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Now displaying: October, 2019
Oct 25, 2019

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Filmdate - 10/22/19

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Oct 24, 2019

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Airdate - 10/23/19

 

First Pick

B&R:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/october-21-2019-banned-and-restricted-announcement

Field of the Dead on Arena:
https://forums.mtgarena.com/forums/threads/60956

 

Pioneer:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-pioneer-format-2019-10-21?c

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/410942703623208960/635849495422304296/Screenshot_2019-10-21_at_11.38.39.png

https://twitter.com/mtgaaron/status/1186302359384649728?s=20

MagicFest Format Updates:
https://www.cfbevents.com/2020

Eternal Weekend Side Event Schedule:
https://twitter.com/Card_Titan/status/1186372270547185665?s=19

Can We Get Some GP Coverage on Pioneer, Please?:
https://twitter.com/Grooveyhoovey/status/1186967176508575750

 

Pioneer Buyout:
https://twitter.com/GoatBots/status/1186297903825993732?s=19

 

Gather the Townsfolk

MCV Roundup

National Flag Sleeves:
https://twitter.com/Mengu09/status/1184891356017152000?s=20

Lee Shi Tian:
https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2019/10/today-hong-kong-tomorrow-the-world/

https://clips.twitch.tv/UnsightlyBlazingWerewolfDendiFace

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/410942703623208960/635197232462823445/Screenshot_2019-10-19_at_14.26.10.png

https://clips.twitch.tv/JoyousDifficultSage4Head

https://twitter.com/leearson/status/1185745190541070337

https://www.polygon.com/2019/10/21/20924710/magic-the-gathering-pro-lee-shi-tian-hong-kong-protest

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/10/magic-the-gathering-pro-uses-win-to-show-hong-kong-protest-support/

Hype Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IvRUU52ZLI

Team CFB:
https://twitter.com/ChannelFireball/status/1185224840485244929

Arena Crashes and Bugs:
https://twitter.com/dwpoker/status/1185377609552556033?s=20

https://www.reddit.com/r/MagicArena/comments/dk1v6p/multiple_reported_arena_crashes_and_game_restarts/

Top 8:
https://twitter.com/MagicEsports/status/1185716885150519296

Mods Told Not To Touch HK Posts:
https://twitter.com/dixonij/status/1185711881425707008?s=21

 

Mystery Limited:
https://www.cfbevents.com/mystery

http://www.pastimes.net/paxunplugged

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-mystery-booster-2019-10-10

https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/188301555728/is-the-mystery-booster-product-going-to-be

 

Unsanctioned:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-unsanctioned-2019-10-10

 

Game Night 2019 Decklists:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/game-night-decklists-2019-10-14

 

Brawl Celebration on Arena:

https://twitter.com/mtg_arena/status/1186714740329873408?s=21

 

Eldraine Bake Off:
https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/1185231264703320066

 

Judge Academy Playmats:

https://twitter.com/UltraProIntl/status/1182845129473703937

 

Xiao Tan Concedes to Will Pulliam:
https://twitter.com/weirdlandguy/status/1183599242801242113

 

Fandom Legends Hiatus:
https://twitter.com/FandomLegends/status/1185215369188913155

 

Desperate Ravings

 

Hasbro’s Third Quarter Results:
https://investor.hasbro.com/news-releases/news-release-details/hasbro-reports-third-quarter-2019-financial-results

 

Sideboard Guides and Patreon:
https://twitter.com/LawrenceHarmon/status/1183510623126245377

 

Ultimate Guard Partners With WotC:
https://twitter.com/UltimateGuard/status/1183745124867686401

 

Splash Damage

 

Twitch Fights Artificial Views:
https://twitter.com/twitchsupport/status/1184540917656633344?s=21

 

Riot Out For Blizzard’s Blood:
https://www.pcgamer.com/riots-7-new-games-are-a-declaration-of-war-against-blizzard/

 

Legends of Runeterra:
https://twitter.com/Vriss_/status/1184298689793126400?s=19

https://twitter.com/smelissali/status/1184287302148710400?s=19

https://youtu.be/9flYbYY5mSA



The Finisher

One of the most heartwarming stories of the week was about Reddit user “pudgimelon,” who simplified and cutified Magic: The Gathering for his 3-year-old daughter. Each deck has 20 cards: 12 “friends” (aka creatures) and 8 spells, all of which are sorcery speed. Toughness was done away with, each friend’s power is equal to its casting cost to simplify, and the turn order was further cut down to better allow preschoolers to understand. Now, we all have that player in our group who could use a 3-year-old’s version explained to them. So tell me: how would you help the preschooler in your playgroup grasp the complexities of Magic?

Oct 18, 2019

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Filmdate - 10/15/19

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Oct 10, 2019

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Airdate - 10/9/19

 

First Pick

Ponies: The Galloping:
https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/10/03/magic-the-gathering-reveals-my-little-pony-crossover-set-for-charity?sf110057998=1

https://hasbropulse.com/products/ponies-the-galloping-playmats-by-ultra-pro

 

Gather the Townsfolk

B&R Update:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/october-7-2019-banned-and-restricted-announcement?20

Next One In Two Weeks:
https://twitter.com/MagicEsports/status/1182022924863246336?s=20

No Changes Upcoming for Vintage:
https://twitter.com/magicesports/status/1182033858105139202?s=21

 

Alexander Hayne Wins GP Montreal:
https://twitter.com/ChannelFireball/status/1181031004217192448

 

Jim Pavelec Returns to MTG Art:
https://twitter.com/jim_pavelec/status/1181273792842067968?s=20

 

Brawl Decks, MSRP, and Big-Box Stores:
https://twitter.com/Chosler88/status/1180219727802781704?s=19

 

Pauper 1K:
https://twitter.com/TolarianCollege/status/1180517237456805888

 

MCV Coverage Team:
https://twitter.com/MagicEsports/status/1181236092583829504

 

Emma’s Article on Content Creation:
https://twitter.com/MTGatTCGplayer/status/1181637381830541312

 

SCG Tour Announcements:
http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/39169_2020-SCG-Tour-Announcements-And-Season-One-Schedule.html

 

The Great Eldraine Bake-Off:
LSV:
https://twitter.com/lsv/status/1180311642032132096?s=19

Nickie V:
https://twitter.com/MeterNicole/status/1180349600579772416?s=19

 

Desperate Ravings

Sperling’s Sick of It:
https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/sperlings-sick-of-it-throne-of-eldraine-edition/

 

Brad Nelson on the STD Metagame:
https://twitter.com/fffreakmtg/status/1181306614571130880

 

Ari Lax’s Take on Planeswalkers:
https://twitter.com/armlx/status/1181192656979935232

https://twitter.com/armlx/status/1181194644836798464?s=20

 

Proxies of Cards Mainly In Foil:

https://twitter.com/autumnlilymtg/status/1179710241920958465?s=21

https://twitter.com/mtgrikipedia/status/1179728906255032320?s=21

 

Splash Damage

 

TransLifeLine:
https://twitter.com/FerociouslyS/status/1181599847129833472?s=19

https://kotaku.com/trans-streamers-lead-fundraiser-ahead-of-landmark-supre-1838875314/amp

 

Blizzard’s Booboo:
https://twitter.com/Slasher/status/1181065339230130181?s=20

https://twitter.com/Slasher/status/1181442535962632193?s=19

https://twitter.com/GodsUnchained/status/1181487505180258304?s=20

https://twitter.com/Slasher/status/1181778525025644546?s=19

http://bmkgaming.com/statement-on-blitzchung/

https://www.thedailybeast.com/blizzard-employees-staged-a-walkout-to-protest-banned-pro-hong-kong-gamer

 

Feast of Legends:
https://www.feastoflegends.com/

 

Burning Cat:
https://www.burningcat.com/

 

The Finisher

The word of the week is “crossover.” Magic: The Gathering and My Little Pony are combining forces to make legendary pony cards, because Friendship, as you know, is Magic. Wendy’s created a tabletop roleplaying game, of which the world’s most popular RPG show Critical Role played a #sponsored game, begging the question: “How Do You Want To Chew This?” And of course, the most ambitious crossover this week: Blizzard and Hong Kong. There were more crossovers this week than an Allen Iverson basketball camp, so as we further cross the streams, what is your personal brand’s next big crossover project?

Oct 4, 2019

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Filmdate - 10/1/19

 

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Oct 3, 2019

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Airdate - 10/2/19

 

First Pick

ELD Prerelease

 

Gather the Townsfolk

Collector Pack Roundup

Collector Pack Cards Cut Differently From Normal Cards:
https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/datr2g/spot_the_collector_pack_cards_in_a_stack_of_cards/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

Collector Boxes are Mappable:
https://www.reddit.com/r/mtgfinance/comments/dam37y/collectors_boxes_are_mappable/

Deluxe Collection Orders Failing to Process:
https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/1179421949107331074?s=19

 

Arena Roundup

ELD Mastery:
https://twitter.com/MTG_Arena/status/1176202384810242048?s=20

MTG Arena Officially Launches:
https://twitter.com/MTG_Arena/status/1177246514088775682

 

Athena Becomes WotC Staff:
https://twitter.com/_Elantris_/status/1177308793136271360

https://twitter.com/_Elantris_/status/1177312096255504385?s=20

https://twitter.com/baetog_/status/1177311295852306433?s=20

 

Trick Goes to D&D:
https://twitter.com/TrickMTG/status/1177317694124609536?s=19

 

Ari Gets Married:
https://twitter.com/GavinVerhey/status/1178342605140250624

 

Goodbye Ixalan & Dominaria:
https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/d9kdyj/goodbye_ixalan_dominaria/

 

Sponsor a Freerelease!:
https://twitter.com/MikeWildspeaker/status/1176188657700605952

 

Judge Academy’s International Support:
https://judgeacademy.com/announcement-of-international-support/

 

Desperate Ravings

Brawl Precon Roundup

Corpse Knight Misprint:
https://twitter.com/jeremynoell/status/1177636737163632641

Tokens Sold Separately:
https://old.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/dbptrd/the_brawl_precons_dont_come_with_tokens/

 

Non-Foil Common Showcase Cards Omitted From Draft Boosters:
https://twitter.com/hipstersmtg/status/1177341499555700738?s=21 

 

TCC on WotC’s Creator Focus:
https://twitter.com/TolarianCollege/status/1177303801952227328?s=19 

 

ELD Japanese Mistranslations:
http://epicstream.com/news/JakeVyper/3-Japanese-Magic-The-Gathering-Cards-From-Throne-of-Eldraine-Are-Printed-With-Wrong-Text 

 

Splash Damage

Hearthstone Adding Cards Back Into Standard:
https://www.reddit.com/r/CompetitiveHS/comments/d9nk4j/blizzard_will_rotate_23_wild_cards_back_into/

 

Twitch Roundup

PhantomL0rd’s Legal Battle:
https://kotaku.com/judge-rules-that-twitchs-contract-with-banned-streamer-1838630450

 

Kickstarter is Anti-Union:
https://twitter.com/NathanJRobinson/status/1178005656865034240

 

The Finisher

Untitled Goose Game is taking Steam by storm. It was the #1 best selling game on the platform this week, beating out such major titles as Link’s Awakening and Minecraft. And it’s taking over Magic as well, with the new Gilded gander going great in games of Standard as well. So now that both Magic and strategic puzzle games have got their goose, how do you feel about our new avian overlords?

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