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Sep 29, 2016

First Pick:

Kaladesh Prerelease

 

Gather the Townsfolk

Banned and Restricted list: No changes

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/september-26-2016-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2016-09-26

 

Desperate Ravings Pile Shuffling added to Magic Tournament Rules: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/magic-tournament-rules-release-notes-2016-09-26

 

Going Infinite

New format: http://www.hareruyamtg.com/jp/pages/format_frontier.aspx

 

Splash Damage

California fake signature bill: https://graphicpolicy.com/2016/09/28/california-has-made-getting-and-selling-autographs-and-limited-edition-items-more-confusing-and-labor-intensive/

 

https://teleread.org/2016/09/26/new-california-law-will-make-it-harder-to-sell-autographed-books-art/

 

http://geekandsundry.com/geek-and-sundry-joins-nerdist-to-enter-the-next-level-of-interaction-with-alpha/

http://geekandsundry.com/alpha-information-reveals-new-shows-and-the-return-of-favorite-series/ --video

https://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/151065514229/so-um-new-tabletop-season-is-on-this-new-alpha

 

The Rise and Rise of Tabletop Gaming: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/sep/25/board-games-back-tabletop-gaming-boom-pandemic-flash-point

 

(could apply to Magic, and people wanting to physically be close to one another)

 

The Finisher


This week, combination Bond-villain-and-technology-Jesus Elon Musk announced this week that he wants to send One Million people to Mars with his SpaceX program. And to further nerdify this story, he wants to name the Mars-bound spaceship the “Heart of Gold,” in a reference to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. And since vehicles also just came out in Kaladesh, what do you think the Magic Mics spacecraft should be named?

Sep 15, 2016

First Pick:

 

Masterchef finale: spend like 30 seconds on this, it ends right before we start

 

Official previews from Kaladesh

Fuckin’ Masterpieces doe!

Captured by the Consulate (and all of the story watermarked cards)

Dovin Baan

Aether Hub

Aethersquall Ancient (Sky Whales!)

Brazen Scourge (Gremlin Ram-Gang)

Cathartic Reunion (Erin’s Bazaar reprint!)

Glint-Nest Crane

Scrapheap Scrounger

Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter

 

Segue to...

 

The Red Zone:

 

Final spoiler card discussion: Impeccable Timing (new card with Ajani on it)

 

Gather the Townsfolk

 

Ladies Night / LGS loses it. Classic “A Florida Man…” https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/52rprg/round_two_for_treasure_coast_magic/

(original no longer available)

Part I: http://i.imgur.com/FdXf8co.jpg

Screenshots Part II; the internet never forgets: http://imgur.com/jcqFxvy

Helene is on the case: https://twitter.com/helenebergeot/status/776122236021317632

 

Desperate Ravings

 

https://twitter.com/CCalcano/status/775934839551852544

Helene response: https://twitter.com/HeleneBergeot/status/776119811738771457

 

...Which led to “Pros versus Other Pros” controversy on Twitter:

BBD: https://twitter.com/BraunDuinIt/status/776146528671035393

Sperling: https://twitter.com/mtg_law_etc/status/776136028956467200

Brad: https://twitter.com/fffreakmtg/status/776111616211427328

Cedric: https://twitter.com/CedricAPhillips/status/776125432311799808

Rietzl/Reid: https://twitter.com/paulrietzl/status/776141419366854656

 

Going Infinite

No max hand size?:

http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/150249814313/do-you-think-magic-may-ever-do-away-with-maximum

 

The Finisher


The author Roald Dahl, who wrote such famous books as James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, has his 100th birthday this month and to help commemorate the Oxford English Dictionary is adding six new entries and updating four phrases to celebrate Dahl’s life and career. One update is for the word, and Kaladesh creature type, “Gremlin,” in respect to Dahl’s novel “The Gremlins” that turned the word from a slang term for something going wrong into the mythical creatures we know and love. So assuming there are no gremlins in our stream between now and the end of the show, tell the the folks at home a phrase you’d like to have updated when the world celebrates your 100th birthday.

Sep 8, 2016

First Pick:

 

Sept 18th - Next Google Hangout

 

Evan going to Essen Spiel in October - Oct 12th show will not happen

 

Magic Mics Water Bottles

 

Reuben as Leovold of Trest in “Voice of All: Leovold’s Dossiers”: https://twitter.com/gendoukeshi/status/772188030954311680

 

Our Official Preview - Angel of Invention

 

Pass the Salt

Ashiok is not Aetherborn, and thus will not be appearing in Kaladesh Block.

 

Gather the Townsfolk

LSV doing coverage for the next year or so

http://www.channelfireball.com/articles/entering-the-coverage-bracket/

 

The Red Zone:

Hideous World Champ trophy

http://media.wizards.com/2016/images/daily/OP20160901_trophy.png

http://nickfairdesign.com/project28.html - From Designer

 

The Finisher


This past week the giant panda was removed from the endangered species list. Following decades of work by conservationists, the official status of the much-loved animal has been changed from "endangered" to "vulnerable" because of a population rebound in China. Now, I'm a big fan of bears in all formats because 2/2s for 2 are just value... but I'm wondering: what is the best news for Magic players relating from the giant panda's recent recovery?

Sep 1, 2016

First Pick:

 

Sept 4th - Token Art Description!

Evan going to Essen Spiel in October - Oct 12th show will not happen

Water Bottles Fri or Tuesday - free to all $20+ Patrons

Congrats on Erin’s Pro Point! GP Indianapolis

 

MTG Announcement Day

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/announcement-day-2016-08-31

 

  • 3/17/17 - Modern Masters 2017 in March 2017.
  • 4/18/17 - Amonkhet (Ah-mun-ket) - Nicol Bolas ruled, denizens are fighting in the “Trials of the 5 gods” ; “Rise Among the Worthy” the tagline
  • 5/2017 - Duel Deck: Mind vs Might
  • 6/9/17 - Commander Anthology
  • 6/16/17 - Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (play as Nicol)
  • 7/14/17 - Next set “Hour of Devastation”

 

Artwork for Chandra, Torch of Defiance revealed

https://twitter.com/Cathaoir1/status/771012033609396224

 

Saheeli’s Artistry

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/4zpzfp/kld_saheelis_artistry/

 

Desperate Ravings

Ali Aintrazi Drama - Erin takes

 

Gather the Townsfolk

Eternal Weekend playmats - Rishadan Port for Legacy, Jace the Mind Sculptor for Vintage

https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/770239366673362944

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/2016-magic-world-championship-graphics-2016-08-30

 

The Red Zone:

GP Atlanta Playmats

http://gpatlanta.starcitygames.com/

 

Splash Damage

Feminist Reid Duke

https://twitter.com/jephlewis/status/769217062052962305



The Finisher

During this past week, hundreds of YouTube channels had their monetization options revoked thanks to having “not advertiser friendly” content. And among those channels… is mine, the MisterOrange channel on YouTube, the non-Patreon one! Something we said last week got flagged. So, as a result, Magic Mics is going to stop getting money from the world’s largest video media site. That’s right: we’re losing all of those zero dollars we get from YouTube. Even though they say it’s to keep things Rated G, there are many saying that it’s more about the offending videos opinions of specific people or products. So since we’re definitely getting this video flagged for this Finisher, and there’s lots of Magic YouTube content creators out there these days, what would you suggest to some of those folks do to avoid our fate?

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