Magic Online Announcements November 24, 2015

Posted in Magic Online on November 25, 2015

By David Whitfield

David works on the Magic community team as a content specialist. He spends his days writing about Magic Online and trying to play too many colors at once in Limited.

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Legendary Cube Events On Now!

Legendary Cube events are available now! Players can write the tale of their own legendary battles in two different Phantom Queue events: the Swiss Legendary Cube Phantom Draft and the Single-Elimination Legendary Cube Phantom Draft. Both of these events will only be around until the Wednesday, December 9 downtime, so make sure you get a chance to try them out during the Legendary Cube's inaugural run and win some of the new Legendary Cube Prize Packs while you're at it!

Prepare yourself to cube by reading Adam Prosak's latest article, Marshall Sutcliff's interview with Adam, as well as listening to these special episodes of Magic the Amateuring and The Command Zone for more interviews with Adam and some insight on strategy!

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Announcing the Modern Mayhem Event

You know what they say, "it wouldn't be the holidays without some sweet Modern Magic." Well, maybe they don't say that yet but they'll sure start saying it after the Modern Mayhem event, coming to Magic Online December 6!

This event will replace the Modern Daily that would normally be happening during the same time slot—check out the full event details at the Magic Online Tumblr!

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Watch the New Season of the Vintage Super League

The Vintage Super League play-in tournament kicks off tonight at 6:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-8) on twitch.tv/magic! Check out Randy Buehler's preview article for a look at what's coming up in tonight's episode.

Check out player decklists here.

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Upcoming Power 9 Challenge November 28, with Prize Updates

Play in the upcoming Power 9 Challenge on Saturday, November 28 for a chance to win a piece of the Power Nine!

There have been prize updates for this event since it was originally announced—head over to the Magic Online Tumblr for the full details.

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Battle for Zendikar Championship Results

The dust has settled on the Battle for Zendikar Championship Finals and two players have emerged victorious! Check back on Monday, November 30 for an article proclaiming their victory, displaying their decklists, and giving readers a play-by-play of how the Finals matches went down.

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Double Pro Tour Qualifier Weekend—First PTQs for Pro Tour Shadows over Innistrad

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls, there's a double Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) weekend coming up! Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries and the Battle for Zendikar Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries begin Thursday, November 26, and run through Sunday, November 29.

Remember, these are the first Pro Tour Qualifiers under the new system that Lee Sharpe announced in his article from last week.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.

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2015 to 2016 Magic Online Championship Series QP Switch-Over

In case you missed it, events manager Lee Sharpe announced some big changes to the Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) that begin with the 2016 season. Starting November 25, your QPs will be contributing towards the 2016 Magic Online Championship Series.

Learn more about the Magic Online Championship Series here.

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Downtime for November 25, 2015

  • All tournaments will close Wednesday, November 25, at 5:00 a.m. Pacific (13:00 UTC)
  • Store and trade activity will be suspended at approximately 7:45 a.m. Pacific (15:45 UTC)
  • The system will be down from 8:00 a.m. Pacific (16:00 UTC) until 12:00 p.m. Pacific (20:00 UTC)

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Legendary Cube and Commander (2015 Edition) Known Issues

Gameplay

  • Cardset | Caged Sun’s mana ability incorrectly doesn't trigger when a land is tapped for an ability that produces more than one mana.
  • Cardset | Abilities that generate replacement effects preventing specific cards from being put into graveyards (such as those found on Progenitus or Blightsteel Colossus) do not function properly while resolving Grenzo, Dungeon Warden's activated ability.
  • Cardset | All legendary creature cards in all zones owned by a player who controls a Heroes' Podium incorrectly receive the power/toughness bonus from its first ability.
  • Cardset | Kumano, Master Yamabushi's ability does not cause creature cards to be exiled instead of being put into the graveyard.
  • Cardset | Myriad Landscape’s activated ability incorrectly allows a player to put two basic lands that do not share a land type onto the battlefield.
  • Cardset | Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient does not copy activated abilities of artifacts that sacrifice as part of their activation cost.

Build Notes

Promo Grants

  • The MOCS and MOPR Season 12 Promos will be granted during this downtime.


Ongoing and Upcoming Events

November 26–29Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries

November 28Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 9:00 a.m. Pacific (17:00 UTC)

November 26–29Battle for Zendikar Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries

November 29Battle for Zendikar Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (15:00 UTC)

November 28Power Nine Challenge 11:00 a.m. Pacific (19:00 UTC)

December 2–4Season 12 Magic Online Championship Series Preliminaries

December 5Season 12 Magic Online Championship Series Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (15:00 UTC)

December 6Modern Mayhem 8:00 a.m. Pacific (16:00 UTC)

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