A topic of considerable discussion over the past week, many of us were waiting on WotC to weigh in. Elaine Chase covers what WotC is doing to combat bullying in Magic.
From Around the Web
Get a look at the trends in the Magic market at a glance with Teia Rabishu’s piece at MTG Salvation. It shows the price increases and decreases of every Standard relevant card over the last week.
Marshall Sutcliffe is producing some of the coolest new Magic content out there, and if you haven’t seen one of these Rewinds yet, this is the one you have to start with. He walks through a match Randy Buehler played 20—yes, 20—years ago with Randy himself, which carried him to an eventual victory at PT Chicago.
Matt Sperling at Sperling Grove argues that the MTG Pro Letter needs to name names.
Confused about the story in the news section above? You might have been out of the loop last week. Julia Alexander at Polygon has the story and summarizes the events that eventually led to Christine Sprankle’s statement that she would be quitting cosplay.
In a moving reaction to the controversy of the week as both a friend of Christine Sprankle and a content producer who has experienced cyberbullying as well, The Professor at Tolarian Community College makes a compelling plea for decency.
Get ready for one of Magic’s trickier formats and Grand Prix Madrid with a little help from Andrea Mengucci!
A collection of Professional Magic Players pen an open letter rejecting harassment and bullying in the Magic community.
This Battle Box brings back the nostalgic days of old-school Magic.
Corey cycled his way to a Top 16 finish in Portland, and today he gives you the keys to unlock the archetype from gameplay to sideboard!
Watch the control master himself, Gabriel Nassif, pilot Standard’s sweetest control deck!
My face when people tilt off on me for terrorizing MTGO with Lantern Control. pic.twitter.com/nByL92l3TX
— Brian Braun-Duin (@BraunDuinIt) November 29, 2017
Even though this week has been a dumpster fire, I still believe the Magic community is incredible beyond words. Instead of hate, let's put some love out into the world. Tell me about someone who's awesome. A friend, content creator, pro, or anyone you're proud to know through MTG
— Gaby Spartz (@GabySpartz) November 29, 2017
All I want for christmas, is cuuuuuuube 🎶 🎄 https://t.co/KL9euq8ZO6
— Gaby Spartz (@GabySpartz) November 28, 2017
Why in god's name is the MOCS Monthly Ixalan sealed and not Iconic Masters? Haven't we suffered enough with Ixalan in professional level events?
— Owen Turtenwald (@OwenTweetenwald) November 24, 2017
I keep going back to Standard testing like it's not the worst thing I could be doing with my time. pic.twitter.com/Lh8BRVE7mM
— Brad Nelson (@fffreakmtg) November 24, 2017
Research by William Lamping.