You read it somewhere else, but heard it here first!
Dom and Tom are on tonight, Gavin is off busy drafting and doing all things Time Spiral. And we are back to Gizmo!
Tom’s favorite series of articles, Magic Academy, is coming to an end. Dom talks about the oddity of the nine 9th edition cards that appear only in the starter set, how they are numbered out of 10 (no 6/10 card) and that they will never, ever be shiny. But, he was incorrect about the shiny Serra Angels. No man can be right 100% of the time (except for Gavin perhaps).
Some info about split second and how this works exactly and affects how we react to spells and abilities. I chatted with Gavin and here is a nice one paragraph summary:
‘Basically when you play the spell, players can’t do anything except tap lands for mana, and use any abilities that trigger (Like say Counterbalance for example, but not like a Gutless Ghoul) until the spell resolves’.
It’s official! Foils will now replace commons in packs and not rares! You can now get a rare, a shiny rare AND a bonus card in the same pack!
Oh, that Time Spiral site is still around and still has the ‘awesome’ puzzle that congratulates you for clicking the solve button. We discuss some of the first thoughts of TS from Dom’s pre-release and will have much more when Gavin joins for next week’s episode.
Dom shares his disappointment over not being able to attend Worlds. Dom talks about his successes at his TS prerelease and some of the key cards of the day and just how cool the ‘Timeshifted’ cards really are in foil greatness.
We have to talk about our pirate-themed listener created set, ‘Ah Hoy!’. Two previews cards this week, quick discussion of the different ‘guilds’ in the set and that next week’s card will reveal the new keyword for the Grand Empire, ‘Mandate’.
Come post your own ideas for the set on the forums!
We also discuss the ideas of reprints in the next two sets of the Time Spiral block. Time Spiral was the ‘past’ set and featured reprints from before Mirrodin. Planar Chaos is the ‘current’ set and will likely include reprints from Mirrodin up until current sets. But what will ‘Future Sight’ feature as the ‘future’ set? Dom has the awesome idea of ‘pre-prints’! :^)
Combos of the week
Dom: Akroma + Concerted Effort
Gavin: Firemane Kavu + Momentary Blink
Tom / DC: Simic Guildmage + Cowardice
Pro Tour Top Trumps
Dom vs Tom. Again. And Tom will more than likely lose. But changes are in the forecast with the addition of Hall of Fame cards and some new PT cards!
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