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Now displaying: January, 2017
Jan 26, 2017

First Pick:

Worth Wollpert leaves WotC;

https://company.wizards.com/article/press/making-moves

 

SCG Open Results: http://sales.starcitygames.com/deckdatabase/deckshow.php?event_ID=19&t[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

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-online/aether-revolt-launches-january-25-magic-online  - New MTGO changes ( no more prereleases, Gorilla Shaman in chests, etc )

 

Teams announced -

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/5p4ip8/official_pro_tour_team_rosters/

Team CFB Fire

Team CFB Ice

Team Top Level

 

New WPN Store Rewards re: Amonkhet

http://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/run-standard-get-rewards

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/february-through-june-fnm-promo-update-2017-01-25 - New FNM promos

 

Jan - Noose Constrictor

Feb - Fortune’s Favor

Mar - Incendiary Flow

Apr - Servo Exhibition

May - Unlicensed Disintegration

Jun - Aether Hub

 

Modern Cheerios

https://twitter.com/scottmurray/status/823993935345418244/photo/1

 

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!

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/january-9-2017-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2017-01-09

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.”

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/5ncb8y/top_level_podcast_patrick_chapin_on_reflector/

 

Full Spoiler: 11AM ET

Felidar Combo: 2PM ET

Saheeli + Felidar Guardian Combo (+ bad Fumarole combo)

 

SPOILER LIST

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:

https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/818547189102288897

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

Tolarian Community College loses job - Brian

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/5ml39d/tcc_i_just_lost_my_job_can_i_have_a_dollar/

 

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

https://twitter.com/JohnnyHSauceMTG/status/818554729060036610

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gplou17/top-8-decklists-2017-01-08

  • 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

#BaeWatch

#PayThePros ***WINNER***

#WotCStaff

 

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***

Cube

Modern

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

 

Set of the Year

Eternal Masters

Commander 2016

Conspiracy 2  ***WINNER***

Kaladesh

 

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:

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/5ly4w1/would_you_call_a_judge_on_your_friend/



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?

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