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  1. The Magic Arena client has gotten progressively worse over the last few months, degrading to the point where it is barely playable for more than 30 minutes at a time and frequently crashes or bugs out. Mythic Championship V is happening this weekend, which is an Arena tournaments, and unfortunately the buggy client has reared its ugly head during the proceedings. Hipsters of the Coast wrote a short article about it, you can read it here: https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2019/10/mtg-arena-crashes-affect-some-mythic-championship-v-matches/ Some pro players talking about the bugs:
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  3. WOTC announced a new UN- products, Unsanctioned! It's not a full set, but a battle box of sorts with a few preconstructed decks designed to be played against each other. There will, however, be 16 new UN-cards designed for the box. Full article; https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-unsanctioned-2019-10-10
  4. A guide for players who want to upgrade the Rowan, Fearly Sparkmage Planeswalker Deck on a budget. We ultimately spend less than the retail price of this deck (roughly $15 USD), and you can bet you'll win a ton more games with this build over what comes in the box! More Planeswalker Deck Upgrade videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZX5Ly_QRoO08mxNvWMe55IrOFbaFBRRn -------------------------------------------- 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=MTG Thank you so much! -------------------------------------------- Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/AffinityforMTG?sub_confirmation=1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/AffinityForMTG Outro: Jahoda by Djjaner -------------------------------------------- My equipment: Samson Q2U Microphone: https://amzn.to/3249qzo Canon Powershort G7X: https://amzn.to/2lua48R Ring Light: https://amzn.to/2luaBaR 2 Mainstay LED Desk Lamps: https://amzn.to/2k6DCsX Cyberlink Powerdirector: https://amzn.to/2lBO3Fl Monoprice Headphones: https://amzn.to/2Sg76RT Potato laptop: https://amzn.to/2lBqFaZ -------------------------------------------- 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.
  5. The problem with old packs is the price of the packs settle at about the same price as the EV of the cards inside them. So, while it's true that some sets have incredibly expensive cards, those cards are often found in incredibly expensive packs. Dawnglare tracks the EV of sets, and you'll find that it's almost always lower than the price you'll pay for the sealed product. https://mtg.dawnglare.com/?p=sets
  6. Now that Throne of Eldraine has caused a lot of sets to rotate out of Standard, is the Lightning Aggro deck playable at all? It would seem not, at first, however after doing a bit of digging I think this deck might be salvageable! At the very least, you can probably spend a few dollars on it and play it in the meantime until the Standard metagame settles down. TappedOut decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/lightning-aggro-challenger-deck-rotation-updates/ -------------------------------------------- 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=MTG Thank you so much! -------------------------------------------- Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/AffinityforMTG?sub_confirmation=1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/AffinityForMTG Outro: Jahoda by Djjaner -------------------------------------------- My equipment: Samson Q2U Microphone: https://amzn.to/2MGFx1N Canon Powershort G7X: https://amzn.to/2lua48R Ring Light: https://amzn.to/2luaBaR 2 Mainstay LED Desk Lamps: https://amzn.to/2k6DCsX Cyberlink Powerdirector: https://amzn.to/2lBO3Fl Monoprice Headphones: https://amzn.to/2Sg76RT Potato laptop: https://amzn.to/2lBqFaZ -------------------------------------------- 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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  8. Yeah, I get weird stuff like this from time to time. I want to say it's confirmation bias, especially since I don't have any of those "smart home" devices and basically don't text at all. The weirdest was when I had a pair of headphones break on me, after having been taped for months. I had a verbal conversation with someone that I needed to buy a new pair, and that I was going to stick with the exact model because I liked them so much, and then suddenly started getting targeted Amazon ads for Monoprice headphones - the very brand of the headphones I used. I didn't actually mentioned the brand of the headphones in that conversation either. But again, could be confirmation bias. It's possible I had received those ads in the past and skipped right over them without thinking about it, and only noticed it when it was relevant.
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  11. I've really been churning through these, we're almost all caught up on every World Championship deck ever! Anyway, here is Abzan Control, the deck that won in 2015. It plays a TON of removal and board control and then finishes the game with Siege Rhino. Check it out!
  12. 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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  15. Another spoiler season is upon us! You can find all the revealed cards so far here: https://scryfall.com/sets/eld?order=spoiled First off, Adventure! So the way this works, is you can cast the card normally, or for the adventure cost. If you cast it for Adventure, the card goes into Exile after resolution and then you can cast the regular card from there. If you cast the regular card then you won't have access to the Adventure portion (unless it gets returned to your hand or whatever.) Also, Garruk is back! Also this!
  16. Got another World Championship deck tech for you guys! Sidisi Whip is a Sultai Reanimator deck that was actually a fair, mid-range deck that used reanimation to go wide with tokens. It's quite different from the usual "cheat a massive threat into play" style of reanimator you might be used to. Check it out!
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  18. It's not uncommon to hear people say that you should never open booster packs. But surely there are times when it's worth it, right? Surely SOME sets are worth opening, because it has really powerful cards, right? Right?? WRONG! In this video, I discuss how the prices of singles an the prices of packs equalize on the secondary market it, making it perpetually NOT WORTH IT to open ANY SET in existence. -------------------------------------------- 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=MTG Thank you so much! -------------------------------------------- Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/AffinityforMTG?sub_confirmation=1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/AffinityForMTG Outro: Jahoda by Djjaner -------------------------------------------- My equipment: Fifine USB Microphone: https://amzn.to/2Sh9RlK Canon Powershort G7X: https://amzn.to/2lua48R Ring Light: https://amzn.to/2luaBaR 2 Mainstay LED Desk Lamps: https://amzn.to/2k6DCsX Cyberlink Powerdirector: https://amzn.to/2lBO3Fl Monoprice Headphones: https://amzn.to/2Sg76RT Potato laptop: https://amzn.to/2lBqFaZ -------------------------------------------- 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.
  19. Yikes! Some interesting cards that have been previewed recently. This thing seems a little clunky, but also super explosive, especially in 5-color decks. Also, this! Does anyone get the reference? I didn't catch it at first, but 'tis but a flesh wound! Finally, this is looking like a sideboard card that's going to seriously shut down any spell-based combo decks like Storm, and Izzet Phoenix as well if it survives the Faithless Looting ban.
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  21. Big giant troll beater that can get back into the battlefield from the graveyard. Important note: You don't need to have cast the troll to reanimate it, so if you can get it into your grraveyard and generate 3 food tokens quickly, this could result in a Troll King Reanimator type of thing. We'll have to see how easily it is to reach 3 Food tokens, and whether or not we get ways to get into the graveyard efficiently.
  22. These cards do things. Lots of things. XD
  23. This seems pretty crazy in midrange decks. It's Hero's Downfall with a 2/3 liflinker and it goes back into your deck (at the bottom) when it dies. Super yikes. It's slow, but seems like it could be the thing that wins a lot of games in midrangey, black-based control decks.
  24. WOTC announced all the main, standard-legal sets for 2020. Naturally there will be supplementary products like Masters Sets/Battlebond/Conspiracy/etc, but we know what the standard sets will be! Winter (Q1): Theros: Beyond Death Spring (Q2): Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Summer (Q3): Core 2021 (w/Teferi theme - probably similar to Chandra theme in Core 2020) Fall (Q4): Zendikar Rising What we know: -Theros Beyond Death will focus on Theros' underworld, and we will PROBABLY see Elspeth again. -Ikora is a monster-focused set, and apparently you can some how "make your own monsters." I'm not sure what that means, maybe it'll be something like those creatures in Unstable that could be combined? -Zendikar won't be focused on Eldrazi. Remember, they left for Innistrad during Shadows Over Innistrad. It will be more like the Zendikar from the set - a Dungeon-and-Dragons, adventure-based fantasy plane. Also, for anyone interested, I talked about it a bit in this video, though it's pretty much 6 minutes of the information you just read.
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