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Oct 21, 2017

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Filmdate - 10/19/17

Oct 19, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway

Giveaway - MTG Gift Box (releases Friday)

https://gleam.io/nvWxL/win-a-free-2017-mtg-gift-box

 

Banned/Restricted Announcement:

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/october-17-2017-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2017-10-17?

 

No changes. (not banning Attune with Aether in Standard, not unbanning Bloodbraid Elf in Modern) (they did discuss “unbannings in Modern,” but not before the PT, thoughts on what?)

 

Gather the Townsfolk

Some Disassembly Required: 2017 Holiday Promo

https://i.redd.it/o9efnjjpzesz.png

 

New Team CFB - Captain Luis Scott-Vargas, fresh off of his year-long break from the Pro scene, and will consist of members from each of the two CFB teams from last season: Martin Juza and Josh Utter-Leyton, previously of Team CFB Ice, plus Mike Sigrist, Ben Stark, and Paulo Vitor Dama da Rosa, previously of Team CFB Fire. That leaves the other Team CFB Fire and Ice players from last season, like Eric Froelich, as free agents—though LSV mentioned that there’s a chance ChannelFireball will add a second team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvQPXyjDJFE

 

2018 MTGO Championship Series schedule announced; players can participate in events to earn QPs to qualify to a monthly MOCS event, anyone with 6 match wins in a monthly gets invited to a Playoff, 1st & 2nd in Playoff qualify for the MOCS + PT invite + PT challenge. https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/76zbox/mocs_first_quarter_details_for_2018_including/

 

SCG Tour 2018 Schedule

http://www.starcitygames.com/article/36012_Season-One-Of-The-2018-SCG-Tour.html

 

Is the MTGO “Scry Bug” real?

Initial thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/76vhgd/the_mtgo_scry_bug_is_real/

The test: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/776cue/testing_the_scry_bug_using_a_script/

 

CFB/Judge contract update: https://www.facebook.com/Rhythmik/posts/10155795442844621

 

Arena playthrough with TrumpSC & NumottheNummy

MTGArenaPro Arena survival guide: https://www.reddit.com/r/MagicArena/comments/774utn/mtg_arena_battlefield_survival_guide/

 

Desperate Ravings

“Look at me I’m the DCI” - https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/773yld/art_look_at_me_im_the_dci_by_mark_rosewater/

 

Remember old packaging pics? Ajani confirmed? https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/76dfrb/remember_these_so_ajani_confirmed/

 

Giveaway Winner

Giveaway time!

 

The Finisher

 

Eternal Weekend is this coming weekend in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where folks from around the globe will convene to mostly play robots. Additionally, the new trailers for Pacific Rim and Star Wars dropped recently, plus there was the recent USA vs. Japan mega-robot battle, and the snow-bot featured on Some Disassembly Required, and with all that together this week is quite robot-themed. So with all of the machine machinations we’ve discussed, and all of the bugs currently in our systems, what are you hoping to upgrade in your own personal software?

Oct 12, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway

Patreon Stream - Sunday, October 15th - 9PM ET

Giveaway - Legend of the Five Rings Core Set -

https://gleam.io/vZAMv/win-a-free-copy-of-legend-of-the-five-rings-the-card-game

World Championships - Congrats Huey Jensen!

Winning Deck: Temur Energy; Top 4 - Temur Energy, Ramunap Red, 2x U/B Control

Outstanding Cards - The Scarab God

Final Standings in Worlds Draft - Reuben 60, Evan 58, Erin 42 (Total combined match points)

  • Donald Smith going directly to WotC

Shiny / Glossy sleeve problem: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/74plfo/this_is_why_official_mtg_event_coverage_should/

 

Ixalan board game thing

An update to the Magic the Gathering logo:
https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2017/10/new-logo-new-brand-mtg/

Introducing Team Cardhoarder Brazil:

https://www.cardhoarder.com/content/introducing-team-cardhoarder-brazil-325

Gather the Townsfolk

Erin wins Vintage challenge and goes 3-0 on VSL

  • Deeproot Champion (Quirion Dryad on crack)

 

“Player or Planeswalker” errata / rules change coming soon; no more ‘redirecting’ damage: http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/166162774138/what-planeswalker-redirection-rule-change

 

MTG Arena stream details - thanks to Hipsters of the Coast

  • There will be....some....format in which you can use your rotated Standard cards in #MTGArena
  • They won't confirm that any other Limited format other than Draft will be included at launch.
  • No Sealed at #MTGArena launch seems like a real possibility #MTG
  • They are discussing/trying to integrate physical product purchases with digital rewards
  • Beta date (and much more) will be revealed on stream in two weeks
  • Sideboarding will exist in #MTGArena confirmed on stream #MTG

Desperate Ravings

Contract for first GP of 2018 is up. Judges are not pleased: https://amp.reddit.com/r/mtgjudge/comments/746uhx/first_2018_gp_up_hope_you_have_your_public/dnyg9e3/

Double-sided tokens are terrible

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/74rzqm/doublesided_tokens_feel_lazy_and_completely/

1v1 Commander Changes: Tutors, and Emrakul are out: http://wizardsmtgo.tumblr.com/post/166220048834/mtgo-commander-1v1-banned-announcement

Blast from the Past

1993 article about MTG: https://i.imgur.com/yhCs9Di.png

  • Some delightfully archaic stuff: “WotC shows greater savvy of the on-line information services than any other game company... It has its own node (wizards.com) on the Internet computer network, which features a fast-growing newsgroup devoted to the MAGIC game that currently draws over 100 messages a day.”
  • “The MAGIC game requires a medium-to-large league of players to bring out its magic. Fortunately, its low entry price, simplicity, and quick play make this easier to achieve. It makes an ideal choice for conventions or lunch hours. Its drawbacks seem minor beside its groundbreaking achievement.”

The Finisher

Last week, it was announced that on December 15th after 20 years AOL will be discontinuing America Online Instant Messenger service, better known as AIM. This is a huge blow to many who used the long-running instant messenger service that was core to many people’s first social experiences on the internet. So as we set our away messages and tag our availability statuses for the last time, how will you remember AIM?

Oct 10, 2017

Let's talk about our favorite Dimir (U/B) Cards!

 

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Filmdate - 10/9/17

Oct 5, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway

Giveaway - https://gleam.io/8golX/win-a-free-ixalan-legions-landingadanto-the-first-fort-playmat

The Pirate Stompy Ruse

https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/popeye-stompy/

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/7387vo/lets_have_a_serious_but_respectful_conversation/

First big event with Ixalan - Sultai Energy w Scarab God & Hostage Taker

Gather the Townsfolk

World Championships is this weekend! (Magic Mics Fantasy Draft?)

https://magic.wizards.com/en/events/premierplay/2017WC

John Avon Kickstarter ending soon:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnavonart/magic-the-gathering-unhinged-playmats-by-john-avon

Rich Hagon Global Coverage Manager for CFB Events

https://twitter.com/MTGRich/status/915294910907076609

Geoffrey Palmer (@livingcardsmtg)

https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtg/status/913477243917217792

Desperate Ravings

Las Vegas, and safety at Magic events

MTG Movie - Dead? Gatewatch focus over the past 2 years - is this why?

Splash Damage

Is Hearthstone More Random Than Magic?

https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/is-hearthstone-really-more-random-than-magic/

Cost of F2P CCGs

https://rngeternal.com/2017/10/01/going-deep-free-est-to-play/

 

The Finisher

Super Mario Odyssey is coming out soon for Nintendo Switch, and people are already excited for the additions and technology added to the new 3D platformer. But some folks are more focused on different additions to Mario… specifically Mario’s nipples. Add to this the stupid sexy Jace controversy from Ixalan, and it seems we nerds are a bit perturbed by our icons removing their garb. So which gaming icon are you looking forward to taking off their tee next?

Oct 4, 2017

Join us as we discuss our Top 10 Modal cards!

 

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Filmdate - 10/3/17

Sep 28, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway

Giveaway - Booster Box of Ixalan

https://gleam.io/KC6Py/win-a-free-booster-box-of-ixalan

Erin Campbell Gift - Stinkweed Imp print & cards

Ixalan Prerelease thoughts

  • Ixalan Rules Change - Optional Choices Confirmed No - Ghost Quarter, Path to Exile

$1 Million Dollar Weekend Details

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/1-million-weekend-pro-club-updates-and-more-2017-09-26

  • Pro Tour 25th Anniversary in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will have a prize pool of $850,000, with $150,000 going to the winning team.
  • Magic 25 Weekend will also feature an invite-only 25th Anniversary Exhibition Event. More on this event will be revealed in 2018, but it will have a $150,000 prize pool. - Return of the Invitational?

Arena Q&A.

https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2017/09/mtg-arena-no-trading-closed-beta-starts-november/

  • No trading
  • Beta Access in November
  • NDAs
  • Collections volatile until later

Gather the Townsfolk

Ixalan the worst Limited format of all time?

https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/913057630486228994

Judge Promos - Gaddock Teeg, Capture of Jingzhou, Doran the Siege Tower, Prismatic Geoscope

https://twitter.com/MagicJudges/status/912315795920834560

Desparate Ravings

Code Cards in packs cost extra?

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/72k9nv/interesting_wotc_survey/

Splash Damage

John Avon Unhinged Playmats Kickstarter (Unstable land poster stretch goal reached!)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnavonart/magic-the-gathering-unhinged-playmats-by-john-avon

Chris Cocks Delivering Keynote Speech @ PAX Unplugged:

https://i.redd.it/2q1g8vfbx8oz.png

Buzzfeed’s ‘People Play Magic for the First Time.’

https://www.facebook.com/BuzzFeedVideo/videos/2338212599652942/

Evan plays Eternal

CONTEST

 

The Finisher

What if I told you that there is a Reddit thread on MagicTCG right now with over 200 comments of confused commenters asking why Ixalan has so many female pirate captains? Well, that seems like an innocent and not at all controversial topic to bring up with y’all, so why, pray tell, do you think there are so many fragile little lady pirate leaders and so few big strong men at the helm in Ixalan?

Sep 27, 2017

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Filmdate - 9/25/17

Sep 21, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway

Giveaway - https://gleam.io/MQqeN/win-a-free-ixalan-bundle

 

MTG Arena & Code Cards - https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/908406137124466688

 

D&D Promo Cards:

http://dougbeyermtg.tumblr.com/post/165533050324/gremlins-of-the-realm

https://twitter.com/mikemearls/status/910270471391764481

https://twitter.com/syaba3/status/910303947780325378

All: https://twitter.com/jeremynoell/status/910528036298264576

Gather the Townsfolk

RIP Gadiel Szleifer

Fundraiser: https://www.youcaring.com/igalandingridszleiferparentsofgadielszleifer-955717

Ted Knutson remembers: https://mixedknuts.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/goodbye-gadiel/

Cardboard Crack takes a break

http://cardboard-crack.com/post/165535997301/taking-a-break-from-cardboard-crack

I can haz announcement:

https://www.cardhoarder.com/content/introducing-our-new-community-manager-321

Wizards pulls “Premier” designation from Euro Legacy event: https://twitter.com/itsJulian23/status/910125126812921856

Magic Judges have no exam & certification website five months

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/700y5g/magic_judges_have_had_no_exam_and_certification/

Vraska says curse words:

https://twitter.com/TolarianCollege/status/910522843787444226

The Finisher

This week, our fellow content producers Josh Lee Kwai and Jimmy Wong released their latest Game Knights, this time straying away from their usual Commander videos to venture into a game of Two-Headed Giant against our other fellow content producers at Magic: The Amateuring, Maria Bartholdi and Meghan Wolff. And the internet reacted in a totally reasonable manner to the ever-so-slight change in format… by which I mean the internet happened to the tune of over 100 comments on Reddit. So in honor of that ridiculousness, how do you think we should piss off our Redditors this week?

Sep 20, 2017

Join us as we discuss our favorite Green cards!

 

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Filmdate - 9/18/17

Sep 14, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway

Patron Stream - SUNDAY @ 9PM ET

 

Giveaway - A free set of Gold Doubloons! https://gleam.io/yfph1/win-a-free-set-of-2x-heavy-metal-magic-gold-doubloons

 

Exclusive Preview - Deathgorge Scavenger

 

MTG Arena -

  • In closed beta
  • Carefully controlled 60 min reveal
  • Live demo playable at HASCON
  • Free to Play
  • No mention of prices
  • Multiple play modes including digital-only
  • No trading

 

Iconic Masters

- HASCON good idea or bad?

- Was “Iconic” the right moniker?

- Unstable full basics

 

Notable:

Mana Drain

Praetors

Avacyn, Angel of Hope

Flusterstorm

Aether Vial

Horizon Canopy

Ancestral Vision

Grove of the Burnwillows

Mishra’s Bauble - AT UNCOMMON

Glimpse the Unthinkable

Cryptic Command

Thoughtseize

Bloodghast

Oblivion Stone

 

Gather the Townsfolk

Ixalan Spoilers (Don’t call on Erin)

Skulduggery - great name

Sword-Point Diplomacy - also great name

Lurking Chupacabra - also also great name

 

Slide #1

Vraska, Relic Seeker

Charging Monstrosaur

Spell Swindle

 

Slide #2

Growing Rites of Itlimoc // Itlimoc, Crade of the Sun

 

Slide #3

Dousing Dagger // Lost Vale

 

Slide #4

Legion’s Landing // Adanto, the First Fort

 

Slide #5

Search for Azcanta // Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin

 

Slide #6

Arguel’s Blood Fast // Temple of Aklazotz

 

Slide #7

Field of Ruin

Legion Conquistador

 

Desperate Ravings
Ultra Pro Tokens

 

Modern Cube...bad.

 

Splash Damage

FoW Game Loss Feel Bads: https://www.reddit.com/r/FoWtcg/comments/6zkbed/the_masters_screwjob/

 

The Finisher

 

Last week, I experienced my own version of adventure on the high seas when the high seas came to me thanks to Hurricane Irma. Thankfully, as you can see, my house and I are still in one relatively dry piece and we were able to come back home somewhat quickly. But as Irma moves along, we still have Jose, Katia, and more on the horizon, not to mention more in future years, so how should Magic Mics treat weather delays in the future?

Sep 7, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway

Giveaway - A set of XLN Planeswalker Decks

https://gleam.io/j322W/win-a-free-set-of-planeswalker-decks-from-ixalan

 

Exclusive Preview next week!

 

Iconic Masters will be fully spoiled in 2 days.

 

Ixalan Spoilers

Huatli hype!

Regisaur Alpha, Sanctum Seeker, Conqueror's Galleon//Foothold (crazy rares)

Opt, Spell Pierce, Duress (commons page)

Savage Stomp, Drover of the Mighty, Lightning Strike (Dino support page)

Siren Stormtamer, Kitesail Freebooter, Storm Fleet Aerialist (Pirate Tempo tools)

 

PAX slides & worldbuilding Ixalan info: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/6xp61s/mtg_ixalan_pax_stream_slides/

 

HASCON playmats: https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/905491560623730688



Gather the Townsfolk

From the Regisaur Alpha artile: List of creatures now errata’d to be dinosaurs: https://i.redd.it/oigp18t72akz.png (best creature type combos: Fungus Dinosaur and To Zombie Dinosaur Beast) (lots of Dominaria Dinos… more in the next block?) (including erratas plus Ixalan, now 33 Dinos in MTG) https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/royal-recipe-dinosaur-tribal-2017-09-06

 

1 Year Anniversary of Split Second with Jeremy Noell: https://twitter.com/jeremynoell/status/905527217563856901

 

Desperate Ravings
Puca Trade institutes ‘member dues.’

https://pucatrade.com/articles/2017/community/jonathan_medina/puca_update_common_member_dues

 

Judge tosses case brought by MTG judge who wants to be paid: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/08/real-judge-no-you-dont-have-to-be-paid-as-a-magic-the-gathering-judge/

 

Splash Damage

Geocaching promotion

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/exploring-ixalan-exploring-our-world-2017-08-14

 

The Finisher

 

One of the cards previewed this week was Deadeye Quartermaster, a 2/2 Human Pirate that acts as a tutor for vehicles or equipment. But it’s not the ability that set Twitter ablaze, no, it’s the art, which as you can see on the screen here… looks a lot like it might just have been Ms. Erin’s Invitational card. Now, we have heard tale that the model was in fact the artist Josh Haas’ wife, but it does beg the question: if you won the Invitational and were to be Shanghai’d into a set as a pirate, what might your swashbuckler say?

Sep 5, 2017

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Filmdate - 9/4/17

Aug 31, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway

Big News - New Sponsor! Cardhoarder.com.

 

Giveaway - TWO 3-Day VIP passes to Hascon!

https://gleam.io/vGknw/win-a-free-vip-pass-to-hascon

 

Exclusive Preview next week!

 

Ixalan Card Theft & Previews

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/behind-scenes-alleged-ixalan-card-theft-2017-08-28

 

Ixalan Spoilers

Treasure Map / Treasure Cove

 

Walk the Plank

Admiral Beckett Brass

Settle the Wreckage

 

Kenjalli’s Sunwing

Dreamcaller Siren

Ripjaw Raptor

Desperate Ravings
A Critique of Gamer Language

https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/a-critique-of-gamer-language/



Gather the Townsfolk

10 Millionth Sanctioned Event: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/ten-million-and-counting-2017-08-16

 

Vintage Leagues on MTGO, Vintage Restrictions, and VSL (featuring meeee)

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-online/vintage-leagues-begin-august
http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/august-28-2017-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2017-08-28

https://twitter.com/OriginalOestrus/status/902737143369531392

 

No more bylines Magic Story articles:

https://twitter.com/MTGAlison/status/902935084088492032

 

Planeswalker legendary rule change (stupid sexy jace, looks like he’s wearing nothing at all nothing at all…)

 

Splash Damage

Errata being used in Star Wars Destiny

https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/5/1/galactic-law-section-2278a/

 

They’ve done it before w X-Wing minis game: https://images-cdn.fantasyflightgames.com/filer_public/6e/96/6e96c3c3-85e1-4138-97f6-5b31cef1bee7/x-wing_faq_v433_low.pdf

 

GP Indy Missed Connections: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/6whlvn/gp_indy_missed_connection/

 

The Finisher

Avast, me hearties, because pirates are making their long anticipated return to Magic: The Gathering with Ixalan. And since privateer puns and high seas hilarity always batten down my hatches, lilly my livers and shiver my timbers with your best pirate-y jokes you can muster from the depths of Davy jones’ Locker.

Aug 30, 2017

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Filmdate - 8/28/17

Aug 10, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:
Giveaway - Win a Commander 2017 Vampire Deck
https://gleam.io/IpzvI/win-a-free-commander-2017-vampire-deck

Magic Mics Top 10 - Arrives on Monday
Magic Mics LIVE postponed until Wed, August 23rd

Magic Mics token sketches

Magic Digital Next == Magic The Gathering Arena
https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/893173352474566657

C17 Spoilers
Fractured Identity
Stalking Leonin
Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist

Licia, Sanguine Tribune
Teferi’s Protection - Phasing rules changing
Hungry Lynx

CMDR decks only 4x moving forward:
https://twitter.com/HotCblog/status/894938980764061696

Gather the Townsfolk:
GP Minn - #MakeMagicHistory - DeTora and Maria in the booth; two females in the booth

SCG NY Open - RG Vengevine
http://www.starcitygames.com/events/coverage/rg_vengevine_with_julian_grace.html

When will MTGO crack down on toxic users?
https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/895275085799583745

YOU’VE GOT ME FEELIN’ EEE-MOO-SHUNS: https://twitter.com/mtgaaron/status/894982483955134464

Red Zone:
Sol Ring should or should not be in Commander decks.

Going Infinite:
https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/what-if-every-artifact-in-magic-entered-the-battlefield-at-the-same-time/

Here was the first - all creatures at the same time:
https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/what-if-all-creatures-in-magic-would-enter-the-battlefield-at-the-same-time/

The Finisher

Magic Mics is approaching their own version of the Second Sun: Sometime very soon, Magic Mics will have reached the 500,000 downloads. So well done, team! To celebrate, clearly we’re resting on our laurels and taking next week off, so what are you going to do to celebrate half a million?

Aug 9, 2017

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Filmdate - 8/7/17

Aug 3, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

Giveaway: Cat Tribal Commander 2017 Deck!

https://gleam.io/8btvL/win-a-free-commander-2017-cat-tribal-deck

 

THE PRO TOUR!

 

Evan done pissed off the Internet: https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/890943809454039041

 

HASCON Promos

  • Transformers
  • Nerf
  • Sword of Dungeons & Dragons w Gold Dragon Token



Gather the Townsfolk:

Argument Over Magic Leads to Stabbing:

http://www.fox9.com/news/270725340-story

 

SCG PT Invites Leaving https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/6r63si/wotc_officially_no_longer_offering_pro_tour/

 

Going Infinite

Is the PT Worth it? http://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2017/07/cancel-pro-tour/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ5KYQ-1Eyw

 

Splash Damage:

https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/890696760959619072 - Overwatch league players getting salary, benefits

 

The Finisher

Steven Jay Williams, better known to his fans as Boogie 2988 on the Youtubes, took a break from his beloved character Francis for his long-planned gastric bypass surgery yesterday, which we have reports now saying that his operation was a success and he’s recovering in the hospital. So congratulations on that Boogie; we here at Magic Mics all wish you a speedy recovery. But with Francis unable to deliver his patented game-related rants for the time being, there’s a window here for some diatribes. So in honor of our fellow content creator, give us your best Boogie-rific tirade.

Aug 2, 2017

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Filmdate - 7/31/17

Jul 27, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

Giveaway - 20th giveaway - Jumbo D20 Plushie! http://www.coolstuffinc.com/p/241298

https://gleam.io/IuMkV/win-a-jumbo-d20-plushie

 

MTGO 12hr downtime +3hr event shut-off

 

Unstable Info released

SDCC Panel info:

http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/163319306028/magic-panel-info

 

Imgur album: https://imgur.com/a/cofkH

 

Un-Sets - bad for Magic? https://twitter.com/RhysticStudies/status/889204382629326849

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

Hasbro Quarterly Report - http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/HAS/4864553176x0x950465/81E1FEF8-E00A-4EA3-9299-6B34D6222B03/Hasbro_Q2_2017_Earnings_Management_Remarks.pdf

 

MAGIC had a strong second quarter and the franchise was up in the first half. Importantly, the digital future of MAGIC: THE GATHERING is progressing and we look forward to sharing more with you in August at our investor day.

 

MDN news: https://twitter.com/MishrasFotoshop/status/889622819033817090

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/24/hasbro-ceo-describes-the-boost-esports-are-giving-his-toy-company.html

 

Dealing with leftover promos change:

http://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/new-policy-all-surplus-promos

 

PT HOU Draft

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1btD2yrm4d8ee38eZgztqn9Dw3LvLGSkn2ICVV60L0z4/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

The Finisher

 

The results of the Magic Hall of Fame will be revealed soon, and Magic competitors, commentators, comedians and comandantes will be the deciding voices on who gets in and who does not. And speaking of deciding voices, the three of us are well known for our voices… but also for the voices of others. So who would Helene Bergeot, Mark Rosewater, and Rich Hagon argue in favor of for the class of 2017?

Jul 26, 2017

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Filmdate - 7/24/17

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

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