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May 29, 2016

First Pick:

 

Our EMA preview: Giant Solifuge!

  • Cap’n Tickles!
  • Originally spoiled as a 4/3 for Guildpact lol

 

EMA Previews Start

  • Tutors, Mana Crypt, JTMS, Karakas, Baleful Strix & Shardless in packs (at rare)
  • GB Elves (no other tribal archetypes in EMA), GW Enchantments, GR Fast Aggro, UB Reanimator, UG Madness

 

No Enemy Fetches

No Basalt Monolith

No Blightsteel Colossus

 

Gather the Townsfolk

 

Modern Weekend

 

 

  • CFB’s impressive stream improvements
  • Ad Naus, Fish, Robots, etc.

 

 

  • Marshall’s camera stolen, Winona Nelson’s proofs stolen

 

The Red Zone

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/double-faced-cards-procedure-professional-rel-drafts-2016-05-25

 

1-sentence summary: from now on, all Professional REL booster drafts with DFCs will follow the procedure used at Pro Tour Shadows over Innistrad of pre-sleeving the cards before the draft, during which drafters are not allowed to remove the cards from the sleeves.

 

Going Infinite

How Learning to Play Magic Changed My Life: http://uproxx.com/life/learn-to-play-magic-the-gathering/

 

Splash Damage

 

Awful Changes to Twitter: https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexkantrowitz/twitter-effectively-makes-tweets-longer-with-handful-of-new?bftw&utm_term=.ojPY3lgarp#.hqJKPx5MDp



1 Year Anniversary



The Finisher:


Today is the Mark Rosewater’s 49th birthday… but much more importantly, this show marks the the near 1-year anniversary of Magic Mics! That’s right, our premier episode premiered on May 28, 2015, and in it we: discussed spoilers for the next set, the differences between Magic and Hearthstone, an upcoming Masters set release, and Erin’s love of Dredge. So as you can see, we’ve changed a lot in the last 362 days! What do you anticipate the biggest change will be between now and our 2nd anniversary show?

May 20, 2016

First Pick:

 

PATREON MAGNETS AND STICKERS ARE HERE!

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcement-day-2016-05-16

http://magic.wizards.com/en/content/kaladesh-information

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/ramp-approval-2016-05-16

http://magic.wizards.com/en/content/commander-2016-edition-information

http://magic.wizards.com/en/content/planechase-anthology-information

http://magic.wizards.com/en/content/duel-decks-nissa-vs-ob-nixilis-info

http://www.gatheringmagic.com/alexullman-news-051316-new-legacy-festival-coming-to-magic-online/

 

Releasing with Conspiracy—Take the Crown, Magic players will be able to pick up a new Draft Pack in North American mass-market stores. The Draft Pack features three Booster Packs of the new Magic multiplayer Draft set, Conspiracy—Take the Crown. Pick one up on your way to your Conspiracy draft and get ready to start plotting against your fellow drafters. Look for Draft Packs in mass-market stores starting August 26 with an MSRP of $11.99.

 

Desperate Ravings

MTGO Champs: Coverage, no-shows, etc.

 

11 Inexpensive Ways to Improve Magic Coverage

http://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/11-inexpensive-ways-to-improve-magic-coverage

 

Gather the Townsfolk

‘Opponents are People, Too.’ https://asymphonyofsnores.wordpress.com/2016/05/17/opponents-are-people-too/

 

The Red Zone

 

SAFE WORD: BAEWATCH

 

Panel on women in Magic, hosted by Magic the Amateuring,, Morgan Wentworth, and April King

https://t.co/2o5FzinMu6

 

Confessions of a Twitch Moderator

http://www.gosugamers.net/hearthstone/features/4980-enough-is-enough-confessions-of-a-twitch-chat-moderator?utm_content=bufferb455a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Splash Damage

http://www.dailydot.com/esports/poker-hearthstone-pros/



The Finisher:


Of all of the announcements made this week, we still do not have the Eldritch Moon set symbol, which is made weirder by the fact that we now have both Kaladesh and Aether Revolt’s set symbol. So what is your prediction for the set symbol for the next Magic expansion?

May 12, 2016

First Pick:

 

“Is Reddit more helpful or more harmful?”

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/4il9bw/bdm_and_randy_bhueler_have_to_go/

 

Desperate Ravings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmaPfNHV8IY - Helene explains Platinum changes

“The way that people are looking at the Pro Club and the appearance fees is more like a status.”

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/4itqyz/helene_bergeot_explains_the_attempted_platinum/

 

Gather the Townsfolk

 

MTG on the British Isles is suffering

Update on Sabina Browne/RMC but also bad news for English MTG, by Joseph Dunlap

http://www.manaleak.com/mtguk/2016/05/is-the-future-of-magic-the-gathering-organised-play-in-jeopardy/

Scotland in a bad spot

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/4iox4e/local_magic_in_a_bad_spot/

 

Splash Damage

 

LoL scandal! Renegades, Impulse, Dragon Knights out, selling NA LCS & NACS spots

http://espn.go.com/esports/story/_/id/15494634/riot-games-kicks-renegades-team-impulse-team-dragon-knights-na-lcs-nacs

https://www.facebook.com/DOTesports/videos/553642611482076/

 

Hashtag Sponsorships in ESports

https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/730385726685257728

 

Going Infinite

 

Evan pontificates - “Magic Digital Next”

 

Friday the 13th FNM - no Triskadekaphobia promo

 

The Finisher:


Last weekend at Grand Prix New York, defending Magic World Champion and current leader for Player of the Year Seth Manfield added “Four-Time” Grand Prix champion to his list of accomplishments. One of the most entertaining matches of the tournament was the hashtag MTGDad mirror between Seth and then undefeated Mike Sigrist in round 12. So what other mirror matches would you most like to see in Magic’s future?

May 5, 2016

First Pick:

 

DQ’s at Milwaukee,

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/4hbwrp/why_was_charles_porges_dqd_from_scg_milwaukee/

 

https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/727589583312048129

 

“Salt your own fries” level

 

Desperate Ravings

Community Super League - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/announcing-community-super-league-2016-04-20

 

Innistrad Complete Block Constructed

 

Vintage Super League -

Decklists - http://magic.wizards.com/en/MTGO/articles/archive/magic-online/vintage-super-league-season-5-decklists

11 archetypes!

Reid Duke Storm

Kai Budde Stax

Paul Rietzl White Weenie

 

Gather the Townsfolk

Puca Points Economy: https://pucatrade.com/blog/2016/PucaPoints

Magic Is a Team Sport: http://www.starcitygames.com/article/32850_Magic-Is-A-Team-Sport.html

 

The Red Zone

 

http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/143662137778/reprints-question-b-so-much-more-bs-mtg#notes

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/storm-scale-ravnica-and-return-ravnica-2016-05-02

 

Splash Damage

 

David Williams on MasterChef

 

The Finisher:


“The calligraphy of combat is written with the strokes of sudden blood.” That is the flavor text for Monastery Swiftspear, and this week it was one of a few dozen sentences chosen as some of the Worst Examples of Literature of 2016 in something called the Lyttle Lytton Contest. So my well-read and wordy co-hosts, what’s the worst flavor text you can make for an already existing card?

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