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Now displaying: August, 2016
Aug 25, 2016

First Pick:

 

Magic Mics Water Bottle on it’s way!

Conspiracy 2

Kaya foil art different from regular printing 222/221 set #.

Garbage Fire

Stunt Double - Flash Clone!

Throne of the High City - Legacy Playable?

 

Surprising Reprints:

Birds of Paradise

Berserk

Show and Tell

 

https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/conspiracy-can-be-our-salvation-if-we-let-it

  • 1. Inquisition of Kozilek shouldn't be a rare (and other rarity upshifts).
  • 2. Inquisition of Kozilek doesn't fit the flavor of Conspiracy 2 (and another "flavor fails"
  • 3. Conspiracy 2 is more "Eternal Masters" than Eternal Masters.
  • 4. Wizards is just doing it for the money.

 

Gather the Townsfolk

http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/149228247373/i-have-to-say-conspiracy-2-looks-amazing-but

 

http://badatcommander.tumblr.com/post/149242922474/how-much-do-fetches-thin-your-deck

10,000 Games simulated - But, on average, by turn 20, the deck with fetches has seen one more spell than the deck that hasn’t.

 

First Pirate in 17 years!

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/4z8v61/smuggler_captain_is_the_first_new_card_with_the/?st=is827tyt&sh=38a51119

 

Desperate Ravings

 

Draft League

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/magic-online-leagues-circle-complete-2016-08-24

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/MTGO/articles/archive/magic-online/announcing-you-make-cube-contest-2016-08-23

 

Blast from the Past

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/4yysok/every_card_in_alpha_if_the_set_was_reprinted_today/

 

The Finisher


This week has been a great one for science. The internet, which was first launched by Sir Tim Berners-Lee on August 23, 1991, celebrated its 25th birthday this week by posting pictures of cats, insulting strangers, and sharing their 7 favorite movies featuring talking babies. Not to be outdone, researchers have confirmed that they have found a rocky planet quite similar to Earth a mere 4 light years away and have named it Proxima B. Now, I’m not a science scientist, but that’s going to be a tough seven days to top. So what could science do next week to best this week’s triumphs?

Aug 18, 2016

First Pick:

 

Conspiracy: Take The Crown Previews

Becoming “The Monarch”

New Mechanic - Melee & Secret Agenda

 

Pass the Salt

Paying for content

 

The Finisher

 

Well, the Rio Olympics is nearly over and they were dirtier than ever. And this time around, instead of performance enhancing drugs, the dirtiness came from Rio de Janeiro being a filthy disgusting place! Oh, and also the performance enhancing drugs. The International Olympic Committee has their hands full with this crap, so we’re lucky we don’t have to deal with the Duelists Convocation International breathing down our necks for that… But if we did, what should be on the Magic: The Gathering banned substances list?

Aug 11, 2016

First Pick:

Pro Tour

Winner - Lucas Blohon - B/W Control

LSV third Top 8 in a row!

 

Hall of Famer - Owen Turtenwald & Yuuya Watanabe; Mark Herberholz a distant 3rd.

 

Owen Turtenwald - Player of the Year & National Champion by making Top 8 over Seth Manfield.

 

Kaya, Ghost Assassin

http://wizardsmagic.tumblr.com/post/148459722916/if-you-read-yesterdays-magic-story-laid-to-rest

 

Gather the Townsfolk

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/4we7wb/randy_buehler_retires_from_coverage/

 

Organized Play Announcement: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/pro-tour-eldritch-moon-organized-play-announcement-2016-08-02

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/pro-tour-eldritch-moon-organized-play-announcement-team-series-2016-08-02

Team Series - “Soft Launch” for $50k; Full Launch for 2017 - 2018.

 

Platinum players will receive a $500 appearance fee for the first six Grand Prix main events that the player competes in in the current season (currently, Platinum players receive a $250 appearance fee for each Grand Prix main event that the player competes in).

 

Platinum players will no longer receive hotel accommodations for each Pro Tour during the 2017–18 season.

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/pro-tour-eldritch-moon-organized-play-announcement-world-championship-pro-tour-2016-08-02



http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/pro-tour-eldritch-moon-organized-play-announcement-bookkeeping-2016-08-02

No PES

 

Desperate Ravings

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/vault-lore-2016-08-01?

 

The Red Zone

https://twitter.com/bmkibler/status/761653531648458752

Cut Draft from PT

 

Splash Damage

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/4wrghs/hearthstone_developers_making_mtg_rd_look_like/

 

The Finisher

 

Sunday 10PM ET - Patreon Hangout


Magic players rejoice! Because Wizards of the Coast is better at something than Blizzard! The Hearthstone expansion One Night In Karazhan came out recently, and Hearthstone players immediately took to the internet to complain about the set that many claim adds nothing to the Standard environment, gives no meaningful tools to the class that needs it most, and also makes Limited more of a crapshoot based on the printed rarities. But Magic has had its own Homelands and Prophecies and Saviors of Kamigawas that equally pooped the bed, so what advice would you give to Hearthstone from you as a seasoned Magic player?

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