Platinum pros will receive an appearance fee of $250 for competing at Pro Tours (previously $3,000), an appearance fee of $250 for competing at the World Magic Cup (previously $1,000), and an appearance fee of $250 for competing at a World Magic Cup Qualifier (previously $500)
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Article by Sperling: http://sperlinggrove.blogspot.com/2016/04/platinum-pro-club-changes-corporate.html
Article by Kibler, Finkel
“We also fully understand the impact our decision had on the level of trust both pro players and the Magic community have in us, and we will continue to work hard to earn that trust back.”
There was also a PT…
100th Pro Tour - No fanfare at all (same for 20th anniversary)
#SCGINV: Humans, Bant CoCo
#PTSOI: Seasons Past, Steve Rubin, quality top 8
PT locations announcement: Back to Japan! Back to Dublin! Nashville? Albuquerque?
GP Charlotte bathroom situation/announcement
Gather the Townsfolk
https://www.netflix.com/title/80104065 - Enter the Battlefield from Nathan Holt and Shawn Kornhouser
Judges vs. Wizards (lawsuit in CA)
Official press release (“fans”)
It’s important to note for the purposes of the lawsuit that Wizards regulates all judge certification. It administers the tests and training for certification, and imposes certain duties and responsibilities on active judges. A violation of any of Wizards’ rules and regulations for judges can lead to a number of disciplinary actions, up to and including the loss of one’s judge certification.
Throughout most of the history of the judge program, Wizards has provided promotional cards (some extremely valuable) to judges, as an implicit “thank you” to them for their service.
The Red Zone
Kibler - most are pro writers..
D&D meets Magic for the first time
Professional poker pro and Grand Prix champion David Williams will one of the 30 or so competitors on the upcoming season of MasterChef with Gordon Ramsay. Hopefully this opens the door to more Magic players being selected for reality TV, so which shows and pros would you like to see paired in the future?
First Pick: New cards in Standard/Modern
1st big Standard event. Notables:
Thing in the Ice
Thalia’s Lieutenant/Humans in General/White cards in General
Angel Wars - Round 12
Fall of the Titans - playtesting for Avacyn’s Judgment
Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
Underwhelming effects of Vision and Sword on Modern, Gifts Tron, Scapeshift
New GY deck tools: Prized Amalgam, Insolent Neonate
Desperate Ravings - Enter The Battlefield
Enter The Battlefield premiers April 25 on Twitch:
Narrated by Wil Wheaton; Netflix release; YouTube release
Owen’s Mom in trailer: “My son never loses.”
Gather the Townsfolk - The New New Order (MTGJudge)
Judge Program Overhaul:
First major overhaul since New Order came into effect Sept. 2004
Important to note: there wasn’t WotC interference/input AFAIK here, purely MTGJudge driven
Splash Damage - New president of Hasbro, Leeds to Cocks (heh)
Greg Leeds resigns, Chris Cocks takes over:
Two new design jobs popped up on MTG/WotC:
This weekend is the first StarCityGames Invitational of 2016 is happening in Columbus Ohio and as you know the winner of this weekend’s Invi gets their own token. So if you somehow won an Invitational, what kind of token would you be?
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Airdate - 4/6/16
B&R Update http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/banned-and-restricted-announcement-2016-04-04
Modern shakeup: Eye of Ugin banned, Ancestral Vision and Sword of the Meek unbanned
Vintage: Lodestone Golem restricted
Not a ton of the honest-to-goodness Vintage players are happy because it’s mostly due to VSL and internal testing.
Gather the Townsfolk - http://www.themeadery.org/b/cspranklerun/read/why-i-cosplay-from-magic-the-gathering/
MTGO Friendly/Competitive Leagues: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/league-updates-2016-04-05
MTGO Pre-release updates: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/magic-online-prereleases-reimagined-2016-03-29
MTGO Legacy Cube:
Desperate Ravings -
Twitter wins bid to livestream NFL games
We are back to our regularly scheduled Magic Mics after last week’s break for my full set review with myself and Brad Nelson. But for the next time one of us needs to take a break , what’s another excuse we can use to take a week off?