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Jul 29, 2016

First Pick:

The Magic Story: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/promised-end-2016-07-27

 

PT Sydney Changes: http://www.channelfireball.com/articles/new-pro-tour-rules-announced-for-pt-eldritch-moon/

 

Gather the Townsfolk

Magic coverage changes http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/organized-play/inside-coverage-team-2016-07-21

 

Tokens “Created” again

http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/148004010748/can-you-talk-about-the-changed-wording-create-a

 

Desperate Ravings

Ryan Yee’s Expedition Misty Rainforest first ever vertical playmat

https://twitter.com/Artofryanyee/status/757632254050959361

 

Original 1996 World Champion

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210145807308851&set=gm.595720713923044&type=3&theater

 

Head to Head: Old Sets

https://twitter.com/maro254/status/756850451903975424

 

Reuben: Urza’s Legacy over Arabian Nights

Erin: Tempest over Ice Age

Evan: Legends over Urza’s Saga

 

Pass the Salt

 

WotC’s New Social Media Policy: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/wizards-and-transparency-social-media-2016-07-22

 

https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/756553568878993409

 

Splash Damage

 

Christoper Rush tribute: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/4ut4i8/christopher_rush_tribute_easter_egg_in_world_of/

 

http://imgur.com/a/9soqw

 

The Finisher


Last year, DotA 2 set a record for the biggest ever ESports prize pool at more than 18 million dollars for their biggest annual tournament, ‘The International,’ and this year the team-based gaming event has already surpassed that mark for the 2016 edition that will be taking place in August in Seattle with two weeks to spare. The International 6 is now, officially, the most lucrative ESports competition ever, but hey, Magic is a top 5 ESports brand too… at least in its own mind. So if you were a member of Hasbro marketing, how would you spin Magic: The Gathering prize pools to look just as impressive as their ESports counterparts?

http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/26/12266152/dota-2-the-international-6-prize-pool-record

Jul 21, 2016

First Pick:

 

No Ban List Updates

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/july-18-2016-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2016-07-18

 

SDCC Promos

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/san-diego-comic-con-2016-magic-promos-2016-07-19

 

Hall of Fame

My ballot:

 

Yuuya Watanabe

Owen Turtenwald

Mark Herberholz

 

Eligibility for HoF

 

Going Infinite

http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/147423093203/what-set-after-alara-block-are-you-least-proud-of

 

Hasbro Second Quarter Earnings: "Shadows is off to a strong start" & 2016 expected to be "8th straight year of revenue growth"

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/4tfa6w/hasbro_second_quarter_earnings_shadows_is_off_to/?st=iqvqc6oz&sh=0ad889ee

 

http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/HAS/2191829341x0x900024/DA34F53C-1154-40F0-83A5-34E7724DC177/Hasbro_Q2_2016_Earnings_Management_Remarks_FINAL.pdf

 

Gather the Townsfolk

http://blog.mtgprice.com/2016/07/18/first-look-tcgplayer-adds-buylisting/

 

Blast from the Past:

https://twitter.com/the_stybs/status/755825174319071232



The Finisher:

 

StarCityGames.com writer and Elves afficionado Ross Merriam will appear on this Friday’s episode of the hit trivia game show Jeopardy. Ross Hunneds is only the latest in a long line of Magic pros on reality tv, such as Dave Williams on this season’s Master Chef and Adam Esegalian on American Idol. So which Magic personality would you like to see paired up with a reality tv show next?

Jul 14, 2016

First Pick:

EMN Full Set Released

 

Hall of Fame 2016 - Yuuya, Owen - shoe-ins

 

Pokemon GO / Going Infinite

 

Going Infinite

From Patron Adrian Camilleri - https://twitter.com/OrdMandrell/status/753280290966175744

 

What would a Magic AR game look like?

 

Gather the Townsfolk

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/4rwtb7/tcgplayer_official_announcement_our_response_to/

“Market Price” on TCGPlayer

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/4sb0k6/jesper_myrfors_told_me_the_blue_mark_on_the/

Blue mark on the back is NOT a mistake

 

Vintage Cube thoughts from Maxime

 

Splash Damage:

http://www.dragonmag.com/5.0/#!/article/106375/102161027

D&D Innistrad Supplement

 

The Finisher:


Pokemon GO took the world by storm this week, with over 20 million active users in the first week alone. It’s safe to say that Nintendo hasn’t been hotter in recent memory, but from a Magic perspective we can’t help but be a little wistful at what could have been had Wizards of the Coast jumped on the AR bandwagon a little earlier. How do you think we could have gotten Magic in on Augmented Reality?

Jul 7, 2016

First Pick:

Gisa & Geralf (tie-in to https://twitter.com/maximevalentin3/status/749406035513835521/photo/1)

Eldrazi Evolution

Harmless Offering

 

Decimator of the Provinces

Collected Brutality

Ishkanah, Grafwidow

 

Liliana, the Last Hope & Oath of Liliana

Deploy the Gatewatch

Cryptbreaker

 

Grim Flayer

Chaos Reveler

Spell Queller

 

Noose Constrictor

Dark Salvation

Tamiyo

 

Gather the Townsfolk

Team Cardhoarder: https://www.cardhoarder.com/team

http://blog.mtgprice.com/2016/07/05/the-definitive-pucatrade-inflationary-pressures-how-to-fix-them/

 

Red Zone:

“The Man Behind The Buyouts” - http://blog.mtgprice.com/2016/07/05/an-interview-with-the-man-behind-the-buyouts/

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/4rm2x6/advice_for_a_new_and_wealthy_player/

https://twitter.com/CraigBerryMTG/status/750894383717810180



The Finisher:

 

This week, Wizards of the Coast showcased the Fblthp of the next generation, the adorable yet terrifying kitten on Harmless Offering. We know that the tabby on the art deserves its own name, so if you had your own Eldrazi-laced kitty cat what would you name it?

 

  • (Erin) I’m thinking it should be named Jason Momoa, because it’s super cute with a dangerous back side.
  • (Reuben) I think I like the name Versus System, because it looks like is should be good, but always ends up being bad in the end.
  • (Evan) I’m in favor of calling the kitty Johnny Manziel, because it’s small, it’s weirdly adorable, and it’s never going to see competitive play.
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