From Around the Web
Cecilia D’Anastasio looks at the new additions to the MPL and why they were selected.
I guess Screenrant isn’t pulling any punches on their thoughts on the state of the MPL.
Michael Flores at CoolstuffInc has a tribute to the best new, sigh, Teferi.
Budget MTG Decks at TCGPlayer covers Pauper Affinity.
CovertGoBlue at Tempostorm looks at week 1 of the MPL.
ICYMI: 5 Posts from ChannelFireball
What started as innocent card collecting for future Arena Boy Deck Guides turned out to be a legitimately fun and good Limited strategy.
What was the best performing deck in Legacy at GP Niagra Falls? Tobi runs the numbers.
The Latest Change to the Magic Pro League Means We’re Going to Have to Get Better at Talking About Merit
WotC recently announced a big change to the Magic Pro League, foregrounding objectives beyond the flat player rankings.
Eli Loveman shares some of the mastery of Humans that earned him a Mythic Championship win.
Brian reviews some of his favorite tech finds from his history in the game!
One time I played against this guy who read me all his cards. Every. Single. One. It was super annoying but thought “okay whatever maybe that’s his thing”. Saw him several times throughout the rest of the tournament not reading his cards to his male opponents 🤔
— Ally Warfield (@ArcticMeebo) May 17, 2019
Found out at my grandpa’s funeral during the eulogy that when he died they found a small piece of paper in his wallet with “Magic: the Gathering” written on it. My grandma wrote it for him so he could remember the name of the game I played to brag about me, despite the Alzheimers
— William Jensen (@HueyJensen) May 11, 2019
I empathize with aspiring players who have been trained by the last 20 years to expect a purely objective qualification system. This is a new world and we’re going to have to adjust.
— Paul Rietzl (@paulrietzl) May 13, 2019
What the people that draft Charmed Stray never show you – drawing it on turn 6 and being quite useless. pic.twitter.com/eIYedexMN2
— Eduardo Sajgalik (@Walaoumpa) May 16, 2019
Of all my work in MTG, the most thankless has been the long hours of studying alone, and the 100s of events I’ve played to disappointing results. I hope it will always be a priority to reward people who devote themselves to Magic purely for self-improvement and love of the game.
— Reid Duke (@ReidDuke) May 13, 2019
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