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Airdate - 4/29/20

 

First Pick

 

Sunsetting Planeswalker Points:

https://magic.gg/news/sunsetting-planeswalker-points

https://twitter.com/MaxPlaysMTG/status/1254798245173301250

https://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/planeswalker-points-be-decomissioned-may-27

And The History Too:
https://twitter.com/bmkibler/status/1254790534859612161?s=21

https://twitter.com/Top8Games/status/1254805347514175490

https://twitter.com/zbeg/status/1254855639060213761

https://twitter.com/lsv/status/1254924695289204736?s=21

https://twitter.com/kaibudde/status/1255150903058808832

https://twitter.com/steveexplosion/status/1255152475113435136

How to Download Your PWP History:
https://twitter.com/mtgmetaio/status/1254826088460681216?s=20



Gather the Townsfolk

 

Secret Lair: The Godzilla Lands:
https://twitter.com/MTGSecretLair/status/1253715827330867201

https://twitter.com/MTGSecretLair/status/1253734816656154624?s=20

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-secret-lair-drop-series-godzilla-lands-2020-04-24

People Still Waiting for Previous Drops:
https://twitter.com/scalias_boner/status/1253717883672199171?s=20

Better Serving EU:
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/410942703623208960/703296843123130368/Screenshot_2020-04-24_at_18.29.32.png

SPBKASO on Promo Basics:
https://twitter.com/SaffronOlive/status/1250804772267069442?s=19

 

COVID-19 Roundup

Hareruya Can’t Ship to US:
https://twitter.com/hareruyaEnglish/status/1253228742312210433?s=19

Gathering of the Juggalos Postponed:
https://twitter.com/icp/status/1253103845644828675

MTG Revenues Increases Significantly Despite COVID-19:
https://twitter.com/hipstersmtg/status/1255469828980314112?s=21

SCG Cancels More Events:
https://articles.starcitygames.com/news/scg-louisville-scg-philadelphia-and-scg-con-summer-cancelled/

 

Prof Sits Down With MaRo:
https://twitter.com/TolarianCollege/status/1255147368174870528

 

Arena Ranks Among Most Impactful PC Games for Q1 2020:
https://esportsobserver.com/q12020-pc-games-impact-index/

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/410942703623208960/704755823796158464/Screenshot_2020-04-28_at_19.07.35.png

 

Nick Coss Donates to Hospital:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10104231410960647&id=33601677

 

Desperate Ravings

 

The Stockbrokers of Magic:
https://www.wired.com/story/the-stockbrokers-of-magic-the-gathering-play-for-keeps/

 

WotC Eroding Consumer Confidence:
https://medium.com/@elaine.cao.93/wizards-of-the-coast-is-eroding-consumer-confidence-in-magic-the-gathering-43503f74d9cc

 

Magic Legends Preview: Noursish:
https://twitter.com/HueyJensen/status/1255163607953760256?s=19

 

Willy Edel on Ikoria Limited:
https://twitter.com/bazardebagda/status/1253483138195632129

 

UltraPro’s Bluetooth Speaker Deckbox:
https://twitter.com/UltraProIntl/status/1253741904841207813

https://twitter.com/UltraProIntl/status/1253743011298545664

 

Just Another Modern Monday:
https://twitter.com/TolarianCollege/status/1253360819435266054?s=19

Splash Damage

 

Dana Fischer Featured on Wikipedia:
https://i.redd.it/srb051avfzu41.png

 

Hasbro Making Face Shields:
https://www.mynbc5.com/article/game-factory-face-shields/32279090?fbclid=IwAR2AvKNHVjWb00bh_JyF-w_0yTvylSytesddThRnwgccmNvbVVwvFM364Vk#

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/26/business/hasbro-face-shields-coronavirus/index.html

 

Jim Sterling’s Sponsorship:
https://twitter.com/TolarianCollege/status/1254811238388740102

The Finisher

Today, April 29, seven years ago in 2013 was the final episode of Magic The Newsening. Your home for fair, balanced, and counterbalanced reporting and your number one source for Magic news… ening. And it’s the reason we have The Finisher here on Magic Mics. And the news is already so gall-dern weird, so tell me: what less-than-meaty topic in the Magic News(-ening) this week do you have a funny for?

Apr 24, 2020

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Filmdate - 4/20/20

Apr 23, 2020

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Airdate - 4/22/20


First Pick

Ikoria Roundup

Magic: The Onioning on Broken Simic Cards:
https://twitter.com/RealMtgNews/status/1248305281928515585
LRR’s Post-Prerelease:
https://twitter.com/loadingreadyrun/status/1248356236682121216
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2YETYw7lIk
Comprehensive Rules Changes:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/comprehensive-rules-changes-2020-04-10
Matty Designs Alternate Cards Based on Godzilla Series:
https://twitter.com/mattystudios/status/1249119547984142336?s=21
Joe Dyer’s “The King of the Monsters”:
https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/the-king-of-the-monsters
Japanese Exclusives not in EN or FR Collector Boosters:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/japanese-exclusives-not-included-en-and-fr-collector-boosters-2020-04-16
https://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/japanese-exclusives-not-included-en-and-fr-collector-boosters
SPBKASO Finds an Old Article:
https://twitter.com/SaffronOlive/status/1252189306258624512?s=20
Policy Update:
https://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2020/04/20/policy-update-for-ikoria-lair-of-behemoths/
Sam Black’s Article on Companion:
https://articles.starcitygames.com/premium/companion-is-the-worst-mechanic-for-the-health-of-magic-since-phyrexian-mana/
Ryan Spain’s Take:
https://twitter.com/RyanSpain/status/1252982221180252165
Dave Humpherys’s Reply:
https://twitter.com/Grumpherys/status/1252985147240050690
PVDDR on Whether Companion Should Exist:
https://twitter.com/PVDDR/status/1252267864578502661
Digital Doesn’t Affect Design as Much as People Think:
https://twitter.com/trulyaliem/status/1252990242178519040
https://twitter.com/maro254/status/1252992013080748036
https://twitter.com/maro254/status/1252992410960801797

Lutri Banned in Brawl:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/april-13-2020-banned-and-restricted-announcement

Gather the Townsfolk

Flash (The Card, not the Mechanic) Banned in Commander:
https://mtgcommander.net/index.php/2020/04/20/april-2020-rules-update/

Relief Roundup
Origins Postponed:
https://twitter.com/misterorange/status/1248341398144847875?s=20
Less C20 Product:
https://twitter.com/HipstersMTG/status/1248364081783939079?s=20
Magali Recovering:
https://twitter.com/Cathaoir1/status/1249714323401969664?s=09
Cardhoarder Allowing Loan Program Members to Request Free Accounts:
https://twitter.com/cardhoarder/status/1249813709699989504?s=19
SDCC Canceled:
https://comicbook.com/irl/2020/04/17/san-diego-comic-con-2020-sdcc-cancelled-coronavirus-pandemic/
Jumpstart Delayed:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/jumpstart-release-shifts-july-17-2020-04-20
Carlos Romao Comments on WotC’s Fulfillment of MPL Contract:
https://twitter.com/Jabsmtg/status/1252773379020656640

CFB Pro:
https://twitter.com/ChannelFireball/status/1250219920224387072?s=20

Arena Roundup
State of the Game:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP7hipBND6c

MagicFest in a Box In More Markets:
https://twitter.com/CFBEvents/status/1248366131812982785

State of MTGO:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-online/state-magic-online-april-2020-04-10

Omaze Sweepstakes to Design a Card:
https://www.omaze.com/products/magic-the-gathering?ref=magic

MTG Merch from Design by Humans:
https://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/MagicTheGathering/

Givezillathon:
https://twitter.com/ChannelFireball/status/1249799389180309505

Desperate Ravings
Secret Lair Ultimate Edition Roundup
Stores Price-Gouging:
https://www.reddit.com/r/mtgfinance/comments/fz0am1/how_much_is_the_preorder_price_for_secret_lair

MTGO Economy Booming:
https://twitter.com/cardhoarder/status/1251541126621749248?s=21


Splash Damage

TCGplayer Roundup
Bernie Supports Union:
https://twitter.com/BernieSanders/status/1250809042756345856
Wage Increase:
https://help.tcgplayer.com/hc/en-us/articles/360046292154

CMON Audit:
https://techraptor.net/tabletop/news/cmon-audit-spells-potential-trouble-for-tabletop-publisher

The Finisher

It’s a Companion’s world, we’re just living in it. A deck’s new best friend is all the rage these days, as the honeymoon phase of Magic’s newest broken mechanic hasn’t worn off yet. We all expect Geruda, Jegantha, Kaheera, Keruga, Lurrus, Lutri, Obosh, Umori, Yorion, and Zirda to be the bee’s knees until they rotate or find a banning in basically every format they’re played in, but tell me: if you were a companion, what would you do?

Apr 20, 2020

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Filmdate - 4/13/20

 

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Apr 9, 2020

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Airdate - 4/8/20

 

First Pick

Ikoria Roundup

Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhj7mx1wfGM

Planeswalker’s Guide:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/planeswalkers-guide-ikoria-2020-04-02?

Collecting Ikoria:

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/collecting-ikoria-2020-04-02

Lutri Banned in Commander:
https://twitter.com/SheldonMenery/status/1245730022859685890

https://mtgcommander.net/

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/410942703623208960/695524044186976276/image0.png

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z59eCLi2Re0

Spacegodzilla:

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/statement-spacegodzilla-2020-04-02

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/3/21206838/godzilla-magic-the-gathering-trading-card-game-spacegodzilla-death-corona

WotC Debunking a Fake Leak:
https://old.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/ftpfdn/iko_colossal_dreadmaw_not_a_joke/fm8bhin/

Arena Preorder Bundles:
https://twitter.com/MTG_Arena/status/1245765460966150144

Acquiring Godzilla Styles in Arena:

https://forums.mtgarena.com/forums/threads/64319

Dad Pancoast Modeled for General Kudro:
https://twitter.com/rpancoast_art/status/1246147355751186433

Prof Declines a Preview Card:
https://twitter.com/TolarianCollege/status/1246498739662942208?s=20

LGS Preorder Incentives:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/be-your-stores-champion-2020-04-06

Arena Mastery System:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/ikoria-lair-behemoths-mastery-system-2020-04-06

https://twitter.com/SaffronOlive/status/1247250384776826884?s=20

https://twitter.com/saffronolive/status/1247252783981625349?s=21

https://www.reddit.com/r/MagicArena/comments/fwfa5v/iko_mastery_first_ever_which_has_negative_net/

https://old.reddit.com/r/MagicArena/comments/fw27h4/iko_mastery_pass_value_analysis/

Sam Black Hates Companion:
https://twitter.com/SamuelHBlack/status/1247933490924064768

Willy Edel Thinks Companion is Fine:
https://twitter.com/bazardebagda/status/1247930080753483776

Prof On Two Preview Seasons Overlapping:

https://twitter.com/tolariancollege/status/1247272034633056256?s=21

 

Gather the Townsfolk

Favorite Cards:

 

EVAN -

Godzilla, King of the Monsters

Nethroi, Apex of Death (Biollante, Plant Beast Form)

Fiend Artisan

Ruinous Ultimatum

Bastion of Remembrance

 

ERIN - 

Eerie Ultimatum

Bushmeat Poacher

Lurrus of the Dream Den

Netherborn Altar

Mythos of Snapdax

 

REUBEN -

The Ozolith

Shark Typhoon

Drannith Magistrate

Call of the Death-Dweller

Flame Spill

 

Arena Cube Card List:

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/mtg-arena-cube-sealed-card-list-2020-04-03

Best: Teferi, Lilliana, Garruk; Casualties of War, Settle the Wreckage; best 1 drop is Knight of the Ebon Legion

 

MagicFest Online Season 2:
https://twitter.com/ChannelFireball/status/1246933671245996032?s=20

 

Legends: A Visual History:
https://twitter.com/jay13x/status/1246128021968478214?s=12

 

Desperate Ravings

 

Hasbro 2019 Earnings Report:
https://hasbro.gcs-web.com/static-files/88b2a83b-2368-463a-9489-6cf31dc209ac

 

B&R Update (Spoiler: Lutri Probably Banned in Brawl):

https://twitter.com/wizards_magic/status/1247660132244148224?s=20

 

LGSs Still Running In-Store Events Despite Lockdowns:
https://www.facebook.com/100000049736816/posts/3119698484708445/

 

Original Inspiration for EDH:
https://twitter.com/mtghistory/status/1246422592115916800?s=21

The Finisher

Tonight is the first night of Passover, which celebrates the people Israel’s exodus from Egypt. It’s a time for being thankful for what you have even in the face of horrible disaster. Sounds fitting. So as we eat our kishkas and our koogull and our matzah ball soup, tell me: what’ is something you’re thankful for right now?

Apr 3, 2020

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Filmdate - 3/30/20

Apr 2, 2020

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Airdate - 4/1/20

First Pick
WIZARDS OF THE COAST PRESENTS: AFTER GREAT DELIBERATION, WE HAVE COMPILED AND REMASTERED THE GREATEST MAGIC: THE GATHERING CARDS OF ALL TIME, EVER
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/wizards-coast-presents-after-great-deliberation-we-have-compiled-and

Gather the Townsfolk
Ikoria Roundup
Sundered Bond eBook:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/ikoria-lair-behemoths-sundered-bond-ebook-available-preorder-2020-03-26
Release Changes:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/changes-release-ikoria-lair-behemoths-2020-03-26
https://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/ikoria-rescheduled-may-15-na-eu-and-latam
MTG’s Facebook Cover Photo:
https://www.facebook.com/MagicTheGathering/photos/d41d8cd9/10163083173345307/
Where to Find Previews:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/where-find-ikoria-and-c20-previews-2020-03-31
Mechanic AMA:
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/410942703623208960/694631798856220762/91553997_2584221931895610_2668405847486365696_n.png

COVID-19 Roundup
TCGplayer Direct Paused:
https://old.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/fpfr0x/tcgplayer_direct_paused_until_april_17th/
Password Cabbage:
https://twitter.com/thebloodsower/status/1243473679079608321?s=19
Secret Lair Shipments Delayed by COVID-19:
https://i.imgur.com/QYw9r86.jpg
Mage Market Shutting Down:
https://twitter.com/Peer_Rich/status/1244329415305302016?s=20
CFB Pausing Buylist:
https://twitter.com/ChannelFireball/status/1244670834372947974
PVDDR Might Have It:
https://twitter.com/PVDDR/status/1245085707183575041?s=19
More MagicFests Canceled:
https://twitter.com/ChannelFireball/status/1245147345865621504?s=20
ESports Update:
https://magic.gg/news/esports-update-mpl-rivals-and-competitor-2020-partial-season-changes
Raphael Levy’s Preview Card with Gael Monfils:
https://twitter.com/raphlevymtg/status/1245339383647133696

Mark Jacobson Wins MagicFest Online Weekend Championship:
https://twitter.com/markjmtg/status/1244430908901355520?s=20

Free Mystery Boosters to WPN Stores:
https://twitter.com/HipstersMTG/status/1243291325052698624?s=20

Happy Birthday Gavin:
https://twitter.com/gavinverhey/status/1244300441199886336?s=21

Bard Narson Leaves SCG:
https://twitter.com/StarCityGames/status/1245006181925638144

Desperate Ravings
Original Painting for Living Wall Sold:
https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2020/03/original-painting-for-living-wall-sells-for-45000/

Joseph Dyer Denied for MTG Content Creator Program:
https://twitter.com/volrathxp/status/1244952532084023297?s=19

Splash Damage

Animal Crossing Outfits:
https://twitter.com/MTG_Arena/status/1243678958555557888

Twitch Ban Update:
https://twitter.com/DevinNash/status/1243701545788555264?s=19

The Finisher

Happy April Fool’s Day everyone! As you all surely know, April Fool’s Day celebrates France’s switch from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar in 1582, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563. People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1 and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes and were called “April fools.” An origin that sounds fake… but isn’t. So in celebration of all things harmless prank and hilarious joke, what’s a true Magic fact about you that sounds like an April Fool?

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