* Mind Stone defeats Guardian Idol handily
* Awesome vote! Worship vs. Platinum Angel
* Sketch B for Vampire Bats wins
* Sketch vote for Incinerate – Tom likes sketch B (sketch A looks like he is exploding from the inside)
* Flavor Text vote for Hurricane
* Expansion symbol vote: 10 vs. X – I will vote for whatever the lady on the right-hand side of that picture wants, Uff dah!
* Platinum Angel defeats Worship
* ‘X’ wins as expansion symbol
* Incinerate sketch ‘A’ wins
* Get to see ‘final’ version of art for ‘Fountain of Youth’ – I had not noticed the infant inside the glass orb!
WoTC ‘The Great Designer Search’ contest
* Win a paid 6-month internship in WoTC R&D!
New ‘Ask the Pro’ has been selected: Raphael Levy
Time Spiral info a-go-go! Orb of Insight is live!
* From the orb, we get echo, flashback, morph, madness, storm, shadow, buyback, flanking.
* Echo = 13, flashback = 23, morph = 18, madness = 10, storm = 5, shadow = 28, buyback = 7, flanking = 21
* Imp = 0, Homarid = 1 [YES!!!!!], auroch = 0, pirate = 0
MaRo’s latest column ‘Beginning at the End’ with some teasers for TS
* TRB discussion on forum: http://www.mtgcast.com/board/showthread.php?tid=177
– an angel that costs two mana (yes, that angel, and no she’s not some wimpy 2/2)
– a female legend that players have been begging us to do for a long time
– a new hermit with a love of tokens and an old keyword (but not the same one)
– a direct damage spell that can do 5 damage for a single red mana
– a new Lotus (oh wait, you”ve already seen that one)
– a Power Nine card with buyback
– a card with the word ‘squirrel’ in its rules text
– a legend who uttered one of the most popular lines of flavor text of all time
– and a cycle of artifact mana sources that turn into creatures from the Reserved List
* Some card names:
– Liege of the Pit
– Magus of the Candelabra
– Stuffy Doll
– Vesuvan Shapeshifter
– Wheel of Fate
Release time line:
* August 30th = Time Spiral mini-site launches
* September 4th = Card preview begin
* September 23rd = Prerelease events begin
* October 6th = in stores
* October 30th = in MTGO
Finally, some Time Spiral cards!!!
* Many mechanics are back – Storm, Flashback, Morph
* New mechanics – Suspend, Split Second
* Official card leak from WoTC ” Lotus Bloom
* Other cards on MTGSalvation
* Price increase on booster, tournament/theme decks and fat packs!
– Goes in effect on October 6th (hey, that’s when TS hits stores!)
– Booster = $3.99, Tournament/Theme = $12.29, fat packs = $34.99
Fact or Fiction
The debate of 301 vs 422 heats up again!
* Dataspot posts a great theory that the card number discrepancy may be due to having multiple art for the commons (121 commons, 301 + 121 = 422). Perhaps card number with ‘a’ and ‘b’ like Brothers Yamakazi from Champions of Kamigawa.
* But, card previews so far don’t support a multiple art numbering system, so it is put forth that this may be where the purple mana symbols come in to play. Could these extra 121 cards be non-Standard legal reprints?
* Make sure to check out this great discussion!
Time Spiral to have some purple expansion symbols?
Tom’s ‘Create-a-Card’ – Pirate Ninja
* Black Belt the Pirate: http://www.sector512productions.com/images/mtgcast/Black%20Belt%20the%20Pirate.jpg
* Have listeners send in their own Pirate Ninja cards! Use the best card editor program (and open source): Magic Set Editor
Two new shows while we were gone!
* MechaniX – (Ep1) Cumulative Upkeep
– By our very own DC
– He wants ideas for his next show!
* This Game is So Hard – (Ep 1)
– Show notes with card list: http://www.mtgcast.com/board/showthread.php?tid=173
– Input for next show: http://www.mtgcast.com/board/showthread.php?tid=161
Tom’s Tribal Tourney – Plants!
* Went 2-1-1, not quite as strong as Nomads. Played Horrors, 2x Slivers and Merfolk
* Decklist and more: http://www.mtgcast.com/board/showthread.php?tid=159
Help Tom pick his next tribe!
* I am currently thinking Pirates, but feel free to send in your ideas and remember, the more obscure, the better!
* Current pirates deck list: http://www.mtgcast.com/board/showthread.php?tid=169
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
* One doozy of a question from Dataspot! Watch out Gavin!!!!