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Oct 15, 2015

First Pick -

 

http://patreon.com/magicmics

 

http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/131186906308/will-oath-of-the-gatewatch-also-have-full-art

 

Desperate Ravings -

 

https://twitter.com/OwenTweetenwald/status/652522058799296512

and the ensuing discussion with rabble rouser Ari Lax

 

https://twitter.com/oarsman79/status/653412074563989504

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3of7oq/shots_fired/

Joe Lossett calls out Jeff Hoogland re: Legacy

 

Gather the Townsfolk -

“Unfair, Unfun, and Punishing”

http://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/unfun-unfair-and-punishing-eighth-edition

 

The Nerdist, ‘Now Is the Perfect Time To Be a Magic the Gathering Player’ http://nerdist.com/now-is-the-perfect-time-to-be-a-magic-the-gathering-player/

 

Going Infinite -

 

http://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2015/09/drawing-live-is-professional-magic-still-a-game/

 

Splash Damage (didn't cover) -

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/alexandre-dreyfus/video-games-online-poker_b_8285436.html

 

The Finisher:


This weekend, three new players will enter the Magic The Gathering Pro Tour Hall of Fame: Eric Froehlich, Shota Yasooka, and Willy Edel. When they finally make the Magic Media Hall of Fame, and you get in, what will your opening line in your Hall of Fame induction speech be?

Oct 8, 2015

Magic Mics 10/7/15

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First Pick - High price of fat packs, Jace is $80 a piece.

SCG Indianapolis - http://www.starcitygames.com/events/031015_indianapolis.html

Top 8 average price - $640

Gather the Townsfolk - Meet the women of Magic the Gathering: http://www.gadgette.com/2015/10/02/meet-the-women-of-magic-the-gathering/

Going Infinite - Canadian Highlander

https://canadianhighlander.wordpress.com/

Splash Damage - Theft recovered: http://www.fox9.com/news/27476251-story#

The Finisher:

One of MagicTCG’s top Reddit threads this week is from DJDrummer, who created a ten-foot tall balloon sculpture of Sliver Queen. So which Magic card would you like to see get the balloon sculpture treatment next?

Oct 1, 2015

Magic Mics 9/30/15

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First Pick - BFZ prerelease


Desperate Ravings - Unbanned Black Vise; Banning Dig Through Time in Legacy; Restricted Chalice of the Void & Dig Through Time; Unrestricted Thirst for Knowledge

Dig Through Time - bad for old formats, good for Standard?

Gather the Townsfolk - The Meadery offering free, easy to use Community Blogs

http://themeadery.org

Splash Damage -

Hex/WotC lawsuit settled out of court
https://www.hextcg.com/press-release-settlement/

The Finisher:

Today is International Podcasting Day! So in honor of unnecessary internet holidays, what made-up holiday are you looking forward to celebrating?

Sep 24, 2015

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First Pick -

 

Are we talking about Evan and SCG parting ways? Because that is actually what everyone is talking about.

 

“Do you want play with Abzan?”

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3lhdrl/by_request_do_you_wanna_play_with_abzan_aka_brad/

 

Gather the Townsfolk -

http://www.starcitygames.com/article/31550_Abzan-Confluence.html

 

http://www.starcitygames.com/article/31583_Power-And-Toughness.html

 

The Red Zone - PVDDR’s article shitting on BFZ, kind of hidden from the world, then called out for it

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3m2ltv/channel_fireball_buries_article_critical_of/

 

Splash Damage -

Draft Kings - Betting on eSports; Sponsoring Solo Mid

 

The Finisher:


The results are in: on Blogatog, Mark Rosewater’s personal Magic Tumblr page, the top 5 worlds that Magic players would like to see MTG return to were posted. And the top 5 are: Innistrad, Lorwyn, Dominaria, Kamigawa, and New Phyrexia. So other than those, which worlds would you like to see Magic return to?

Sep 18, 2015

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First Pick - Spoilers

 

Slide 1:

Part the Waterveil

Brutal Expulsion

Greenwarden of Murasa

 

Slide 2:

Scatter to the Winds (Cancel + Awaken)

Woodland Wanderer

Void Winnower

 

Slide 3:

Fertile Thicket

Mortuary Mire

Shambling Vent

 

Gather the Townsfolk - Wizards announces they’re shuttering their community forums. Moving everything to Reddit.com/r/magictcg

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/wizards-coast-community-forums-be-shut-down-2015-09-16

 

Desperate Ravings - 

Blind player at the prerelease

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3kwdvp/including_a_blind_player_at_prereleases/ 

 

Splash Damage -

$40k “Grand Prix” for Hearthstone, 200 player cap; 24 players & 240k prize pool for the Team League; Why? Sponsors! What WotC isn’t doing.

 

https://twitter.com/Juzam_/status/644192317310672897 

 

The Finisher:

http://www.channelfireball.com/articles/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-magic-but-were-afraid-to-ask/

 

This week, Matt Sperling wrote an article entitled “Everything you wanted to know about Magic but were afraid to ask,” that has some excellent lessons gleaned from his two decades in the game. Such as “when a bad player wins a tournament, their deck is usually better than it looks,” and, “Trust everyone, but cut their cards.” So what’s another critical life lesson that you’ve learned from Magic that you’d like to share?

Sep 12, 2015

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First Pick - Spoilers

Meandering Towershell

 

Slide #1

Ob Nixilis Reignited

Kiora, Master of the Depths

Smothering Abomination

 

Slide #2

Desolation Twin

Bring to Light

Roil Spout

 

Slide #3

Lumbering Falls

 

Gather the Townsfolk - 

What to call the BFZ Duals...

 

Splash Damage -

Hearthstone World Championships is bad

https://www.reddit.com/r/hearthstone/comments/3k0g2q/how_not_to_qualify_for_blizzcon/

http://www.gosugamers.net/hearthstone/features/4440-what-blizzard-got-wrong-about-this-year-s-world-championship 

 

Pass The Salt - 

Full-Art lands with words & text box all over them.

 

The Finisher:

 

The Community Cup is later this month, and should the Community Team win it was announced that players who log in to MTGO during the event will get a foil full-art Battle for Zendikar basic land. But should the Wizards Team win, we will get… a foil Drown in Sorrow. Awwww. So for MTGOCC 2016, what should the player prizes be?

Sep 4, 2015

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First Pick -

PAX Spoilers

Expedition Lands

Learning to Play at PAX!

Going Infinite -

Tango Dual Lands

Gather the Townsfolk -

World Championship: Seth Manfield

 

The Finisher:

At PAX Prime this past weekend, Limited Resources, one of the most beloved Magic podcasts of all time, recorded its 300th episode in front of a live audience. So in honor of their monumental achievement, I want to know: what would the 300th episode of Magic Mics look like?

Sep 1, 2015

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First Pick - 

New Mulligan Rule beginning with BFZ Prereleases

 

Gather the Townsfolk - 

2015 Magic State of Design

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/state-design-2015-2015-08-24 

 

Splash Damage - Puzzle Quest

Puzzle Quest featuring MTG

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/arcana/announcing-magic-gathering-puzzle-quest-2015-08-26 

 

AV Club 

http://www.avclub.com/article/22-years-magic-gathering-brainiest-its-ever-been-224197 

 

YouTube vs Twitch

https://gaming.youtube.com/

 

Pass The Salt -

Why even bother making regular land frame Zendikar lands? 

 

The Finisher:

 

As we mentioned earlier in the show, Magic is introducing Puzzle Quest soon, coming soon to a mom’s iPad near you. So as Magic tries to expand their demographics, what is the next Magic crossover game you anticipate from Wizards of the Coast?

Aug 21, 2015

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First Pick - 

 

New Battle for Zendikar Keywords and their implications

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/arcana/duel-decks-zendikar-vs-eldrazi-2015-08-17 

 

Gather the Townsfolk - 

Magic at PAX

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/arcana/battle-zendikar-pax-prime-2015-08-18 

 

Splash Damage -

VS 2PCG released

 

Desperate Ravings 

 

Hangarback is EVERYWHERE - http://i.imgur.com/TQ64SvQ.png

 

Top 8 of GP London: http://sales.starcitygames.com/deckdatabase/deckshow.php?event_ID=3&t[T1]=1&start_date=2015-08-15&end_date=2015-08-15&state=&city=London&order_1=finish&limit=8&t_num=1&action=Show+Decks 

 

GP Detroit - Team sealed has little variance. 

 

Blast from the Past - 

 

Stuck in the Middle with Bruce, by John “Friggin’” Rizzo http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/misc/2005_Stuck_In_The_Middle_With_Bruce.html

 

The Finisher:

 

Eternal Weekend is this weekend August 22-23, featuring Legacy Champs and Vintage Champs in the City of Brotherly Love: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. And the Vintage playmat is Tolarian Academy! So what less-than-loved strategies do you guys think will finally make their marks on the Type 1 and 1.5 metagames?

Aug 13, 2015

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First Pick - 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/2015-community-cup-2015-08-12 

 

Gather the Townsfolk - 

FTV: Angels revealed: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/vault-angels-2015-08-10 

 

LSV, Jackie Lee, and Ian Duke

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/organized-play/2015-world-championship-coverage-plan-2015-08-07 

 

GP SeaTac has Delver of Secrets products

http://gpseatac.com/ 

 

Splash Damage - 

http://venturebeat.com/2015/08/11/hearthstone-makes-20-million-a-month-thats-more-than-dota-2/

 

Hearthstone making estimated $20Million per month. 

 

Blast from the Past  - 

 

This gem was recently uncovered and reshared on MTG Reddit, it’s MTG from ESPN2 in 1997. Boy this is painful to watch!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L95mhQF2mu0&app=desktop

 

 

The Finisher:

 

Wizards of the Coast announced the 2015 Holiday Gift Box this week, and in it are 5 Battle for Zendikar booster packs, some non-full art basic lands, and much much more. So what, pray tell, is that much, much more?

 

Aug 10, 2015

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First Pick - 

OP Changes announced at PT Origins: 

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/PTOriginsOPAnnouncement 

 

Gather the Townsfolk - 

Legendary Cube? http://magic.wizards.com/en/MTGO/articles/archive/magic-online/announcing-legendary-cube-2015-08-05  

 

Going Infinite - 

Mox Boarding House’s Modern Rematch of the Century: https://othersideoftheplanet.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/rematch-of-the-century-modern-no-banned-list/

 

Decklists -

http://tappedout.net/users/EventsMBH/mtg-decks/

 

The Red Zone  - MaRo announces BFZ will not contain fetchlands, but will contain full art lands, and a new rare cycle of lands: http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/125946926763/first-of-all-love-your-work-secondly-any-chance

 

The Finisher -

 

Pro Tour Vancouver took place over the last weekend, where the new so-called “Vancouver mulligan” was introduced. So what is the next gameplay change that Wizards will introduce to improve the player experience?

Aug 1, 2015

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First Pick - BFZ pre-release changes: http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/125230819733/when-do-bfz-spoiler-weeks-start

 

Gather the Townsfolk - 

Oblivion Sower revealed - no Annihilator; possible Avenger of Zendikar reprint? 

 

Going Infinite -

Planeswalker Points - Professor discussed how kinda useless they are.

 

The Red Zone  - 

Ari Lax discussing throwing a draft on Twitter: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3ertfh/is_wrecking_an_opponents_draft_for_a_teammate_in/

 

Splash Damage - 

Magic Duels released on Steam. 

 

The Finisher:

 

From the Vault: Angels will be released on August 21, featuring some of the most iconic angels from Magic history. So what’s the next iconic Magic product?

Jul 31, 2015

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In this episode...

 

First Pick - Magic Online prize changes:

https://twitter.com/cardhoarder/status/623970452436819968 

 

Desperate Ravings -

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3dr4lj/can_we_address_this_waste/ 

 

The Red Zone - 

Mark Nestico’s ‘Why PPTQs Are Bad for Magic,’ http://www.starcitygames.com/article/31242_Why-PPTQs-Are-Hurting-Magic.html

 

Gather the Townsfolk - 

Yu-Gi-Oh Defector

http://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3e423h/im_a_yugioh_defector_and_i_have_to_say_it_the/ 

 

Splash Damage - 

The disaster that was Hearthstone’s International Women’s Invitational: http://www.dailydot.com/esports/hearthstone-womens-tournaments/

 

The Finisher: In the most recent Uncharted Realms, “Catching Up,” planeswalkers Jace and Liliana catch up on their planeswalker things at the planeswalker pub. So which two characters from Magic do you want to see meet in the next episode?

Jul 18, 2015

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First Pick - 

http://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2015/07/13/magic-origins-policy-changes/ 

 

Changing drawing extra cards rule - if you accidentally draw extra cards, your opponent looks at your hand and chooses a card to shuffle back in

 

No change to banned/restricted list 

 

Desperate Ravings - 

 

Terese Nielsen’s Akroma art from FTV: Angels

 

The Red Zone - 

 

Hall of Fame ballot

 

Splash Damage - World Series of Poker - Magic & Poker players.

 

Now, poker players are picking up Magic! Huck Seed 1996 World Champ, kids started playing so he’s now.

 

The Finisher -

 

A recent thread on Reddit reported that the average Modern deck now costs 25% more than it did a year ago. So just how expensive will Modern decks get?

Jul 5, 2015

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First Pick - 

New Mulligan rules for the Pro Tour, new video coverage rules, and layout changes.

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3biiz3/ori_new_mulligan_rules_and_other_rules_changes/

 

Should we ban cards for the sake of coverage? 

 

Gather the Townsfolk -

 

Discussing Magic Origins Spoilers:

Vryn Wingmare

Despoiler of Souls

Whirler Rogue

Molten Vortex

Priest of the Blood Rite

Disciple of the Ring

 

Official Judge’s blog, giving tips on how to manage your social media:  http://t.co/Ir5nGVhq5A

 

The Finisher: 

 

Reid Duke was supposed to play Grishoalbrand in Singapore, but lost his deck on the flight there.  He brought along Jund as backup... and made Top 4 with it. What other super powers does he possess?

Jun 27, 2015

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** First Pick - 

Magic Origins stories -- Forgotten Realms telling the origin story of Jace and Co. for the first time.

 

We also discuss:

Relic Seeker

Languish

Honored Hierarch

Starfield of Nyx

Undead Servant

 

** Gather the Townsfolk 

- Blessed Spirits

- Managorger Hydra

Shift in art styles?

 

** Pass the Salt 

http://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3aq4yp/85k_games_of_standard_analyzed/ 

 

Is this bad for Magic?

 

** Splash Damage 

Spellslingers Season 3 trailer on Geek and Sundry

http://geekandsundry.com/spellslingers-season-3-trailer-magic-the-gathering/

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3ayyzh/spellslingers_season_3_premieres_wednesday_july/

 

** The Finisher

 

Last week, a Reddit thread featuring a realtor named Donna who created a custom Magic card as her business cards made the front page. What other professions should use Magic-themed business cards?

 

[for reference: http://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/3a81e8/this_realtor_has_magic_the_gathering_trading/]

Jun 20, 2015

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** First Pick

Women in Magic: http://www.starcitygames.com/article/31023_Women-In-Magic-the-Gathering.html

 

** Gather the Townsfolk

Magic Origins spoilers

 

** Pass the Salt

"Grabbing the pitchforks" 

 

** Splash Damage

E3 & it's related announcements re: MTG

 

** The Finisher: 

 

SCG’s latest adorable/absurd kitten-themed playmat is the newly released Magic Meowigins design. What’s the next tiny-kitty-and-medieval-fantasy themed playmat StarCityGames.com will come out with next?

Jun 12, 2015

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In this episode...

 

** First Pick

New Keywords, Loss of Keywords, New Spoilers

 

Hixus, Prison Warden ended up as a 4/4 - http://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/397pc6/hixus_prison_warden_is_a_44/

 

** The Red Zone - 

Suicide and Magic - JVL article

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/perilous-research/magic-saved-my-life-2015-06-04

 

“Life Totals” by Danny West

 

 

** Pass The Salt - 

Magic artist etiquette 

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/393eao/some_thoughts_on_etiquette_when_you_see_an_artist/

 

** Splash Damage - 

Pascal Maynard’s famous Goyf finally sold… for $14k+. And it’s on Yahoo’s front page. https://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/this-rare--magic-the-gathering--card-just-sold-for-nearly--15-000-174519106.html

 

MTG Thief caught in elaborate sting, profiled in the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2015/06/10/revenge-of-the-nerds-magic-the-gathering-thief-caught-in-elaborate-trap/

 

Good news, bad news though, with this other thread: http://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/39bzzm/so_the_washington_post_describes_us_as_a_nerdonly/

 

The Finisher: The Magic movie is coming. What other plots could there be for it? 

Jun 5, 2015

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** First Pick  

Recap of GP Vegas from Reuben / Erin. The Foil Goyf.

 

** The Red Zone

Clearly Huey Jensen, Reid Duke, and Owen Turtenwald’s reactions to the controversy. Both their original posts and their reversals/apologies.

 

** Splash Damage - 

Rollingstone article

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/inside-the-worlds-biggest-magic-the-gathering-tournament-20150603

 

** Blast from the Past - 

Peter Szigeti - the man, the myth, the legend. 

 

** The Finisher: 

The infamous foil Goyf from GP Vegas Top 8 is for sale on ebay for five figures, half of which goes to GamersHelpingGamers. My question is: What’s the next piece of magic history to find its way online for sale, and what charity will it go towards?

May 29, 2015

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First Pick:

Modern Masters packaging and concerns: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/modern-masters-2015-edition-booster-packs-2015-05-26

 

The 0-2 Drop:

The worst deck to have played last weekend.  

 

Splash Damage:

An influential store burns down and a popular Hearthstone streamer makes his way into top tier competitive Magic on a whim.

 

Going Infinite:

Magic Origins spoiler - http://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/37dvm3/ori_hixus_prison_warden/  - What would make him constructed playable P/T wise, and why?

 

Blast From the Past:  

From Erin - 'The Dark Art of Dredge Fu.'  http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/legacy/21777_The_Dark_Art_Of_Dredge_Fu.html 

From Evan - Best of SCGLive: Gerry Thompson vs Andrew Tompkins: http://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/37ef91/best_of_scglive_gerry_thompson_vs_andrew_tompkins/

 

Finisher:  

'Write An Advertisement For Your Current Deck.'  http://md.reddit.com/r/spikes/comments/36b5dv/modern_write_an_advertisement_for_your_current/

 

May 23, 2015

Magic Mics airs every Wednesday at 11PM ET on twitch.tv/magicmics! Join Evan Erwin, Reuben Bresler, and Erin Campbell in this special preview segment!

Pro Tours often feature teams who "scout" -- that is, note what other archetypes opponents are playing and powerful cards their limited decks feature -- and then use this to better play against them. Join us as we discuss the goods & bads.

May 22, 2015

In honor of the upcoming triple (quadruple?) Grand Prix weekend approaching, Magic Mics first ever preview show focuses on our first ever GP experience. Want to hear about Erin meeting LSV or Evan actually doing well in an event? Now's your chance!

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