MTGCast #128 – Pucas, Presidents, and Pro Tours
“You read it somewhere else, but you heard it here first!”
This Week in Magic
Tom is joined by a special guest host, Andrew of Spellcasters! Pro Tour Berlin was this past weekend and Luis Scott-Vargas was crowned champ of a Top 8 filled with six elf combo decks. Gavin did very well for his first PT, and missed Day 2 by a hair. Check out this synopsis of an elf vs elf match where one player had to attack TWICE with a 142/142 Predator Dragon for the win. Overall, surprise of the tournament was the sheer dominance of the elf combo decks.
Spotted on video footage from PT Berlin showing another demo of the Duels of the Planeswalker game is a name for a presumed GB planeswalker from Alara Reborn, Nissa Revane! We also have the official deck lists for the Jace vs Chandra duel decks and they look great. Alara Unbroken novel cover has been spotted and see some new info for the upcoming Conflux set.
Tons of great emails this week. Wint3r asks about how to get into competitive magic and deck suggestions. Filip asks about Type 4 versus Elder Dragon Highlander magic. Jason writes how he used boosters of Shards of Alara to teach probability to his math class. Eric in Japan tells us the awesome international aspects of magic.
Tom is working on breaking Standard with his Immortal Coil + Puca’s Mischief + Relic of the Progenitus combo and needs your help. We have new episodes of Planeswalk with the Professors, The Magic Sock, The Magic School Bus, Road Warrior Otwell, Spellcasters. Welcome to Tapped Out and End-Of-Turn as new podcasts on the network. We have most of the tshirts available showcasing the awesome logo submissions, so check them out if want to look oh-so sporty.
Tom is officially going to Worlds, so email him or leave a voicemail if you are going to be there.
Emails, Comments, and COMMENT CONTEST!
The winner this week of the Revised Tundra is … Pontifexomnibus!
This is a new weekly contest where I announce a question on the podcast, you post a response (or story) on the MTGSalvation forum or SCG forum for replies to the episode and you can win a card hand-selected from Tom’s large collection (and winner is announced on the next week’s show).
This week’s question is: Create your vision of the GB planeswalker, Nissa Revane!
Prize of the week: Revised Demonic Tutor!
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