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Now displaying: October, 2017
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

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