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  6. I think there will always be people who want to play Magic in paper. I mean, D&D is pretty antiquated and absolutely should have failed by now yet people still want to meet face-to-face to play it. I mean, heck, people thought paper magic would die when MTGO was originally released, and that didn't happen. If WOTC plays their cards right, they could even encourage more people to play (or at least buy) paper cards. If they push digital players to buy paper cards (with promo codes and whatnot) you could get new people in LGS's, if only to buy packs. And from an LGS owner's perspective, it's probably not a bad thing to suddenly have a wave of people asking to buy those boosters that competitive players never buy. *Shrug*
  7. I actually think it's awesome that you can play competitively on Arena. The cost of playing competitively has always been the thing that has put me off of it (and also being terrible at Magic, of course) so the fact that there is a sort-of-free way to make a name for yourself is awesome! I also think this is exactly what Magic has needed. Competitive gaming is on the rise, and "gaming" is a real profession now (and not just as an entertainer on Youtube) so I'm glad to see WOTC is capitalizing on it. We could definitely see a massive influx of new players of competitive gamers take up Magic just because it's a popular competitive game like Rocket League/League of Legends/Madden/etc. I doubt Arena will reach those heights, but if it gets on the same level as Hearthstone that wouldn't be a bad thing. Anyway, overall I think the changes are positive. My only concern is for how Modern will work on Arena if it ever gets to that point. There is no way you are going to be able to build modern decks by opening packs. NO WAY. I've seen people complain about how hard it is to get a 4th mythic in Standard, imagine trying to build a modern deck full of mythics and having to open boosters from 60+ sets to get individual cards. If there is any plan on bringing Modern to Arena, they are going to have to find a new system for Modern cards. Maybe standard is free-to-play but after they rotate out of Standard they become purchasable with in-game currency, which would drive free-to-play microtransactions but allow people to effectively "buy" decks for modern. *Shrug* Seems viable. All assuming Modern ends up on Arena, of course. It might not happen, though it seems pretty likely in my opinion.
  8. I saw MTGGoldfish tweet out that this is actually intentional. I don't play competitively so I didn't know about it, but apparently WOTC has been flooding Treasure Chests with staple cards to lower the price. It's definitely a reaction to Arena, they want MTGO to be accessible and the only way to do that is hammer the prices down, but it does indeed suck for people who had a lot of money in it. It's GREAT for budget players though! I'm going to get to play all kinds of sweet decks on the channel in the future. Edit: Also, this deck is currently 6.07 tix, and Thought-Knots Seers are down to 4 tix each, so I actually could have played 2 of them had I recorded this series a couple weeks later than I did.
  9. So this image was released recently, it's a promo mountain that's going to be handed out at GPs. This isn't replacing GP promos, but rather seems to be a bonus promo for playing side events. Anyway, a lot of people are speculating about the art. Technically there is nothing to say that the promo art should be connected to future sets, but it's so WEIRD. Why put THIS THING in the middle of a basic mountain art for no reason? What do you guys think? Do you think it has any ties to whatever set will come after Ravnica?
  10. The full list has been revealed. It is, indeed, 5 basics + Lightning Bolt. The mountain is still pretty weird! https://www.cfbevents.com/promo
  11. So prices on Magic Online have absolutely tanked! I won't speculate (but it's probably Magic Arena *ahem*) but regardless, we get to play one of the most powerful decks ever featured on the channel! Look at all this cool stuff we get to play for just 10 tickets! (The deck was priced at 13.88 tickets when I recorded the deck tech but it's currently 10.11 tix.) Budget Eldrazi and Taxes Deck Tech Budget Eldrazi and Taxes Playlist
  12. Hey guys, this is just a list of every deck I've played on Affinity for MTG. I will edit this post as I add decks to the channel, so even though it's a little barren now it will be a comprehensive (and easy to navigate) list of all the decks, ever! These are links to the deck techs, but each video should have a link to the playlist in its descriptions. Standard: Courier Aggro (Aether Revolt Standard) Panharmonument (Hour of Devastation Standard) Combustible Colossus (Ixalan Standard) 8-Snakes (Core Set 2019 Standard) Modern: Restore Balance Oars Budget Affinity Abzan Panharmonicon Mono-Red Battle Cry Blast Affinity Budget Eldrazi and Taxes Pauper: Shadow Black Soul Tremors UW Blades Rakdos Control GB Monsters Deckbuilding Challenges: Random Card Challenge (Modern)
  13. Text decklists TappedOut: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/05-12-18-budget-eldrazi-and-taxes/ MTGGoldfish: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1442585#online
  14. Eldrazi and Taxes is a black/white (and colorless) modern deck that does 2 things: Make the opponent's life difficult by making their deck less functional while fueling out giant Eldrazi with the help of Eldrazi Temple. Things like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Leonin Arbiter, and Tidehollow Sculler make the opponents deck worse in every way, and while our opponent is on their heels trying to recover we overrun them with the likes of Reality Smasher. This is a budget version of the deck. If you've always wanted to play Eldrazi and Taxes for under 15 tickets, this is it! -------------------------------------------- Budget Eldrazi and Taxes Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZX5Ly_QRoO0QJh5OK5yxVE1Mkb_YENHi 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.
  15. Welp, after browsing Twitter for a few minutes it looks like I was correct. Here is 001/006 which is the promo for entering the main event.
  16. It's either Wastes or it's the actual "big" promo that they usually give out. I think GP promos are typically 1 of 1, so in this case, 5 basic lands + usual Main Event promo would be the 6. But, who knows! *Shrug*
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  18. I think I've talked about this before, but I started creating content simply because I download a package of editing software, which included a screen recorder. You can download screen recorders for free, of course, but I never really needed one. However, after having one sitting on my desktop for awhile, I randomly decided to turn it on while playing MTGO, just to see how it worked. I didn't record audio or anything, I was literally just recording my screen. Anyway, afterwards I watched the video and thought, "Hey, I could probably commentate my games while playing them and then post it on Youtube, why not!?" And so it began... I had no idea how much time I would spend editing. Currently I dedicate the vast majority of my free time to editing videos, typically 3-4 hours straight at night when I get home, which results in 2 videos per week that get 30-40 view each. I'm not even sure what keeps me motivated at this point. I've stopped doing the things I used to do in my free time (like play video games and read books) to edit, and yet there really isn't a point to it. It's never going to be profitable, Magic: the Gathering content doesn't have the audience to pull in a large-enough crowd for that to ever be a realistic possibility, and yet I still do it anyway! I suppose reading books and playing video games didn't result in profit either. So, it really is just a hobby, like any other hobby. I'm only doing it because I enjoy doing it, plain and simple!
  19. Another Masters set is here, and you know what that means! Powerful new pauper cards! In this video, I'm going to briefly go over EVERY SINGLE NEW CARD that Ultimate Masters brings to the Pauper Format. Check it out! #MTGPauper #MagictheGathering #UltimateMasters -------------------------------------------- GB Monsters Deck Tech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F4rzMQtLUg 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.
  20. As someone who is playing White Weenie/Boros Aggro at FNM, I'm just glad Rampaging Ferocidon hasn't been unbanned.
  21. 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.
  22. We're at it again with Ghazi Glare, a G/W Prison/lockdown deck that won the championship in 2005!
  23. In 2005, Katsuhiro Mori won the Magic: the Gathering World Championship with this deck, Ghazi Glare! When you think of decks that are unfun to play against, you might first think about decks that are Blue or Black, but this was a Green/White Prison-style lockdown deck that kept your entire board tapped while wailing away with big, beefy creature. It's definitley an interesting one - Check it out! -------------------------------------------- More World Champion Deck Techs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZX5Ly_QRoO3OgvYT4dInht5B0DRw5qLQ 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.
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