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Explaining Timely Reinforcements

August 11, 2011


by Matt Sperling We had some questions about the printing of the card Timely Reinforcements in Magic 2012, so we sat down with the lead developer of Magic 2012, Tom LaPille.  Here’s what he had to say about the new life gainer and token generator: MTG Lampoon: Tom, thanks for taking time away from overanalyzing […]

The Case for “Hall of Famer Paul Rietzl”

August 2, 2011


by Matt Sperling As more and more ballots are made public leading up to the Magic Hall of Fame voting, I’m noticing a lot of things I disagree with.  The most substantial is the lack of mention of Paul Rietzl. I could talk about stats (3 pro tour top 8s and a better median finish […]

Movie Posters

July 28, 2011


by Matt Sperling The first thing you’re thinking if you’ve glanced below is probably, “Holy shit this guy is good with Photoshop.”  I’m going to ask you to withhold praise of my shopping abilities so you can focus on the haphazardly strewn together humor. In the business (what business?) we (who?) call this a photo […]

If they had a Clue, you’d be the Last to Know: Bullshit Financial Advice

July 28, 2011


by Greg Hatch [Note from the Editor: I wanted to published a piece making fun of all the ‘financial analysis’ quackery that’s been gaining popularity in recent months.  I tasked my friend Greg Hatch with writing it since I know he actually makes money buying and selling Magic cards.  He isn’t a dealer in the […]

Breaking Down the HOF Selection Committee

July 19, 2011


by Matt Sperling Every year two groups of people vote on who gets inducted into the Magic: The Gathering Hall of Fame.  Every player with over 100 Pro Points gets to submit a ballot that’s worth 1 vote for every person on the ballot.  Makes sense.  The other group of people is the “Selection Committee.”  […]

Harry Potter and Magic: The Gathering, an interview with J.K. Rowling

July 14, 2011


By Staff MTG Lampoon recently sat down with author J.K. Rowling to discuss the Harry Potter Empire, Magic: The Gathering, and life as a 21st century living legend. MTG Lampoon: J.K., thanks so much for sitting down with us, we really appreciate it. J.K. Rowling: Nullus forsit [No problem]. ML: Were you familiar with Magic: […]

Being Right About Five-Color Control

July 14, 2011


by Patrick Chapin Cruel Ultimatum Preordain Survival of the Fittest Cryptic Command Mental Misstep Bloodbraid Elf Batterskull Dragonstorm Vengevine Bitterblossom The Titans Jace, the Mind Sculptor Let’s face it, I am right… A LOT. Today’s newest way I Am Right: Five-Color Control by Patrick Chapin 2 Solemn Simulacrum 1 Wurmcoil Engine 1 Consecrated Sphinx 1 […]