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Now displaying: December, 2018
Dec 27, 2018

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Filmdate - 12/23/18

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Dec 20, 2018

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Airdate - 12/19/18

First Pick
#MTGRNA
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/ravnica-allegiance-mechanics-2018-12-17

Rakdos - Spectacle
Orhzov - Afterlife
Simic - Adapt

#1
Mortify
Growth Spiral
Light of the Stage

#2
Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
The Haunt of Hightower
Rix Maadi Reveler

#3
Bedevil
Zegana, Utopian Speaker
Tithe Taker

Gather the Townsfolk
Magic Pro League Announced
http://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/25534030/arena-premier-digital-card-game

FAQ: https://twitter.com/magicprotour/status/1074821519711330304?s=21

Twitch Rivals event:
https://twitter.com/SaffronOlive/status/1074009288442609665?s=19
Awkward setup: https://twitter.com/JeffHoogland/status/1075037232799588353

MTG Arena prize payout updates delayed
https://twitter.com/MTG_Arena/status/1073247778413965314
TCC Response: https://twitter.com/TolarianCollege/status/1073248970523078657

MTGO State of the Program
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-online/state-magic-online-2018-12-14

MOCS Open dies:
https://twitter.com/gabnassif/status/1074322438119395329
https://twitter.com/magiconline/status/1074334649663381511?s=21
https://twitter.com/MagicOnline/status/1074339578729779200
https://twitter.com/MagicOnline/status/1074344370625699840

Mythic Championship Formats (same as usual)
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/competitive-gaming/formats-2019-mythic-championship-i-magicfest-cleveland-2018-12

Enter the Battlefield: Scotland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMozfSeMu6k

Desperate Ravings
Solutions for the Artist Boycott
https://www.coolstuffinc.com/a/vorthosmike-12192018-solutions-for-the-artist-boycott

Arena grind is insane
https://www.reddit.com/r/MagicArena/comments/a5qves/wotc_your_rank_system_is_insane/

Just Be Honest With Us Wizards
https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/just-be-honest-with-us-magic-arena

Don’t play other people’s cards
https://twitter.com/rcsaxe/status/1074355076058284032

Faeries soon?
https://twitter.com/HipstersMTG/status/1074361002521780229

Yo MTG Taps! Returns
https://twitter.com/AffinityForBlue/status/1075080183147835392

Magic player gather to defeat municipal bylaw
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/magic-the-gathering-1.4943099

Splash Damage
Helene’s Daughter GoFundMe
https://www.gofundme.com/xyxseh-tina039s-medical-expenses

Heroes of the Storm slowdown:
https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/blizzard/22833558/heroes-of-the-storm-news?fbclid=IwAR2TXemaN7tDArQUySF1TCeVJiG816ZF9TianBM7aFoBl1stSvWpPNQFcQg
https://www.polygon.com/2018/12/14/18141331/heroes-of-the-storm-canceled-hgc-blizzard-community


The Finisher
For the first time in nearly 2 years, a new episode of one of the most popular Magic podcasts of all time, Yo MTG Taps, was posted by the hosts (and our friends) Big Head Joe and Joey Pasco, discussing Arena’s new prominence and Magic’s competitive scene. Now, we already live in a culture that is mono-remakes, adaptations, and reboots of classic shows from ages past, but this got me thinking: if we can resurrect Yo MTG Taps, what other series from Magic past can we bring back now that Arena and the Mythic championship have entered the battlefield?

Dec 19, 2018

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Filmdate - 12/16/18

 

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Dec 13, 2018

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Airdate - 12/12/18

 

First Pick

Magic Enters Esports - “They Will Know” campaign

 

Initial leak at 6PM: https://www.dailyesports.gg/magic-the-gathering-esports-investment/

 

Official WotC: https://magic.wizards.com/en/competitive-magic

 

Over 35M Players: https://esportsobserver.com/wizards-hasbro-magic-league/#

 

The Magic Pro League will feature 32 players with $75k contracts that will play weekly #MTGArena matches and the Mythic Championships. The info about who will be at the PAX East Mythic Championship Invitational will be announced in January. The Pro Tours will become Mythic Championships and increase their prizes to $500k each.

 

There won't be 6 Pro Tours in 2019. Wizards is reducing them back to 4:

 

- Cleveland: February 22–24

- London: April 26–28

- Barcelona: July 26–28

- Richmond: November 8–10

 

GPs in 2019 will feature $2.5 million in prizes.

 

The 2019 MTG World Championship will feature players from Arena.

 

Nationals is no more.

There will be no #MTG World Cup in 2019.

The 2018-19 Team Series is the last Team Series.

The Pro Club System and Pro Points will be ending in 2019.

Hall of Fame will change going forward.

Team Series dead after 18-19 season

GP Seattle (June 2019) last event to feature pro points.

 

Job Security via Sam Black: https://twitter.com/SamuelHBlack/status/1071067257915101184

 

Mythic Championship Qualifiers: https://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/coming-soon-mythic-championship-qualifiers

 

Gather the Townsfolk

MTGO - epic crash in value

 

Estimates of 18% fall in Standard, 30% in eternal cards.

 

MTGOTraders & Cardhoarder stops buying: https://twitter.com/cardhoarder/status/1071067030781157376?s=21

And begin again: https://twitter.com/cardhoarder/status/1072163176861577223?s=21

 

Everything is fine: https://twitter.com/MagicOnline/status/1070822916474847233?s=19

Seriously fine: https://twitter.com/MagicOnline/status/1071114854298198017

State of the Program due this week.



MTGO Real Killer: Treasure Chests

https://www.quietspeculation.com/2018/12/mtg-arena-has-been-framed-who-is-the-real-mtgo-killer/

 

Newsweek story on Kat Light’s Deck:

https://www.newsweek.com/magic-gathering-pro-loses-deck-community-rebuilds-it-kat-light-bant-spirit-1254683

https://twitter.com/hellkatmtg/status/1072568637645565952?s=21

 

RNA Spoiler: https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/1072847348823404544

 

Standard Plus coming

https://screenrant.com/magic-arena-standard-plus-format/

 

SCG Con - Snowed out Sunday

https://twitter.com/starcitygames/status/1071754857252564992?s=21

 

SCG Commentary Teams - Welcome Emma Handy!

https://twitter.com/StarCityGames/status/1071123496028254213?s=19

 

Gerry token: https://twitter.com/G3RRYT/status/1072207658025926656

 

Magic Mics swag: https://www.coolstuffinc.com/page/5051

 

Desperate Ravings

No Twitch Chat during World Magic Cup

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/twitch-chat-and-world-magic-cup-2018-12-10

 

Rhino Fundraiser

https://www.gofundme.com/monitoringrhino

 

Brandon Sanderson ebook

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/naming-nameless-brandon-sanderson-2018-12-12

 

MTGO RPTQ over capacity already

https://twitter.com/stainerson/status/1072888057047777280

 

Related re: Pro Status Changes: https://twitter.com/elliot_fortier/status/1072892836222263296

 

Kibler’s Giant Monsters coming to Arena Dec 14-17

https://twitter.com/bmkibler/status/1072186009264115712

 

Amyzonian Play Anything coming to Arena Dec 21-24

https://twitter.com/TheAmyzonian/status/1072931135179685888?s=09

 

“Draft Personalities” Coming to Arena

https://mtgarena.community.gl/forums/threads/43385

  • No indication who you are drafting with

 

New Ranking System coming to Arena:

https://mtgarena.community.gl/forums/threads/43384

 

Best of 1 focus = bad for EV; killing sideboard games?

https://www.reddit.com/r/MagicArena/comments/a5nvpa/bo1_as_the_default_ranked_mode_may_damage_mtg/

 

Silver Showcase Auction:

https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/1072209689025245184?s=21

 

Splash Damage

Thief caught

http://wqow.com/news/top-stories/2018/12/05/man-charged-for-stealing-10-15000-worth-of-magic-the-gathering-cards/

 

The Finisher

HASBRO announced plans today for its first indoor water park and family resort, themed around some of its biggest toy and game franchises. According to sources, the Hasbro resort is set to open in a currently unannounced location by 2022. Now, surely rides and installations inspired by Monopoly, Hungry Hungry Hippos, My Little Pony, Mr. Potato Head, Candy Land and Nerf are going to be fun and all, but the headliner for us obviously is Magic: The Gathering. So tell me: what is your mythic idea for HASBROLand’s MTG experience?

Dec 12, 2018

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Filmdate - 12/10/18

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Dec 6, 2018

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Airdate - 12/5/18

 

First Pick

An open letter to Gerry Thompson, Cedric Phillips & Pros

https://adjameson.wordpress.com/2018/12/04/an-open-letter-to-cedric-phillips-gerry-thompson-and-the-pro-magic-community-at-large/

 

Gather the Townsfolk

Lightning Bolt Promo

Vid from Wedge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AYA1jG97bM

https://www.cfbevents.com/promo

  • Foil for main event or fanatic package
  • Nonfoil for side events, but sides also feature new foil basic lands promos

 

Daarken speaks out about MagicFest boycott

https://daarken.com/shop/2018/12/05/magicfests-boycott/

 

Magic Arena Rank 1.0

https://www.reddit.com/r/MagicArena/comments/a34dg0/mtg_arena_developer_update_rank_10/

TL;DW: New ranking system incoming, but it is still the early stage of what they want, featuring season rewards and "balanced" advancement. This system applies to limited and constructed events. New matchmaking system that changes how players are matched in ladder and non-ladder play (which is also new.) Non-Ladder matchmaking will still be based partially on "deck strength" with some fine tuning coming soon.

 

Edit: Patch will hit on December 13th with State of the Beta on Dec 12.

 

Game Awards Announcement

https://twitter.com/thegameawards/status/1070120493460516865?s=19

 

“Guild Missions” at GP Shizuoka

https://mtg.bigmagic.net/article/gpshizuoka2018-GuildMission-en.html

 

Atraxa cosplay at GP Shizuoka
https://twitter.com/goberthicks/status/1068842906012663809?s=19

 

Exclusive Chandra comic cover for SCG CON:

https://twitter.com/starcitygames/status/1068160996899020800?s=21

 

WotC looking for esports director

http://company.wizards.com/job/director-esports

 

Desperate Ravings

MTG Arena killing MTGO?

https://old.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/a2z9rz/mtg_arena_is_killing_magic_online/

 

Goatbots Rebuttal: https://old.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/a2z9rz/mtg_arena_is_killing_magic_online/eb4o4ey/

 

MTGO Chat now optional by default

https://twitter.com/MagicOnline/status/1070416942983335936?s=19

 

Kaya playmat for RPTQ T16:

https://twitter.com/PraetorMagic/status/1069387367696470017

 

Domri Rade RPTQ

https://twitter.com/JqlGirl/status/1069551082135842816

 

Going Infinite

60 card Modern Singleton

https://twitter.com/LouisKaplan86/status/1070009924145569792

 

The Finisher

It was announced this week that, beginning on December 17, the microblogging and social media website Tumblr will be banning all pornography on their website. And if you don’t know what Tumblr is, well, apparently you have until December 17 to find out. Several popular Magic blogs are hosted on Tumblr, including the Magic Bracket, tons of artists and cosplayers, and of course Mark Rosewater’s Blogatog. So now that Tumblr will be working out the kinks, so to speak, what changes do you expect to come to Magic: The Tumblring?

Dec 5, 2018

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Filmdate - 12/03/18

 

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