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Feb 18 2014 1:00pm
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Episode 262

Hosts: Josh and AJ

Episode Length: 1:19:13


Born of the Gods prerelease and release events begin!

Wizards shut down 22 formats!

...Tribal Wars fans in uproar, get their format reinstated!

Javier Dominguez takes GP Paris, but there is drama with Jurado Gibert DQed out of the top 8!
(Note: After recording Wizards of the Coast announced that results for Grand Prix Paris are being reexamined!)
Wizards announces Conspiracy! We don’t get it, aside from some stuff in Vintage Masters


Born of the Gods post-Prerelease Prices:

Brimaz, King of Oreskos 47.33

Kiora, the Crashing Wave 30.24

Xenagos, God of Revels 17.58

Mogis, God of Slaughter 12.80

Elphara, God of the Polis 12.69

Temple of Enlightenment 12.41

Courser of Kruphix 11.47

Phenax, God of Deception 8.31

Temple of Plenty 6.84

Herald of Torment 6.36

Temple of Malice 6.31

Flame-Wreathed Phoenix 6.22

Question of the Week:

What are you looking forward to getting from Born of the Gods?

Whatcha been playin’:

Joshua:  Chromanticore in Standard!  
AJ: Singleton Eldrazi, how many ways are there to cheat an Emrakul? Also defending my format from oblivion.

Questions? Comments? Constructive Criticisms?

Contact us at: freedfromtherealmtgo@gmail.com

Here are the decklists that Joshua promised in the article. 

Reaping Rainbow
Starcity Games IQ Top 8 Knoxville, TN
2 Blood Baron of Vizkopa
2 Sylvan Primordial
4 Sylvan Caryatid
3 Voyaging Satyr
1 Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
3 Polukranos, World Eater
3 Reaper of the Wilds
4 Courser of Kruphix
  25 cards

Other Spells
2 Abrupt Decay
2 Garruk, Caller of Beasts
4 Domri Rade
1 Kiora, the Crashing Wave
1 Gild
  10 cards
4 Blood Crypt
1 Overgrown Tomb
3 Stomping Ground
1 Breeding Pool
2 Temple Garden
1 Watery Grave
4 Temple of Abandon
4 Temple of Mystery
3 Temple of Plenty
2 Temple of Malice
25 cards

Domri Rade
Twitter Chroma
5th Place, 92 player event in Japan
3 Stormbreath Dragon
3 Polukranos, World Eater
4 Sylvan Caryatid
3 Sin Collector
3 Manaweft Sliver
4 Chromanticore
3 Courser of Kruphix
23 cards

Other Spells
2 Rakdos's Return
2 Lay of the Land
3 Xenagos, the Reveler
3 Far/Away
3 Dreadbore
2 Peregrination
15 cards
4 Overgrown Tomb
2 Mountain
1 Godless Shrine
1 Forest
2 Swamp
2 Stomping Ground
3 Temple of Abandon
1 Plains
2 Temple Garden
1 Island
1 Breeding Pool
2 Temple of Triumph
22 cards

3 Shock
1 Revoke Existence
3 Thoughtseize
2 Putrefy
3 Mistcutter Hydra
2 Assemble the Legion
1 Unravel the Aether
15 cards
Sylvan Caryatid


Article for GP Paris has been by Rerepete at Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:43
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Article for GP Paris has been taken down

Curiouser and curiouser. I by AJ_Impy at Tue, 02/18/2014 - 14:02
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Curiouser and curiouser. I wonder what happened?

I may be viewing a cached by JXClaytor at Tue, 02/18/2014 - 14:16
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I may be viewing a cached page but it's still showing up for me

DQ by one million words at Tue, 02/18/2014 - 17:56
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Wizards won't give out much more info. They never do. I wasn't there, but I would guess what happened was something sketchy, the HJ talked to the players and didn't find enough to justify a DQ, but got more info later. With the additional info, the HJ decided the DQ was justified. That can happen.

Here's a simple example, which I am making up out. Any resembalence to actual events is coincidence.

Pretend I'm head judge of a Legacy event. In one of the later rounds, I see Joe put a creature hit by Swords to Plowshares in the graveyard instead of the exile zone. That's a common mistake, especially late in the day. The players were playing quickly, not being really precise, my discussion with Joe didn't raise any alarms and Joe's deck is GW aggro beats. Tere are lots of creatures in the graveyard and no Goyfs in play or in Joe's hand. Joe hasn't received a warning for this sort of error earlier in the tournament. All this makes it seems like this was just sloppy play, so I give Joe a warning for game play error - game rule violation, move the creature into the exile zone and let them play on. However, when I discuss this with another judge, that judge mentions that GW aggro has just started running Miraculous Recovery. (4W, Instant, reanimate target creature.) I check Joe's decklist and he does indeed run Miraculous Recovery, so there is some advantage to having a creature in the gy instead of exiled. Next I have the scorekeeper pull up Joe's previous round opponents, and talk to one or two. Joe made the same "mistake" against them, but they didn't call a judge. Now, with this other data, Joe's mistake looks a bit different. I talk to Joe some more, decide this was deliberate and I DQ him. It's a round or so late, but in I got there in the end.

As for manufacturing a DQ to move Paulo into the T8 - really unlikely. IF tyhat happened, the amount of PR damage if that got out would be much, much greater than any potential benefit of having name in the T8. And it's a Legacy GP, after all. Not all that any people will watch coverage for that, in any case.

At least, that's my $0.02.

There are a few tribute guys by Paul Leicht at Tue, 02/18/2014 - 18:54
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There are a few tribute guys who really suck and the rest are pretty decent. The interesting thing is the counters give you something fun to do with your guys.

One of those articles was mine. I had Josh delete it because as you said they responded really quickly. I am really hoping that we see TWL back on the client this week. If not I think I will have to fire up my writing skills again and get some bonfires under their buttocks. After all it is all well and good to say they are going to do something and another to actually get it done.

I am enjoying Chromanticore.dec plenty of building/brewing room.

already BOG prices are half by cavegoat at Wed, 02/19/2014 - 10:55
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already BOG prices are half of what was listed....

hey, why dont the conspiracy cards have the new frame?