Hold onto your butts, this week is a long one (and not just because we have our buddy Chris Lansdell on the episode)! First off, we didn’t record last week so we’ve got to cover all of the stuff we missed. Luckily that only takes about 5 minutes. This is the first week of New Standard, so we’ve got a LOT to talk about as far as new cards and new decks! Then there’s a bit of discussion about the new Frontier format. Then we talked about Richard Garfield’s manifesto on “freemium” games, which led to a discussion about Masterpieces subsidizing Standard. And THEN we had to tackle the massive, sweeping changes to the Magic Online Economy! There’s something for everyone here!
MNM Hosts This Week
Chewie Slate from Mana Pool Productions & TheManaPool on Youtube, @TheManaPool
Bill Bloodworth (Squee) from Enchant World, @SqueeGoblnNabob
Aaron Lacluyze (Cluze, Dr. Science) from Random Discard, L2 Judge, @lacluyze
Chris Lansdell from Tapping Out, writer at StarCityGames, L2 Judge, @lansdellicious
This Week in Magic
– SCG Indianapolis coverage
– Day 2 metagame breakdown
– Frontier format causes a stir
– What is Frontier? AKA Postmodern
– Richard Garfield’s Game Player’s Manifesto about “freemium” games
– Extra Credits episode on Skinner Boxes in game design
– Massive MTGO Changes Overview
– MTGO Economy Changes
– MTGO Kaladesh Event Changes
– Announcing MTGO Treasure Chests
– What’s in Treasure Chests?
– MOCS updates for 2017
– “Normal” MTGO Announcements
– Changes to MTGO Client for Kaladesh
– MTGO Event Calendar
– Year of Modern Flashback drafts
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And thanks as always to Wil Blanks (@HairlessThoctar), who works behind the scenes to make sure we always have plenty of stuff to talk about each week!
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