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Jul 24 2015 12:00pm
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Episode 330
Hosts: Adam and AJ
Episode Length: 1:03:31

"Italian Renaissance goblin with a steampunk wheelchair... I mean how often do you get to say that sentence?" ~ Adam

News:

  1. Entry Fees and Payout Changes: The Magic player population is not happy. Reddit/Twitter blew up. Double entry fees is the main culprit, while others complained about the player points being part of the prize packages.

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  2. Magic Origins Prerelease Events Begin This Weekend: Unique to this prerelease are 5 different avatars which are only available during the prerelease.

  3. Exciting Build notes updates for Origins: Check out this little excerpt: “General | Premium cards have a new treatment that both looks better and uses less system resources. See Alli Medwin’s upcoming article on 7/27 for more information on these changes. You can turn these animations on by going to the Account Scene and clicking the “Animate Foil Treatment” button.”

  4. Of course, with great updates, comes known issues. We can’t ditch old bugs without inciting new ones.

  5. Update on Tuck rule:
    Duel Scene | We planned to implement the Commander rule commonly referred to as the “tuck rule” with the Magic Origins release during the July 22 downtime. This rule, which allows a player to put his or her commander in the command zone if it would go the library or hand, is proving more difficult than originally expected to implement. Because of this, the Commander change will not go live at this time. We want to take time to ensure the rule functions correctly in a wide, wide variety of Commander game situations, and that will take more development time.

  6. FTV: Angels: Packaging spoiled: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/arcana/vault-angels-product-shot-2015-07-22 | Four angels now officially spoiled: Both Akromas, the better Avacyn, and Iona

  7. WOTC sponsors a youtube music video, the song is “Ignite the Spark” by Falconshield and Julia Westlin; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-tf-IK9R7k.

  8. A cool Vorthosian factoid from Origins Adam has stumbled upon:


@Vronos on Twitter noticed this, about (Jace’s Sanctum)

 

The illusion on the left appears to be a hedron, and looking at the drawing on the blackboard reveals Ugin’s head. Jace, in his most powerful and broken form, was in Worldwake… so he probably gleaned some knowledge of Ugin then, but does this mean he’ll be in the new Zendikar set? Does this card serve as a bridge in the storylines?


Random Gatherer Card o’ the Week:

 

Xantid Swarm


Question of the Week:

If you had to create a fourth Mythic, Legendary Eldrazi:
Adam:

Uhlenbrock, the Unrelenting Hate
CMC: 13
Annihilator 4, Vigilance, Haste
When Uhlenbrock enters the battlefield, put target nonland permanent on the bottom of its owner’s library.
Uhlenbrock can only be blocked by four or more creatures.
When Uhlenbrock is put into a graveyard from anywhere, its owner shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library
13/13

AJ:

Lethikyt, the Fane of Corruption

CMC 14

When you cast Lethikyt, the Fane of Corruption, target player shuffles their hand into their library

Annihilator 5, Intimidate

When Lethikyt is put into a graveyard from anywhere, its owner shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library

14/14


Whatcha been playin’:
AJ: Following discussion in the comments of Adam’s previous article (Top 50 Commander Combos), a Brago deck with Strionic Resonator. Also, an all-enchantment Spirit deck, all Eidolons, all the time, plus Evershrike.

 

Adam: Here’s  a hint In case you missed my gnawest, I mean, newest, article.


3 Comments

Im just going to say what I by Paul Leicht at Mon, 07/27/2015 - 02:06
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Im just going to say what I feel about the new foiling process. It looks like someone peed on the cards and then dropped some oil on top.

I get the need for a sheen to represent the look of a paper foil but the yellow? It is beyond me.

****Best comment so far by Joe Fiorini at Mon, 07/27/2015 - 06:39
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****Best comment so far :)****

Liquid Gold by MichelleWong at Mon, 07/27/2015 - 08:20
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Yes that comment was "golden!"

Due to the pee color everywhere on all my foils, all I can think about when I look at my profile photo is...how enjoyable it is to . . . ummmm have foil cards come out from my body when nature calls!

Also, that picture with "You get play points...Everyone gets Play Points!" was too hilarious. Still smiling now...