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  1. I feel like too many guides scare away potential paper MTG players but convincing them they need to buy tons of expensive stuff, but I'm here to tell you what you ACTUALLY need to attend a paper MTG event. Yes, there is a TON of awesome gear you can buy to make the experience better, particularly if you plan to play regularly, an we'll go over all of that, but just know that you don't need to break the bank just to go to Friday Night Magic. I hope this is helpful for those of you considering going for the first time! -------------------------------------------- Please support your Local Gaming Store! DCI Number Signup page: https://accounts.wizards.com/ Lifetrackers: Buy a pen and notepad for $1-$2! $8 Spindown D20s: https://amzn.to/2IxlOPW (Make sure they are spindowns!) $10+ Digital "Doodle pads": https://amzn.to/2K9ful0 Sleeves: $6-$8 Ultra Pro Eclipse (80-pack): https://amzn.to/2F3n7VE $8-$10 Ultra Pro Eclipse (100-pack): https://amzn.to/2MCWm0s $7-$8 BCW Elite: https://amzn.to/2IxofSv $9-$11 Dragon Shield Matte: https://amzn.to/2MEqdpp Playmats: $20+ All playmats on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WvgCRo $10-$15 Max Protection Playmats: https://amzn.to/2WzbmRK Boxes: $1-$3 Ultra Pro Deck Box: https://amzn.to/2F0BwlM (Note: Hard to find these as a single box on Amazon - they are usually sold in multiples. Check your LGS for a single box!) $11-$15 Ultra Pro Satin Tower: https://amzn.to/2XB5rrJ $8 BCW LX Box: https://amzn.to/2Ixp8uj $20 BCW Commander Locker: https://amzn.to/2IvVQMx $30 BCW Deck Vault: https://amzn.to/2XAjo9m $23-$30 Ultimate Guard Flip'n'Tray: https://amzn.to/2Wt0zn4 Dice: $8-$11 Austor Dice: https://amzn.to/2IvcEn6 (Shop around Amazon for Austor Dice, there are tons of varieties!) $9-$12 Chessex Dice: https://amzn.to/2KNxv7Z Bags: Literally any bag you want: https://amzn.to/2MCMJPA $45 Quiver (Purple): https://amzn.to/2WrUgAn $??? Quiver (Black): https://amzn.to/2Iy0Q3h (Black Quivers seem to be out of production at the moment, but you can check out the page to see what they're all about.) $45-$55 Pirate Lab Card Case: https://amzn.to/2KGOvg2 Tokens: Buy tokens at your LGS, or on whatever online MTG retailer you prefer. (TCGplayer recommended!) Card Binders: https://amzn.to/2MDgOyy Unfortunately, I don't have any specific recommendation for binders. Be careful with 3-ring binders though, as they can damage your cards! How to Suvive a Sharknado (just in case): https://amzn.to/2WwdEMz -------------------------------------------- Support this channel by using my Amazon Affiliate link. ANYTHING purchased on Amazon (MTG-related or not) after clicking the link will help me buy equipment to improve the quality of my recordings. It's all so expensive! https://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&tag=affinityformt-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=6b8625234a1099f25d238698465b9b6d&camp=1789&creative=9325&index=aps&keywords=Magic the Gathering Thank you so much! -------------------------------------------- Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/AffinityforMTG?sub_confirmation=1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/AffinityForMTG Outro: Jahoda by Djjaner -------------------------------------------- My recording equipment: Microphone (Fifine USB Condenser Mic): https://amzn.to/2WDfJer Editing Software (Cyberlink Powerdirecter): https://amzn.to/2F65ftn Headphones (Monoprice): https://amzn.to/2XDZ4UB -------------------------------------------- Background music provided by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ This video is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
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  3. I could have sworn the released an article before Guilds of Ravnica saying the card stock would be improved. I'm definitely in the "I'll believe it when I see it" camp.
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  5. So there has been a MAJOR announcement regarding the Modern format that WOTC has been hyping up for the last month or so. I made a video about titled "Will WOTC Ruin Modern?" a couple weeks ago discussing it. The announcement is supposed to come later today (2pm PT) but the name of the set was "leaked" early; it's a set called "Modern Horizons." I say leaked in quotation marks because it's very convenient timing to hype up the announcement coming later today, but apparently Channel Fireball released the upcoming MagicFest schedule and had "Modern Horizons" sealed events listed by mistake. So, thoughts? It still sounds like a modern set with new cards that aren't going to be standard-legal. Looks like WOTC might be printing cards directly to Modern, and I do NOT think it's a good idea.
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  7. In 2009, NAYA ZOO won the World Championship. Well...sort of. This is a bit less aggressive and a bit more of a beatdown deck, but it could put out tons of power super quick, it could generate card advantage in grindy matches, AND it got to play Lightning Bolt and Path to Exile in STANDARD!
  8. Hey guys! I'm thinking about doing an on-going series in which I offer in-depth decks techs for previous world championship-winning decks. I have a bad habit of starting a series and then never finishing them, but when I do finally decide to film one I'll be posting it here.
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  10. Some of the cards have crazy designs! Don't know how competitive they are, but they are really weird and I kind of like them.
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  12. You can never escape! Ever! Oh look, slivers.
  13. If a single player has multiple triggered abilities go on the stack, they go on in the order that player chooses. I was actually able to abuse that with Mono-Red Battlecry, which let me stack Battle Cry triggers with creature abilities that put tokens into play on attacking. HOWEVER, I think there is a special circumstance here. Technically Shrieking Affliction won't trigger at all if a player has 4 cards in hand according to The Gatherer. https://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Shrieking+Affliction So, IF I'M READING IT CORRECTLY, which I might not be, Shrieking Affliction won't trigger at the beginning of upkeep if the opponent starts with 4 cards regardless. That certainly feels wrong, but it might be some intricacy in how it's worded or something, I don't know. *Shrug*
  14. The "Horizon Canopy" lands are pretty crazy, and Munitions Expert seems pretty good in 8-Whack.
  15. How to upgrade the Jace, Arcane Strategist Planeswalker Deck on a budget. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqjQcdrhMFyZdS1sT3yv9bQ
  16. I love watching GP coverage, but I primarily watch based on the deck match ups and less so for the actual players playing. I'll usually seek out GP coverage videos featuring decks I play to see the lines of play I should be considering when I play the deck myself. So yeah, I definitely enjoy watching the game being played at a high level, and I've learned a lot about the intricacies of gameplay by watching the pros. (Most of which I immediately forget when I actually play myself...) I've tried watching more casual tabletop videos, there is a local gaming store that records its Friday Night Magic tournaments and posts them on Youtube for example, but watching people make play mistake after play mistake gets a little grating. Which, I suppose, is probably why my own MTGO content does so poorly.
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  18. If you like Bant Spirits in Modern or UB Faeries in Pauper, this deck might be for you! Standard Faeries won the championship in 2008 by controlling the board and wailing away with pesky, evasive threats.
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  20. This sounds like a good plan in general.
  21. A couple weeks ago Wizard's of the Coast announced the next Signature Spellbook. The contents look pretty impressive, as are most products that WOTC has been putting out lately. With the exception of the 2018 Commander decks, WOTC has been putting more value in their sealed products and selling them for well below their Expected Value, and I'm very happy to see it! The question is - will the lack of MSRP cause retailers to jack the price up on what would otherwise be an amazing product? -------------------------------------------- Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/AffinityforMTG?sub_confirmation=1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/AffinityForMTG Outro: Jahoda by Djjaner -------------------------------------------- Background music provided by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ This video is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
  22. A lot of people might think of Doran, the Siege Tower as a casual jank card, but did you know it won the World Championship in 2007? Check it out!
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  24. Haha, yeah, I've played the game for something like 17+ years, but I still have never been to a pre-release. From what I hear, the boardstates are pretty complex with all the planeswalkers. I haven't played with the set at all myself, but I can't wait to lose to my own buffoonery.
  25. I watched the episode just today, and didn't really get what everyone was complaining about in regard to the darkness. It was definitely an issue when the battle first started, at the start of the episode, but it was fine a few minutes after the battle started. My suspicion is that all that darkness drastically reduced the CGI budget, which might have been necessary considering how extreme the episode was. Anyway, the episode was AMAZING in my opinion. There were definitely some "action scene" tropes, like characters showing up out of nowhere to help someone in peril, or insurmountable numbers of Wights seeming to disappear between scenes. Those minor gripes aside, I thought it was fantastic!