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  1. Queen Cathy announced on her Twitter that she's leaving after Takeover Portland.
  2. I've been loving Legends of Runeterra since the open beta started a two weeks ago. It's a CCG. It doesn't really try to reinvent the wheel but improves on little things that other digital CCGs have done. Both players being able to play units and spells during the turn makes for some interesting strategy. The game is full of lore from League of Legends and cards will react to each other with voice-overs on the battlefield making for some funny moments.
  3. Almost as good as Warhorse originally announcing that Shazza Mckenzie would be wrestling against a pack of wolves at Wrestlevania, before downgrading it to Allie Bat, before upgrading it to "loser gets sacrificed to Satan".
  4. Here's Jordan Devlin making the guy putting his name plates on the belt laugh just by being an arrogant bastard.
  5. Picked up tickets to see Rammstein in Minneapolis again in August. They're going through North America on a mini-version of their stadium tour that they ran in Europe last year. The Mexico City show sold out so quickly that they announced a second show. Now to wait for seven months. *twiddles thumbs*
  6. I've been playing Kanister's MC-winning Jund Sacrifice build on ladder and it's really solid against the field. As much as I loathe putting tournament-worthy cards in tough to acquire circumstances (see also Nexus of Fate, Kenrith the Returned King), Korvold, Fae-Cursed King is extremely good and worth purchasing his brawl deck. Also, Arena now has friends lists. FireThunder1926#64439
  7. Maybe we'll get vintage cube on Arena at some point? Who knows at this point? Theros Beyond Death is probably going to be awesome. Daxos, Blessed by the Sun is one of the new cards in the preview event that I really liked. The escape mechanic is a nice play on flashback. The enchantment themes and devotion are coming back, which are fun to play with.
  8. There's a preview of Theros After Death live on Arena, with two singleton precon decks, Ashiok vs Elspeth. Oh and the decks also have cards like the power nine, Sol Ring, Swords to Plowshare and other goodies in them. THEY CODED THESE CARDS INTO ARENA.
  9. Oko, Once Upon a Time, and Veil of Summer are BANNED in Standard. Arena has already been updated with the changes and when you log in, you get wildcards refunded for each copy of a banned card. Wrenn and Six is also BANNED in Legacy. Turns out, a two mana planeswalker that returns a fetchland or Wasteland to your hand every turn at no cost is really REALLY overpowered. And Narset gets restricted in Vintage. People like drawing extra cards. https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/november-18-2019-banned-and-restricted-announcement
  10. Gruul Adventures has been my main deck of choice right now. The players who took it to the MC hit it out of the park with their build. It's grindy and can set up a win out of nowhere with Embercleave and Rimrock Knight on a card like Lovestruck Beast or Questing Beast. Seth Manfield posted a video on the TCG Player YouTube page about the deck. Why not learn about the deck from a Hall of Famer who helped build it and piloted it to a good finish at the MC? This week's State of Arena was a really cool one: next week brings us Historic and a friends list! There will be a Bo3 Historic queue and the first set of Historic cards will be dropped into the client. Nothing utterly broken, but some cool build-around cards like Phyrexian Arena, Cryptbreaker, Fauna Shaman, and Serra Ascendant. Oh and Hyppie is back. Yay! My friend: "When do we get Dark Ritual?" Me: "LOL never." https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-digital/mtg-arena-historic-rollout-2019-11-13
  11. If they could get the bots right so people aren't drafting six Merfolk Secretkeepers, Eldraine draft is pretty fun, IMO. Hopefully they'll get it sorted with updates, but there's lots of fun interactions in limited that you don't get to see when people are dumping your deck into your graveyard. I even enjoyed watching the bits of this weekend's MC that were limited. And then they featured the mono-blue deck who opened Gadwick AND Folio of Fancies. Oof. Standard is a dumpster fire, but players are still trying to innovate. The numbers from Frank Karsten said that 69% of players had Oko in their 75 at the MC. There's a few outliers out there like Azorious Control, various colors of Adventures and Temur Reclaimation, but even those are warped by the presence of food decks, playing cards like Aether Gust main deck. I'm aboard the Javier Dominguez train. World Champ brought an offbeat Gruul Adventures deck and went 8-2 in the standard portion with it. Believe in the Cleave!
  12. Oko is BANNED! (In Brawl) Also, the first round of bans came out for Pioneer. Felidar Guardian, Leyline of Abundance and Oath of Nissa are the first to fall. Leyline of Abundance and Oath of Nissa lead to the ridiculous Green Nykthos deck that could power out a massive Walking Ballista as early as turn 3.
  13. Well, I decided to go the planeswalker route with brawl and went with Nicol Bolas, going 5-0. Turns out, lots of removal and counters into Bolas whenever you want is REALLY good.
  14. Wizards: "Ok, for this Brawl event, Sorcerous Spyglass is banned because it shuts down planeswalker commanders!" Yay! Wizards: "But Oko is legal, even though you can use it as a commander and it totally shuts down all the cool creature commanders." Bwuh? I have an immediate concern about WotC's "just play through it" attitude with Broko and Friends, especially since the best answers are stopped by green cards (fuuuuuuck Veil of Summer and Wicked Wolf) but leaving it legal in Brawl is dumb as hell. Players on Twitter say their gameplay experience was greatly enhanced when they started autoscooping to Broko decks and that's not good.
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