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Now displaying: April, 2017
Apr 27, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

GIVEAWAY - AKH Box https://gleam.io/R32d2/magic-mics-amonkhet-booster-box-giveaway

 

B&R Announcement - Top banned in Legacy, Gush & Gitaxian Probe banned in Vintage, NO BANS in Standard: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/april-24-2017-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2017-04-24

 

  • Eternal Masters reprint
  • Counterbalance / Counterbalance /

 

Addendum to the B&R: Felidar Guardian! http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/addendum-april-24-2017-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2017-04-26

 

https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/856538153821360128

 

Hasbro $ report: Magic down?

http://newsroom.hasbro.com/mediakit/events.cfm (I HAVE NO THOUGHTS ON THIS)

https://www.reddit.com/r/mtgfinance/comments/679p57/hasbro_financial_results_q1_2017_magic_down_for/

 

The Girlfriend Bracket 100 - The end of the podcast

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

MTG Art Show Announcement!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/originalmagicart/magic-art-show-art-exhibition-at-gp-las-vegas-2017

 

Magic Online exert implementation sucks: https://twitter.com/OndrejStrasky/status/856835439545733120

 

New Black Lotus art walkthrough (for Eternal Weekend):

http://stevenbelledin.blogspot.com/2017/04/black-lotus.html

 

Continued difficulty for overseas LGSs, this time China:

https://i.redd.it/hieh1z3o7tsy.jpg

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/66m6xy/new_wotc_policy_thats_banning_most_card_stores_in/

Meanwhile…

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/67ox4a/mixed_message_from_magic_wizards_for_nonlgs_events/

 

Melissa DeTora hired full time at WotC: https://twitter.com/MelissaDeTora/status/855453167865053184

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgfrNNwTPe8 <<--melissa’s ep of TableTop

 

WER crashed 3x Prereleases in a row http://newsroom.hasbro.com/mediakit/events.cfm

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/66uoex/wizards_and_wer_get_your_shit_together/

 

The Finisher

This week, after the banned and restricted announcement part one on Monday, StarCityGames.com announced that they would be refunding customers who purchased Invocation Counterbalances after Sensei’s Divining Top spun out of the format. CoolStuffInc has offered to buy back all Saheeli Rai’s bought since Monday. This is excellent customer service of course, but it got me thinking: what other format shakeups could result in order reimbursements?

Apr 20, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

GIVEAWAY - Win all five Unhinged Land Deck Boxes from Ultra Pro   https://gleam.io/8YcuC/win-a-free-copy-of-all-five-unhinged-land-deck-boxes-from-ultra-pro

 

Magic Art Show almost there: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/originalmagicart/magic-art-show-art-exhibition-at-gp-las-vegas-2017/

 

Iconic Masters accidentally spoiled by WPN Email.

https://twitter.com/MishrasFotoshop/status/854845797409714177

 

HUGE OP News: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/organized-play/ixalan-worlds-pro-tour-nationals-and-rptqs-2017-04-18

 

  • Ixalan announced - where is Hour of Devastation info? Release on 9/29/17
  • Pro Tour Ixalan is Nov 3-5th - FIVE WEEKS after release (instead of two)
  • Nationals
    • Sept 9-10
    • Sept 16-17
    • Oct 14-15
    • Mix of Standard AND Booster Draft (AKH for first two, XLN for last)
    • Nationals participation promo: Inkmoth Nexus

 

Commander 2017 - Tribal, 4x decks instead of 5x - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-commander-2017-edition-2017-04-18

  • 4x instead of 5
  • Unexpected Tribe(s) hints
  • August 25th (moved up)
  • Creature Classes? (Cleric, Wizards) Reuben thinks: Warriors, Rogues

 

RPTQ charge poll: https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/854722831040598016

 

RPTQ Promo as “prize” for PPTQ winner, now diminished: https://twitter.com/aje8888/status/854727107779465216

 

Just charge for PTs - https://twitter.com/AliEldrazi/status/854394289090170880

 

https://twitter.com/tommartell/status/854401158776999936

 

Baffled - https://twitter.com/OwenTweetenwald/status/854425891883044864

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

 

Did a Mass Unbanning Happen? https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/65jtq4/did_a_mass_unbanning_happen/

 

Magic Art Show almost there: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/originalmagicart/magic-art-show-art-exhibition-at-gp-las-vegas-2017/

 

Going Infinite:

Magic Novel problem: https://twitter.com/jay13x/status/854674292147187712 (Erin)



The Finisher


In celebration of 4/20, a 4/20 joke! It came to light this week that, for some reason, Taco Bell WiFis around the country prevent those connected to it from visiting Magic: The Gathering websites, such as Wizards.com, MagicCards.info, MTGSalvation, and Gamepedia. One would think that Magic and Taco Bell would go together like nerds and junk food, so why do you think the Bell blocked the Gathering?

Apr 13, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

Magic Mics Swag arriving!

 

GIVEAWAY -  Rhonas Invocation version

 

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEWS:

 

Amonkhet Spoilers

http://mythicspoiler.com/newspoilers.html

 

Rhonas the Indomitable Invocation Version

Oketra’s Attendant (and token)

Grasping Dunes

Cradle of the Accursed

 

Bontu the Glorified

Liliana, Death’s Majesty

Nissa, Steward of Elements

 

Harsh Mentor

Samut, Voice of Dissent

Vizier of the Menagerie

 

Never // Return

Vizier of Many Faces

Glory-Bound Initiate

 

Pull from Tomorrow

Angel of Sanctions

Approach of the Second Sun

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

Play w Amonkhet the day after paper pre-release on MTGO

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-online/amonkhet-magic-online-earlier-ever

 

Sad tweet storyline: https://twitter.com/mtg_lee/status/852216964323737600 (Erin)

 

Invocations still only in Treasure Chests: https://twitter.com/klug_alters/status/852253899884863488 (Erin)

 

They edited today’s story to be less...overt? https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/852248630509674497

 

Wizards’ response: http://wizardsmagic.tumblr.com/post/159507277666/not-to-sound-acusatory-which-its-all-too-easy-to

 

WotC doesn’t try to recreate certain experiences: https://twitter.com/TheCardNexus/status/852256375946309633

 

The Finisher

This week is Passover, the Jewish Festival of the release of the Jews from Egypt, a fact I just learned because Reuben wrote this joke. But this Passover is different from all other Passovers because this Passover we’re also celebrating the release of the Amonkhet set from Wizards of the Coast, so on this happiest of holidays, do you have anything you’d like to get off your chests?

Apr 6, 2017

First Pick & Giveaway:

GIVEAWAY -  Hazoret the Fervent (aka The Pervert) Invocation version

 

“Hazoret the Pervert” Invocation

https://gleam.io/pMfNX/win-a-free-copy-of-hazoret-the-fervent-invocation-version

 

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW - 4/12

Amonkhet Spoilers

http://mythicspoiler.com/newspoilers.html

 

1 - Cut//Ribbons, Destined//Lead, Insult//Injury, Mouth//Feed

2 - Dusk//Dawn, Prepare//Fight, Rags//Riches

3 - Canyon Slough (Bicycle!), Drake Haven, Kefnet the Mindful

4 - Gideon, Aven Mindcensor, As Foretold

5 - Cast Out, Channeler Initiate, Combat Celebrant

 

Gather the Townsfolk:

Amonkhet Split Cards Rules Change: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/amonkhet-split-card-rules-changes-2017-04-04

 

Magic: The Gathering’s Head Designer has a damn hard job: http://compete.kotaku.com/magic-the-gatherings-head-designer-has-a-damn-hard-job-1793792384

 

The Finisher


This week, New York City FC signed FIFA pro Christopher Holly to a contract, as the first esports star signed to a Major League Soccer club. Now this is of course is a soccer club signing a soccer star, of the digital athletic variety, but it does open the door for future partnerships. Perhaps partnerships with Magic. So who would you like to see make the leap from cardboard to a traditional sports franchise?

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