After a grueling Standard open where I had a pretty mediocre performance with my UW Devotion deck, I was finally excited to play Legacy for the first time. Every time in the past that I had planned to play Legacy in a tournament, something went horribly wrong. Homework prevented me from playing in the SCG Open in Denver, and a snowstorm prevented the group I was with from playing in SCG Kansas City Open last March. By happenstance, I was able to make a last minute decision and I took a the 3 hour bus ride to visit some friends and play in both the Standard and Legacy Opens. Now, I had been working on Standard extensively, and I had no idea what deck I would play on Sunday. All I knew was that my friend would get me a deck.
Welcome back, readers old and new alike.
Wait, that doesn’t make any sense. You can’t welcome a new reader back. I could say “welcome” but then my old readers would be like “Uhh, this ain’t my first rodeo.”
Welcome new readers, welcome back old readers. There, I don’t imagine that leaves anyone out.
Welcome to the first Magic Weekly of March! This week we’ll recap the pair of Grand Prix from over the weekend, the Opens in Atlanta, the release of Jace vs. Vraska, and more. So we’d better get to it!
[UPDATE: ChannelFireball Modern 5k results added!]
By Jason Alt
In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitchhiker’s Guide has already supplanted the great Encyclopaedia Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two important respects.
First, it is slightly cheaper; and secondly it has the words DON’T PANIC inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover.
Hindsight being 20/20, the information I’ve got for you would have been good for some people to read before last weekend. As much as it doesn’t do a world of good to tell people “you should have done this during the PT weekend”, there will be more events in the future. Magic continues to grow at a precipitous, almost exponential rate and tournaments are very popular and people like to go to them. People like to watch coverage and buy booster packs and action figures, and we’ll all probably line up to go to the stupid movie at midnight in our Jace costumes and that’s OK. This is the best card game there has ever been, so it’s perfectly fine to assume there will be more events.
Welcome back to Magic Weekly! This week we have a ton of Magic news to get to, from Pro Tour: Born of the Gods to SCG: St. Louis to Dragons of Tarkir (whatever that is) and more. Let’s jump right in!