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Origin Stories! Magic Origins Spoilers, Blessed Spirits & More!


** 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/]

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Igniting Origins Spoilers! Magic Origins spoilers, Women in Magic & More!

** 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?

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Evergreen with Envy! New Mechanics, Artist Etiquette & More!

 

** 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
http://www.starcitygames.com/article/30995_Life-Totals.html

** 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?

 

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#GoyfGate and Friends! GP Vegas, Foil Goyf Controversy, the legend of PTR

 

** 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
Rolling Stone 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?