Magic: The Political, a set preview

July 7, 2011

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by Matt Sperling Below are some previews of a few rumored cards from the upcoming set titled Magic: The Political.  A few of the rumored cards don’t appear to interact well with each other, making the appearance of all the cards below unlikely in the final product.  With more presidential nominees to come, and the […]

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Magic Photo Blogging

July 7, 2011

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by TURKEYDICK the photographer asked fujita to select two cards from his deck that best resembled Craig Wescoe and Kenny Oberg. wait so, the t8 of the pro tour is booster draft? Wednesday downtime for magic online. Brian Kowal  enjoying some ascension in between rounds Bill Stark is big in japan. Corey still isn’t back […]

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Magic 2013 Spoiled!

July 7, 2011

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Tim Aten reporting. In an exciting but somewhat disheartening development, a significant number of rares from next year’s Magic 2013 have already been leaked. Sources say the culprit was Mauro Bongiovanni, who received a pdf of the set early so he could review it for the print magazine Mox Bleu. May Mr. Bongiovanni rot in […]

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Ask the Pros: July 2011 Edition

June 29, 2011

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MTG Lampoon staffers Gary Talim and Matt Sperling recently peppered some of the top pros with a quick round of questions.  Selected answers appear below. QUESTION: What do you think about the banning of Jace TMS and Stoneforge Mystic? LSV:  As much as I loved playing with the cards, frankly it had to be done.  […]

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Thompson Does It Again

June 29, 2011

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Midwestern Master Shatters Format in Impromptu Open by Staff Earlier this week, StarCity Games hosted a special $5K tournament meant to showcase the health and diversity of the post-ban Standard format. As expected, the grinders turned out in droves, and as expected, StarCity’s own master deckbuilder Gerry Thompson displayed his knack for churning out the […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Whistleblower admits Magic Online shuffler is rigged

June 29, 2011

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Renton, WA: An ex-Wizards of the Coast employee (Digital Games division), who wishes to remain anonymous, released the following exclusive statement to MTG Lampoon: During my time at Wizards of the Coast, I was part of a team expressly tasked with ensuring that certain matches were determined by pre-programmed patterns, not fair play.  We called […]

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Casting the Pro Tour Movie

June 24, 2011

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by Matt Sperling In 2000, a film version of Dungeons & Dragons was released (I assume by producers Bialystock and Bloom).  (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190374/).  Critics and box offices received it like a 20 year old might receive news of stage 4 cancer.  We’ll never know why.  (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005541/). Ten years have passed, and the world is perhaps now […]

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Commander Set Review: Legends Part I

June 24, 2011

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by Matt Sperling Welcome to the first installment of my Commander format set reviews.  Since I want this series to eventually be comprehensive, I have to start where Legendary Creatures got their start: Legends.  I had just started playing when Legends came out, so I don’t remember a whole lot about the set.  Whether you’re […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Strandwalker Banned in Standard

June 15, 2011

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In a surprise announcement today, Wizards of the Coast and the DCI stated they are banning the card Strandwalker in the Standard format.   No other changes were made to Standard or other formats. Explaining the decision to remove this equipment from Standard, Erik Laur of Wizards of the Coast stated, “Prior to the release of […]

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