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Dec 31, 2015

First Pick

 

  • Patreon - patreon.com/magicmics
  • Google Chat next week to make up for December: First is Monday, Jan 4th at 10PM ET

 

Blast from the Past -

 

What we learned: http://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2015/12/wwl-top-10-stories-2015/

 

Southeast L3’s, L2’s, including Regional Coordinator suspended over leaks: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3xrtyv/most_of_the_l3_judges_in_the_southeast_us_region/

 

Judge Apps down in protest: http://apps.magicjudges.org/

 

The Finisher:


Last week was Festivus, a secular holiday created in an episode of Seinfeld celebrated in the eve of the eve of Christmas, December 23.So happy Festivus for the rest of us! Among the traditions of this secular holiday include a Festivus dinner with friends and family, an unadorned aluminum pole, and the annual Airing of Grievances. So in honor of the holiday season, what grievance would you like to air?

Dec 17, 2015

First Pick / Pass The Salt - HUGE OGW Spoilers; WotC Reaction

 

http://mythicspoiler.com/newspoilers.html

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/why-leaks-hurt-2015-12-16

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3x38p5/dailymtg_why_leaks_hurt/cy14b1t

 

https://twitter.com/WalkThePlanes/status/676219313511137281

 

“How Activision turned Modern Warfare 3 Leak Into Opportunity” http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2015/11/23/how-activision-turned-the-modern-warfare-3-leak-crisis-into-opportunity/

 

The flipside, WotC doing good things too: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3x5fud/a_friend_of_mine_deployed_to_a_remote_location/

 

Gather the Townsfolk - PSulli announcing job at Activision, no longer full-time coverage

 

Going Infinite - Dress codes for events?

 

The Finisher:

Last weekend Italy was crowned the new World Champions after narrowly beating out Thailand in the finals with Esper Dragons, Atarka Red and Temur Megamorph. So if y’all were betting folks, which Reuben is, who would you bet will win the 2016 World Magic Cup?

Dec 10, 2015

First Pick - #1 - Evan job announcement

 

#2 - New OGW Spoilers - RG Legend, Mystic Gate Expedition spoiler + diamond mana symbol.

 

#3 - New BW Legend: http://imgur.com/qRGL6ku

 

Gather the Townsfolk -

 

#4 - Gerard Fabiano banned, removed from SCG PC eligibility, Twitter drama: https://twitter.com/fffreakmtg/status/672256595053707265

 

Sperling defends: https://twitter.com/mtg_law_etc/status/674392766659473409

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3vse26/gerard_fabiano_has_vanished_from_the_scg/

 

#5 - Magic Coverage Changes: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/magic-tournament-video-coverage-2016-2015-12-08

 

#6 - GP Promo - Stoneforge Mystic for ½ of 2016 -- unban in Modern?

 

#7 - MTGO Streamer Showdown (feat Evan): http://magic.wizards.com/en/MTGO/articles/archive/magic-online/magic-online-announcements-december-8-2015

 

Going Infinite - Seance shenanigans

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3w2iko/the_guy_who_paid_people_to_destroy_s%C3%A9ances_is_now/

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3w1mfz/im_hiring_a_magic_the_gathering_pro_tour/

 

The Finisher:


This week, Magic writers Caleb Durward and Matt Sperling wrote a pair of editorials expressing their opinions on the “Ban Top / Don’t Ban Top” controversy in Legacy. And the discussion shot to the top of Reddit last week thanks to the WWF-style storyline pitting the two writers against each other. So what’s the next classic wrestling storyline that will happen in Magic next week?

Nov 26, 2015

First Pick - GP Pitt capped, other debacles for PES

 

The $150 GP idea?

 

GP Oakland capped, announced here: http://magic.wizards.com/en/content/fact-sheet-grand-prix-oakland-2016

But not here: http://www.gpoakland.com/

 

Gather the Townsfolk -

 

The new counterfeits

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3u7d1j/the_current_batch_of_counterfeits_are_extremely/

Counterfeit cards: http://www.manaleak.com/mtguk/2015/11/counterfeit-magic-the-gathering-cards-the-growing-threat-by-joseph-dunlap/

 

Desperate Ravings - Pauper league, pauper format

 

Going Infinite - No-Reserve List Legacy: http://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/no-reserved-list-legacy



Pass the Salt - Card Conditions

 

The Finisher:

 

This Thursday in these United States of America, we celebrate the time in history that we Americans like to think we very nicely asked the Native Americans to have a delicious Butterball turkey and stuffing dinner with the Pilgrims. Nowadays, we use Thanksgiving to celebrate what we Americans are thankful for, so as a Magic player what are you most thankful for this year:

Nov 19, 2015

First Pick - Possible Oath of the Gatewatch spoilers: http://www.gatheringmagic.com/alexullman-news-11182015-potential-leak-and-major-spoilers-for-oath-of-the-gatewatch/

 

Jon Loucks Great Designer Search:

http://archive.wizards.com/Magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/125b

 

The 0-2 Drop -

 

Legendary Cube - The Durdle

Too much mana fixing?

 

Gather the Townsfolk -

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/2016-magic-online-championship-series-2015-11-13

http://imgur.com/u79nLHf

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/MTGO/articles/archive/magic-online/pro-tour-qualifier-changes-2015-11-16

 

Going Infinite - New Un-set? MaRo notes one is not in development and would need community support to happen.

 

Danny West on time control / wasted time in Magic

http://www.starcitygames.com/article/31913_Time-After-Time.html

 

Splash Damage - Desert Bus - www.desertbus.org

 

https://twitter.com/DesertBus/status/667063573546442752

 

The Finisher:


A recent article called “10 Celebrities you (Probably) Didn’t know played MTG” was posted on ManaLeak.com, and some of the names that appear in the article are Firefly stars Nathan Fillon and Alan Tudyk, and comedian Seth Rogen. Given the opportunity, which celebrity would you like to see cast some spells?

Nov 13, 2015

Magic Mics 11/11/15

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First Pick -

Lands wins GP Seattle in the hands for Jarvis Yu
https://t.co/re4Crpotg0

Wasteland Karl - https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3ryr5m/can_someone_explain_the_karl_reference_from_the/

Desperate Ravings -
Bob Ross Magic twitter account

http://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/new-policy-combining-premier-events - No more TCG or SGC events can be tied to PPTQs or GPTs.

Gather the Townsfolk -
Creator of mtgcoverage.com loses battle with cancer:
https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3s236w/eulogy_for_envibeesj_creator_of_mtgcoveragecom/

http://www.channelfireball.com/articles/slow-play-whats-the-call-judge/
GO BACK TO THIS after saffronolive thing^

The Red Zone -
MTG Goldfish requested to stop publishing constructed matchup data
https://twitter.com/MTGGoldfish/status/664170462767788032

Saffron Olive explains
https://twitter.com/SaffronOlive/status/664177739612725248

What WotC could do - block access:
https://twitter.com/MTGGoldfish/status/664200315785183232

@SwitchGlitchmon @Claw0001 @SaffronOlive @SohNata The source was bots "watching" replays. https://twitter.com/MTGGoldfish/status/664208976356098049

http://www.channelfireball.com/articles/slow-play-whats-the-call-judge/

Going Infinite -
Gender pronouns in Magic: https://www.reddit.com/r/spikes/comments/3sad00/mod_post_gender_inclusiveness_and_foresight_on/

The Finisher:

Over the weekend, Paulo Vitor Dance Dance Revolution made a tweet discussion the possibility of playing a Pithing Needle naming Abandon Hope in an unlosable game... for the trolls. Now Pithing Needle naming Abandon Hope in an unlosable situation might be enough of a needling to actually make your opponent concede, so given the opportunity, what card would you name in certain game situations?

Nov 5, 2015

First Pick - Shadows Over Innistrad; Commander Spoilers

Blade of Selves
Daxos Returned
Ezuri, Claw of Progress

Gather the Townsfolk - SCG Organized Play changes

Kitchen Lynx playmat is the greatest thing evarrrr.

Going Infinite - http://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/the-most-expensive-standard-since-caw-blade

Jeebus’ rebuttal: http://www.mtgbrodeals.com/2015/11/03/the-fallacy-of-standard-is-too-expensive/


Splash Damage - Travis Woo indefinitely suspended from Channel Fireball for anti-Semitic remarks during a stream: https://t.co/4huo2uwewD

The Finisher:

http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/132556780753/and-the-off-limit-ones-arent-even-necessarily#notes
Recently on Mark Rosewater’s Tumblr Blogatog, he was asked, in so many words, if a return to Kamigawa was a done deal. His answer: “I believe in Blogatog speak it’s code for ‘it’s already been designed.’” So with that revelation and Shadows over Innistrad and Battle for Zendikar, what’s the next return to set?

Oct 29, 2015

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First Pick - Patreon goal hit! http://patreon.com/magicmics

“This Always Happens” Theory
http://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/battle-for-zendikar-and-the-this-always-happens-theory

Gather the Townsfolk - http://www.quietspeculation.com/2015/10/insider-sportsmanship-and-the-dreaded-good-game/

http://i.imgur.com/P3Zw4yT.png
^more on GG.

Going Infinite - http://www.starcitygames.com/article/31788_Three-Of-A-Kind.html

Splash Damage - https://twitter.com/cascadegamesllc/status/659171535488356352?s=09

The Finisher: The Great Wizards Chili Cookoff: http://wizardsmtgo.tumblr.com/post/132104385954/wizardsmagic-today-was-the-2nd-annual-chili What kind of chili would we make?

Oct 22, 2015


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First Pick - Pro Tour

Stagnant Metagame
Finkel (16th Top 8) and PVDDR (10th)
Break Formats - not doable
Human interest pieces (Brandon Burton & Autumn Burchett)
http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/ptbfz/the-best-team-at-the-pro-tour-2015-10-16

Gather the Townsfolk - ‘Playing Magic Together,’ http://www.channelfireball.com/home/playing-magic-together/

Going Infinite - http://www.starcitygames.com/article/31712_The-New-Green.html

Does Green ‘do everything’?

Splash Damage - http://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2015/10/command-of-etiquette-coincidence-as-cover/

The Red Zone -

Reuben is History’s Greatest Monster (also new Snapcaster promo)
https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3pcmnq/building_a_new_deck_and_im_just_a_few_playables/

The Finisher:

One of the most popular Reddit threads from MagicTCG this week is from WhinyTortoise, who created an entire Star Wars Magic set with new abilities like Hate, Meditate and Space Flight. So what beloved movie series would you like to see get the Magic set treatment?

Oct 15, 2015

First Pick -

 

http://patreon.com/magicmics

 

http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/131186906308/will-oath-of-the-gatewatch-also-have-full-art

 

Desperate Ravings -

 

https://twitter.com/OwenTweetenwald/status/652522058799296512

and the ensuing discussion with rabble rouser Ari Lax

 

https://twitter.com/oarsman79/status/653412074563989504

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3of7oq/shots_fired/

Joe Lossett calls out Jeff Hoogland re: Legacy

 

Gather the Townsfolk -

“Unfair, Unfun, and Punishing”

http://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/unfun-unfair-and-punishing-eighth-edition

 

The Nerdist, ‘Now Is the Perfect Time To Be a Magic the Gathering Player’ http://nerdist.com/now-is-the-perfect-time-to-be-a-magic-the-gathering-player/

 

Going Infinite -

 

http://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2015/09/drawing-live-is-professional-magic-still-a-game/

 

Splash Damage (didn't cover) -

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/alexandre-dreyfus/video-games-online-poker_b_8285436.html

 

The Finisher:


This weekend, three new players will enter the Magic The Gathering Pro Tour Hall of Fame: Eric Froehlich, Shota Yasooka, and Willy Edel. When they finally make the Magic Media Hall of Fame, and you get in, what will your opening line in your Hall of Fame induction speech be?

Oct 8, 2015

Magic Mics 10/7/15

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First Pick - High price of fat packs, Jace is $80 a piece.

SCG Indianapolis - http://www.starcitygames.com/events/031015_indianapolis.html

Top 8 average price - $640

Gather the Townsfolk - Meet the women of Magic the Gathering: http://www.gadgette.com/2015/10/02/meet-the-women-of-magic-the-gathering/

Going Infinite - Canadian Highlander

https://canadianhighlander.wordpress.com/

Splash Damage - Theft recovered: http://www.fox9.com/news/27476251-story#

The Finisher:

One of MagicTCG’s top Reddit threads this week is from DJDrummer, who created a ten-foot tall balloon sculpture of Sliver Queen. So which Magic card would you like to see get the balloon sculpture treatment next?

Oct 1, 2015

Magic Mics 9/30/15

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First Pick - BFZ prerelease


Desperate Ravings - Unbanned Black Vise; Banning Dig Through Time in Legacy; Restricted Chalice of the Void & Dig Through Time; Unrestricted Thirst for Knowledge

Dig Through Time - bad for old formats, good for Standard?

Gather the Townsfolk - The Meadery offering free, easy to use Community Blogs

http://themeadery.org

Splash Damage -

Hex/WotC lawsuit settled out of court
https://www.hextcg.com/press-release-settlement/

The Finisher:

Today is International Podcasting Day! So in honor of unnecessary internet holidays, what made-up holiday are you looking forward to celebrating?

Sep 24, 2015

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First Pick -

 

Are we talking about Evan and SCG parting ways? Because that is actually what everyone is talking about.

 

“Do you want play with Abzan?”

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3lhdrl/by_request_do_you_wanna_play_with_abzan_aka_brad/

 

Gather the Townsfolk -

http://www.starcitygames.com/article/31550_Abzan-Confluence.html

 

http://www.starcitygames.com/article/31583_Power-And-Toughness.html

 

The Red Zone - PVDDR’s article shitting on BFZ, kind of hidden from the world, then called out for it

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3m2ltv/channel_fireball_buries_article_critical_of/

 

Splash Damage -

Draft Kings - Betting on eSports; Sponsoring Solo Mid

 

The Finisher:


The results are in: on Blogatog, Mark Rosewater’s personal Magic Tumblr page, the top 5 worlds that Magic players would like to see MTG return to were posted. And the top 5 are: Innistrad, Lorwyn, Dominaria, Kamigawa, and New Phyrexia. So other than those, which worlds would you like to see Magic return to?

Sep 18, 2015

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First Pick - Spoilers

 

Slide 1:

Part the Waterveil

Brutal Expulsion

Greenwarden of Murasa

 

Slide 2:

Scatter to the Winds (Cancel + Awaken)

Woodland Wanderer

Void Winnower

 

Slide 3:

Fertile Thicket

Mortuary Mire

Shambling Vent

 

Gather the Townsfolk - Wizards announces they’re shuttering their community forums. Moving everything to Reddit.com/r/magictcg

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/wizards-coast-community-forums-be-shut-down-2015-09-16

 

Desperate Ravings - 

Blind player at the prerelease

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3kwdvp/including_a_blind_player_at_prereleases/ 

 

Splash Damage -

$40k “Grand Prix” for Hearthstone, 200 player cap; 24 players & 240k prize pool for the Team League; Why? Sponsors! What WotC isn’t doing.

 

https://twitter.com/Juzam_/status/644192317310672897 

 

The Finisher:

http://www.channelfireball.com/articles/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-magic-but-were-afraid-to-ask/

 

This week, Matt Sperling wrote an article entitled “Everything you wanted to know about Magic but were afraid to ask,” that has some excellent lessons gleaned from his two decades in the game. Such as “when a bad player wins a tournament, their deck is usually better than it looks,” and, “Trust everyone, but cut their cards.” So what’s another critical life lesson that you’ve learned from Magic that you’d like to share?

Sep 12, 2015

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First Pick - Spoilers

Meandering Towershell

 

Slide #1

Ob Nixilis Reignited

Kiora, Master of the Depths

Smothering Abomination

 

Slide #2

Desolation Twin

Bring to Light

Roil Spout

 

Slide #3

Lumbering Falls

 

Gather the Townsfolk - 

What to call the BFZ Duals...

 

Splash Damage -

Hearthstone World Championships is bad

https://www.reddit.com/r/hearthstone/comments/3k0g2q/how_not_to_qualify_for_blizzcon/

http://www.gosugamers.net/hearthstone/features/4440-what-blizzard-got-wrong-about-this-year-s-world-championship 

 

Pass The Salt - 

Full-Art lands with words & text box all over them.

 

The Finisher:

 

The Community Cup is later this month, and should the Community Team win it was announced that players who log in to MTGO during the event will get a foil full-art Battle for Zendikar basic land. But should the Wizards Team win, we will get… a foil Drown in Sorrow. Awwww. So for MTGOCC 2016, what should the player prizes be?

Sep 4, 2015

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First Pick -

PAX Spoilers

Expedition Lands

Learning to Play at PAX!

Going Infinite -

Tango Dual Lands

Gather the Townsfolk -

World Championship: Seth Manfield

 

The Finisher:

At PAX Prime this past weekend, Limited Resources, one of the most beloved Magic podcasts of all time, recorded its 300th episode in front of a live audience. So in honor of their monumental achievement, I want to know: what would the 300th episode of Magic Mics look like?

Sep 1, 2015

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First Pick - 

New Mulligan Rule beginning with BFZ Prereleases

 

Gather the Townsfolk - 

2015 Magic State of Design

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/state-design-2015-2015-08-24 

 

Splash Damage - Puzzle Quest

Puzzle Quest featuring MTG

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/arcana/announcing-magic-gathering-puzzle-quest-2015-08-26 

 

AV Club 

http://www.avclub.com/article/22-years-magic-gathering-brainiest-its-ever-been-224197 

 

YouTube vs Twitch

https://gaming.youtube.com/

 

Pass The Salt -

Why even bother making regular land frame Zendikar lands? 

 

The Finisher:

 

As we mentioned earlier in the show, Magic is introducing Puzzle Quest soon, coming soon to a mom’s iPad near you. So as Magic tries to expand their demographics, what is the next Magic crossover game you anticipate from Wizards of the Coast?

Aug 21, 2015

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First Pick - 

 

New Battle for Zendikar Keywords and their implications

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/arcana/duel-decks-zendikar-vs-eldrazi-2015-08-17 

 

Gather the Townsfolk - 

Magic at PAX

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/arcana/battle-zendikar-pax-prime-2015-08-18 

 

Splash Damage -

VS 2PCG released

 

Desperate Ravings 

 

Hangarback is EVERYWHERE - http://i.imgur.com/TQ64SvQ.png

 

Top 8 of GP London: http://sales.starcitygames.com/deckdatabase/deckshow.php?event_ID=3&t[T1]=1&start_date=2015-08-15&end_date=2015-08-15&state=&city=London&order_1=finish&limit=8&t_num=1&action=Show+Decks 

 

GP Detroit - Team sealed has little variance. 

 

Blast from the Past - 

 

Stuck in the Middle with Bruce, by John “Friggin’” Rizzo http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/misc/2005_Stuck_In_The_Middle_With_Bruce.html

 

The Finisher:

 

Eternal Weekend is this weekend August 22-23, featuring Legacy Champs and Vintage Champs in the City of Brotherly Love: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. And the Vintage playmat is Tolarian Academy! So what less-than-loved strategies do you guys think will finally make their marks on the Type 1 and 1.5 metagames?

Aug 13, 2015

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First Pick - 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/2015-community-cup-2015-08-12 

 

Gather the Townsfolk - 

FTV: Angels revealed: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/vault-angels-2015-08-10 

 

LSV, Jackie Lee, and Ian Duke

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/organized-play/2015-world-championship-coverage-plan-2015-08-07 

 

GP SeaTac has Delver of Secrets products

http://gpseatac.com/ 

 

Splash Damage - 

http://venturebeat.com/2015/08/11/hearthstone-makes-20-million-a-month-thats-more-than-dota-2/

 

Hearthstone making estimated $20Million per month. 

 

Blast from the Past  - 

 

This gem was recently uncovered and reshared on MTG Reddit, it’s MTG from ESPN2 in 1997. Boy this is painful to watch!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L95mhQF2mu0&app=desktop

 

 

The Finisher:

 

Wizards of the Coast announced the 2015 Holiday Gift Box this week, and in it are 5 Battle for Zendikar booster packs, some non-full art basic lands, and much much more. So what, pray tell, is that much, much more?

 

Aug 10, 2015

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First Pick - 

OP Changes announced at PT Origins: 

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/PTOriginsOPAnnouncement 

 

Gather the Townsfolk - 

Legendary Cube? http://magic.wizards.com/en/MTGO/articles/archive/magic-online/announcing-legendary-cube-2015-08-05  

 

Going Infinite - 

Mox Boarding House’s Modern Rematch of the Century: https://othersideoftheplanet.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/rematch-of-the-century-modern-no-banned-list/

 

Decklists -

http://tappedout.net/users/EventsMBH/mtg-decks/

 

The Red Zone  - MaRo announces BFZ will not contain fetchlands, but will contain full art lands, and a new rare cycle of lands: http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/125946926763/first-of-all-love-your-work-secondly-any-chance

 

The Finisher -

 

Pro Tour Vancouver took place over the last weekend, where the new so-called “Vancouver mulligan” was introduced. So what is the next gameplay change that Wizards will introduce to improve the player experience?

Aug 1, 2015

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First Pick - BFZ pre-release changes: http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/125230819733/when-do-bfz-spoiler-weeks-start

 

Gather the Townsfolk - 

Oblivion Sower revealed - no Annihilator; possible Avenger of Zendikar reprint? 

 

Going Infinite -

Planeswalker Points - Professor discussed how kinda useless they are.

 

The Red Zone  - 

Ari Lax discussing throwing a draft on Twitter: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3ertfh/is_wrecking_an_opponents_draft_for_a_teammate_in/

 

Splash Damage - 

Magic Duels released on Steam. 

 

The Finisher:

 

From the Vault: Angels will be released on August 21, featuring some of the most iconic angels from Magic history. So what’s the next iconic Magic product?

Jul 31, 2015

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First Pick - Magic Online prize changes:

https://twitter.com/cardhoarder/status/623970452436819968 

 

Desperate Ravings -

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3dr4lj/can_we_address_this_waste/ 

 

The Red Zone - 

Mark Nestico’s ‘Why PPTQs Are Bad for Magic,’ http://www.starcitygames.com/article/31242_Why-PPTQs-Are-Hurting-Magic.html

 

Gather the Townsfolk - 

Yu-Gi-Oh Defector

http://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3e423h/im_a_yugioh_defector_and_i_have_to_say_it_the/ 

 

Splash Damage - 

The disaster that was Hearthstone’s International Women’s Invitational: http://www.dailydot.com/esports/hearthstone-womens-tournaments/

 

The Finisher: In the most recent Uncharted Realms, “Catching Up,” planeswalkers Jace and Liliana catch up on their planeswalker things at the planeswalker pub. So which two characters from Magic do you want to see meet in the next episode?

Jul 18, 2015

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First Pick - 

http://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2015/07/13/magic-origins-policy-changes/ 

 

Changing drawing extra cards rule - if you accidentally draw extra cards, your opponent looks at your hand and chooses a card to shuffle back in

 

No change to banned/restricted list 

 

Desperate Ravings - 

 

Terese Nielsen’s Akroma art from FTV: Angels

 

The Red Zone - 

 

Hall of Fame ballot

 

Splash Damage - World Series of Poker - Magic & Poker players.

 

Now, poker players are picking up Magic! Huck Seed 1996 World Champ, kids started playing so he’s now.

 

The Finisher -

 

A recent thread on Reddit reported that the average Modern deck now costs 25% more than it did a year ago. So just how expensive will Modern decks get?

Jul 5, 2015

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First Pick - 

New Mulligan rules for the Pro Tour, new video coverage rules, and layout changes.

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3biiz3/ori_new_mulligan_rules_and_other_rules_changes/

 

Should we ban cards for the sake of coverage? 

 

Gather the Townsfolk -

 

Discussing Magic Origins Spoilers:

Vryn Wingmare

Despoiler of Souls

Whirler Rogue

Molten Vortex

Priest of the Blood Rite

Disciple of the Ring

 

Official Judge’s blog, giving tips on how to manage your social media:  http://t.co/Ir5nGVhq5A

 

The Finisher: 

 

Reid Duke was supposed to play Grishoalbrand in Singapore, but lost his deck on the flight there.  He brought along Jund as backup... and made Top 4 with it. What other super powers does he possess?

Jun 27, 2015

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** First Pick - 

Magic Origins stories -- Forgotten Realms telling the origin story of Jace and Co. for the first time.

 

We also discuss:

Relic Seeker

Languish

Honored Hierarch

Starfield of Nyx

Undead Servant

 

** Gather the Townsfolk 

- Blessed Spirits

- Managorger Hydra

Shift in art styles?

 

** Pass the Salt 

http://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3aq4yp/85k_games_of_standard_analyzed/ 

 

Is this bad for Magic?

 

** Splash Damage 

Spellslingers Season 3 trailer on Geek and Sundry

http://geekandsundry.com/spellslingers-season-3-trailer-magic-the-gathering/

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3ayyzh/spellslingers_season_3_premieres_wednesday_july/

 

** The Finisher

 

Last week, a Reddit thread featuring a realtor named Donna who created a custom Magic card as her business cards made the front page. What other professions should use Magic-themed business cards?

 

[for reference: http://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/3a81e8/this_realtor_has_magic_the_gathering_trading/]

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