OK, so now @askurza should pull the card database from scryfall every week. And it will also DM me when it does so I'm not wondering what my bot is doing when I'm not paying attention!

I'm kind of sad I didn't give Planeswalker Momir a run earlier. Even though it's an absolutely nonsense format, my inner timmy loves it. I might try to come up with a way to play it at home.

It's been hard for me to wrap my head around War of the Spark - I've gone 1-3 in all three sealed events I've tried on Arena. D:

Apparently the japanese alternate art planeswalkers are going to be card sleeves instead of card styles in Arena.

Honestly I'd like them as player avatars. It'd be nice to get a break from "angry face with glowy eyes" aesthetic.

oooo finally got around to the Arena update and wow amass is my kind of mechanic.

oh now this is freaking neat: apparently if you grab a japanese pack of , you have a shot at getting an alternate art planeswalker.

mtggoldfish.com/articles/war-o

MTGWAR Spoilers 

MTG WAR spoilers, april fools 

MTG WAR spoilers 

oh now this looks nice. i hate getting trampled when i go up to the wall to read my pairings, so if wotc can actually pull something like this off I'll be right impressed.

wpn.wizards.com/en/article/fir

Lots of news to unpack regarding competitive :

* Seven major tournaments in 2018, 3 digital and 4 paper
* In digital tournaments, the top 1000 players in limited and constructed face off in a battle royale to reach the top 16 who get to play against the Pro League
* Players who place in these will earn super-pro-points which are needed to qualify for worlds
* MagicFest Grand Prix is a much more casual affair now, though a Top 8 gets you into a paper Mythic Championship

This is a neat post: channelfireball.com/articles/c

It reminds me of the work I did in grad school, using student gameplay in educational games to create automated assistance for other students who were struggling.

Draft sims are nice, but you don't really have an objective way to judge a given draft's quality so you get judged based on what the average person does. However in Arena, you can correlate draft picks and contexts with performance, and use that to train your bots.That sounds like fun

Sorting through my bulk in 2019 means that the various cards I have with Mastodon in the name stick out like sore thumbs.

scryfall.com/search?q=mastodon

OK, I know I'm behind everyone and it's not that impressive, but darn it I'm proud of myself.

I got a new hat a while back but recently realized it makes a perfect canvas for my Guild Kit buttons!

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Hmmm... the Unstable brawl deck didn't seem to compete very well against a Dominaria brawl deck.

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