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Now displaying: November, 2017
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?

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