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Now displaying: January, 2018
Jan 31, 2018

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Filmdate - 1/29/18

Jan 27, 2018

Join us as we discuss our Top 10 favorite Golgari cards!

 

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Filmdate - 1/22/18

Jan 26, 2018

First Pick & Giveaway

Giveaway: $50 Gift Certificate to CoolStuffInc.com

 

First Pick -

200+ Pauper Players for GP Indy

190 Players for Milan, Italy Pauper event

 

Pauper finally arrived?

 

Gather the Townsfolk

2018 Nationals Announced: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/organized-play/2018-nationals-and-world-magic-cup-dates-and-formats-2018-01-25

Flooded Strand promo art (Zack Stella): https://i.redd.it/30d898rn9bc01.jpg

Mario Kart: https://twitter.com/nikachumtg/status/956698439143886848

 

https://twitter.com/MtACast/status/955855027700080640 - New Magic the Amateuring office

 

PT Fantasy Draft - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15ddUHzHt0bwMCBOINDTxnveQC6VxZnaxoWjBOwSMK8M/edit?usp=sharing (view link)

 

Modern Super League announced - https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2018/01/mtg-team-modern-super-league-announced/

 

Desperate Ravings

Great Designer Search 3 Trial 1 is over! Trial 2 begins Saturday. https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/great-designer-search-3-2017-12-04

  1. An evergreen mechanic is a keyword mechanic that shows up in (almost) every set. If you had to make an existing keyword mechanic evergreen, which one would you choose and why?
  2. If you had to remove evergreen status from a keyword mechanic that is currently evergreen, which one would you remove and why?
  3. What Magic mechanic most deserves a second chance (aka which had the worst first introduction compared to its potential)?
  4. Of all the Magic expansions that you've played with, pick your favorite and then explain the biggest problem with it.
  5. Of all the Magic expansions that you've played with, pick your least favorite and then explain the best part about it.
  6. You have the ability to change any one thing about Magic. What do you change and why?

 

Vorthos Update: Jace lays down the law

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/arbiter-law-left-chaos-his-wake-2018-01-24

 

Going Infinite

https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/954075291483299840 - Bad PT Branding?

 

Q&A

Questions from audience

 

Giveaway Time!

 

The Finisher

 

Next week Magic Mics is taking the week off because Erin will be on a plane to Spain during our usual broadcast time. So with yet another Wednesday free, how will you be planning to spend your next Wednesday?

Jan 18, 2018

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Airdate - 1/17/18

 

First Pick & Giveaway

Giveaway: Booster box of Rivals of Ixalan! - https://gleam.io/n4HJ2/win-a-booster-box-of-rivals-of-ixalan

 

First Pick - Standard Bannings: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/january-15-2018-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2018-01-15

 

  • Attune with Aether
  • Rogue Refiner
  • Ramunap Ruins
  • Rampaging Ferocidon

 

A pack of Kaladesh can now contain up to three banned cards: Attune with Aether, Smuggler’s Copter, and Aetherworks Marvel.  The Kaladesh Nissa Planeswalker Deck is also no longer tournament legal.

 

There have been 9 cards banned in standard in just over 12 months.

For comparison, Urza standard, the most broken format of all time, only had 10. Affinity had 10 as well?

 

Important article in retrospect: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/ld/developing-annihilation-2014-08-15

https://twitter.com/mtgaaron/status/953406955992768513

 

Gather the Townsfolk

 

 

 

 

 

  • New “Convention” promo: https://i.imgur.com/vBEmAPO.jpg
    • “PAX South in San Antonio - Pastimes gave these out to all participants in the Rivals of Ixalan Prerelease. Graham and Cameron from LRR were participating and were super pleasant!”

 

Desperate Ravings

 

2 Types of currency: Gold and Gems

Gold - In-Game Earnable Currency

Gems - Need them sweet dollars

 

Gems-only content will be cosmetic only. No content that can’t be obtained from playing long enough.

 

Six ways to get cards: Boosters, ‘Keeper’ Drafts, Match Wins, Weekly Win Bonuses, Wildcards, and the Vault

 

Wildcards will appear in place of a common, unc, or rare/mythic; they can be any card of that rarity you want them to be. The longer it has been since you opened one, the higher chance you have of doing so.

 

The Vault will increase when you open a 5th copy of something or open a booster. It will reward Wildcards, items, and tokens.

 

Same distribution as real Magic packs.

 

No new Modern format when Standard rotates. (YEAH, RIGHT.) But they are expecting to create events which will use those cards.

 



The Red Zone

YouTube raises subscriber, viewer threshold for partnership:

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/01/youtube-raises-subscriber-view-threshold-for-partner-program-monetization/

 

Giveaway Time!

 

The Finisher

This week, we have a true marquee matchup in the Magic Bracket. More than 12 million votes have been cast since we first talked about the Magic Bracket on Magic Mics about a year ago, a single elimination popularity contest between every single Magic card printed before 2016. And finally in Batch 38 of Round 4,096, we really have a top flight fight: the famed Otarian barbarian Kamahl is facing off with his favored enemy: Pits. That’s right, Kamahl, Pit Fighter finally gets a Pit to Fight in Creeping Tar Pit! It’s perfectly poetic, and it got me thinking: when we finally get to post-2016 cards, what other thematic matchups would you like to see played out in the gladiatorial arena of the Magic Bracket?

Jan 17, 2018

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Filmdate - 1/15/18

 

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Jan 11, 2018

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Filmdate - 1/9/18

 

Jan 11, 2018

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Airdate - 1/10/18

Jan 3, 2018

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Filmdate - 1/2/18

Jan 3, 2018

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Airdate - 1/2/18

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