end of a partnership, I have taken full ownership of the store. While this transition may bring about some sadness and uncertainty, I want to assure you that it also represents a new beginning—a chance to refocus, recommit, and reimagine what Athoria Games Tempe can be.

In the past, Athoria Games operated two locations, but now we are consolidating to focus solely on our flagship store. While this decision was not made lightly, I believe it will allow myself and my incredible team to devote all of our energy and resources to making Athoria Games Tempe the best possible place to play.

While change can be difficult, it also presents opportunities for growth and transformation. I am committed to building on the strong foundation that has been laid here and to creating an even better experience for our community of gamers.

I want to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you—our loyal customers, supporters, and friends. Your continued support and enthusiasm mean the world to us, and we are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to continue serving you in this new chapter.

So here's to new beginnings, to focusing on what truly matters, and to building a brighter future together. Thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to embarking on this journey with all of you.

Until next time, happy gaming!

Lady Athoria