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Now displaying: February, 2019
Feb 27, 2019

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Filmdate - 2/24/19

 

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Airdate - 2/20/19

 

First Pick

Q’ing for Mythic Championship

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/competitive-gaming/mythic-championship-qualification-magic-world-championship-2019-02-20

 

Year of More for Competitive MTG

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/competitive-gaming/year-more-competitive-magic-2019-02-20

 

CFB Coverage: https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/an-update-on-magicfest-video-coverage/

 

Paul Reitzl take

https://twitter.com/paulrietzl/status/1098275779538968576?s=20

 

Gather the Townsfolk

EU’s Prerelease Weekend:

https://twitter.com/wizards_magiceu/status/1097496460092981248?s=21

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/european-war-spark-test-2019-02-19

 

MagicFest / Mythic Championship Coverage announced

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/competitive-gaming/mythic-championship-i-cleveland-faq-2019-02-18

#2019MC1

BDM Leaving Coverage

https://twitter.com/Top8Games/status/1098310126711246853?s=20

 

Twitch Rivals Arena Showdown concurrent viewers

https://twitter.com/rbuehler/status/1098347078009335813

 

Nexus of Fate banned in Bo1

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/mtg-arena-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2019-02-14

 

 

#GPJackhammer

https://twitter.com/ednguyen13/status/1096523242905448450?s=21

Secured another hall:

https://twitter.com/CFBEvents/status/1096567377335074817

CFB Events gives free breakfast

https://twitter.com/cfbevents/status/1096606961179607042?s=21

Constructed side events price increase

https://old.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/aqi210/so_cfb_decided_to_raise_the_price_for_constructed/

 

Jeff Zandi passes away

https://twitter.com/Chosler88/status/1096735580417937408?s=19

CFB to hold charity event in MagicFest Dallas on June 28th

https://twitter.com/CFBEvents/status/1096910752995135488

 

FNM for Magic Arena codes

https://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/you-schedule-war-spark-0

“Stores in the US and Canada that schedule FNM on April 19 will get a batch of Magic: The Gathering Arena code cards to use as rewards for participation. Sign up!”

 

Teyo Verada unveiled

https://twitter.com/HairlessThoctar/status/1097013304202022912

 

Desperate Ravings

New format for WAR Magic Weekend

War of the Spark – Magic Weekend will include a special one-off format, with rules curated by the M:TG design studio. Specifics will be released closer to card preview time. Stores that sign up to host this event will receive a large event kit.  It will include a poster tryptic, a set of 60 stickers inspired by War of the Spark’s characters, two sets of promo cards (one alternate art, one full art) in quantities determined by the store’s level, and a playmat.

 

No More MSRP:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/no-more-msrp-2019-02-18

https://twitter.com/esp_mtg/status/1097541706977890304?s=21

https://twitter.com/DreamtimeDrinne/status/1097531564253159425

 

R&D Tales from Mark Rosewater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rTPfQcJFOQ

 

Portal announced a year ago:

https://twitter.com/cubeapril/status/1096085421082267648?s=21

 

Matthias RPTQ Dagger

https://twitter.com/pastimesonline/status/1097180920912773120?s=19

 

Streamers are not the only content creators

https://twitter.com/_kaburi_/status/1098323980820217857?s=21

 

Splash Damage

Ravnica: Inquisition

https://www.gtsdistribution.com/BOARD-GAMES/MAGIC-THE-GATHERING-RAVNICA-INQUISITION.asp

 

Artifact w less viewers than just MTGO

https://twitter.com/JeffHoogland/status/1098229384668999680

 

The Finisher

Among the news that fell through the cracks this week is that the official hashtag for Mythic Championship Cleveland, #2019MC1, which was already ungainly, turns out shares its tag with the latest “semi-automatic polymer striker fired pistol” by the gun manufacturer Mossberg called the MC1SC. Now, Magic has run into the hashtag buzz saw before, most notably with the Montana Republican Party and the hashtag MTGOP, and later the cryptocurrency exchange “Mount Gox.” But surely 2019MC1 won’t be the last time this happens. So what other unfortunate hashtag mix-em-ups do you foresee coming down the pike?

Feb 20, 2019

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Filmdate - 2/18/19

 

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Feb 14, 2019

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Airdate - 2/13/19

 

First Pick

MTGWAR/London Wroundup:

4/27:
https://wpn.wizards.com/en/prereleases

UK’s LGSs and Prerelease:
https://twitter.com/maltanis101/status/1095036829395570688

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/apjntf/comment/eg928t9?st=JS0U3XKT&sh=d00733ab

https://twitter.com/YoyoLuke/status/1095047985480781824?s=19

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/apkh8s/wizards_organised_play_has_been_somewhat/

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/apvu84/an_open_letter_to_wotc_from_gaming_stores_in_se/

Prerelease GP:
https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/apl2k3/announcing_prerelease_grand_prix_at_magicfest/

https://www.cfbevents.com/factsheet-london

Comparison to GP Conflict in Brazil:
https://twitter.com/bazardebagda/status/1095148559337431040

No Former L3 Regional Coordinator:
https://twitter.com/Pharmacistjudge/status/1095342949209124864

 

Gather the Townsfolk

MTGA Wroundup:

Available in Japanese and Korean:

https://twitter.com/MTG_Arena/status/1093602476840767488

State of the Beta:

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/mtg-arena-state-beta-february-2019-02-11

Discord Integration:

https://twitter.com/mtg_lee/status/1095043334354001921?s=09

MTGO and MTGA:

https://imgur.com/a/wdRfhGV

Twitch’s Arena Challenge:

https://twitter.com/TwitchEsports/status/1095133317429628929

Danny Trejo and Day[9]:

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/trejo-day9-singleton-weekend-2019-02-12

Alternate-Art Cards:

https://twitter.com/MTG_Arena/status/1095375483863130112

 

Hasbro’s Earning Report:
https://investor.hasbro.com/static-files/9c0eec53-3887-49ed-a1d4-3f56b4257bd2

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/02/08/investing/mattel-hasbro-toys-earnings/index.html

 

Magic Esports Twitter:
https://twitter.com/MagicEsports/status/1093912460380139520

Press F to Pay Respects:
https://twitter.com/magicprotour/status/1093922305791717377?s=21

 

Bear Schmiedicker, Director of Esports:
https://twitter.com/bearfromspace/status/1095495409001103360

 

Judge Shirts:
https://blogs.magicjudges.org/coordinators/2019/02/13/the-future-of-judge-shirts/

 

The Man Behind the Camera:
http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/article.asp?ID=15123&writer=Corbin+Hosler&articledate=2-13-2019&fbclID=IwAR2i6-b9tQUjWTr5mYOK4aZIGoQylr854tCZTShlLv42fGR_HWQkthk1QB8

 

Desperate Ravings

MOCS Rescheduled:

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/aoeypq/the_mocs_has_just_been_rescheduled/

 

Reuben gonna interject here about Eyes on the Mize

Eyes on the Mise Discuss Communication:
https://twitter.com/eyesonthemise/status/1095639500116688902?s=21

 

Ali Gets Nexus Looped:
https://twitter.com/AliEldrazi/status/1094012195808120839

 

Should Nexus be Banned? LSV and Matt Nass Discuss:
https://youtu.be/6bth682Nypw

  • Bad look to have proxies on camera
  • “Ban for best of 1, leave for best of 3” - Nass

 

Standard Pauper:
https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/1094990735693279232

 

Stores Being Mailed Sample Counterfeits:
https://twitter.com/SaffronOlive/status/1093526507073474560

 

Splash Damage

Share a Coke with Overwatch League:
https://twitter.com/overwatchleague/status/1093928701346107394?s=19

 

Blizzard’s Layoffs:
https://www.gameinformer.com/2019/02/08/report-mass-layoffs-at-activision-blizzard-will-result-in-hundreds-of-lost-jobs

 

Twitch bans Deadmau5 for homophobic slurs:
https://twitter.com/Slasher/status/1095539674569949184

 

The Finisher

Image: https://twitter.com/ChannelFireball/status/1095411222357426178

It’s been a long year already and it’s only February, but don’t let all of the drama from the past week distract you from the fact that Jace is on Sparker, the Multiverse’s premier dating app! According to this viral advertisement from ChannelFireball, Jace the Heart Sculptor is Valentine’s ready! He’s Singleton and Ready to Mingleton! And he’s… also super cringey. This ad elicited many reactions from social media, and probably just as many left-swipes from fellow Sparker users. So my charismatic cohosts, how would you rewrite Jace’s bio to be less yikes and get more likes?

Feb 13, 2019

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Filmdate - 2/10/19

 

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Feb 7, 2019

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Airdate - 2/6/19

 

First Pick

Mythic Invitational - Invite only clarification; it’s a Pro-AM

 

Caleb on Mythic Championship

https://twitter.com/CalebDMTG/status/1091228846953771008?s=20

 

Jon Stern to BBD - Disenfranchised

https://twitter.com/JonSternMTL/status/1091211506945937408

 

Mafer Withdraws:

https://twitter.com/MaferMTG/status/1091520835897249793?s=19

https://twitter.com/magicprotour/status/1091529240787464193?s=19

 

Caleb invited:

https://twitter.com/magicprotour/status/1092577292491075584?s=19

 

Blake on the Tabletop Championship

https://twitter.com/blakepr/status/1091350404472877056?s=21

 

Jeff Implodes:

https://old.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/anlwes/whelp_confirmed_we_wont_be_doing_anything/

 

https://twitter.com/JeffHoogland/status/1092927416534794242

 

Herberholz responds: https://twitter.com/herberheezy/status/1093217160934023170

 

Gather the Townsfolk

The Broken Pact season 2

https://twitter.com/moxreuby/status/1093015858652168193?s=21

 

State of Product Design

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/state-product-design-2018-2019-02-05

 

Rich still working on coverage

https://twitter.com/mtgrich/status/1091256257346965504?s=21

 

Team Open Winners:

https://twitter.com/SCGTour/status/1092236950080233472

 

Ben Drago joins WotC

https://twitter.com/bdrago/status/1092822525908738054?s=21

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bdrago <--his CV is really good!

 

Desperate Ravings

The Future is Bright and Uncertain

https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/the-future-is-as-bright-as-it-is-uncertain

 

RPTQ cake

https://twitter.com/magic_michelp/status/1091761009168183297?s=21

 

Is Polukranos Powerful?

https://twitter.com/mtgaaron/status/1093252315295805440

 

Cardhoarder.com Loan Program

https://twitter.com/TheMaverickGal/status/1093281270493253634

https://www.cardhoarder.com/loan-account-overview

 

When, exactly, is the WAR prerelease?

https://twitter.com/S_Black53/status/1093319228097101824

 

Jesper Myrfors interview

https://bigar.com/articles/2019/02/06/jespermyrfors-interview-2/

 

Splash Damage

Twitch 1099s late

https://twitter.com/TwitchSupport/status/1091492069862854656?s=19

 

Twitch Streamer busted

https://twitter.com/slasher/status/1092586641712128000?s=21

 

The Finisher

Magic cosplayer and propmaker Olivia Gobert-Hicks showed off her sweet new Magic-themed vanity plates today, as you can see right here: https://twitter.com/goberthicks/status/1093320787593838592 Yup, that's right: SOLRING. This is the latest in a long lineage of classic custom card-themed combinations, from INFECT to BELEREN to BOLTYOU to UUBBBRR, copying Cruel Ultimatum's casting cost (because of course there is always a greater horsepower). Now, we here at Magic Mics are all about being #OnBrand, so if you were to get yourself one of them sweet personalized plates for yourself what might you get?

Feb 6, 2019

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Filmdate - 2/3/19

 

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Feb 1, 2019

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Airdate - 1/31/19

First Pick

Mythic Invitational details

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/mythic-invitational



The “And” of MTG Arena

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/and-mtg-arena-2019-01-31

 

  • Separate banlists for Bo1 vs Standard
  • Sideboarding is “too difficult a skill for esports fans to master”; want to replicate “exactly what they watch”
  • “Duo Standard” - bring two decks (can be the same), alternate G1 and G2, choose G3
  • $250k to first place
  • Qualifying in top 8 slots of Constructed Ranked play; get hotel/airfare, 4-day PAX badge for themselves + 1

 

Invite rules: https://twitter.com/bazardebagda/status/1091043331835133953

 

Don’t hurt yourself trying to qualify

https://twitter.com/SaffronOlive/status/1091050404757032961?s=19

 

BBD on a split community

https://twitter.com/BraunDuinIt/status/1091159722902896647?s=19

 

Gather the Townsfolk

Coverage Confusion

 

Top 8 looked like crap in NJ

https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/1089705156583788546

 

Reid's Mother Disappointed:

https://twitter.com/ReidDuke/status/1089295657481981952

 

Magic Announces Cut-Back:

https://twitter.com/magicprotour/status/1089361097860120576

 

What is DailyMTG.com For, Anyway?:

https://twitter.com/stillcary/status/1089394740636905473?s=21

 

PSulli:

https://twitter.com/BasicMountain/status/1089393320680394754

 

Rich Hagon:

https://twitter.com/mtgrich/status/1089456098652971008?s=21

https://twitter.com/mtgrich/status/1089475952139268096?s=21

 

Top 8 At Regular Seating:

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/akhp6v/grand_prix_nj_top_8_played_in_regular_seating_no/?st=JRFOPZD7&sh=704922f7

https://www.facebook.com/100000049736816/posts/2250224888322480/

 

Sajgalik: No More Consultants:

https://twitter.com/Walaoumpa/status/1089703162347433987

 

Kirsty's Open Letter:

https://ungluedmtg.wordpress.com/2019/01/28/an-open-letter-to-wizards-of-the-coast/

 

Where's His Trophy?:

https://twitter.com/dixonij/status/1089897287646617600?s=19

 

Raff's Thoughts:

https://twitter.com/raff_sputin/status/1089943297940951050?s=21

 

Cedric Shares S. King's Post:

https://twitter.com/CedricAPhillips/status/1089973250560573440?s=19

 

HotC Contacts WotC:

https://twitter.com/HipstersMTG/status/1090013377273962497?s=19

 

No More Photographer:

https://twitter.com/nalkpas/status/1090366353058353152?s=19

 

GerryT:

https://twitter.com/G3RRYT/status/1090384026819387392

 

Mythic Edition:

Quantity in Source Code:

https://twitter.com/HipstersMTG/status/1088542234386026496

 

Second Wave:

https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/1088840741328162816

 

They Replicated in the Mail!:

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/al2stj/did_anyone_else_get_4_boxes_of_ravnica_allegiance/?st=JRICH93C&sh=01f3cb3f

 

RNA Mythic Edition… still up for sale

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Magic-Gathering-Ravnica-Allegiance-Mythic-Edition-/223344099627?hash=item340058812b

 

Collation https://twitter.com/BibliovoreOrc/status/1091018313801613312

 

Magical Mystery Draft tomorrow - RNA x2 & UMA & MMA

http://twitch.tv/coolstuffinc

 

Magic stream today:

 

  • No news or details on MTG Portal app
  • Masterpieces will come back in Standard sets in some form. ‘Collector portion is underserved’
  • No MTG Arena mobile fate decided yet.
  • Ultimate Masters began as Graveyard masters and they went all-out instead
  • Wotc not phasing out Modern, pay attention for something in Feb
  • They’re not making budget cuts to coverage, they’re increasing…?
    • No coverage announcements until everything is nailed down
  • Matchmaking for Ranked draft changing to weigh heavily on win/loss vs ranking
  • Best of 3 - jump two slots. However, bug that treats all Bo3 games as Bo1 in terms of winning/losing affecting rank..?

 

Text coverage from CFB for GPs:

https://twitter.com/CFBEvents/status/1090701084321087488

 

Helene Bergeot on text coverage:

https://twitter.com/HeleneBergeot/status/1090920384008986625

 

Shaheen Soorani - Cancels GP Memphis trip

https://twitter.com/shaheenmtg/status/1090052456258650114?s=19



Desperate Ravings

Half the judge leadership gone?

https://twitter.com/HipstersMTG/status/1090999710268211200?s=19

https://blogs.magicjudges.org/coordinators/2019/01/30/status-of-the-program-january-2019/

 

What is Pauper?

https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/sorry-we-don-t-know-what-pauper-means

 

Shahar Shenhar Nexus Looped for 2 hours

https://twitter.com/shaharshenhar/status/1090509063316619264?s=21

 

Mountain Goats

https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/1089919788535697409?s=21

 

Oliver Tiu on blast again

https://twitter.com/TheTiuTangClan/status/1088109115421982721?s=19

 

The Finisher

 

It’s been a week, y’all. Mythic Invitational, Mythic Edition, coverage going away, coverage returning, Nexus, Pauper, the judge program, and by god The Mountain Goats. Just like Hanukah, a small quantity of news oil miraculously lit show’s menorah for eight crazy nights. So since we have naught but 6 more days until the next Magic Mics, what, pray tell, do you think will be Magic’s next major announcement?

 

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