Grand Prix: Phoenix (Gavin’s there!!!)
* Pro-tour qualifier for PT Kobe
* Being held at Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, Arizona
* 1st day = Ravnica block sealed deck
* 2nd day = Coldsnap booster draft
* 1st day results:
– Day 1 blog: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=mtgevent/gpphx06/blog1
– 3 players are 8-0 after day 1
– 5 of the Top 10 players are currently non-U.S. players!
* 2nd day results:
– Day 2 blog: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=mtgevent/gpphx06/blog2
– Winner is Carlos Romao (defeats Sean Inoue in finals)
– Wins $2,400
– Sean Inoue = Captain Grumpy-guss?
* Basic info about Grand Prix Phoenix: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=grandprix/phoenix06/facts
* Coverage and decklists at: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=mtgevent/gpphx06/welcome
Time Spiral info a-go-go
Official previews start on Monday, September 4th
* Two cards revealed today!
* Time (Spiral) is On My Side
– Proves I was right with my guess for the art of Wheel of Fate!
– Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir
* Blast from the Past
– Sedge Sliver
– Orb of Insight: Sliver = 54, Slivers = 54
– Art for Urza’s Factory –
Mini-site is up and live
* Number of links under the ‘Return to Dominaria’ panel on the left side
– Dominaria in ruins
Features a brief back story for the TS set and has, what I can only assume, is some card art from the set!
Art for Knights of the Holy Nimbus?
Art that looks JUST LIKE the old ‘Wheel of Fortune’ card? (perhaps the ‘Wheel of Fate’ mentioned in MaRo’s article last week)
– Puzzle (whoop-de-doo) = lets you download the wallpaper
– The Antiquities War
You can download scans of the original comics! Pretty cool.
Part 1: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=magic/timespiral2/comic1
Part 2: http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=magic/timespiral2/comic2
Some more Time Spiral cards!!!
* Urza’s Factory http://mtgsalvation.com/spoiler/time-spiral/#1175
* Phthsis http://mtgsalvation.com/spoiler/time-spiral/#1176
* Pentarch Paladin http://mtgsalvation.com/spoiler/time-spiral/#1174
* Walk of Aeons http://mtgsalvation.com/spoiler/time-spiral/#1178
* Wipe Away http://mtgsalvation.com/spoiler/time-spiral/#1179
* Knights of Holy Nimbus http://mtgsalvation.com/spoiler/time-spiral/#1177
Fact or Fiction
* Prize = $10 in store credit at MTGMintCard.com
* Couple of ideas:
– User-created shows
– (Tom’s idea) Most creative use / destruction of an Olivier Ruel PT player card
Ah-Hoy! (Tom’s ‘Create-a-Card’ – Pirates)
* Gravebound Mox: http://www.sector512productions.com/images/mtgcast/Gravebound%20Mox.jpg
* Jib Jumper: http://www.sector512productions.com/images/mtgcast/Jib%20Jumper.jpg
* New mechanic: Vengeance
* Have listeners send in their own Pirate cards! Use the best card editor program (and open source): Magic Set Editor
Guild with the Guys is finally up!
* Fantastic show. Reviews the different guilds of Ravnica. First episode does a quick review of all 10 guilds and future shows will spot light each guild. Very well done.
Tom’s next Tribal deck – Oozes! (credit to dataspot for idea)
* Tourney is on Sept 12th
* I am SO pumped for this deck. It will be a blast to play!
TRB has compiled a list of EVERY tribe that has at least 5 unique creatures
* Amazingly cool and will save me a bunch of time when looking up tribes for upcoming tournies
The forums are so HOT!
* We had our 1000th post – by TRB
* We had our 50th forum member join – josephwalter
Ask the Fountain of All Knowledge
* Gavin ain’t here!!!!
Combo of the Week
Pro Tour Top Trumps
Well, are we actually going to be playing some PTTP today?