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Now displaying: January, 2017
Jan 26, 2017

First Pick:

Worth Wollpert leaves WotC;


SCG Open Results:[T1]=1&start_date=2017-01-21&end_date=2017-01-21&state=OH&city=Columbus&order_1=finish&limit=8&t_num=1&action=Show+Decks  - New MTGO changes ( no more prereleases, Gorilla Shaman in chests, etc )


Teams announced -

Team CFB Fire

Team CFB Ice

Team Top Level


New WPN Store Rewards re: Amonkhet


Gather the Townsfolk: - New FNM promos


Jan - Noose Constrictor

Feb - Fortune’s Favor

Mar - Incendiary Flow

Apr - Servo Exhibition

May - Unlicensed Disintegration

Jun - Aether Hub


Modern Cheerios


Go Infinite

Political clothing on feature matches.


The Finisher

We all know the Standard bannings took place a few weeks ago. Well, this past weekend at SCGColumbus, it turns out that our favorite red mage Patrick Sullivan didn’t know that the SCG playmat for all Standard competitors for the next quarter of the year are going to feature the art from the recently banned Smuggler’s Copter. So while everyone goes and Googles up that GIF of PSulli cackling madly real quick, tell me what you think SCG should do with all them extra Smuggler’s playmats.

Jan 12, 2017

First Pick:

Spoiling Small Sets in 1 week - TERRIBLE. SAD!

Standard: Emrakul, the Promised End, Smuggler’s Copter, and Reflector Mage

Modern: Golgari Grave-Troll, Gitaxian Probe


Epic Card Game - Free copy for sending in Copter or Emrakul


Chapin on Reflector Mage: “Reflector Mage is only not busted when the format has already gone off the rails.”


Full Spoiler: 11AM ET

Felidar Combo: 2PM ET

Saheeli + Felidar Guardian Combo (+ bad Fumarole combo)



Sram’s Expertise

Fatal Push

Caught in the Brights

Hope of Ghirapur

Rishkar’s Expertise

Siege Modification + 1 mana 7/11 Vehicle (Consulate Dreadnought)

Also - Tezzeret’s Touch

Solemn Recruit

Exquisite Archangel

Aethersphere Harvester

Kari Zev, Skyship Raider MONKEYYY


Conservative approach to design per Owen Turtenwald:


Gather the Townsfolk:

Tolarian Community College loses job - Brian


Magic Online bans early - Jan 11th (Today) vs Fri, Jan 20th (AER release)

“It's the subtle things that are most disheartening when it comes to MTGO players' continued relegation as second-class citizens.” - Andrew Shrout

  • Palace Jailer Top 8s both GPs it’s legal in since printing -- still not on MTGO


GP Louisville winner - #BaeWatch


REUBEN: Super Sunday Series (Super Sadness Series)


The Finisher

This year’s TwitchCon was announced this week and will be held in Long Beach, California, on October 20 to 22, 2017, and while many big events will be occurring one will certainly surpass them all: when MagicMics is named Twitch channel of the year. Or maybe not. In any case, what are you most looking forward to from Twitch Con 2017?

Jan 5, 2017

AER Preview - Treasure Keeper


Magic Micsies Awards:


Dumbest WotC Move

Proxy Policy Silliness

Standard Rotation Change Reverting Back

Pulling out of GenCon ***WINNER***

“Beginning Your End Step” on Monarch token

MTG Coverage “Summit?”


Smartest WotC Move

Dropping Modern as a PT Format

Draft Leagues ***WINNER***

Allison Luhrs doing all the things - Improving MTG stories

Kaladesh Inventor’s Fair & Avacyn Escape Room

Pro Tour Team Series


Hashtag of the Year


#PayThePros ***WINNER***



In Memoriam

Christopher Rush

Wayne England


For MTG:

Super Sunday Series

SCG Players’ Championship


Most Hated Card

Ulrich of the Krallenhorde

Emrakul, the Promised End

Collected Company ***WINNER***

AEtherworks Marvel

Sensei’s Divining Top

(honorable mention: Peregrine Drake)


Most Loved Card

Nahiri the Harbinger

Avacyn the Purifier  ***WINNER***

Thraben Inspector

Harmless Offering


Drama of the Year

MTG Buyouts

Judge Program (Oath of the Gatewatch suspensions, lawsuits)  ***WINNER***

Jeff Hoogland vs The Internet (Tom Ross, Joe Lossett, Chris Anderson, Todd Anderson, MTGO…)

Ken Ketter & Cardhoarder


Artwork of the Year

Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis

Brisela, Voice of Nightmares

Chandra, Torch of Defiance  ***WINNER***

Cathartic Reunion

Every “Masterpiece” and border


Format of the Year

Frontier   ***WINNER***



Commander (should still be a nominee, if not discussed much; Commander 2016, etc.)


Set of the Year

Eternal Masters

Commander 2016

Conspiracy 2  ***WINNER***



Card of the Year

Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice

Smuggler’s Copter

Thought-Knot Seer   ***WINNER***

Gideon, Ally of Zendikar


First Pick:

AER Spoilers


Gather the Townsfolk:

The Finisher

2017 looks to be a banner year for Magic: The Gathering with lots of excitement on the horizon, starting with Aether Revolt official previews, seeing how Chris Cocks and Magic Digital Next pan out, and the big triple Grand Prix in Vegas at Reuben’s new house. So if you’re looking a year ahead at the second annual Micsies, what are you expecting to see a dozen months down the line?