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Jul 20, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

Launch of Chaos Draft Boxes 2.0 - Now in 3 versions

 

Giving away an 8x Set of Bronze draft boxes:

https://gleam.io/7ebRv/win-an-8x-set-of-bronze-chaos-draft-boxes

 

http://www.coolstuffinc.com/page/3775

 

In-Store Play Evolves

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/store-play-evolves-2017-07-16

 

  • As of October 6th FNM now to have double-sided tokens instead of custom promos
  • Standard Showdown moving to weekends and feature foil basic lands - the first a series of 5 Rebecca Guay artworks
  • Store Championship at end of each season - with a full-art participation promo.
    • First is on Dec 30-31st featuring Rivals of Ixalan promo items

 

http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/article.asp?ID=14055&writer=Corbin+Hosler&articledate=7-18-2017 - Corbin Hosler on FNM from a store-owner perspective; need a way to ‘graduate’ players from novice league to FNM; Give stores the ability to run Standard Showdown on Friday

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N2XTYIQF2I - Professor’s “Fail Night Magic”

  • Competition drives attendance
  • If you wanted to reward new players, add promos don’t replace
  • “Provide something I can’t get at the kitchen table”
  • Add / Give / Invest - Do Not Take Away
  • After Rebecca Guay - what’s next?
    • Turn into a common / hab-drab
    • Going to wear itself out fast
    • Not going to sustain for years
  • Bad Promos for so long caused a long wane
    • It attracts players, or it doesn’t; which is it?
    • Wizards didn’t tweet directly announcing FNM promo or promoting it
    • Offer 6mo of great promos w promotion from WotC
  • Bad Standard = Low Numbers
  • Why can’t they show us data?
  • Doesn’t Respect Loyalty

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

MTGO Launch problems - Servers went to crap. People were sad.

 

PT/Worlds in 2018

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/organized-play/2018s-pro-tours-and-2017s-worlds-2017-07-19

 

PT Rivals of Ixalan - Feb 2-4, Bilbao, Spain - MODERN / Draft

PT Dominaria - June 1-3, Richmond, VA (?) - Standard / Draft

PT 25th Anniversary - August 3-5 Minneapolis, MN - Team Constructed (Std/Mod/Leg(!!))

PT “Spaghetti” - Nov 2-4, Atlanta, GA, Standard / Draft

World Magic Cup - Dec 14-16 Barcelona, Spain, Format TBD

 

PT 25th Anniversary:

  • 3 Person Teams
  • Standard / Modern / Legacy
  • Team Competition all 3 days

 

How to Qualify:

  • Do well w PT Team
    • Top 16 teams after PT Dominaria
    • Team participating must be 100% part of the PT Team
  • Top 4 a Team GP From Jan 6 - May 27th, 2018
  • Sunday PTQs at GPs will feature Team formats.
  • Team RPTQ at 30 locations around the world
  • Silver/Gold/Platinum/HoF members (Silver can use their invite here)
  • 33 pro points or better at PT Dominaria
  • MTGO Can’t Qualify

 

Prizes:

  • “Will coincide with a special exhibition tournament” which will together provide ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN PRIZES - Details in September...

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/organized-play/pro-club-transforms-after-2017-18-2017-07-19

 

  • 4 “cycles” lining up with 4 releases each year; last 4 cycle points count, rolling forward
  • Less importance on first PT, less daggers if you miss a level
  • Levels change each Cycle
  • Maximum of 3 events count for this total each cycle
  • Ixalan Cycle | Rivals of Ixalan Cycle | Dominaria Cycle | Core 2019 -- note they didn't’ say “Magic 25”
  • Now a Bronze level, in effect starting today
  • Any player who receives at least 10 pro points | Granting it immediately to all players who have earned 10-19 pro points *this season*.

 

Bronze Pro Club level gets:

  • RPTQ invite
  • 1 Bye at GPs
  • Nationals invite

 

Any player who wins a PT, MTGO Championship, World Championship, Rookie of the Year, or any title that grants Pro Club status, they automatically get that status for 4 full cycles aka a year.






Threshold:

  • Bronze 10pts
  • Silver 20pts
  • Gold 35pts
  • Platinum 52pts

 

Details on Hascon Collection:

  • Three silver-bordered cards & a token
  • Brings “Dungeons & Dragons, Nerf, and Transformers into your next game of MTG”
  • Includes exclusive version of the Sword of Dungeons & Dragons with accompanying Gold Dragon Token from Unstable

 

Splash Damage:
Hearthstone data ground to a fine powder:
http://www.vicioussyndicate.com/vs-data-reaper-report-55/

 

Related: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/wizards-data-insanity

 

The Finisher

 

Last week, Bob of Bob’s Dugout led a masterclass in how best to burn every possible bridge on your way out the door from having WPN status. Now, in the past we’ve talked about stores losing WPN status from not having enough in-store space or not running enough events a week, but never before have we had the reason be the owner go off on a good ol’ fashioned racist tirade. To quote Mr. Dugout himself: “WOTC kicked me off because of something I said in my store if you can believe that! No freedom of speech here in JewMerica. I am still in shock, and anger, and disbelief but it’s true.” That escalated quickly. So, my JewMerican cohosts, if your store was to be denied WPN status, how would you make your less-than-graceful exit in your Facebook post?

Jul 18, 2017

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Jul 13, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

100 Episodes!

 

Giveaway - a box of Hour of Devastation

https://gleam.io/hpysC/win-a-free-box-of-hour-of-devastation

 

SDCC Promos -

Original announcement awful:  http://sknr.net/2017/07/07/magic-gathering-reveal-sdcc-exclusive/

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/daily-magic-update/update-2017-07-10

 

MTGO Data Sharing Changes:

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-online/magic-online-posted-decklist-changes-2017-07-05

https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/silvestris-sick-of-it-mtgo-data-hoarding/

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

Quest to return GP Trials

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/6mpfew/cartouches_return_trials_right_a_recent_letter_to/

 

Splash Damage:
Dana Fischer on Mashable: http://mashable.com/2017/07/10/magic-gathering-dana-fischer-6-year-old/?utm_cid=hp-n-1#ynx.kiNiNPq3

 

Ryan Yee Wins Chesley for ‘Die Young.’
http://asfa-art.org/

 

Q&A

 

The Finisher

 

Today’s episode is the 100th edition of Magic Mics. This is a special night, of course, and obviously since you remembered our anniversary… what did you get us?

Jul 11, 2017

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Filmdate - 7/10/17

Jul 6, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

GIVEAWAY - Win a Chaos Draft Box from CoolStuffInc.com!

https://gleam.io/UsCaR/win-a-free-chaos-draft-box-from-coolstuffinccom

 

Top 10 Topic - Top 10 HOU cards

 

LINKS:

http://wizardsmtgo.tumblr.com/post/162630833904/commander-1v1-banned-update

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/6lbckv/the_awesome_black_outlined_quinton_hoover_look_of/ (Erin)

 

http://magicorganizedplay.tumblr.com/post/162366686466/2017-2018-team-series-update-plus-tiebreakers

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

Tragic Lesson

 

http://www.gatheringmagic.com/mikelinnemann-07052017-gp-vegas-art-show-review/

 

https://twitter.com/OwenTweetenwald/status/882289680095387648

 

Going Infinite:

“Cards you wouldn’t show grandma”

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1McLydpVAmy1ykF_KQIg3xRdBAuHf0h5GG_wTudML__A/edit#gid=0

 

The Finisher


This week is the 241st anniversary of the ratification and adoption of the Declaration of Independence, a document signed by 56 traitors to the British crown over the Stamp Act of 1765. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” No one had bothered to write those words down before, and today we celebrate that high treason with hot dogs and modified grenade launchers. Now, holidays are a key part of Magic too, with cards like Footbottom Feast, Havoc Festival, and of course Elvish House Party to name a few, but with few nation states in Magic-ology the concept of an “independence day” is kind of foreign. So what would that be like?

Jul 5, 2017

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Jun 29, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

GIVEAWAY - Win a Playset of Majestic Myriarch

https://gleam.io/F2OHS/win-a-playset-of-majestic-myriarch

 

Exclusive Preview - Majestic Myriarch

 

  1. Razaketh the foul blooded
  2. Rhonas’ last stand
  3. River Hoopoe (hoo-poo)

 

  1. Doomfall
  2. Nimble Obstructionist
  3. Torment of Hailfire

 

  1. Champion of Wits
  2. Ammit Eternal
  3. Overwhelming Splendor

 

  1. Appeal // Authority
  2. Hollow One
  3. Rumanap Ruins

 

  1. Hazoret’s Undying Fury
  2. Hour of Eternity
  3. Kefnet’s Last Word



Going Infinite:

Hall of Fame ballots are out.

https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/880167822831357952

 

Erin asks: ‘Do you think it’s appropriate for #WotCStaff to stump for nominees?’

 

Sene1’s thoughts: https://www.facebook.com/notes/sveinung-bj%C3%B8rnerud/2017-hall-of-fame-early-thoughts/10158878989960437/

 

Quote from LSV on FB:

The average Hall of Fame voting thread:

- "You should vote for [person not remotely close to being eligible]"

- "I know [person] is a cheater, but their results are great"

- "This person's results are clearly the best" (about someone with fewer results across the board than other candidates)

- "Based on these objective criteria, you have to vote for this person" (criteria chosen in reverse to justify voting for someone specific)

At the end of all this, everyone just votes for exactly who they wanted to initially, based on whatever they feel is relevant, and nobody changes their mind. At least Josh Utter-Leyton will get to enjoy a month of everyone talking about how great he is, because not voting for him is pretty hard to justify, regardless of the metrics you choose.

SethBurn’s MaRo/Long/Pikula opinion: https://sethburn.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/chris-pikula-vs-maro-the-soul-of-the-mtg-hall-of-fame/

 

Sam Stoddard’s thoughts on MTGHOF from 2011

http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/misc/22389_The_Hall_Of_Fame.html


Magic Hall of Fame should have a physical location! Travel around with Magic Art Show to GPs?

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

”Cassius Marsh Gets Wrecked at GP Vegas” article on Kotaku: http://compete.kotaku.com/cassius-marsh-competes-in-magic-tournament-gets-wrecke-1796367714

 

Official Seahawks take on Cassius in Vegas: http://www.seahawks.com/news/2017/06/22/seahawks-defensive-end-cassius-marsh-link-between-two-worlds-magic-gathering-grand

 

Splash Damage:

WotC makes a rainbow. People lose their minds:
https://twitter.com/OriginalOestrus/status/878350288293306368

 

https://www.facebook.com/MagicTheGathering/photos/a.10150285670875307.543126.201120755306/10158794407880307/?type=3&theater

 

The Finisher

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/6j6503/theory_the_m10_rule_changes_never_happened/

 

This week over on the MTG subreddit, user ScottRadish stumbled upon one of the greatest cover-ups in Magic history: The M10 rule changes never happened! The theory goes that Rise of the Eldrazi came out in 2009, as did several big rule changes that coincided with the arrival of our flying spaghetti overlords. Magic did away with mana burn, but not because it was an archaic stupid rule… but because Ulamog ate all the excess mana! 1-cost burn spells and mana dorks stopped seeing print, but not because Lightning Bolt and Elvish Mystic were too good… it’s because Kozilek was countering them all! The exile zone was introduced, but not because it sounds way cooler than “removed from game…” but because the Eldrazi can process things from there! And now, with the deaths of Kozilek and Ulamog at the hands of the Gatewatch last year, Llanowar Elves and mana burn were due to come back… which is why the Standard rotation cycle was reverted back to the old 2 year version! **Wake up people!** The M10 rule changes never actually came into effect! That means damage has been on the stack for the last seven years! The term “battlefield” was introduced then as well… so where have we been putting our 187 creatures since 2009? Dogs and cats living together! Mass Hysteria! ((breathe)) Now, clearly this is the best Magic conspiracy theory since Conspiracy, but we gotta sell more National Inquirers next week, so what is another tinfoil tricorn hat hypothesis you came up with?

Jun 28, 2017

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Jun 22, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

GIVEAWAY - 4x Scarab Heavy Metal Magic tokens

 

NEW SHOW STARTING TUESDAY - Magic Mics Top 10s

 

Exclusive Preview Next Week

 

Spoilers - http://mythicspoiler.com/newspoilers.html

 

  1. Deserts

  2. Eternalize

  3. Two Gods (Scorpion / Locust)

  4. Scavenger Grounds + Hate Cards

  5. Supreme Will, Mirage Mirror, Angel of Condemnation, Pride Sovereign

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

Ixalan Foil Sheet Spoiling:

  • “Enrage” Mechanic - if this creature is damaged, do X
  • 3 planeswalkers: GB vraska, U Jace, and new RW planeswalker.
  • Sorcerous Spyglass - 2 mana Peek + Pithing Needle artifact
  • Treasure tokens - "T, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."
  • Explore - Reveal top; Put +1/+1 counter on creature if non-land, if land put in hand. May put on top or in graveyard. 

The Finisher

This past Monday, just after GP Vegas ended, the National Weather Service reported that Las Vegas, Nevada posted the highest ever recorded temperature of 117 degrees in Sin City. Since then, Phoenix, Palm Springs, and many others also reported record highs. Death Valley came within degrees of the hottest it has ever been anywhere  in the United States. Burbank airport in southern California grounded regional aircraft because the air was too hot and thin to provide the lift needed to take off. #Science. Basically it’s the perfect metagame Deserts and Hour of Devastation. So based on the spoiler season and the summer season heating up, what do you expect the next official Hour of Devastation preview to be?

Jun 17, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:
GIVEAWAY - Gift Certificates

Announcement Week!

#1 - Metamorphosis 2.0
http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/metamorphosis-2-0-2017-06-12
New Worlds each plane; the death of small sets


The Core Set Returns! Core 2019 on its way in July


Less Gatewatch characters/planeswalkers in sets


“Play Design” team developed

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/magic-digital-next-update-2017-06-13

Magic MMORPG coming from Cryptic Studios


Magic Duels is dead


http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/june-13-2017-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2017-06-13

Aetherworks Marvel is banned in Standard


Looked at adding cards to Standard

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/25th-anniversary-announcement-day-2017-06-14

Ixalan is coming - leaks suck


Rivals of Ixalan in January 2018


New “Art of Ixalan” book coming


April of 2018 - “Dominaria” coming! Richard Garfield on design team!


25th Anniversary Masters Set in March 2018


UNSTABLE - New Un-Set - December 8th, 2017


http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/organized-play/playing-pro-tour-2017-06-15

Pro Tours not necessarily 2 weeks after set release (starting with Ixalan)


TEAM PRO TOURS - for Pro Tour Core Set 2019
How should people qualify?
What format should the qualifiers / Pro Tour use?

Red Zone: Leaks - Good or Bad? Publish / Talk About or No?

Giveaway / Trivia Questions

$10 - What Was Our First Ever Preview Card?

$25 - Who Was The Only Guest EVER On The Show?

$50 - What Episode # are we filming today?

$100 - What Day Did The First Show Air?

Jun 8, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

GIVEAWAY - Nicol Bolas Archenemy set - https://gleam.io/a5WTR/win-a-copy-of-archenemy-nicol-bolas

 

Hour of Devastation Spoilers - Nicol Bolas, Samut, Bontu’s Last Reckoning

 

MTG Triple-A Video Game MMORPG!

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2017/06/07/neverwinter-and-star-trek-online-developer-announces-plans-for-magic-the-gathering-rpg.aspx

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

MTGO 15th Anniversary:

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/magic-onlines-fifteenth-anniversary-2017-06-07

 

Extra HOU cards - Basic Lands

http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/161531668138/will-next-mondays-article-solve-the-mystery-of

 

Seen in Archenemy:

http://imgur.com/a/nfHwQ

 

 

Red Zone:
Commander vs 1 v 1 Commander

http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/article.asp?ID=13987&writer=Bruce+Richard&articledate=6-6-2017

 

Desperate Ravings:

Magic Streamers to Watch, by Gaby Spartz:
http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/magic-streamers-watch-2017-06-06

 

The Finisher

 

Ladies and gentlemen, Magicians of all ages, next week is Grand Prix Las Vegas, and that means we are a short *nine days* from the first ever Magic Mics filmed in front of a live studio audience with all three of us sitting together in the same room, and of course later broadcast live-to-tape like Saturday Night Live does it. It is very exciting, but it’s also a lot of pressure, because you all expect the best from us. So in order to live up to the hype, what’s one thing we can do to make next week’s live show extra memorable?

Jun 1, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

GIVEAWAY - $50 CoolStuffInc.com Gift Certificate

https://gleam.io/JY1OG/win-a-free-50-gift-certificate-from-coolstuffinccom

 

GP Vegas Announcement - LIVE SHOW!

 

C17 Spoilers after last week

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

Announcing ‘Commander: Anthology:’ http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/commander-anthology-2017-05-29

 

Changes to Magic Online PPTQs: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-online/magic-online-amonkhet-championship-event-details-2017-05-31

 

New cards warp easier?

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/6ehulg/amonkhet_print_quality_is_all_over_the_place/

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/6e4a9u/wotc_you_need_to_fix_this/

 

Desperate Ravings:

Pro Tour Special Invite Controversy: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/organized-play/amaz-comes-kyoto-plus-video-through-june-2017-05-25

Amaz (Jason Chan) bio - http://wiki.teamliquid.net/hearthstone/Amaz his Twitch AmazHS has over 76m views, 806,000 followers, regularly gets 20,000 watching him at any one time.

 

GP Vegas Travel Guide, by Chris Higashi on NumotGaming

http://www.numotgaming.com/GP-Vegas.pdf

 

Going Infinite:

“Head to Head: Fun things wizards won’t let you have” https://twitter.com/CubeApril/status/869565612128907264

Follow along: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FwvbCqupOyW5bj5PkuuQlgQlmiXJBMrY12pMaecWfE8/edit?usp=sharing

 

Blast From The Past:

Worst GP Playmats

 

The Finisher

This June, we celebrate a few life milestones: Magic Mics turns 2 later this month, we’re going to have our first live studio audience episode at GP Vegas, my son Miles turned 6 today, and thousands of folks from all over the world graduate from high school, universities, and various community colleges (both Tolarian and otherwise). So as we don our mortarboards and sign our yearbooks, what would like your current senior quote to be?

May 25, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

GIVEAWAY - Win a set of Black/Red/Green Dragon Shields https://gleam.io/MdNxW/win-a-free-set-of-blackredgreen-dragon-shield-sleeves

 

C17 LEAKS

 

Cat Dragon Story: http://mtg.gamepedia.com/Wasitora

 

Hascon details released:

https://hascon.hasbro.com/tickets.html

  • $642 for VIP
  • Exclusive silver-border set of 3 cards featuring other brands
  • $60~ Iconic Masters sealed flights

 

Gerry Auction

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/6ck9oz/gerry_thompson_is_auctioning_off_his_ptakh_trophy/

http://www.ebay.com/sch/ehtovk/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

Standard getting cheaper:

https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/standard-keeps-getting-cheaper

 

New Standard Throwback - 2000s

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-online/throwback-standard-gauntlet-3-early-2000s

 

SCG Invitational, now with sponsors! http://www.starcitygames.com/article/35150_Get-Ready-For-The-StarCityGamescom-2017-Season-One-Invitational-Weekend.html

 

Going Infinite:

Standard we have a problem: http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/article.asp?ID=13966 (Seth Manfield on Std)

 

What if WotC just announced that [X Card] is now legal?

Ralph Ciarlanti

Rather than banning cards, Wizards could release a statement along the lines of "B&R update: Pithing needle is now legal in standard". I think that this approach would be better received by the player community than banning cards.

 

PT winner gets a card?

https://twitter.com/SaffronOlive/status/866731437072031744

 

Splash Damage:

Force of Will putting packs of lands instead of lands in packs; also including 5x ‘new player friendly commanders (J-Rulers)’ in booster box, and booster box doubles as a card box

https://www.facebook.com/fowtcg/photos/a.450100205119014.1073741828.441838905945144/1175600539235640/?type=3&theater

 

The Finisher

 

  • GIVEAWAY WINNER

 

https://clips.twitch.tv/PeppyPluckyInternImGlitch

Bronze-Level Canadian Magic Pro Daniel Fournier cut out a little slice of Magic history for himself last weekend at GP Montreal when after activating AEtherworks Marvel he pulled out a fidget spinner… and spun the Fidget Marvel for all of Twitch to see. Now, I’m no stranger to using Pogs as fading counters or Furbies keeping track of life totals ((Furby, what’s my life total?)), so what’s the next fad that’s going to make an appearance on the Magic stage:

May 18, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

GIVEAWAY - Dungeons & Dragons: Tales from the Yawning Portal (Fifth Edition) http://www.coolstuffinc.com/p/237534

 

 

 

  • Gerry T wins!

http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/ptakh

 

Over 40k watching PT finals

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/6b68z0/over_40000_viewers_on_twitch_for_the_finals_of/

Stats: https://i.redd.it/n3kj3f0ppwxy.jpg

 

Awkward slide: https://i.redd.it/govq6igmqixy.png

 

  • Content for subs/prime on twitch?

https://twitter.com/jeremynoell/status/864123353103294465

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

  • Martin Muller fuckup, BDM meme

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/6b1196/martin_muller_has_fcked_up_before/

https://twitter.com/Top8Games/status/863556920673742848

http://i.imgur.com/wqgnaS1.png

http://i.imgur.com/KfKgys8.png

Kill Bill clip:

https://streamable.com/rkog2

Muller and The Wish from Sept 2016:

http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/2016wc/the-wish-2016-09-01

 

  • “Play Design” group

http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/160771962008/play-design

 

Going Infinite:

Rivals of Ixalan and “25”

http://news.toyark.com/2017/05/17/magic-gathering-25th-anniversary-set-rivals-ixalan-252923 

 

Desperate Ravings:

  • Teams - Many not qualified

 

Calcano Moment: https://clips.twitch.tv/GleamingCarelessAlmondFrankerZ

 

FINAL MAGIC MICS AMONKHET DRAFT POINTS: Reuben 136, Evan 124, Erin 76

 

Red Zone:

Marvel - design mistake?

 

Splash Damage:


Hearthstone qualifiers taking place at Buffalo Wild Wings:
http://kotaku.com/hearthstone-spring-playoffs-will-be-held-in-buffalo-wil-1795147049



The Finisher

 

  • GIVEAWAY WINNER


Nathan Holt and Shawn Kornhauser, of Walk the Planes fame, have been doing a new video series called Enter The Battlefield with vignettes focusing on community folks like Christine Sprankle in the episode on cosplay and for Paul Cheon and The Professor from Tolarian Community College subtitled “creators.” Now we know how impressive these guys are, and how awesome it would be to be a subject yourself, what would your episode be about?

May 11, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

 

GIVEAWAY - Ice Tower Deck Box - https://gleam.io/qqS5Z/ultra-pro-ice-tower-deck-box-giveaway

 

http://wizardsmtgo.tumblr.com/post/160343614814/update-mtgo-commander - They fixed MTGO Commander!

 

SCG Tour Season 2 Announcements: http://www.starcitygames.com/article/35075_SCG-Tour-Season-Two-Announcements.html

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

 

Stupid rule interaction needs to change: http://magicjudge.tumblr.com/post/160487215239/weird-card-interaction-alert-kalitas-anointed

Judge afraid: https://twitter.com/jtempkin/status/862407056346820608

 

Non-rotating format Challenges: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-online/magic-online-format-challenges-2017-05-04

 

Account hacked? Sucks to be you:

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/69c5tt/how_my_mtgo_account_got_hacked_how_i_got_my_cards/

 

Broken Magic incoming! http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-online/throwback-standard-gauntlet-2-combo-winter-urza-block-2017-05-04

 

Budde says it looks ‘horrendous’ https://twitter.com/kaibudde/status/862371182506627072

Followup:

https://twitter.com/kaibudde/status/862372480597585920

Jarvis:

https://twitter.com/jkyu06/status/862369742023266304

 

Desperate Ravings:

“Ban bombs in limited” LOL https://twitter.com/BenS8528/status/861413110590124033

 

Pro Tour Amonkhet Draft

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/organized-play/pro-tour-amonkhet-preview-2017-05-08

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1l3Za4WOmkbQtq37oYg8U-eJwT7iENJT3NQAGO_6txDI/edit?usp=sharing

 

Splash Damage:

MTG Movie Dead: https://twitter.com/b_cogman/status/861738242525151232

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/fox-bring-magic-gathering-big-670529

 

Minecraft skins

https://twitter.com/Minecraft/status/860116869302411264

 

The Finisher


It was found out this week that the screenwriters originally working on the film are no longer working on the Magic: The Gathering movie, and he doesn’t know exactly where it’s at right now. So since the movie seems lost in the Multiverse, where do you think it’ll end up now?

May 4, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

GIVEAWAY - Heavy Metal Magic Zombie Tokens - 5 Winners

https://gleam.io/CFcpy/heavy-metal-magic-zombie-token-giveaway

 

MTGO Commander - as tone deaf as it gets? http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-online/1v1-commander-banned-list

 

Official Sheldon Menery response: http://mtgcommander.net/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18600

 

https://twitter.com/grixisguy/status/859817629850226688

https://twitter.com/grixisguy/status/859815798633885696

 

AKH Limited is Great!

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

We complain a lot - https://twitter.com/RhysticStudies/status/859869124935155714

 

Desperate Ravings:

 

AJ Sacher’s response to women should just ignore Twitch chat: https://twitter.com/AJSacher/status/859182623968460800

 

Emma’s observation that started this: https://twitter.com/Em_TeeGee/status/858899567361884160

 

Q & A


The Finisher

Merriam-Webster’s English Dictionary has added a brand new word to their dictionary: sheeple, a (port-man-toe) portmanteau of “sheep” and “people.” Everybody loves a good portmanteau, so if you can, help the English language to continue to evolve and move forward with a portmanteau of your own.

Apr 27, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

GIVEAWAY - AKH Box https://gleam.io/R32d2/magic-mics-amonkhet-booster-box-giveaway

 

B&R Announcement - Top banned in Legacy, Gush & Gitaxian Probe banned in Vintage, NO BANS in Standard: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/april-24-2017-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2017-04-24

 

  • Eternal Masters reprint
  • Counterbalance / Counterbalance /

 

Addendum to the B&R: Felidar Guardian! http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/addendum-april-24-2017-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2017-04-26

 

https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/856538153821360128

 

Hasbro $ report: Magic down?

http://newsroom.hasbro.com/mediakit/events.cfm (I HAVE NO THOUGHTS ON THIS)

https://www.reddit.com/r/mtgfinance/comments/679p57/hasbro_financial_results_q1_2017_magic_down_for/

 

The Girlfriend Bracket 100 - The end of the podcast

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

MTG Art Show Announcement!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/originalmagicart/magic-art-show-art-exhibition-at-gp-las-vegas-2017

 

Magic Online exert implementation sucks: https://twitter.com/OndrejStrasky/status/856835439545733120

 

New Black Lotus art walkthrough (for Eternal Weekend):

http://stevenbelledin.blogspot.com/2017/04/black-lotus.html

 

Continued difficulty for overseas LGSs, this time China:

https://i.redd.it/hieh1z3o7tsy.jpg

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/66m6xy/new_wotc_policy_thats_banning_most_card_stores_in/

Meanwhile…

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/67ox4a/mixed_message_from_magic_wizards_for_nonlgs_events/

 

Melissa DeTora hired full time at WotC: https://twitter.com/MelissaDeTora/status/855453167865053184

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgfrNNwTPe8 <<--melissa’s ep of TableTop

 

WER crashed 3x Prereleases in a row http://newsroom.hasbro.com/mediakit/events.cfm

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/66uoex/wizards_and_wer_get_your_shit_together/

 

The Finisher

This week, after the banned and restricted announcement part one on Monday, StarCityGames.com announced that they would be refunding customers who purchased Invocation Counterbalances after Sensei’s Divining Top spun out of the format. CoolStuffInc has offered to buy back all Saheeli Rai’s bought since Monday. This is excellent customer service of course, but it got me thinking: what other format shakeups could result in order reimbursements?

Apr 20, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

GIVEAWAY - Win all five Unhinged Land Deck Boxes from Ultra Pro   https://gleam.io/8YcuC/win-a-free-copy-of-all-five-unhinged-land-deck-boxes-from-ultra-pro

 

Magic Art Show almost there: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/originalmagicart/magic-art-show-art-exhibition-at-gp-las-vegas-2017/

 

Iconic Masters accidentally spoiled by WPN Email.

https://twitter.com/MishrasFotoshop/status/854845797409714177

 

HUGE OP News: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/organized-play/ixalan-worlds-pro-tour-nationals-and-rptqs-2017-04-18

 

  • Ixalan announced - where is Hour of Devastation info? Release on 9/29/17
  • Pro Tour Ixalan is Nov 3-5th - FIVE WEEKS after release (instead of two)
  • Nationals
    • Sept 9-10
    • Sept 16-17
    • Oct 14-15
    • Mix of Standard AND Booster Draft (AKH for first two, XLN for last)
    • Nationals participation promo: Inkmoth Nexus

 

Commander 2017 - Tribal, 4x decks instead of 5x - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-commander-2017-edition-2017-04-18

  • 4x instead of 5
  • Unexpected Tribe(s) hints
  • August 25th (moved up)
  • Creature Classes? (Cleric, Wizards) Reuben thinks: Warriors, Rogues

 

RPTQ charge poll: https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/854722831040598016

 

RPTQ Promo as “prize” for PPTQ winner, now diminished: https://twitter.com/aje8888/status/854727107779465216

 

Just charge for PTs - https://twitter.com/AliEldrazi/status/854394289090170880

 

https://twitter.com/tommartell/status/854401158776999936

 

Baffled - https://twitter.com/OwenTweetenwald/status/854425891883044864

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

 

Did a Mass Unbanning Happen? https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/65jtq4/did_a_mass_unbanning_happen/

 

Magic Art Show almost there: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/originalmagicart/magic-art-show-art-exhibition-at-gp-las-vegas-2017/

 

Going Infinite:

Magic Novel problem: https://twitter.com/jay13x/status/854674292147187712 (Erin)



The Finisher


In celebration of 4/20, a 4/20 joke! It came to light this week that, for some reason, Taco Bell WiFis around the country prevent those connected to it from visiting Magic: The Gathering websites, such as Wizards.com, MagicCards.info, MTGSalvation, and Gamepedia. One would think that Magic and Taco Bell would go together like nerds and junk food, so why do you think the Bell blocked the Gathering?

Apr 13, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

Magic Mics Swag arriving!

 

GIVEAWAY -  Rhonas Invocation version

 

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS:

 

Amonkhet Spoilers

http://mythicspoiler.com/newspoilers.html

 

Rhonas the Indomitable Invocation Version

Oketra’s Attendant (and token)

Grasping Dunes

Cradle of the Accursed

 

Bontu the Glorified

Liliana, Death’s Majesty

Nissa, Steward of Elements

 

Harsh Mentor

Samut, Voice of Dissent

Vizier of the Menagerie

 

Never // Return

Vizier of Many Faces

Glory-Bound Initiate

 

Pull from Tomorrow

Angel of Sanctions

Approach of the Second Sun

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

Play w Amonkhet the day after paper pre-release on MTGO

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-online/amonkhet-magic-online-earlier-ever

 

Sad tweet storyline: https://twitter.com/mtg_lee/status/852216964323737600 (Erin)

 

Invocations still only in Treasure Chests: https://twitter.com/klug_alters/status/852253899884863488 (Erin)

 

They edited today’s story to be less...overt? https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/852248630509674497

 

Wizards’ response: http://wizardsmagic.tumblr.com/post/159507277666/not-to-sound-acusatory-which-its-all-too-easy-to

 

WotC doesn’t try to recreate certain experiences: https://twitter.com/TheCardNexus/status/852256375946309633

 

The Finisher

This week is Passover, the Jewish Festival of the release of the Jews from Egypt, a fact I just learned because Reuben wrote this joke. But this Passover is different from all other Passovers because this Passover we’re also celebrating the release of the Amonkhet set from Wizards of the Coast, so on this happiest of holidays, do you have anything you’d like to get off your chests?

Apr 6, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

GIVEAWAY -  Hazoret the Fervent (aka The Pervert) Invocation version

 

“Hazoret the Pervert” Invocation

https://gleam.io/pMfNX/win-a-free-copy-of-hazoret-the-fervent-invocation-version

 

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW - 4/12

Amonkhet Spoilers

http://mythicspoiler.com/newspoilers.html

 

1 - Cut//Ribbons, Destined//Lead, Insult//Injury, Mouth//Feed

2 - Dusk//Dawn, Prepare//Fight, Rags//Riches

3 - Canyon Slough (Bicycle!), Drake Haven, Kefnet the Mindful

4 - Gideon, Aven Mindcensor, As Foretold

5 - Cast Out, Channeler Initiate, Combat Celebrant

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

Amonkhet Split Cards Rules Change: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/amonkhet-split-card-rules-changes-2017-04-04

 

Magic: The Gathering’s Head Designer has a damn hard job: http://compete.kotaku.com/magic-the-gatherings-head-designer-has-a-damn-hard-job-1793792384

 

The Finisher


This week, New York City FC signed FIFA pro Christopher Holly to a contract, as the first esports star signed to a Major League Soccer club. Now this is of course is a soccer club signing a soccer star, of the digital athletic variety, but it does open the door for future partnerships. Perhaps partnerships with Magic. So who would you like to see make the leap from cardboard to a traditional sports franchise?

Mar 30, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

GIVEAWAY -  7 Wonders Duel - Winner chosen Friday at 11PM ET - https://gleam.io/cLWet/7-wonders-duel-giveaway

 

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW - 4/12
ERIN PREVIEW - 4/4

 

Amonkhet Spoilers

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/so-much-amonkhet-news-2017-03-27

 

  • Punch card token?!
    • “Embalmed” / Exerted / Brick Tokens / -1/-1 Counters
  • Exerted Mechanic (“Tryhard”)
    • Glorybringer
  • Archfiend of Ifnir
    • Return of Cycling!
  • Oracle’s Vault
    • Brick Counters
  • Trueheart Duelist
    • Embalm mechanic

 

Invocations:

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/masterpiece-series-amonkhet-invocations-2017-03-29

 

Trick GIF: https://twitter.com/TrickMTG/status/846850855626145792

 

Via Aaron Forsythe - They were meant to look not English; So...good job?

https://twitter.com/mtgaaron/status/846898199893852160

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

MTG Art Show Kickstarter - Josh Krause and Mike Linnemann

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/originalmagicart/magic-art-show-art-exhibition-at-gp-las-vegas-2017

 

Three Unique pieces of Original Artwork to show off based on our chosen guild:

 

  • Erin - Overgrown Tomb by Rob Alexander
  • Reuben - Guttersnipe by Steve Prescott
  • Evan - Render Silent by Kev Walker

 

Cascade Games partnering with DreamHack Austin for $10k event; is this the next big thing for non-CFB TOs” To partner with non-MTG big gaming conventions?

https://austin.dreamhack.com/17/magic-tournament/

 

Announcement Day moved to “June” http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcement-day-moved-june-2017-03-24

 

Lack of Graveyard Hate was planned

http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/158927141188/have-we-already-seen-the-reason-for-the-lack-of

 

Mike Davis has died

http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/158835525848/sad-news

 

Going Infinite

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/latest-developments/update-standard-2017-03-24

 

  • What makes Standard Good?
  • No Core Set means no ‘random cards’ (like Steel Overseer in M11 to help Scars block, etc) to help previous themes.
  • 4 Huge Set Themes vs 2 Huge Set Themes = a problem with balance.
  • Hate cards are lacking. Kaladesh didn’t need Shatterstorm, but not even a Naturalize?

 

Besides Tibalt, what is the worst Planeswalker in a Standard Set?

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/61fr3j/besides_tibalt_what_is_the_worst_planeswalker/

 

Popular:

  • Chandra Ablaze (Zendikar)
  • Gideon, Champion of Justice (Guildpact)
  • Jace, the Living Guildpact (M15)
  • Liliana of the Dark Realms (M14)
  • Sarkhan Unbroken (Dragons of Tarkir)
  • Dovin Baan (Kaladesh)
  • Kiora, Master of the Depths (Battle for Zendikar)

 

 

The Finisher


I stumbled across a Reddit thread this week that got me thinking: we’ve seen Homelands, Prophecy, Dragon’s Maze, Rebecca Guay-gate, Necro, Affinity, Bant Company, Eldrazi, enemy fetchlands, enemy fetchland reprints, counterfeits, Wingdings mana, Wingdings abilities, and now Wingdings Masterpieces. But so far, nothing has successfully killed Magic. So in one sentence, what can actually kill Magic?

Mar 23, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

COOLSTUFFINC GIVEAWAY - 2x copies of Duel Deck: Mind vs Might - https://gleam.io/ovkVI/win-a-free-copy-of-duel-decks-mind-vs-might

 

ChannelFireball takes over ALL GPs beginning 2018, ‘multi-year’ plan;

 

Magic Show points:

  • No Competition means…
    • Likely higher prices for players
    • Likely higher prices for vendors
  • Players get:
    • Consistent Experience
    • Promotions can last multiple events
  • Player dangers:
    • Higher prices
    • No new ideas / bland events
  • Judge good
    • Only one place to schedule events
    • Consistent compensation (no bad vs great organizers)
  • Judge bad
    • End of Judge program due to lawsuits
    • Centralizing of premier level play judging will allow the implementation of a separate institution easily

 

Modern Masters 2017 Release - price drops?

 

Thanks to MM2017 - Dragon’s Maze is now worth $35/box, $.97/pack

 

No Bans: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/march-13-2017-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2017-03-13

 

Mind vs Might Decklists: YAWN http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/duel-decks-mind-vs-might-2017-03-20

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/article.asp?ID=13853&writer=Neale+Talbot&articledate=3-14-2017 

 

Neale Talbot

 

  • Wizards needs to consolidate their customer tracking information into a single customer-identifiable ID.
  • Wizards have already consolidated DCI and other information into “Wizards Accounts.”
  • Wizards is phasing out DCI numbers and shutting down legacy systems.
  • MDN has been identified as a “platform” that provides a “seamless digital experience.”
  • MDN could serve as Wizards opportunity to unifying accounts as a launch-pad to interacting with Magic IP products, both online and offline.

 

  • WotC copying Blizzard by creating a “Wizards ID”
    • Can track online and offline play
    • No need for DCI (see also: Judge program)

 

Going Infinite

https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/the-face-walker-problem - Too many PWalkers these days? 4x per set since BFZ, was 2.4~ or so per set before. Small set get 2 vs 1 previously.

 

Splash Damage
I Made Obscene Money Forging Magic the Gathering Cards: http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2472-i-made-obscene-money-forging-magic-gathering-cards.html

 

Lifecoach on Quitting Hearthstone: http://www.pcgamer.com/lifecoach-on-quitting-hearthstone-you-dont-get-rewarded-you-get-punched-in-the-face/?utm_content=buffer00bed&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=buffer-pcgamertw

 

 

The Finisher


This week after the GAMA show, there was a huge shake up that left three iconic long-time board game legends out of a job. I'm talking of course about the three Monopoly pieces (the thimble, the wheelbarrow, and the boot) that got the boot from the all-time classic and truly terrible Hasbro title. More than 4.3 million votes on social media determined the newly configured group of eight: a T-Rex, rubber ducky and penguin will join the five classic tokens Scottie the dog, hat, car, battleship, and the cat, which you may recall replaces the iron in 2013. This is a truly momentous day, but it begs the question: what iconic character would be next to get the boot in Magic?

Mar 9, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

 

SUNDAY - PATRON HANGOUT @ 10PM ET

 

COOLSTUFFINC GIVEAWAY - Ultra Pro supplies featuring new Snapcaster Mage - Deck Box, Playmat, and Sleeves - https://gleam.io/B8Bzr/snapcaster-mage-ultra-pro-product-giveaway

 

Modern Masters comedown - Tarmogoyf, Blood Moon, Cavern of Souls in the set. EV off the chain.

 

Pauper - Thunderous Wrath at common(!)


Reactions:

  • Karn price spike
  • Mishra’s Bauble continues to get more expensive
  • Noble Hierarch
  • Fulminator Mage (at $30+)

 

Banning announcement on Monday - what stays? Can JtMS return? Will Mox Opal get banned?

 

MTGO Champs reactions: Wrapter Wins, Lucas Blohan 2nd Place with impressive showing

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/mtgochamp16

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/5xj2oe/the_magic_online_championship_coverage_is/

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/5xjqo5/patrick_sullivan_is_insane_at_commentary/

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

MOCS - reactions mixed, new casters (PSulli)

 

Masterpieces in future Modern Masters sets?

 

http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/157891732608/why-are-there-no-masterpieces-in-modern-masters

 

Pass the Salt

Reserve List Birthday - March 4th, 1996 - in response from Chronicles & Fourth Edition

 

From reddit:

 

The revision of the list happened in direct response to the Phyrexia vs. Coalition Duel Decks, which were revealed to contain a copy of Phyrexian Negator. Duel Decks being such a heavily printed product compared to something like a judge foil or FTV product caused a lot of people to get extremely worried about the potential future reprints that this could lead to (Forums were ablaze at the time), and either due to the outcry that this resulted in, or due to someone with actual power to do something, a meeting was called to discuss the future of the Reserved List. At the time, it was something that Wizards were open to discussing to some degree, and everyone expected that it would be the death knell of the thing.

 

Splash Damage

MaRo top-rated speaker at last year’s Game Developer’s Conference: http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/158080188633/excited-to-discover-i-was-the-top-rated-speaker-at

 

Broken Concentration & Accursed Witch nominated for Spectrum awards: http://fleskpublications.com/blog/2017/03/06/spectrum-24-award-nominations/

 

Viewer - Q&A

 

The Finisher


This week, the NHL’s expansion team the Las Vegas Golden Knights signed the very first player in franchise history: a free agent forward from the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League by the name of Reid Duke. Now, obviously, this Reid Duke is not the same Reid Duke we all know and love, but that didn’t prevent the Twitter mentions of our favorite Peach Gardener from filling up faster than an open net. It also means that hashtag Baewatch is now also hashtag Knightwatch and we all have a new favorite hockey squad, so Erin and Reuben, what I want to know is this: what’s next for the NHL’s Golden Knights now that they have the adoration of Magic players everywhere?

Mar 2, 2017

First Pick:

Exclusive Preview - Scavenging Ooze!

 

GIVEAWAY - 4x Scavenging Ooze from Modern Masters 2017

https://gleam.io/nhEgc/magic-mics-4x-mm3-scavenging-ooze-giveaway

 

Damnation

Enemy Fetchlands

 

Path to Exile & Inquisition at Uncommon (Inquisition was rare in Conspiracy 2)

 

Liliana of the Veil

 

  • Giving community members spoilers
    • Kibler gets Bonfire
    • Losset gets Terminus
    • Alexander Hayne was Entreat
    • Frank Karsten was Stony Silence
    • Loading Ready Run was Seance
    • Mark Rosewater had Gifts Ungiven

 

PAUPER

  • Burning-Tree Emissary
  • Magma Jet
  • Mortician Beetle from Rare to Common(!)

 

Still Looking For:

  • Mishra’s Bauble
  • Blood Moon
  • Engineered Explosives
  • Crucible of Worlds

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

CFB & CoolStuffInc buying back reprints

The Finisher


It seems Wizards of the Coast is really into trolling it’s official previewers this time around, what with giving us a graveyard hate card and giving Brian Kibler Bonfire of the Damned, giving Frank Karsten Stony Silence, and giving Loading Ready Run Seance, and a few more. So for when Amokhet rolls around, what card would troll you the most?

Feb 23, 2017

First Pick:

GP VEGAS STARRING US

 

CoolStuffInc.com sponsorship coming next week!

 

Amonkhet packaging, full art lands, mummies

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/modern-masters-2017-edition-and-amonkhet-packaging-2017-02-20?

 

2017 Modern Masters - Domri Rade & Stoic Angel on Packaging? (Griselbrand on other); Clearly Snapcaster Mage on packaging.

 

Planeswalker Decks - Gideon & Liliana

 

- Liliana, Death's Manipulator 5BB

+2: -1/-1 cntr on 1 creature;

- Gideon, Martial Paragon 4W

+2 Untap guys, +1/+1 UEOT

 

Amonkhet Full Art Lands - 4 in 1

 

Archenemy: Nicol Bolas - Red-Headed Stepchild

 

Hasbro Investor Call - More Magic Digital Next Details

 

MTGO having to scrap the Mirage-Tempest Flashback Gauntlets, replacing with Triple Khans Flashback Drafts. (Gurl.)

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

Gerry T, Sam Black, Josh Utter-Leyton attempting to break Modern with Death’s Shadow: http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gpvan17

 

Most dominating GP deck ever? No: https://twitter.com/Walaoumpa/status/833695766174633984

 

What I Love About Magic: The Personal Growth: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/ways-play/what-i-love-about-magic-personal-growth-2017-02-21

 

Auctioning off 1996 WC original art https://www.facebook.com/groups/1884307028466174/1938239219739621

Original Card - $200k:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/162395566127

 

Going Infinite

Magic’s eSports Future: http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/article.asp?ID=13819&writer=Corbin+Hosler&articledate=2-22-2017

 

No mo Kamigawa probably :(

https://twitter.com/TheManaSource/status/834485968707153922

 

The Finisher


Today NASA held a press conference announcing that seven, count ‘em, seven Earth-sized planet have been discovered in a solar system only about 40 lightyears from ours. The discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 system sets a new record for the greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system. All of these seven planets could have liquid water, and three fall within the Goldilocks zone that can support human life. This is obviously a huge day for those interested in space exploration and that meme guy from the History channel, but tell me: what will Magic be like once we enter the Interstellar era?

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