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Seance It Ain’t So – Spoilers, Coverage News, Seance Fiasco!

** First Pick

#1 – Evan job announcement

#2 – New OGW Spoilers – RG Legend, Mystic Gate Expedition spoiler + diamond mana symbol.

#3 – New BW Legend: http://imgur.com/qRGL6ku

** Gather the Townsfolk 

#4 – Gerard Fabiano banned, removed from SCG PC eligibility, Twitter drama: https://twitter.com/fffreakmtg/status/672256595053707265

Sperling defends: https://twitter.com/mtg_law_etc/status/674392766659473409

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3vse26/gerard_fabiano_has_vanished_from_the_scg/

#5 – Magic Coverage Changes: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/magic-tournament-video-coverage-2016-2015-12-08

#6 – GP Promo – Stoneforge Mystic for ½ of 2016 — unban in Modern?

#7 – MTGO Streamer Showdown (feat Evan): http://magic.wizards.com/en/MTGO/articles/archive/magic-online/magic-online-announcements-december-8-2015

** Going Infinite

Seance shenanigans

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3w2iko/the_guy_who_paid_people_to_destroy_s%C3%A9ances_is_now/

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3w1mfz/im_hiring_a_magic_the_gathering_pro_tour/

** The Finisher

This week, Magic writers Caleb Durward and Matt Sperling wrote a pair of editorials expressing their opinions on the “Ban Top / Don’t Ban Top” controversy in Legacy. And the discussion shot to the top of Reddit last week thanks to the WWF-style storyline pitting the two writers against each other. So what’s the next classic wrestling storyline that will happen in Magic next week?

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Price of Progress – Back To Innistrad, Travis Woo & More!

 

** First Pick

Shadows Over Innistrad; Commander Spoilers

Blade of Selves
Daxos Returned
Ezuri, Claw of Progress

** Gather the Townsfolk

SCG Organized Play changes

Kitchen Lynx playmat is the greatest thing evarrrr.

** Going Infinite

http://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/the-most-expensive-standard-since-caw-blade

Jeebus’ rebuttal: http://www.mtgbrodeals.com/2015/11/03/the-fallacy-of-standard-is-too-expensive/

** Splash Damage

Travis Woo indefinitely suspended from Channel Fireball for anti-Semitic remarks during a stream: https://t.co/4huo2uwewD

** The Finisher

http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/132556780753/and-the-off-limit-ones-arent-even-necessarily#notes

Recently on Mark Rosewater’s Tumblr Blogatog, he was asked, in so many words, if a return to Kamigawa was a done deal. His answer: “I believe in Blogatog speak it’s code for ‘it’s already been designed.’” So with that revelation and Shadows over Innistrad and Battle for Zendikar, what’s the next return to set?

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Aww Snap! – Pro Tour Battle for Zendikar & More!

 

** First Pick

Pro Tour Battle for Zendikar

Stagnant Metagame
Finkel (16th Top 8) and PVDDR (10th)
Break Formats – not doable
Human interest pieces (Brandon Burton & Autumn Burchett)
http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/ptbfz/the-best-team-at-the-pro-tour-2015-10-16

** Gather the Townsfolk

‘Playing Magic Together,’ http://www.channelfireball.com/home/playing-magic-together/

** Going Infinite

http://www.starcitygames.com/article/31712_The-New-Green.html

Does Green ‘do everything’?

** Splash Damage

http://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2015/10/command-of-etiquette-coincidence-as-cover/

** The Red Zone

Reuben is History’s Greatest Monster (also new Snapcaster promo)
https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3pcmnq/building_a_new_deck_and_im_just_a_few_playables/

** The Finisher

One of the most popular Reddit threads from MagicTCG this week is from WhinyTortoise, who created an entire Star Wars Magic set with new abilities like Hate, Meditate and Space Flight. So what beloved movie series would you like to see get the Magic set treatment?

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Blowin’ Up – BFZ Fat Pack Controversy & More!

 

** First Pick

High price of fat packs, Jace is $80 a piece.

SCG Indianapolis – http://www.starcitygames.com/events/031015_indianapolis.html

Top 8 average price – $640

** Gather the Townsfolk

Meet the women of Magic the Gathering: http://www.gadgette.com/2015/10/02/meet-the-women-of-magic-the-gathering/

** Going Infinite

Canadian Highlander

https://canadianhighlander.wordpress.com/

** Splash Damage

Theft recovered: http://www.fox9.com/news/27476251-story#

** The Finisher

One of MagicTCG’s top Reddit threads this week is from DJDrummer, who created a ten-foot tall balloon sculpture of Sliver Queen. So which Magic card would you like to see get the balloon sculpture treatment next?

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Let It Go – Leaving SCG, PVDDR vs BFZ, Draft Kings & More!

 

** First Pick 

Evan and SCG parting ways.

“Do you want play with Abzan?”

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3lhdrl/by_request_do_you_wanna_play_with_abzan_aka_brad/

** Gather the Townsfolk 

http://www.starcitygames.com/article/31550_Abzan-Confluence.html

http://www.starcitygames.com/article/31583_Power-And-Toughness.html

** The Red Zone

PVDDR’s article bashing BFZ, kind of hidden from the world, then called out for it

https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/3m2ltv/channel_fireball_buries_article_critical_of/

** Splash Damage 

Draft Kings – Betting on eSports; Sponsoring Solo Mid

** The Finisher

The results are in: on Blogatog, Mark Rosewater’s personal Magic Tumblr page, the top 5 worlds that Magic players would like to see MTG return to were posted. And the top 5 are: Innistrad, Lorwyn, Dominaria, Kamigawa, and New Phyrexia. So other than those, which worlds would you like to see Magic return to?

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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?