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innistradi-dominus:

Past Cosplay: Sorin Markov

This was my first costume. I had the coat and shirt sewn (because I can’t) and all the others I made myself. I don’t know anything about making things like armor yet that time, and I insisted on using aluminum sheets to cover the armor pieces.

aeons-altered:

Squirrel token - The first alter I ever did, for a wonderful friend who loves squirrels almost as much as he loves slivers. 

aeons-altered:

Squirrel token - The first alter I ever did, for a wonderful friend who loves squirrels almost as much as he loves slivers. 

haaaaaaaaave-you-met-ted:

Images from back when WotC did story books/resources for each set coming out.

When someone plays Nevermore and names your Commander

mtg-talk:

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So this happened to me at FNM and i wonder your opinion. I was playing against a more experienced player. He didn't have any swamps and was clearly colour screwed by turn 4. i misplayed and and put down urborg not realising his lands change too. He also missed this until the guy playing beside him leaned over and said hey you now have swamps, so he played slyblade and eventually won. I didn't protest, it was casual and i should have read better but i still feel like i got screwed.

Anonymous

mtgfan:

WOAH! At non-Regular REL events, that’s a severe penalty!

Tournament Error — Outside Assistance
Definition
A player, spectator, or other tournament participant does any of the following:
• Seeks play advice or hidden information about his or her match from others once he or she has sat for his or
her match.
• Gives play advice or reveals hidden information to players who have sat for their match.
• During a game, refers to notes (other than Oracle™ pages) made before the official beginning of the current
match.

Penalty
Match Loss

Since FNM is a Regular event in the eyes of the rules, the IPG (the infraction procedure guide) is not enforced. HOWEVER, the JAR (Judging at Regular Events) says this is an “Unwanted Behavior:”

Players taking unreasonable amounts of time sideboarding or making play decisions.

  • Inadequate shuffling.
  • Asking for or providing strategic advice during a match or draft.
  • Tardiness.

As a judge, the priority is to educate players who exhibit these behaviors. It can be useful to reinforce this education with more stern penalties such as a Game Loss should the unwanted behaviour continue, especially in cases where players are likely to upset others. …
If you have warned a player who may be upsetting others and they have continued their behaviour, or if a player is being threatening, aggressive or harassing other players, these situations are Serious Problems.

So your Judge should educate the outside player by discouraging such outside help. If it continues, then seek the Judge again and tell them the situation. They will take care of it accordingly.

And if you feel uncomfortable about something, ask a Judge. They don’t judge you, they judge the game. They are there to answer your questions.

What are WotC's plans on giving sneak peeks into Khans of Tarkir? I'm not just talking about the set spoilers, this includes special advance teasers (like you did with Kiora and Magister of Worth) and dropped hints about mechanics. Which events should we be sure to keep an eye on?


markrosewater:

Welcome to Blogatog! 

On a completely unrelated note, have I told you all how excited I am to be going to San Diego Comic-Con later this week. I was looking through the schedule and would you believe it, there’s a Magic panel on Saturday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. in Room 25ABC. I’m thinking of swinging by. : )

Eventually I’m gonna get back into making more 3D tokens and life counters instead of just staring at the last one that is only about one-fifth finished.

  #mtg    #magic the gathering    #magic: the gathering    #magic    #trading cards    #trading card game    #personal    #card alters    #alters  
socialmtg:

Who’s that in the sewers? Ffffffblpth

It is! Oh, it’s good to see the little guy running around again.

socialmtg:

Who’s that in the sewers? Ffffffblpth

It is! Oh, it’s good to see the little guy running around again.

  #mtg    #magic the gathering    #magic: the gathering    #magic    #trading cards    #trading card game  
socialmtg:

Oh no! Fblthp’s family…

socialmtg:

Oh no! Fblthp’s family…

I made a Garruk the Slayer action figure

magicexpandedmultiverse:

What do you guys think?

Here’s the gallery: http://imgur.com/a/Uh2m9

Yooooo sorry it took so long to actually post this submission! This is pretty sweet! I’d love to know what figure you used as a base. The axe and the costume look great!

If you do more like this you should send them our way and maybe I’ll even post them in a timely fashion next time :P

magicexpandedmultiverse:

mtgfan:

Read The Hunter Cannot Pity

Get your lore on with what’s happening with Garruk.

So let’s talk timelines!

Judging by the fact that our protagonist is fighting Werewolves early on in the story and by the time he returns to Avacyn after “months” of study and wandering she’s out of the Helvault, it looks like this might take place during Avacyn’s skip year, initially. That places this maybe a couple of years post-Conflux. So, not that long since Tezzeret became Carmot. If… if that’s still Canon.

Anyway, the Ethersworn never seemed to link Carmot/Etherium to Planeswalkers pre-conflux, that I can recall, so that’s a post-Conflux change. Interestingly, they mention “The Knight”—Elspeth—but don’t mention Tezzeret. It’s quite possible then that they don’t know Tezzeret is Carmot. If… if that’s still Canon. [Sigh]

This also puts the events of M15 sometime after Avacyn’s return. Again, the phrase “months” rather than “years” suggests to me that there’s not THAT much time post-Avacyn’s restoration here, and that the Grey Fencer doesn’t spend too many more months back in Avacyn’s service before she sends him off again. That means that M15 might actually take place chronologically BEFORE the conclusion of Godsend!

One thing that’s not super clear is when exactly Avacyn decided that Garruk was beyond redemption. That’s a potentially interesting question and maybe an insight into her own thought process.

Or maybe all of this is just garbled because WotC doesn’t keep a clear timeline. That’s possible too.

Also can we talk about how weird it is that they created all of this backstory for a character who is introduced by being murdered by Garruk? I’m not complaining because more backstory is great, but it’s still pretty weird.

  #timeline    #garruk    #Tezzeret    #the grey fencer  
cardboard-crack:

Don’t forget that my newest book is now on Amazon. You can even get the whole Cardboard Crack trilogy as a bundled deal!

cardboard-crack:

Don’t forget that my newest book is now on Amazon. You can even get the whole Cardboard Crack trilogy as a bundled deal!

  #why i want a game store    #reason 8721562  

magicjudge:

In the M15 update of the Infraction Procedure Guide, USC — Major got a major overhaul that really refocuses it on dealing with harmful interactions between players. The link is a very thorough explanation by Sean Catanese, a level 4 judge from the Seattle area.

I couldn’t be happier about this change, since it really pushes home that we want tournaments to be open and accepting of people and that behaviours that make the environment toxic aren’t welcome. :)

mtgthings:

the amount of addictive MTG ink in full-art lands are also higher than normal lands, so they don’t want as many in circulation. =))

mtgthings:

the amount of addictive MTG ink in full-art lands are also higher than normal lands, so they don’t want as many in circulation. =))

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uwcontrol:

Gerrard, by Terese Nielsen,

uwcontrol:

Gerrard, by Terese Nielsen,