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Nov 29, 2019

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Airdate - 11/20/19

First Pick

B&R Update:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/november-18-2019-banned-and-restricted-announcement?tij

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/november-18-2019-mtga-arena-banned-announcement

 

Play Design Lessons Learned:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/play-design-lessons-learned-2019-11-18



Pioneer B&R: No Changes:
https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/1196556912642396166?s=20

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/november-18-2019-pioneer-banned-announcement

 

Gather the Townsfolk

Secret Lair:
https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/1197069620710182915?s=20

https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/1197073346669744128?s=20

https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/1197077180888604673?s=20

 

MCVII Challengers:
https://magic.gg/news/meet-the-challengers-of-mythic-championship-vii

 

Meg Rickman Token:
https://blogs.magicjudges.org/starcitygames/2019/11/15/celebrating-the-magic-of-meg-rickman/

 

Nat Moes Has a Baby:
https://twitter.com/GrandpaBelcher/status/1195718532631273473?s=20

GP Sao Paulo Wedding:
https://twitter.com/LifeIsMagicMtg/status/1195703316019326976

https://twitter.com/annajanemtg/status/1196112473553813505?s=20

 

Legacy is Healthy:
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/410942703623208960/646340375799398400/unknown.png

 

MTGA Friends List Delayed:
https://twitter.com/MTG_Arena/status/1197240442846232576

 

SCG Tour and Mental Health:
https://twitter.com/olivertomajko/status/1196835666589626369?s=21

BDM on What “Casual” Means:
https://twitter.com/top8games/status/1196860019557502978?s=21

Ross Merriam on Mental Health:
https://twitter.com/RossHunneds/status/1196916677851721734

 

PVDDR Looking for a Team:
https://twitter.com/PVDDR/status/1197282297231400961?s=19

Willy Edel’s Reply:
https://twitter.com/bazardebagda/status/1197290120883376130

 

Desperate Ravings

 

Reminder of Ari’s Top 8 Walkers:
https://twitter.com/armlx/status/1181194644836798464?s=21

3-Cost PWs:
https://twitter.com/thepchapin/status/1196491121137983490?s=21

Sperling’s Take on Oko:
https://youtu.be/XKSnrNCtwbQ

 

WotC Leaks Account Info:
https://twitter.com/CubeApril/status/1195525947828703232?s=19

https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/16/magic-the-gathering-wizards-data-exposure/

Awkward Way to Change Passwords:
https://twitter.com/CubeApril/status/1195539745000038400?s=20

 

Jacob Wilson Goes Rogue:
https://twitter.com/JacobWilson95/status/1196510626434048000

 

TCC on Negativity vs. Positivity:
https://twitter.com/tolariancollege/status/1196510923856367617?s=21

 

Should OUaT and Veil Have Been in MH1 Instead?:
https://twitter.com/emmmzyne/status/1196004126892711936?s=21

 

“Bi Chandra is Canon”:
https://twitter.com/TarmoKat/status/1195877956352200705

https://nerfwire.com/wizards-of-the-coast-confirms-that-chandra-is-bisexual-but-only-on-thursdays/

 

Chris Barone Mono-Black Wins SCG Invi:
https://twitter.com/SCGTour/status/1196181861518708736

 

Splash Damage

 

Half-Life: Alyx:

https://twitter.com/valvesoftware/status/1196566870360387584

 

The Finisher

 

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#BabyYoda is so hot right now. With the launch of Disney+ and the release of the big Star Wars series “The Mandalorian,” few things have captured the hearts and minds of the internet quite as quickly or thoroughly as “The Asset.” And as we all know, nobody can capitalize and merchandize as well as Disney. But Magic has some amazing merchandising opportunities out there as well. So with Black Friday a week or so away and the holiday season right on our doorstep, what’s your pitch for the must-have can’t-miss Magic: The Gathering holiday toy of the season?

Nov 15, 2019

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Filmdate - 11/12/19

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Airdate - 11/14/19

First Pick

MCVI Roundup

Most Played Cards:
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/410942703623208960/642438975751061514/e2464a45f6ff1a9a29af32c241bfa6d5.png

Oko Mirrors:
https://twitter.com/rileyquarytower/status/1192900307686166528?s=21

Autumn Sub-Roundup
https://twitter.com/rileyquarytower/status/1192900307686166528?s=21

https://twitter.com/AutumnLilyMTG/status/1192971251624665088

BDM’s Take:

https://twitter.com/Top8Games/status/1193183268998393857

Jess Estephan Joins In:
https://twitter.com/jesstephan/status/1193165618347950083

“But Muh Escapism!”:

https://twitter.com/Matbimonte/status/1193183834914918400

Meg Baum Has a Run-In With Facebook Page MTGRMW:
https://twitter.com/mbgeekgirl/status/1193070282141028352

Eric Levine’s Selfie:
https://twitter.com/RagingLevine/status/1193153287714938881

Nick Prince’s Take:
https://twitter.com/nicknprince/status/1192978709415780353

Autumn’s Approved Basics:
https://twitter.com/autumnlilymtg/status/1193235842363482112?s=21

IanD Gets Twitch Chat to Sub-Only:
https://twitter.com/dixonij/status/1193187815510683648

Day 2 Metagame Breakdown:
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/410942703623208960/642795489963802654/49eae408c296390f5c0acdbc624d194d.png

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/410942703623208960/642796683855659008/643f1db67b3d4637f5ca385b7375ed27.png

Top 8 Buffet:
https://twitter.com/Chosler88/status/1193331235596177408?s=20

https://twitter.com/ChannelFireball/status/1193642529012506624

Decks at 23+ Points (Hint: More Oko):
https://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/2019MC6/mythic-championship-vi-23-27-standard-match-point-decklists

Eric Froehlich on Timing Between B&R and MCVII:
https://twitter.com/efropoker/status/1193620935183613952?s=20

2 LatAm Players in Top 8:
https://twitter.com/kozistranslator/status/1193610158385115136

Win Rates and Spiciest Decks:
https://www.magic.gg/news/the-standard-win-rates-and-spiciest-decks-at-mythic-championship-vi

Reid Thanks Owen:
https://twitter.com/nicknprince/status/1193243493134503937

Jess Estephan Speaks Out:
https://twitter.com/jesstephan/status/1193667100432359424

Ondrej Strasky Wins:
https://twitter.com/MagicEsports/status/1193682492039016448?s=20

 

Gather the Townsfolk

Pioneer B&R:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/november-11-2019-pioneer-banned-announcement

https://twitter.com/CorriganAbe/status/1191405576829440006

 

Aaron Forsythe Discusses B&R Timings:
https://twitter.com/mtgaaron/status/1193717482009137154?s=20

 

Mystery Booster Roundup

MagicFest Events:
https://twitter.com/ChannelFireball/status/1192557074518953984

Contents of a Booster:
https://twitter.com/GavinVerhey/status/1192573814321950722?s=19

Gavin Teases Set Size:
https://twitter.com/GavinVerhey/status/1192589013661683713

https://twitter.com/GavinVerhey/status/1192582377194901505

Playtest Cards:
https://twitter.com/GavinVerhey/status/1192582023732498432

Sao Paulo 2020 Getting Events (But Not Sao Paulo 2019):

https://twitter.com/ChannelFireball/status/1192807898050465794?s=19

Playtest Cards are Convention-Exclusive:
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/530147173002772481/642379665197236245/Screenshot_20191108-150521.png

https://twitter.com/HipstersMTG/status/1192858637192044547

Official Preview:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/mystery-booster-revealed-2019-11-11

Release Notes:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/mystery-booster-release-notes-2019-11-11

Playtest Artist Credits:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/mystery-booster-playtest-card-artists-2019-11-11

Gavin Talks Possible Pulls:
https://twitter.com/GavinVerhey/status/1193926078844137472

Booster Box Size and Pricing:
https://old.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/dve1bl/mystery_booster_box_size_and_pricing/

Do Playtest Cards Need to Feel Less Real?:
https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/189039471348/if-the-playtest-cards-didnt-have-magic-backs

 

2020 SCG Tour Update:

http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/39305_20-SCG-Tour-Update.html 

https://old.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/dt9ny0/additional_transparency_regarding_the_2020_scg/ 

 

Matthias Hunt Missing #SCGCON:
https://twitter.com/MtGMatthias/status/1193964448685469696?s=09

 

Twitch Wants to Host a Post-B&R Tournament:
https://twitter.com/TwitchEsports/status/1193063456519397376

https://twitter.com/TwitchEsports/status/1194476716456054784

 

MaRo Talks Constructed Formats:
https://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/189015143473/re-the-majority-of-players-dont-play

 

Arena State of the Game:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/mtg-arena-state-game-november-2019-11-13

Historic Rollout: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/mtg-arena-historic-rollout-2019-11-13

 

Game Knights:
https://twitter.com/joshleekwai/status/1192558244318740481?s=21

 

Paul Rietzl Missing MCVI:
https://twitter.com/paulrietzl/status/1192493655719727104?s=19

 

Desperate Ravings

War of the Spark: Forsaken Roundup

Cary’s Take:
https://twitter.com/stillcary/status/1193178701674012672

Cube April Clips a Passage:

https://twitter.com/cubeapril/status/1194305407164076033?s=21

Hipsters’s Review:

https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2019/11/reviewing-war-of-the-spark-forsaken/

Christine and Ashlen’s Photo:

https://twitter.com/cspranklerun/status/1194319225487122434

Evan Windsor is Quitting:

https://medium.com/@shovelmage/why-im-quitting-magic-the-gathering-6c1c997f4bd9

https://twitter.com/survivorevan/status/1194408840227241985?s=19

Michael Yichao’s Thoughts:

https://twitter.com/michaelyichao/status/1194621563695288325?s=19

Ethan Fleischer and Alison Luhrs Aren’t Happy (Tweets Deleted)

Doug Beyer Disappointed:

https://twitter.com/omnidoug/status/1194664180399296513?s=12

Reclusive Wizard’s Insider Story:

https://twitter.com/ReclusiveWizard/status/1194676796395884544

Prof’s Review:

https://youtu.be/-f_BLU16OO0

Avery Alder’s Take:

https://twitter.com/lackingceremony/status/1195039254071525376?s=21

Cube April Being Asked if People Care:

https://twitter.com/CubeApril/status/1195125733674438657?s=20

The Petition:

https://twitter.com/AEMarling/status/1195100370445324288

D&D Simultaneously Expanding Marketing to LGBTQ:
https://twitter.com/adambarnello/status/1195031833873920006?s=21

 

Oko Wins a Vintage Challenge:
https://twitter.com/Gennair/status/1193333590165278720?s=19

 

Willy Edel Roundup

No Mystery Booster Events at Sao Paulo:
https://twitter.com/bazardebagda/status/1189228433039134720

Fractional Invites:
https://twitter.com/bazardebagda/status/1189228433039134720

LatAm Generally Getting Hosed:
https://twitter.com/bazardebagda/status/1188106276582100992

https://twitter.com/bazardebagda/status/1184199861324931072

 

Level Up Games’s Burglars Caught:
https://twitter.com/LodestoneCG/status/1192584940061376513?s=20

 

Splash Damage

Toy Hall of Fame Inductees:

https://www.museumofplay.org/press/releases/2019/11/5690-2019-toy-hall-of-fame-inductees-announced 

 

Looking for 3D Animators:

https://bardel.applytojob.com/apply/YMHnQUFCxv/3D-Animator-Magic-The-Gathering 

 

YouTuber’s Lifetime Fortnite Ban:
https://kotaku.com/youtubers-lifetime-fortnite-ban-opens-conversation-abou-1839700646

 

The Finisher

Begun, the streaming wars have. AppleTV launched earlier this month, Disney+ launched this week, and just a few hours later Netflix and Nickelodeon announced that they’d be jägering together to help fight against the new dogs on the block too. And Magic had their own entertainment debut this week too, albeit much worse than any of the streamer services, with the release of War for the Spark: Forsaken. Now, Magic: The Gathering is a big brand with gravitas and clout. So it’s a good feather in a streaming services’ cap. So tell me: what would you produce using MTG’s vast variety of fabulous characters and storylines to try to compete in the Stream Wars?

Nov 8, 2019

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Filmdate - 11/5/19

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Nov 7, 2019

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Airdate - 11/6/19

 

First Pick

CommandFest Roundup

CFB’s Promo Video:
https://twitter.com/channelfireball/status/1190314053207547905?s=21

Sold Out:

https://twitter.com/tolariancollege/status/1190721734149754881?s=21

Value Difference Between CommandFests:

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/drvcuu/the_125_3_day_pass_to_cfb_run_commandfest_seattle/

 

Gather the Townsfolk

 

Pioneer B&R Roundup

Expect the Announcement Monday Afternoons:
https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/1190320170985644032

Ban Veil of Summer:

https://twitter.com/CorriganAbe/status/1191405576829440006?s=19

The Announcement:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/november-4-2019-pioneer-banned-announcement

A Look at Most Banned Sets:
https://twitter.com/mellifluoresce/status/1191518697636139009?s=21

The Stats:
https://twitter.com/mtgaaron/status/1191594540789989376?s=19

 

Olivia Gobert-Hicks Joins Commander Advisory Group:

https://twitter.com/SheldonMenery/status/1190358299490676736

 

MTGO Pioneer PTQ Nearly 400 People:

https://twitter.com/numotthenummy/status/1190307763852677120?s=21

 

MTG Content Creators Awards:

https://www.mtgcontentcreatorsawards.com/

 

European League:

https://twitter.com/FACEIT/status/1191703071065292800

https://twitter.com/FACEIT/status/1191703083371388928

 

Desperate Ravings

Bad GP Richmond Incoming - GP Lyon Roundup

Most Played Cards:
https://twitter.com/ChannelFireball/status/1190631977122246656

Day 1 Metagame:

https://twitter.com/ChannelFireball/status/1190617829298626560

Day 2 Metagame:
https://twitter.com/ChannelFireball/status/1190695675136266242

Temur Reclamation:
https://twitter.com/ChannelFireball/status/1190715722202263552

GP Nagoya Top 8:
https://mtgazone.com/magicfest-nagoya-2019-top-8-decklists-and-metagame-breakdown/

 

AetherHub Banning Oko:
https://twitter.com/andreliverod/status/1191008428308750341

 

NRG’s Pioneer Event:

https://twitter.com/NRGSeries/status/1190649035645800448?s=19

https://nerdragegaming.wpengine.com/decklists-archive/pioneer-nrg-ct-november-2019/

Pioneer Added to the NRG Series:
https://twitter.com/NRGSeries/status/1191543360944668673

MTGO Pioneer PTQ Nearly 400 People:

https://twitter.com/numotthenummy/status/1190307763852677120?s=21

 

Oko Banned! ...In Arena Brawl:

https://twitter.com/mtg_arena/status/1191764883790061568?s=21

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/410942703623208960/641366258469830662/image_from_ios.png

Oko Wins Three Formats at EW:
https://twitter.com/raff_sputin/status/1191194642085285888?s=21

Black Lelkus:
https://twitter.com/lsv/status/1191043545940889600?s=19

MTG Wikipedia Elk Takeover:
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/410942703623208960/639868468107411456/screenshot_20191101-114113_chrome.png

Bans After Big Events Hurts Interest:
https://twitter.com/Michael_A_Jacob/status/1191852452615720960

Ethan Fleischer Talks About Oko’s Development:
https://twitter.com/EthanFleischer/status/1191112657249505280?s=19

 

“It’s In Karate”:
https://twitter.com/mtgRikipedia/status/1192069711657353216

 

Jérémy Dezani’s Odd Opponent:

https://twitter.com/JDezani/status/1190896706315079681?s=19

 

Rebecca Guay Selling Proofs in $500 Batches:
https://twitter.com/vorthosmike/status/1191722832369197056?s=21

 

Magic’s FOMO:
https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2019/11/why-its-time-to-address-fomo-in-magic

 

Splash Damage

FTC Updated Influencer Rules:

https://twitter.com/TroubleTruck/status/1191922046273495041?s=19

 

Xiaomeng “VKLioooon” Li Wins Hearthstone Global Finals:
https://twitter.com/HSesports/status/1190772005642964992

https://twitter.com/HSesports/status/1190769101162967040

https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/11/03/vkliooon-becomes-first-ever-woman-to-take-home-global-hearthstone-championship

 

ManaStrike:
https://twitter.com/foxesforsale/status/1191583852000530433?s=21

https://aetherhub.com/Article/Magic-Mana-Strike---The-new-Mobile-MTG-Game

 

The Finisher

 

Breaking news here on Magic Mics, never before reported anywhere else: Oko is Broko. Banned in Brawl this week. Taking over Standard, Pioneer, Modern, Legacy, and now Vintage. We reached peak meme over the weekend, as a Black Lotus got turned into a 3/3 Elk to help attack for lethal in the vintage Championships. It seems that everything and everyone is all Elks all the time, and I’m not sure how many more bridges we have to cross before we achieve The Final FrontElk. So tell me: what else is left for Oko to conquer?

Nov 1, 2019

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Filmdate - 10/29/19

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Nov 1, 2019

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Airdate - 10/31/19

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