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State of the Program for November 1st, 2023

 
In the News

MTGO Socials: Daybreak has set up forums for MTGO, which you can find here. In addition to the Forums, Daybreak has set up a Discord for MTGO.  You can get the invite here. MTGO has a Twitter account, and can now add an account for Facebook and Instagram

Two-Factor Authentication:  This is in Account Settings.  To turn it on you will be asked for your account password and a 6-digit code sent to the email associated with your account.  You can use either an email or authenticator based system.  This will help keep your accounts secure, you can read about the system here.

Redemption:  Redemption is up and running!  Remember that redemption runs now until supply is gone. Currently being redeemed is The Brothers' War,  Phyrexia: All Will Be One, and March of the Machine. Wilds of Eldraine Redemption Tokens will go on sale on October 4th.  As of May 23, 2023, Redemption Tokens are non-refundable! You can check the new redemption page here.

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™ Special Edition on MTGO:  These packs are coming on to the client on November 8th following downtime.  Each booster is 4.99, is the same product mix as the Lord of the Rings set, and replaces the main set cards with Showcase Scroll versions.  The Booster Fun cards from this set, the Scene Boxes, poster cards, Borderless Brothers Hildebrandt and Showcase Scroll Commander cards will enter the system via Treasure Chests on November 14th.  Draft leagues will be here for 2 weeks starting on the 8th. 

Lost Caverns of Ixalan:   The booster fun article is here. If you're looking for previews and who has them, go here! The card image gallery is here. Finally the mechanics article is here.  The MTGO article and what we can expect for the set comes out next Tuesday! 

Warhammer 40000, and Doctor Who@MagicOnline tweeted out on the 26th that Doctor Who would not be available at launch.  They will provide updates if that changes.  As for Warhammer 40000, Daybreak is waiting for Wizards of the Coast and Games Workshop to come to an agreement

Patch Notes: You can check out the notes for this update here.

The Timeline

This is a list of things we have been promised, or we just want to see coming back. Another good source for dates and times is the calendar and the weekly blog, while the best source for known bugs is the bug blog which appears sporadically on MTGO.com. Not listed, but important: Wizards offers either one or two online MCQs each weekend, with qualifiers for limited MCQs running the days immediately prior to the MCQ.
 
Upcoming Events
Dates
Scheduled Downtimes
November 8, 2023
Constructed Leagues End
November 11, 2023
Sealed Leagues End
November 11, 2023
Magic Online Championship Series and other events
Complete details, including schedule, rules, and which online events qualify you for which online or paper events is here. In addition, Wizards will be offering these special formats:

Ongoing  - Wilds of Eldraine Supreme Draft

November 4 Limited Qualifier
November 5 Modern Qualifier

November 8 - 22:  Draft leagues featuring The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth™ Special Edition   
November 22:  Vintage Cube

Magic Online Format Challenges
These are high stakes events that happen every weekend. They cost 30 Tix / 300 play points, and last a number of rounds based on participation (assume 5-8), plus a single elimination Top 8. Details, including prize payouts, are here. Start times are:

TIME (PT) FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
12:00 a.m.     Vintage Challenge
1:00 a.m   Limited 32 Challenge 32 Player Limited Challenge
2:00 a.m.   Pauper Challenge  
4:00 a.m.   Legacy Challenge Modern Challenge
6:00 a.m.   Standard Challenge Pioneer Challenge
8:00 a.m.   Modern Challenge Legacy Challenge
10:00 a.m.   Vintage Challenge Pauper Challenge
12:00 p.m.   Limited Challenge Limited Challenge
2:00 p.m.   Pioneer Challenge Standard Challenge
4:00 p.m. Limited 32 Challenge    
6:00 p.m. Modern 32 Challenge Modern 32 Challenge  

 

Cutting Edge Tech

I tried to do a theme week this week with as many decks as I could find with Up the Beanstalk in them, but then I saw a really cool Mardu list in Pioneer and well, Pauper is bean free.  I tried my best though!  Who would have ever thought that since an innocent looking enchantment would be a format defining all-star in multiple formats?  Not me, that's for sure, but like beans, I'm washed. 

Standard
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Legacy:

Modern:

Pauper:

Pioneer:


 
Winner's Circle

The Winner's Circle is where I will recognize winners of the past events on MTGO. 

Challenge Winners

Friday Modern - FerMTG - Rakdos Evoke

Saturday Legacy - CoolUser - 4 Color Beans
Saturday Modern - JuanmaAT - Rakdos Evoke
Saturday Modern - andrw1232 - Twiddle Breach
Saturday Pauper - MVanni - CawGate
Saturday Pioneer - O_danielakos - Izzet Phoenix
Saturday Standard - VictorCarvalho01 - Azorius Soldiers
Saturday Vintage - yPrincipe

Sunday Legacy - Ozymandias17 - 4 Color Beans
Sunday Modern - MarcusMPV - Mono Green Tron
Sunday Pauper - LuffyDoChapeuDePalha - Grixis Affinity
Sunday Pioneer - alemilan19 - Izzet Phoenix
Sunday Standard - ThaisM - Azorius Soldiers
Sunday Vintage - Elfkid

Other Event Winners

Saturday Pauper Qualifier - Oscar_Franco - Mono Blue Delver

Card Prices

No prices this week as I had family come in for a visit from out of state and was unable to get it done.  They will be back next week! 

 
In Closing

*Beans take about 50 days to grow and harvest, if you planted your beans when Wilds of Eldraine released on September 8th, you can harvest them now! 

This series is an ongoing tribute to Erik “Hamtastic” Friborg.