August222014
misshapenfiendftw:

so considering standard soon… this combo sux hard in EDH and I think you could likely do some damage…

make it a bit meaner and in EDH use

to mill someone out super quick

You know what you need it you are playing Phenax?
This Guy

misshapenfiendftw:

so considering standard soon… this combo sux hard in EDH and I think you could likely do some damage…

Triton Tactics

make it a bit meaner and in EDH use

Freed from the Real

to mill someone out super quick

You know what you need it you are playing Phenax?

This Guy

Soliton

MTG Phenax EDH 

August212014

myarmadahaswurms said: Can we get a review of all known info on the magic movie?

markrosewater:

Fox Studios optioned the rights for a Magic movie.

Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past), whose Genre Films banner is based on the Fox Lot, will serve as the franchise’s creative steward and produce in close partnership with Hasbro.

A writer named Bryan Cogman has been hired to write the script. Bryan is one of the writers on “Game of Thrones”.

That’s all that’s public so far. I’ll keep you all informed as there’s more news to tell.

Two last things I want to say. One, Wizards has put together a small group to interface with the people making the movie to help ensure that it stays true to the Magic brand and I am part of that group. We are very much actively engaged with the project.

Two, while I can’t give details at this time, I can say we are very excited based on everything we’ve seen so far. 

For those that haven’t seen the official press release, I’ve included it below:

https://company.wizards.com/content/twentieth-century-fox-and-hasbro-develop-magic-gathering-new-film-franchise

The fact that Wizards are keeping an eye on the brand makes me very happy and the fact that Mark is on the team makes me happier.

4PM

xenagosrade said: I still get that occasional Magic is just a bunch of cardboard or why do you play useless cards? More from the older people in fact. Do you have a suggestion on how I should reply to these comments since I know they dunno full well what Magic the Gathering really is?

markrosewater:

Here’s something to try. “You might not be very familiar with the game of Magic but it is currently the best-selling game in the world played by over 12 million people. It’s printed in 11 languages. Sold in over 120 countries. Has over 700,000 tournaments sanctioned every year. And has printed over 20 billion cards over the last 21 years.”

Something to remember.

4PM

xenagosrade said: I still get that occasional Magic is just a bunch of cardboard or why do you play useless cards? More from the older people in fact. Do you have a suggestion on how I should reply to these comments since I know they dunno full well what Magic the Gathering really is?

markrosewater:

Here’s something to try. “You might not be very familiar with the game of Magic but it is currently the best-selling game in the world played by over 12 million people. It’s printed in 11 languages. Sold in over 120 countries. Has over 700,000 tournaments sanctioned every year. And has printed over 20 billion cards over the last 21 years.”

1PM

Fun MTG-related asks (Pick one and put it in my ask)

  • 1. What's your favorite Color
  • 2. Favorite Creature Type
  • 3. Favorite MTG terminology
  • 4. Last Deck you played with
  • 5. Last MTG-related argument with your friends
  • 6. Last format you played in
  • 7. If something could stop you from playing MTG for life, what would it be?
  • 8. Would you ever date a person who disliked MTG?
  • 9. If you could go back in time and purchase a playset of any card (excluding the p9s) what would it be?
  • 10. What is your biggest MTG-related regret you've ever had?
  • 11. If you could have a creature from MTG become your pet, what would it be?
  • 12. What would you be spending on if you weren't playing MTG?
  • 13. If who you are now were to be transformed into a planeswalker card, what would your ultimate be?
  • 14. ignoring all the broken things it might unleash, If you could have just one card reprinted in standard, what would it be?
  • 15. If you could change any rule in the MTG Comprehensive rules, what would it be, and why?
  • 16. Would you want to teach MTG to your children, and why or why not?
  • 17. For how much longer do you forsee yourself playing MTG?
  • 18. Why do you play MTG?
  • 19. Have you ever competed in an event with more than 30 people?
  • 20. Worst deal you pushed through with
  • 21. Rituals/habits you do while playing (cardflicking/shuffling/etc)
  • 22. Are there other cardgames you play?
  • 23. how do you determine who goes first during a casual game? (die roll for highest/lowest, coin flip, etc.)
  • 24. Do you own any MTG-related Paraphernalia? (posters, mugs, etc)
  • 25. Do you have an MTG-related nickname in your playgroup?
  • 26. What decks are you always known for in your playgroup?
  • 27. Most difficult word to spell/pronounce you've come across while playing MTG
  • 28. Do you organize your cards a certain way?
  • 29. Have you ever physically destroyed MTG cards before?
  • 30. What format would you love to play, disregarding cost of entry
  • 31. Most notable flavor text
  • 32. How do you tap your cards?
  • 33. Lands over creatures, or vice-versa?
  • 34. What do you think about the current storyline of MTG?
  • 35. Which deck do you think is the most dominant deck in standard?
  • 36. Which deck do you think is the most under-utilized deck in standard?
  • 37. In your opinion, which card is the absolute worst card ever printed?
August202014

mtgfan:

Maro Does The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Challenged are Nathan Holt (Walking the Planes), Brian Kibler, and Brian David-Marshal

May312014

anothercoffeezombie:

Absolutely knackered after the GP at manchester. Ended up with 4 wins and three losses. Would have stuck around to finish the day but was so tired. Advice for anyone who hasn’t attended a GP before…take lots of energy drinks :P 

To be fair I haven’t been to a GP, but I have been to other large events that are on all day, and I would not recommend energy drinks. I would instead recommend water and healthy snacks. Fruit is great, has sugar in it to keep you up and won’t dehydrate you over the course of the day.

MTG 

6PM

Some Other Fun From May

So here I will post items that from the month that aren’t really news but instead are items that may be of interest. Links to the Loading Ready Run Friday Nights series, deck lists, or articles.

What ever takes my fancy over the month that I think will be of interest.

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And so with that, the first item that I bring to you is; the Inside R&D videos for Journey into Nyx that were original broadcasted over the course of Pro Tour Journey into Nyx.

For any who missed the Journey into Nyx trailer here you go.  

Here’s something for the vorthos you know and love, weather that is a close friend or yourself. It is a brief summary of the Theros block story. From beginning to end. With an exclusive price of artwork commissioned solely for the purpose of the article.

And so, here you are.

As after the Pro Tour we have our Friday Night Countdown discussing the top 8 decks, and some of the other interesting decks seen over the weekend. They also go into the popular cards in the format that may make it into the next standard.

Here we are.

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Also from Pro Tour Journey into Nyx the lead up videos to the Conspiracy announcement.

In other Conspiracy type news we have the release of Matt Tabaks article on the mechanics that will appear in Conspiracy. Highlighting the new keyword: Dethrone, the ability word mechanics, how the new card type works and talking about how the draft will work with the new cards that effect the draft, the first set to include anything of the sort.

The article can be found here.

Another article related to Conspiracy is Mark Rosewaters from the 19/5 which goes into a decent amount of detail on how the set came about, who designed it, a few small details on the new mechanics and even less on the mechanics returning on reprints.

The article can be found here.

One other article I found this month on Daily MTG was by the lead designer of Conspiracy, talking about, well Conspiracy. He goes over the inspiration behind it, why he wanted each team member on the team and how they came up the mechanics, along with what they wanted each to accomplish. He also goes over how they came up with the flavour behind it.

The article can be found here.

Another something I found on DailyMTG, Guess the Playtest Name. are you curious about some of the original names for cards from the Conspiracy set. I was. I even managed to guess two on my first try.

Let me know how you do. Here’s the link.

Random Bits and pieces

Have you ever played a really bad deck, you thought it should be good, that you had found the cards that made it good in the meta game and that it was the best you were going to come up with, so despite not enjoying playing the deck you still went ahead and played it only to be miscible all day with it. Well Brain Kibler has. On Thursday he put out an article about the worst deck he ever played and this is it.

Have you ever found yourself wondering weather or not you should start playing Legacy, or what the best entry method might be. Well on the latest Tap Tap Concede form Loading Ready Run, Ger talks a bit about how legacy and vintage were formed, but mainly talks about his entry into the format of Legacy and why he decided to do it. The video is right here for watching.

At Pro Tour Journey Into Nyx a new walking the plains was record and it was release there on Friday. This one covers a topic that effects everyone who plays the game (or any game really where luck is involved at some point) and also has emotions and that is Tilting or Tilt.

I hope you enjoy the show as much as I did.

Found a article on Daily MTG by Sam Stoddard about the development of Journey into Nyx, and the discussions that go on in the background for different cards. And for anyone who thinks that Bearer of the Heavens breaks the colour pie, appently Mark Rosewater (Maro) said it was okay.

Here you are guys.

Random Card Challenge

And to round this out I am going to put out a small challenge to anyone who reads this. I am have picked a card using the Random option on the Gatherer website. And I have selected a card.

I want you to come up with a deck that uses four copies of this card. And that card is Revelsong Horn.

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I want it to be a sixty card deck. It does not need to be competitive in any format. I will go though every deck list and pick a winner. The winner will be based off of creativity, from a scene of how the deck works as a whole or a flavor way, your preference, or if you want to build a competitive deck for the challenge it will be graded base on how competitive the deck is.

In the spirit of the Pro Tour just gone, lets make this a challenge to make a block constructed deck (Lorwyn-Shadowmoor Block), with this card.

You will have until the end of June to submit your list. And I will issue a challenge with a new random card from gatherer at the same time. Note that the random card won’t just be the first card I come across but instead the first that I come across that I think will be interesting.

The prize with be any two of the following cards, chosen by the winner. The choice of cards is; Fated Return, Galerider Sliver, Epic Experiment, Drogskol Reaver and a Foil Possibility Storm.

Yes I know the prize isn’t that glamorous, but hey I have no job currently so if this takes off (even just a little bit) and I get a job I will put a bit more money into it.

Note that the prize will only be given if there are more than five entries.

11AM

Magic Monthly: May 2014

This is my new article. I have been looking for something to do with this blog. What I think I shall try out now for the next little while is reporting on the recent events in magic from the month gone by.

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Firstly this month we have the release on the third set of the Theros block, Journey into Nyx.

The release gave us the final five gods of Theros, our new planeswalker Ajani, Mentor of Heroes.

Equally we have received the second and final par of the e-book Godsend.

And the list for the Journey into Nyx event deck has been released

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So our first event we had in May was GP Minneapolis, format Modern. For those interested here are the Top 8 rounds:

So in the top eight we have:

  • Andrew Huska playing Jund,
  • Taylor Laehn playing RUG Twin,
  • Brain Braun-Duin playing Melira Pod,
  • Nathan Holiday playing Melira Pod,
  • Shaun Mclaren playing URW Kiki,
  • Gregory Orange playing WUR control,
  • Nick Bonham playing WUR Control and
  • Jun Young Park playing Scapeshift.

Bios, decklists and articles on each top 8 game can be found here along with much more.

Recorded coverage can be found at the following:

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The same weekend we had GP Warsaw, format Block Sealed with Block Booster Draft for the top eight. For those interested here are the Top 8 rounds:

So in the top eight we had:

  • Sergiy Suchalskyy,
  • Nicolas Vanderallen,
  • Danial Fior,
  • Bernhard Lehner,
  • Javier Domiguez,
  • Fabrizio Anteri,
  • Ben Yu and
  • Ivan Floch.

Bios, decklists and articles on each top 8 game can be found here along with much more.

Unfortunately we did not have video coverage for the event.

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Next we have the announcement of the first cards in the long awaited Vintage Masters, a set only available on MTGO. If you want to play with the most powerful cards in Magic: the Gathering this is for you.

If you are interested in the history of many of the cards that will likely appear in Vintage Masters, Mark Rosewater has posted an interesting article.

The article talks about old card types, the symbols and old obscure rules.

And for those interested in the development of Vintage Masters here’s one for you by Ian Duke.

This one covers the inspiration that went into the set, the restrictions and balancing out the set.

And of course the final card image gallery. Not to be forgotten.

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We also had the announcement of the deck list for the Modern Event Deck. The list is pretty great reprinting some cards that really need it. Hopefully this will have the desired effect and help reduce the entry cost into the Modern format

The list can be found here.

On the weekend of the 16th we had Pro Tour Journey into Nyx. Staring with Block draft each morning for three rounds and moving into Block constructed for five rounds in the evening.

So in the top eight we have:

  • Patrick Chapin,
  • Stanislav Cifka,
  • Reid Duke,
  • Yuuki Ichikawa,
  • Andrea Mengucci,
  • Nam Sung Wook,
  • Jamie Parke and
  • Josh Utter-Leyton.

Bios, decklists and articles on each top 8 game can be found here along with much more.

Recorded coverage can be found at the following:

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On day two of Pro Tour Journey into Nyx we had get some new information on the first set designed for playing multi-player Draft: Conspiracy.

This set looks amazing, the first set since Lorwyn to introduce a whole new card type. If you enjoy Commander and/or Draft this will be for you.

For more information you can find the initial announcement here and a very informative video here.

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Of course I can’t let you off with out the link to the card image gallery. Which, last time I looked was shaping up quite nicely. So when can you expect to get your hands on some Conspiracy, well the official release date is the 6th of June 2014. I know that me and my play group will be ordering at least one box. How about you?

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The Autumn set codenamed Huey was announced at Pro Tour Journey into Nyx. We learned a good deals about the set.

We know it is set on the plane of Tarkir, home plane to Sarkhan Vol. We also know that the block will be in the format, large set, small set, large set, with some twist that is yet to be announced.

Mark Rosewater (Head Designer of Magic: the Gathering) has said that magic will bring back something magic has not done in a long time and will do something magic has never done before. He also said that both of these things are thing that players of the game have been asking for, for a long time.

And of course for those who missed the official announcement and would like to have a look, here you go!

For more complete details you can find the announcement article here.

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Our final event for the month that I can give you the coverage for is GP Atlanta, format Theros Limited. For those interested here are the Top 8 rounds:

So in the top eight we have:

Bios, decklists and articles on each top 8 game can be found here along with much more.

  • Jon Stern
  • William Jensen
  • Alex Majaton
  • Shaun McLaren
  • Chris Fennell
  • Vidianto Wijaya
  • Tomoharu Saito
  • Charley Murdock

Recorded coverage can be found at the following:

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For next months Grand Prix circuit we have, Moscow in Russia starting on the 13th, Chicago starting the 20th and Washington D.C in the US and Milan in Italy starting the 27th.

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For those of you who play magic online here is some information that may interest you

May72014
deena-x:

Bastante contenta con el resultado. // Quite pleased with how it turned out. #alteredartmtg #alteredart #alteredmtgcards #alteration #alteredartcards #alteredcard #alter #altered #magicalters #magicthegathering #mtg #mtgcard #mtgaltered #mtgalteredcard #acrylics #acrilicos

deena-x:

Bastante contenta con el resultado. // Quite pleased with how it turned out. #alteredartmtg #alteredart #alteredmtgcards #alteration #alteredartcards #alteredcard #alter #altered #magicalters #magicthegathering #mtg #mtgcard #mtgaltered #mtgalteredcard #acrylics #acrilicos

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