History of MTGCast
Yup, Monday Night Magic is joining MTGSalvation. What is the history of rather strange fellows? First, Dom starts MTGCast on 3/14/06. People start commenting and Dom decides to add a co-host with Tom answering the call. The first episode with Tom or ‘Pitimp’ is on 5/2/2006. The phenomenon of PTTT (Pro Tour Top Trumps) quickly begins and Tom quickly falls behind. Gavin or ‘Lesurgo’ joins in the end of May to bring the expert opinion to the show and starts his own segment, ‘Decks with Les’. And MTGCast blossoms into a network with a wide variety of shows. Where will our heroes go next? Oh, and remember kids, Dom is British with a capital UK.
Selecting 10th Edition continues on at magicthegathering.com. Loxodon Warhammer is in and this week’s vote is the battle of the R: Kird Ape vs. Mogg Fanatic. Check it out at:
No gold cards in 10th Edition? Article on magicthegathering.com has the comments of: “It shows off in a simple way ‘multicolor’. Since we do not include gold cards in the base set, it is nice to have a card that can show new players ‘gold’ cards without actually being gold.”
Coldsnap is all up with the MTGO Beta right now! And this caused us to lose Gavin for a while mid-week to wonders of free drafts.
Saturday School has been replaced by Magic Academy on magicthegathering.com for the goal of teaching beginning players the more advanced topics and techniques of Magic.
Time Spiral Booster and Precon images sneak peeks! Mentioned briefly last week, but still cool. Also, the Time Spiral novel cover is up and looks fantastic. Check out the MTGSalvation forum threads at:
Fact Or Fiction
Possible artwork for Kamahl in the TS cycle was shown on the MTGSalvation forums. Fact or Fiction? Make the call after you see the artwork at: http://forums.mtgsalvation.com/showthread.php?t=45114
And even more exciting (and possibly scandalous) is the Rumor Mill listing some potential playtest cards from TS. Make the call, Fact or Fiction? http://forums.mtgsalvation.com/showthread.php?t=45791
Ask The Fountain of All Knowledge
Gavin fields a question from Gerald about the Boros Swiftblade, and a question from James Tucker about Dark Depths. Will Gavin successfully answer these hard-hitting questions?
Opinions abound on the CS! TRB from the MTGCast forum wants to know some opinions on the new set and our favorite cards from the crew of the mighty ship, MTGCast. Tom likes Into the North, Dom with Lightning Serpent, Gavin with Scrying Sheets.
Favorite Magic mechanics, the crew is stewing on this for the week and will answer in the next episode (*hint* Post your opinion in the forum). And we answer a listener question about how high to pick snow-covered lands in CS/CS/CS booster draft.
Combo Of the Week
This is the last week of CS-inspired combos and we will be starting next week with Guild-inspired combos. First guild on the block – Selesnya
Tom: Tamanoa + Searing Meditation
Dom: Ghostway + Sunscour
Gavin: Simian Brawler + Life from the Loam
Pro-Tour Top Trumps!
Gavin vs. Tom and Dom gives a brief explanation about this odd little competitive outlet. You can also read more about Top Trumps on Wikipedia here:
Dom & Tom & Gavin – Your Unofficial Magic the Gathering Podcast News Team