The dorks begin this episode by discussing the MTG Arena State of the Beta announcement. There are elemental cats, a Battle Pass, and the Historic format. Oh, and the London Mulligan and Core Set 2020. Those are important too I guess.
After that, the dorks turn their attentions to the full set of Core Set 2020. We’re checking out the rest of the mythics and cycles that weren’t finished last episode, then jumping around and looking at whatever catches our eye. Hate cards, colored artifacts, legendary creatures, you name it! This Core Set looks really awesome!Continue reading
Has your playgroup ever issued a ban on certain cards or combinations of cards? Have you ever made the decision to stop playing something because, while it might have been effective, it just wasn’t FUN? That’s what the dorks are discussing this week with our own experiences playing lots of Magic as a group over the years.
Also WotC has revealed the structure of MTG Arena’s in-game economy and card acquisition, so we spent some time going over all that. Seems workable, so we can’t wait to see how it feels!
We recorded this the same day as the MTG Arena reveal, so the first part of the episode revolves around that. How we feel about what we’ve seen, expectations, hopes & dreams, that sort of thing.
From there it’s time to dive into more Ixalan! There’s the new Cradle, the old dinosaurs, the promos, and of course, the Card Image Gallery! This set is a crazy mishmash of lots of things that nerds love…and also Merfolk.
MTG Arena write-up – https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/everything-you-need-know-about-magic-gathering-arena-2017-09-07
MTG Arena FAQ – https://magic.wizards.com/en/mtgarena/faq
Magic Online isn’t going anywhere – https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/magic-online-moving-forward-2017-09-07
Old Dinosaurs! – https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/royal-recipe-dinosaur-tribal-2017-09-06
Ixalan Promos etc – https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/ixalan-promos-planeswalker-decks-packaging-and-fnm-tokens-2017-09-01
Ixalan Card Image Gallery – https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/ixalan