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Dec 29, 2017

The 2017 Magic Micsies Awards are here!

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Airdate - 12/28/17

Dec 26, 2017

Join us as we talk about our favorite Red/Green cards!

 

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Filmdate - 12/25/17

 

 

Dec 21, 2017

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Airdate - 12/20/17

 

First Pick & Giveaway

Giveaway - $50 Gift Certificate from CoolStuffInc.com https://gleam.io/VkWWy/win-a-50-gift-certificate-to-coolstuffinccom

 

First Pick - Evan and Reuben at the Pre Pre release with LRR for Rivals! Yay!

 

We have a preview card!

 

Gather the Townsfolk

Vona’s Hunger

http://mythicspoiler.com/rix/cards/vonashunger.html

 

Challenger Decks in, Duel Decks out (RIP Stuff vs. Things)

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/challenger-decks-and-final-duel-decks-2017-12-18

 

No Standard standalone Opens in first half of 2018:

http://www.starcitygames.com/article/36352_SCG-Tour-2018-Season-One-Updates.html

 

Wave 11 Judge Promos: Spellskite and Pendelhaven

https://twitter.com/MagicJudges/status/943509135307497473

 

Rudy “knows the print run to Explorers of Ixalan”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeYW47Wbr8k

 

Team Roster Changes (MGG & BCW):

https://twitter.com/TeamMGG/status/941744832883646471

https://twitter.com/Team_BCW

 

Desperate Ravings

Breitbart Takes on Magic: the Gathering:

http://archive.is/kUuQz

 

A Commitment to Each Other, by WotC President & CEO Chris Cocks

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/commitment-each-other-building-community-together-2017-12-19

 

Splash Damage

James Chillcott - Interactive Twitch overlay for Hearthstone decks:

https://twitter.com/MTGCritic/status/943585997618429953

 

X Marks The Spot, D&D expansion

 

Going Infinite

2017 Magic Micsies next week - #MagicMicsies - run down categories & open up for suggestions

 

Giveaway Time!

 

The Finisher

The Last Jedi came out last week, and obviously we’re still in the pre-agreed upon spoiler embargo period for the most recent installment in the Star Wars saga. And as you know, we here at Magic Mics are well known for our keeping of the sanctity of spoilers... Yep. But just in case you can’t protect yourselves from the intense internet chatter already surrounding Episode 8, we thought we might give y’all some fake spoilers that can be safely disseminated on Facebook threads. So what “spoiler” would you like to share with our viewing audience?

Dec 20, 2017

Join us for our Top 10 Azorius cards and for something that's NEVER happened before!

 

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Filmdate - 12/18/17

Dec 14, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway

Giveaway - https://gleam.io/pKwcw/win-a-copy-of-xanathars-guide-to-everything https://www.coolstuffinc.com/p/243925

 

First Pick -

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/first-step-2017-12-07

 

Twoo, Jeremy, and others receive bans. 12 Total. Travis Woo - 12mo, Jeremy - Lifetime

 

L3 decertified - https://blogs.magicjudges.org/canada/2017/12/07/statement-de-certification-of-canadian-l3/

 

Gather the Townsfolk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Vintage Masters bugs.

 

 

Red Zone

Stop Complaining About Modern, It’s the Closest Thing to a Perfect Format: https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/stop-complaining-about-modern-its-the-closest-we-have-to-a-perfect-format/

 

Splash Damage

Bomb Threats at Call of Duty Open: http://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/21733401/bomb-threats-force-evacuation-call-duty-world-league-dallas-open

 

Patreon Done Fucked Up:

https://gizmodo.com/patreon-to-world-we-messed-up-1821260027

But they “fixed it”? https://twitter.com/Patreon/status/941005364882845696

 

Plane Shift: Ixalan, a D&D Adventure, released:

http://www.dmsguild.com/product/228662/X-MARKS-THE-SPOT-A-Plane-Shift-Ixalan-Adventure?src=newest_in_5e&coverSizeTestPhase2=true&word-variants=true

 

Going Infinite

https://www.reddit.com/r/custommagic/comments/7ib1oz/illicit_tutor/?st=jb5phx8f&sh=cecfa1f7

 

Giveaway Time!

The Finisher

Tonight is the second night of Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday commemorating Judah and the Maccabees’ successful rebellion and rededication of the Holy Temple and the miracle of lights, when just a small amount of oil miraculously lasted for eight days in the Second Temple in Jerusalem. It’s a celebration that follows the classic Jewish holiday formula: They Attacked, We Won, Let’s Eat. And eat we do, with LOT-kuz and KOO-gull and SOOF-gahn-ee-OAT and plenty of other unpronounceable delicacies. But there’s still plenty of time yet to celebrate, so if you were to have a holiday commemorating your victory over impossible odds and miraculous circumstances, what foods might we expect to be served at your celebrations?

Dec 13, 2017

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Join us as we discuss the Top 10 Important Modern Cards!

 

Filmdate - 12/11/17

Dec 7, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway

Giveaway - A Booster Box of Unstable!

https://gleam.io/z3mhL/win-a-booster-box-of-unstable

 

First Pick - Holy cow Unstable still surprises w multiple textboxes

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/unstable-variants-2017-12-06

 

Gather the Townsfolk

New Rivals Cards:

https://imgur.com/a/4eqfr

 

World Magic Cup champions Japan https://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/2017WMC

  • Superteam of Shota Yasooka (HOF), Yuuya Watanabe(HOF), and Kenta Harane (Nat’l champ, Gold pro) win
  • Poland finalists, Germany & Italy semis (3rd semis in a row for Italy)
  • USA finishes top 16 after being eliminated by Wales
  • “Global Game for Everyone” promo video featuring teams

 

Steve Argyle makes Angel token for Christine Sprankle

https://twitter.com/Steve_Argyle/status/938505483886903296

 

Team MGG & sponsor Legion Games part ways with Travis Woo: https://twitter.com/TeamMGG/status/936694342906888192



 

GP Santa Clara off to a slow start: http://gpsantaclara.cfbevents.com/

Hotel block was not updated until last Friday. Side events today. Still missing artists, vendors, etc.

 

Rivals of Ixalan spoilers, or leaks: https://www.polygon.com/2017/12/5/16738902/magic-the-gatherings-rivals-of-ixalan-exclusive-new-cards-art

 

Great Designer Search 3: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/great-designer-search-3-2017-12-04

 

Product Architecture: How a product is made by Gavin Verhey

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/product-architecture-how-product-made-2017-12-06

 

VSL finals: Reid Duke defeats Kevin Kron in the finals. **Rich Shay impression plz! https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-online/vintage-super-league-season-7-decklists#FINALS

 

Red Zone

Commander tribunal led by Sheldon Menery allows silver-bordered cards to be used until January 15, causing community upheaval.

https://twitter.com/SheldonMenery/status/936468110512742400

http://mtgcommander.net/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18749

So: should silver bordered cards be allowed in Commander going forward?

 

Desperate Ravings

Magic Board Game for Cheap - https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/7gxvg7/psa_you_can_get_the_mtg_origins_boardgame_for/

 

Origins of Phyrexian name?

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/7hitky/til_the_origin_of_phyrexias_name_ϕphirexia/

 

Game Knights: Unstable Draft w/ Mark Rosewater l Game Knights #13 l Magic: the Gathering Gameplay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR_CD_Lj7ds

Excellent example of Unstable gameplay, how Contraptions work, how Host works, etc.

 

Going Infinite

The 20 Most Important Magic Cards Printed in the Modern Era, by Brian Demars

https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/the-20-most-important-magic-cards-printed-in-the-modern-era/

Our next Top Ten is this topic!

 

Giveaway Time!

 

The Finisher

 

With the release of Unstable, we finally have the ability to staple two creatures together with the Augment and Host mechanics, letting us have access to both our chocolate and our peanut butter. So with combinations like Half-Shark Half-Rocket, Half-Squirrel Half-Vacuum, and Half-Kitten Half-Kitten able to be created, what would be your ideal Unstablestein’s Monster?

Dec 6, 2017

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Filmdate - 12/4/17

Nov 30, 2017

First Pick

First Pick - All the harrassment.

 

https://twitter.com/cspranklerun/status/934192889948540928

https://twitter.com/cspranklerun/status/934235364465680384

 

  • “Cosplay is lingerie”
  • “I don’t like Patreon requests”

 

Locked Reddit thread, original https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/7fc5po/christine_sprankle_names_mtgheadquarters_as/ \

Locked Reddit thread on MTGHQ’s YouTube video removed https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/7fxjr2/unsleeved_medias_primary_harassment_video_against/

Another Locked thread, this one with the “the brigades have arrived” Mod quote, Daniel Fournier tweet - https://twitter.com/tirentu/status/934194374262607872

A history of Jeremy Hambly’s involvement in MTG media and then harassment, summarized https://twitter.com/PleasantKenobi/status/934472359616147456/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.masterofmagics.co.uk%2Farticles%2Fdo-we-really-need-to-be-told-that-harassment-is-wrong%2F

 

Professor’s video “What We Owe To Each Other” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nslCeqwKuCk&t=304s

 

WotC’s Twitter response https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/934625377330352128

 

Taking Action on Harassment and Bullying https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/7g8g3d/taking_action_on_harassment_and_bullying/



Desperate Ravings

Boogie2988 video response https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/7fsh5n/cyberbullying_and_magic_the_gathering_lets_talk/

 

An Open Letter to the Magic Community from Various Magic Pros (66 total pros, published across CFB SCG TCG etc.)  https://www.channelfireball.com/home/an-open-letter-to-the-magic-community/

 

Sperling’s response: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/7g7drw/the_pros_open_letter_a_case_study_in_allies/

 

Later Sperling tweet

https://twitter.com/sickofit/status/935758106826543104

 

Please Stop, by Katie Bates

https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2017/11/please-stop-harassment-mtg/

 

Do We Really Need To Be Told That Harassment Is Wrong, by James Wise http://www.masterofmagics.co.uk/articles/do-we-really-need-to-be-told-that-harassment-is-wrong/

 

EFro’s proposition: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/7fx9t8/what_i_intend_to_propose_to_wotc_regarding/

 

Game On Chattanooga to not sanction MTG events until bullying and harassment in the community addressed.

 

Non-HQ harassers:

Magic For Bad garbage, from Emma https://twitter.com/Em_TeeGee/status/935620592161771520

Travis Woo’s response to the Magic For Bad bullshit (too little too late is an understatement) https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/7gaibc/travis_woo_freezes_magic_for_bad_long_video/

**Bot reactivations from GG? I have no metrics on this; but https://makeadverbsgreatagain.us/mlp/ is a tool that leads me to believe it (Unsleeved scores 6/10, HQ scores 3/10 of likelihood of being a robot troll; for frame of ref, moxreuby is 0/10).

 

Kotaku article https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/11/magic-subreddit-on-lockdown-after-cosplayer-quit-due-to-alleged-harassment/

 

Polygon article https://www.polygon.com/2017/11/29/16709796/magic-the-gathering-cosplayer-harassment-youtube

 

IGN reached out to Boogie as well https://twitter.com/Boogie2988/status/934970111898898432

 

Notable Tweets about CSprankle/Harassment/ Cyberbullying, etc., our own opinions.

 

Gather the Townsfolk

2017 World Magic Cup in Nice, France this weekend: https://magic.wizards.com/en/events/premierplay/2017wmc

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/organized-play/2017-world-magic-cup-preview-2017-11-28

 

Amazing WMC dejected Jace French Riviera playmat: https://twitter.com/Wizards_MagicEU/status/935539285045981184

 

The New DailyMTG redesign https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/7ge4ih/welcome_to_the_new_dailymtg/

 

MTG Youngmage raises money for charity:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c0OSoop8OQ

 

Splash Damage

D&D had it’s most “successful year” in 20 years in 2017 https://twitter.com/ChrisPerkinsDnD/status/935753973977550848

 

Thread in /r/boardgames on why MTG has such longevity https://www.reddit.com/r/boardgames/comments/7g769p/eli5_how_has_magic_the_gathering_remained_fresh/

 

Blast from the Past

MTG Breakdown Rewind - Randy Buehler at Pro Tour Chicago 1997 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km8AMFUetuc&feature=share

 

The Finisher

Last week was Thanksgiving in these United States, a holiday where we as Americans gather with our loved ones to review the good that has happened in our lives over the last year. So I think it might be nice to end this week’s episode by asking: What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Nov 29, 2017

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Filmdate - 11/27/17

Nov 21, 2017

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Filmdate - 11/20/17

Nov 16, 2017

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Airdate - 11/15/17

 

First Pick & Giveaway

Giveaway - https://gleam.io/e9axf/win-a-50-gift-certificate-to-coolstuffinccom-a-playset-of-by-gnome-means

 

Our Unstable spoiler!!

 

  • By Gnome Means

 

 

Slide #1 - Contraptions - How they work, what they do | Dogsnail Engine | Back of Card

Slide #2 - Bee Bee Gun | Genetic Recombinator

Slide #3 - Contraption Murals

Slide #4 - Crow Storm | Rules Lawyer | Baron von Count

Slide #5 - Extremely Slow Zombie | Three-Headed Goblin | Slaying Mantis

Slide #6 - Spike, Tournament Grinder | Grusilda, Monster Masher | Split Screen

 

Full-art tokens!! https://www.originalmagicart.store/blogs/oma-blog/all-art-all-the-time-unstable-token-preview

 

Gather the Townsfolk

  • Iconic Masters Rant

 

Social Currency, article by Gerry Thompson: http://www.starcitygames.com/article/36159_Social-Currency.html

 

Desperate Ravings
Should Pro Players get thicker skin?
https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2017/11/pro-players-should-grow-thicker-skin/

 

Bertoncini issued game loss for marked cards:
https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/7cojz2/alex_bertoncini_issued_game_loss_for_marked_cards/

 

Splash Damage

Paulo Vitor Damo Da Rosa is up for Brazil’s “Best Athlete of a Card Game” against 5 Hearthstone pros and 2 Gwent pros.

https://www.premioesportsbrasil.com.br/#categories

 

Giveaway Winner

Giveaway time!

 

The Finisher

One of the most popular Reddit posts from this last week came from a user ironically named PathOfExilePlayer7. In it he asks a very simple question: “Dear Wizards: When will blocking be making a return? Love, a Longtime Player.” Several respondents offered explanations, including “Didn’t you see the announcement: they got rid of blocks” and “Blocking is about a 5 or a 6 on the Storm Scale, meaning it is likely to return at some point but they need to find a world / setting where it fits.” So in an effort to help out PathOfExilePlayer7, when do you think blocking will make its return?

Nov 15, 2017

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Filmdate - 11/13/17

Nov 9, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway

Giveaway - Explorers of Ixalan set - https://gleam.io/uHrgB/win-a-free-set-of-explorers-of-ixalan

 

Seth Manfield wins PT - https://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/ptxln

 

Magic Mics PT Draft - https://twitter.com/komodo_drake/status/926991375299641344

Evan: 33+34+27+52= 146 points (1st)

Erin 33+30+9+51= 123 points (2nd)

Reuben 3+30+27+47= 107 points (3rd)

 

Round 15 DQ feat. LSV - https://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/ptxln/disqualification-in-round-15-2017-11-04

 

LSV responds: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/7ausvc/disqualification_in_round_15/dpd0j0i/

 

Gather the Townsfolk

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/black-friday-treasure-chest-promotion-2017-11-07

 

https://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/xln-treasure-chest-more-rares-and-foils-box

 

FTV Transform full list (all Origin walkers, Avacyn, Bloodline Keeper): https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/see-cards-vault-transform-2017-11-06

 

Explorers of Ixalan full decklists: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/exploring-decklists-explorers-ixalan-2017-11-07

 

Random pile of cards 5-0 League: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/819000

 

Desperate Ravings

Berton-cheaty still at it: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/7bbhsq/why_is_alex_bertoncini_allowed_to_play_magic/

 

Going Infinite

WTF does this mean: http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/167220139903/are-contraptions-as-they-appear-in-unstable

 

Giveaway Winner

Giveaway time!

 

The Finisher

Yesterday was election day in Virginia, New Jersey, North Carolina, and a few other states. And it’s also the first anniversary of the election of president Donald J Trump. And while it has been a year, it only feels like an eternity, and that means it’s only another 12 months until the midterm elections. So fellow co-hosts and potential candidates, what platform will you be running on in 2018?

Nov 8, 2017

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Filmdate - 11/6/17

Nov 2, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway

Giveaway - https://www.coolstuffinc.com/p/243744 Merfolk vs Goblins set

 

  • RIX Preview: Ghaltra, Primal Hunger
  • Silvergill Adept (plus full-art)

 

Store Championship Prizes: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/ixalan-store-championship-goodies-2017-10-30

 

FTV: Transform

  • Delver of Secrets, Huntmaster of the Fells  Liliana Heretical Healer

 

Gather the Townsfolk

 

PT Draft - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1arMAVhI7f20ZV1jlp_vgOWk6NZcmAAU6msicyZWm4kE/edit?usp=sharing


Changes to Grand Prix - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/organized-play/grand-prix-updates-2018-promos-schedules-and-day-two-cut-2017-10-26

  • 6-2 to make Day 2
  • 6-2 still play in Limited for Round 9, but locked
  • Mutavault GP Promo
  • Noble Hierarch RPTQ Promo

 

Desperate Ravings

Bans, Unbans, and Restrictions in Legacy & Vintage: https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/bans-unbans-and-restrictions-in-legacy-and-vintage-whats-the-right-approach/

 

Daniel Fournier’s Article on Men and Magic:

http://manadeprived.com/men-magic-building-community/

 

Sperling’s Response: http://sperlinggrove.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-search-for-useful-metrics-fair.html

 

Ixalan Double-Face Card Stock Issue https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/statement-ixalan-double-faced-cards-card-stock-2017-10-20

 

TCC video on Card Stock Quality & Consumer Confidence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gEGyH89-qg

 

TCC video on Gift Pack - FAIL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYkz8cmotCQ

 

Giveaway Winner

Giveaway time!

 

The Finisher

So last week we missed a Magic Mics live show and two Magic Mics Top Tens because I was in Europe (which is where the history comes from) for Essen Spiel, and I just got back and boy are my arms tired. And by “arms” I mean “intestines” because I have been dying from food poisoning since I left Germany. Now, our followers are constantly on the road for Magic”: The Traveling as well, so what tips and tricks do you have for our television viewers for avoiding common journeying pitfalls?

Oct 21, 2017

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Filmdate - 10/19/17

Oct 19, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway

Giveaway - MTG Gift Box (releases Friday)

https://gleam.io/nvWxL/win-a-free-2017-mtg-gift-box

 

Banned/Restricted Announcement:

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/october-17-2017-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2017-10-17?

 

No changes. (not banning Attune with Aether in Standard, not unbanning Bloodbraid Elf in Modern) (they did discuss “unbannings in Modern,” but not before the PT, thoughts on what?)

 

Gather the Townsfolk

Some Disassembly Required: 2017 Holiday Promo

https://i.redd.it/o9efnjjpzesz.png

 

New Team CFB - Captain Luis Scott-Vargas, fresh off of his year-long break from the Pro scene, and will consist of members from each of the two CFB teams from last season: Martin Juza and Josh Utter-Leyton, previously of Team CFB Ice, plus Mike Sigrist, Ben Stark, and Paulo Vitor Dama da Rosa, previously of Team CFB Fire. That leaves the other Team CFB Fire and Ice players from last season, like Eric Froelich, as free agents—though LSV mentioned that there’s a chance ChannelFireball will add a second team. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvQPXyjDJFE

 

2018 MTGO Championship Series schedule announced; players can participate in events to earn QPs to qualify to a monthly MOCS event, anyone with 6 match wins in a monthly gets invited to a Playoff, 1st & 2nd in Playoff qualify for the MOCS + PT invite + PT challenge. https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/76zbox/mocs_first_quarter_details_for_2018_including/

 

SCG Tour 2018 Schedule

http://www.starcitygames.com/article/36012_Season-One-Of-The-2018-SCG-Tour.html

 

Is the MTGO “Scry Bug” real?

Initial thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/76vhgd/the_mtgo_scry_bug_is_real/

The test: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/776cue/testing_the_scry_bug_using_a_script/

 

CFB/Judge contract update: https://www.facebook.com/Rhythmik/posts/10155795442844621

 

Arena playthrough with TrumpSC & NumottheNummy

MTGArenaPro Arena survival guide: https://www.reddit.com/r/MagicArena/comments/774utn/mtg_arena_battlefield_survival_guide/

 

Desperate Ravings

“Look at me I’m the DCI” - https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/773yld/art_look_at_me_im_the_dci_by_mark_rosewater/

 

Remember old packaging pics? Ajani confirmed? https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/76dfrb/remember_these_so_ajani_confirmed/

 

Giveaway Winner

Giveaway time!

 

The Finisher

 

Eternal Weekend is this coming weekend in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where folks from around the globe will convene to mostly play robots. Additionally, the new trailers for Pacific Rim and Star Wars dropped recently, plus there was the recent USA vs. Japan mega-robot battle, and the snow-bot featured on Some Disassembly Required, and with all that together this week is quite robot-themed. So with all of the machine machinations we’ve discussed, and all of the bugs currently in our systems, what are you hoping to upgrade in your own personal software?

Oct 12, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway

Patreon Stream - Sunday, October 15th - 9PM ET

Giveaway - Legend of the Five Rings Core Set -

https://gleam.io/vZAMv/win-a-free-copy-of-legend-of-the-five-rings-the-card-game

World Championships - Congrats Huey Jensen!

Winning Deck: Temur Energy; Top 4 - Temur Energy, Ramunap Red, 2x U/B Control

Outstanding Cards - The Scarab God

Final Standings in Worlds Draft - Reuben 60, Evan 58, Erin 42 (Total combined match points)

  • Donald Smith going directly to WotC

Shiny / Glossy sleeve problem: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/74plfo/this_is_why_official_mtg_event_coverage_should/

 

Ixalan board game thing

An update to the Magic the Gathering logo:
https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2017/10/new-logo-new-brand-mtg/

Introducing Team Cardhoarder Brazil:

https://www.cardhoarder.com/content/introducing-team-cardhoarder-brazil-325

Gather the Townsfolk

Erin wins Vintage challenge and goes 3-0 on VSL

  • Deeproot Champion (Quirion Dryad on crack)

 

“Player or Planeswalker” errata / rules change coming soon; no more ‘redirecting’ damage: http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/166162774138/what-planeswalker-redirection-rule-change

 

MTG Arena stream details - thanks to Hipsters of the Coast

  • There will be....some....format in which you can use your rotated Standard cards in #MTGArena
  • They won't confirm that any other Limited format other than Draft will be included at launch.
  • No Sealed at #MTGArena launch seems like a real possibility #MTG
  • They are discussing/trying to integrate physical product purchases with digital rewards
  • Beta date (and much more) will be revealed on stream in two weeks
  • Sideboarding will exist in #MTGArena confirmed on stream #MTG

Desperate Ravings

Contract for first GP of 2018 is up. Judges are not pleased: https://amp.reddit.com/r/mtgjudge/comments/746uhx/first_2018_gp_up_hope_you_have_your_public/dnyg9e3/

Double-sided tokens are terrible

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/74rzqm/doublesided_tokens_feel_lazy_and_completely/

1v1 Commander Changes: Tutors, and Emrakul are out: http://wizardsmtgo.tumblr.com/post/166220048834/mtgo-commander-1v1-banned-announcement

Blast from the Past

1993 article about MTG: https://i.imgur.com/yhCs9Di.png

  • Some delightfully archaic stuff: “WotC shows greater savvy of the on-line information services than any other game company... It has its own node (wizards.com) on the Internet computer network, which features a fast-growing newsgroup devoted to the MAGIC game that currently draws over 100 messages a day.”
  • “The MAGIC game requires a medium-to-large league of players to bring out its magic. Fortunately, its low entry price, simplicity, and quick play make this easier to achieve. It makes an ideal choice for conventions or lunch hours. Its drawbacks seem minor beside its groundbreaking achievement.”

The Finisher

Last week, it was announced that on December 15th after 20 years AOL will be discontinuing America Online Instant Messenger service, better known as AIM. This is a huge blow to many who used the long-running instant messenger service that was core to many people’s first social experiences on the internet. So as we set our away messages and tag our availability statuses for the last time, how will you remember AIM?

Oct 10, 2017

Let's talk about our favorite Dimir (U/B) Cards!

 

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Filmdate - 10/9/17

Oct 5, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway

Giveaway - https://gleam.io/8golX/win-a-free-ixalan-legions-landingadanto-the-first-fort-playmat

The Pirate Stompy Ruse

https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/popeye-stompy/

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/7387vo/lets_have_a_serious_but_respectful_conversation/

First big event with Ixalan - Sultai Energy w Scarab God & Hostage Taker

Gather the Townsfolk

World Championships is this weekend! (Magic Mics Fantasy Draft?)

https://magic.wizards.com/en/events/premierplay/2017WC

John Avon Kickstarter ending soon:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnavonart/magic-the-gathering-unhinged-playmats-by-john-avon

Rich Hagon Global Coverage Manager for CFB Events

https://twitter.com/MTGRich/status/915294910907076609

Geoffrey Palmer (@livingcardsmtg)

https://twitter.com/livingcardsmtg/status/913477243917217792

Desperate Ravings

Las Vegas, and safety at Magic events

MTG Movie - Dead? Gatewatch focus over the past 2 years - is this why?

Splash Damage

Is Hearthstone More Random Than Magic?

https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/is-hearthstone-really-more-random-than-magic/

Cost of F2P CCGs

https://rngeternal.com/2017/10/01/going-deep-free-est-to-play/

 

The Finisher

Super Mario Odyssey is coming out soon for Nintendo Switch, and people are already excited for the additions and technology added to the new 3D platformer. But some folks are more focused on different additions to Mario… specifically Mario’s nipples. Add to this the stupid sexy Jace controversy from Ixalan, and it seems we nerds are a bit perturbed by our icons removing their garb. So which gaming icon are you looking forward to taking off their tee next?

Oct 4, 2017

Join us as we discuss our Top 10 Modal cards!

 

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Filmdate - 10/3/17

Sep 28, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway

Giveaway - Booster Box of Ixalan

https://gleam.io/KC6Py/win-a-free-booster-box-of-ixalan

Erin Campbell Gift - Stinkweed Imp print & cards

Ixalan Prerelease thoughts

  • Ixalan Rules Change - Optional Choices Confirmed No - Ghost Quarter, Path to Exile

$1 Million Dollar Weekend Details

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/1-million-weekend-pro-club-updates-and-more-2017-09-26

  • Pro Tour 25th Anniversary in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will have a prize pool of $850,000, with $150,000 going to the winning team.
  • Magic 25 Weekend will also feature an invite-only 25th Anniversary Exhibition Event. More on this event will be revealed in 2018, but it will have a $150,000 prize pool. - Return of the Invitational?

Arena Q&A.

https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2017/09/mtg-arena-no-trading-closed-beta-starts-november/

  • No trading
  • Beta Access in November
  • NDAs
  • Collections volatile until later

Gather the Townsfolk

Ixalan the worst Limited format of all time?

https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/913057630486228994

Judge Promos - Gaddock Teeg, Capture of Jingzhou, Doran the Siege Tower, Prismatic Geoscope

https://twitter.com/MagicJudges/status/912315795920834560

Desparate Ravings

Code Cards in packs cost extra?

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/72k9nv/interesting_wotc_survey/

Splash Damage

John Avon Unhinged Playmats Kickstarter (Unstable land poster stretch goal reached!)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnavonart/magic-the-gathering-unhinged-playmats-by-john-avon

Chris Cocks Delivering Keynote Speech @ PAX Unplugged:

https://i.redd.it/2q1g8vfbx8oz.png

Buzzfeed’s ‘People Play Magic for the First Time.’

https://www.facebook.com/BuzzFeedVideo/videos/2338212599652942/

Evan plays Eternal

CONTEST

 

The Finisher

What if I told you that there is a Reddit thread on MagicTCG right now with over 200 comments of confused commenters asking why Ixalan has so many female pirate captains? Well, that seems like an innocent and not at all controversial topic to bring up with y’all, so why, pray tell, do you think there are so many fragile little lady pirate leaders and so few big strong men at the helm in Ixalan?

Sep 27, 2017

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Filmdate - 9/25/17

Sep 21, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway

Giveaway - https://gleam.io/MQqeN/win-a-free-ixalan-bundle

 

MTG Arena & Code Cards - https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/908406137124466688

 

D&D Promo Cards:

http://dougbeyermtg.tumblr.com/post/165533050324/gremlins-of-the-realm

https://twitter.com/mikemearls/status/910270471391764481

https://twitter.com/syaba3/status/910303947780325378

All: https://twitter.com/jeremynoell/status/910528036298264576

Gather the Townsfolk

RIP Gadiel Szleifer

Fundraiser: https://www.youcaring.com/igalandingridszleiferparentsofgadielszleifer-955717

Ted Knutson remembers: https://mixedknuts.wordpress.com/2017/09/20/goodbye-gadiel/

Cardboard Crack takes a break

http://cardboard-crack.com/post/165535997301/taking-a-break-from-cardboard-crack

I can haz announcement:

https://www.cardhoarder.com/content/introducing-our-new-community-manager-321

Wizards pulls “Premier” designation from Euro Legacy event: https://twitter.com/itsJulian23/status/910125126812921856

Magic Judges have no exam & certification website five months

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/700y5g/magic_judges_have_had_no_exam_and_certification/

Vraska says curse words:

https://twitter.com/TolarianCollege/status/910522843787444226

The Finisher

This week, our fellow content producers Josh Lee Kwai and Jimmy Wong released their latest Game Knights, this time straying away from their usual Commander videos to venture into a game of Two-Headed Giant against our other fellow content producers at Magic: The Amateuring, Maria Bartholdi and Meghan Wolff. And the internet reacted in a totally reasonable manner to the ever-so-slight change in format… by which I mean the internet happened to the tune of over 100 comments on Reddit. So in honor of that ridiculousness, how do you think we should piss off our Redditors this week?

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